Sustainability @ URI

For a sustainable economy, a healthy ecosystem, and an environmentally just society

Earth Day is every day, especially in April!

Earth Day is April 22nd, but why celebrate for only one day when you can celebrate all month long?

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The URI Office of Sustainability is proud to present:

Summer Rayne Oakes
The Naked Truth About Clothes
Wednesday, April 18th
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Edwards Auditorium

We all wake up and put on clothes but do we think about how what we wear impacts the environment and the people who make them? In this talk, sustainability strategist, eco-model and entrepreneur, Summer Rayne Oakes outlines her career in the world of fashion, how the clothing and textiles industry has improved over time, and how we can all help shape the future of how we wear the world.




Thursday, April 12
Coca-Cola Eko-Center
Quad, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

South County Habitat for Humanity: Building a Foundation for South County Families
Alicia Johnson and Jay Shartenberg, South County Habitat for Humanity
Avedisian Hall (College of Pharmacy), Room 170
5:00 – 6:00pm

Monday, April 16
(through April 25)
Join us as we clean up the URI campus April 16-25th. We will supply you with the
bags (bio-degradable) & gloves (reusable). Use #PloggingURI when posting your
participation and win prizes!
Hosted by URI Campus Recreation
Co-sponsored with the URI Office of Sustainability and URI Waste and Recycling Office

Wednesday, April 18 
The Naked Truth about Clothes
Summer Rayne Oakes, eco-model and sustainability strategist
Edwards Auditorium, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Hosted by the URI Office of Sustainability – An Earth Month presentation

Saturday, April 21 
Sustainability Summit
URI Library Galanti Lounge, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organized by Sustainable Innovative Solutions (SIS) Lab, College of Engineering
Engineers for a Sustainable World
more info soon!

Earth Day Narragansett
1:00 p.m. Beach clean up at South Beach Pavilion
3:00 p.m. Tree planting at Sprague Park
Presented by The Town of Narragansett
Land Conservation Commission
URI Student Senate
Narragansett 2100

Wednesday, April 25
Earth Day on the Quad
Quad (rain location Multicultural Student Services Center Forum), 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by URI Student Action for Sustainability (SAS)

Magnolia tree planting and dedication
Green Quad (behind Quinn), 12:30 p.m.
more info soon!

Take a Stand for Sustainability
The Harrington Hub Learning/Living, Room Ranger Hall, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Live music, pizza,  student posters  and videos.
Sponsored by the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

Thursday, April 26
Chasing Coral film screening
CBLS, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Marine Science Society
more info soon!

Plastic Pollution is a Problem

This year Earth Day is dedicated to ending plastic pollution through information and inspiration. Want to learn more about getting involved outside of campus activities? Check out the Earth Day website for more information!

Single-Use Plastic Bags

Disposable Plastic Bottles

Plastic in Our Oceans

Think Big We Do

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