Sustainability @ URI

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

Green Links

The University offers many resources to those who are researching programs and initiatives on-campus, as well as off-campus, and strives to be the “go-to” site for sustainability information. Click on the topic that most interests you for a list of links that we hope are helpful in your search for knowledge about issues related to sustainability:

URI Resources

URI Learning Landscape Program
URI’s Learning Landscape environmental education program provides elementary school teachers and students with access to educational tools and field trips

Mallon Outreach Center at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
The Mallon Outreach Center is an educational facility located in the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park. URI conducts programs in partnership with staff at the RWP BC and with horticultural groups throughout the region.

URI Botanical Gardens
The URI Botanical Gardens present a diverse collection of plants from the northeastern US and around the world, adapted to grow well, with minimal inputs, in our climate and soils

URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO)
URI GSO is located on the University’s 200-acre Narragansett Bay Campus on Narragansett Bay’s West Passage with a deep-water pier and easy access to the open Atlantic. The campus offers an ideal location from which to explore the world o

The URI Sustainable Seafood Initiative
The purpose of the URI Sustainable Seafood Initiative is to provide an independent, third-party, objective source of information and research on the sustainable seafood movement, its functioning, and its effectiveness.

URI GreenShare
URI GreenShare provides an umbrella for a wide range of resources aimed primarily at landscape horticulture professionals

URI W. Alton Jones Environmental Education and Conference Center
Situated on 2,300 acres of pristine forests, a 75 acre lake, and a nineteenth-century farm, our year-round Environmental Education Center offers an ideal setting for Summer Day, Overnight and Teen Camps, School Field Trips and Conferences

URI Master Gardener Program
Extend your gardening knowledge and become a URI Master Gardener volunteer. It’s a prestigious designation given only to those who successfully train in various aspects of plant science and complete an internship of 50 hours<

The College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS), through its exceptional education, research, and outreach, works to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Island residents and the global community. Students develop new scientific knowledge and partner with world class faculty in the laboratory and in the field.

URI Land Grant Programs
The University of Rhode Island Land Grant Programs are dedicated to enabling Rhode Islanders to improve their lives and communities through partnership that put our experience and research-based knowledge to work.

URI Coastal Institute
The Mission of the Coastal Institute is to Advance Knowledge and Develop Solutions to Environmental Problems in Coastal Ecosystems.

External Resources

Coastal Landscapes Program
URI partnered with RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to raise general awareness about the value of eco-centric landscape management on coastal properties to promote habitat restoration, stormwater management, and resource conservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment

Audubon Society of Rhode Island
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the state’s first environmental organization, invites you to discover the wonders of nature

The National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization.

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