URI is leading the conversation on sustainability across academic disciplines. Learn how our faculty, students, and alumni are thinking about sustainability in their research and lives.
“We’re no longer in a position to use water once and discharge it. What worked for the last 100 years isn’t going to work for the next 100.”Joseph Goodwill, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering
“If you can get people to stop and to care, you can use that sense of awe to galvanize them.”Jason Jaacks, assistant professor of multimedia journalism
“People will believe in the results of an election when their person won or their voting experience was easy.”Gretchen Macht, assistant professor of mechanical, industrial and systems engineering
“I want to flip the narrative from consumer behavior to disposer behavior.”Rosemary Leger, M.A. ’21, Ph.D. student, marketing
“I’m interested in developing urban food systems that are sustainable in the fullest sense of the word.”John Taylor, assistant professor, agroecology
“By creating soundscapes for seven beaches around South County, I have preserved their unique sonic environments before they disappear forever.”Isobel McCullough ’22
“We have diverted 140,000 pounds of food from the landfill and over 60,000 pounds of food has gone to people instead of landfills.”Vanessa Venturini, ’08, M.S. ’11, URI Extension Coordinator and co-founder of Food Recovery for RI