sustainability

Hooked on Sustainability: Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative

  SeafoodRI.com At this year’s Rhode Island Agriculture Day  (held on April 25th), the Department of Agriculture launched a new website with the goal of increasing awareness and sales of local seafood.  The website is the newest initiative undertaken by the RI Seafood Marketing Collaborative, which was established in 2011 by the RI General Assembly. […] Read more…

Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust  held an event at the Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) to learn about the Center’s efforts to restore local shellfish populations. Even though I drive by Roger Williams every day, I had never visited the campus and was so impressed with the work being done by the […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: Bioluminescence

These beautiful photos from National Geographic show a natural occurrence known as Bioluminescence.  Bioluminescence is the light produced by chemical reactions within an organism. These photos show light created by phytoplankton, which are tiny plant-like marine organisms.   It is believed that phytoplankton produce this light for communication and predation purposes, though much is still unknown about the phenonemon. […] Read more…

Scenes from Nantucket, MA

We took a daytrip out to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts yesterday even though the forecast called for a dreary day.  The weather surprised us, it started out warm and sunny and stayed pretty warm even when the clouds and drizzling rain rolled in. We just stayed few hours on the island, and so I only have […] Read more…

A most magical place

I believe Big Sur to be more a “state of mind” than a destination.  There is no a central downtown,  more like a stretch of coastline dotted with small cafes, bakeries, camping grounds, restaurants, and inns that range from rustic to luxurious.  Driving along the slightly treacherous highway 1, many of these places are hidden […] Read more…

Southside Community Land Trust Rare and Unusual Plant Sale

The Southside Community Land Trust’s mission is to “provide access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally-produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all.” SCLT fulfills this mission by managing community gardens, educating local residents about sustainable food […] Read more…

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