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9 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
The Heal Room Makes Sustainability Accessible for All
Karen Mejias, left, and Ana Duque (Courtesy photo) ecoRI News reporter Grace Kelly speaks with Ana Duque, owner of Green Tenderfoot, a business that makes zero-waste living accessible to communities of color by providing refills of household items such as shampoo and cleaning products. Recently, Duque teamed up with Karen Mejias, owner of the wellness business Mindful Maia, to build a permanent location for her refill station in Pawtucket, R.I. The Heal Room will feature Duque’s refill stations alongside Mejias’ wellness products. As a Latina woman who grew up in Pawtucket, Duque hopes she can show communities of color that living sustainably and reducing waste isn’t just something for wealthier, White communities; it’s for everyone.
31 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
Living Without Plastic
Rhode Island is seeing more cities and towns banning plastic shopping bags. ecoRI News gets an update from Dave McLaughlin, executive director of Clean Ocean Access, who spearheaded efforts to pass bans on Aquidneck Island. Reuse pro Alex Eaves talks calls in to discuss ways individuals can reduce or eliminate single-use plastics in their lives. Plus, a roundup of this month's top stories.
28 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
R.I. has the Tools but Struggles to Tackle Climate Change
Adaptation and mitigation are key. How is the state doing on these fronts? Plus a review of this month's top stories and a reader question.
36 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
Unfrozen: Documenting a Melting Arctic
What does a melting Arctic look like? We talked to a Rhode Island organic farmer and her Canadian husband who set out on an adventure to see firsthand and to film the changes for their documentary, "Enduring Ice."
32 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
Growing, Eating (and Catching) More Local Food
New England wants to produce 50 percent of its food by 2060. How do we get there? What role does Rhode Island play?
36 minutes | Sep 29, 2017
Low Participation Trashing Recycling
Rhode Island's recycling rate has stalled, and some loads of recyclables arrive at the state's Central Landfill so contaminated that they must be landfilled. We look at the future of recycling.
33 minutes | Sep 1, 2017
The Environmental Impact of Naval Training Exercises
In this episode, we discuss how the proposed naval exercises off the East Coast will impact the marine environment. Joining us are Bob Kenney, a marine research scientist at the University of Rhode Island, and Jene Nissen, senior naval analyst for the environmental impact statement of training and testing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
31 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
Plight of the Pollinators
Is your yard starving our local pollinators? Co-hosts Frank Carini and Nick Boke are joined by Anne Raver of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and naturalist Rick Enser to talk about the state of the state's pollinators and what you can put in your yard, rooftop garden or window box to increase biodiversity and help pollinators.
26 minutes | May 31, 2017
Are We Building Things We Need in Places That Make Sense?
Co-hosts Frank Carini and Nick Boke interview Scott Duhamel of the R.I. Building and Construction Trades Council to talk about smart(er) growth.
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