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Earth Day Celebration 2013
April 22–26, 9 A.M.–9 P.M.
E-Waste Collection Drive
Location: College Road next to Lot B
Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring e-waste material to the Student Union for disposal. Goodwill Industries will provide containers and pick up as often as needed. Goodwill will provide a tonnage report that the college can use in its waste-diversion program. See complete list of allowed e-waste at
April 24, 10 A.M.
RIC Green Team Award
Location: Henry Barnard School Cafeteria
The RIC Green Team will present its annual award to recognize an individual, group or program that has contributed to RIC’s sustainability efforts in a significant way.
Campus Garden Ribbon-Cutting
Location: RIC Campus Garden, corner of Fruit Hill Avenue and Hennessey Street, North Providence
The Rhode Island College Environmental Club will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new RIC Campus Garden. The garden will consist of 12 raised beds with a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown and managed by RIC students. The students will also manage a composting project to create healthy soil for the garden and divert organic matter from the landfill.
Trash Can Dump
Location: Rhode Island College Quad
RIC’s environmental and anthropology clubs will hold a “trash can dump” on the quad to show how effective RIC students are in recycling. Club members will provide information on recycling and seek suggestions from the campus community on ways to improve recycling efforts.
April 25, 7 P.M.
Green Business Forum
Location: Forman Center, Classroom C
Rhode Island College, in conjunction with Gilbane Building Co., is launching the Green Business Forum to examine best practices in sustainable business and industry. The first event is a panel discussion featuring Mark Winslow and Mark Hanchar, representing Gilbane Building Co. and the Rhode Island Green Building Council; Mark DePetrillo, National Grid; and Peter Arpin, Renewable Now. The speakers will outline initiatives undertaken by their respective organizations and then discuss sustainability in the building industry. The forum continues this fall with additional programs focusing on global and local sustainability perspectives, as well as all facets of leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED).