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Collecting Mercury Bulbs in Rhode Island - Participating Retailers
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs are a great way to cut your carbon emissions (and electric bills) but they contain mercury, which makes disposal a potential problem. Even the small amount of mercury found in the bulbs will accumulate in the tissues of fish and otehr species when the bulbs are simply thrown in the trash. Properly recyclethe bulbs by bringing them to a participating hardware storm and protect our lakes, river and bay! See http://cleanwateraction.org/page/collecting-mercury-bulbs-rhode-island-participating-retailers for a list of hardware stores (and maybe buy a few LED bulbs while you are there which use even less electricity, do not contain mercury, and last a lot longer).
The Shocking Truth About Your Dog's Poop
One of the biggest threats to many of our waterways is also one of our favorite things - the family dog. Learn why it's so important by clicking here - and don't forget to scoop it!
Linda Green awarded the Elizabeth J Fellow award at the 9th National Water Quality Monitoring Council's biennial conference!.
Click here to learn more about Linda's award
Click here to see an interview with Linda about URIWW.
Markets - Statewide
Various days, times and locations
Just because it is fall doens't mean that our local farms are all done for the season. Lots of local products are still available including a wide variety of locally raised meats, eggs, produce and more. Support
local farmers, who help Rhode Island maintain its rural character,
provide jobs, protect open space and water quality, all while providing nutritious,
localy grown foods!.
here to learn more.
Walk, hikes, paddles and cruises
See a complete list of outdoor events at "What Grows On in Rhode Island"