New to Campus?
The URI's Office of Human Resources regularly hosts staff/faculty orientation sessions for newly-hired employees. Those who attend receive all the information they need to become more familiar with campus operations and resources. Part of the session's agenda is focused on the sustainability inititiave on campus and the ways in which staff and faculty play a crucial role in maintaining consistency with our mission to "go green."
If you missed orientation or if you just need a refresher on why Princeton Review designated URI the top-rated "Green College" in the state, this presentation will give you a broader view of what makes us all proud to be a part of the sustainability mission on campus.
This website serves as a resource to all who are interested in what sustainability in action looks like on campus. The Sustainabilty in Action pages will give you a peek into all the current projects and news-worthy programs that demonstrate URI's commitment to going green in every way possible. The Green Links page will list internal and external weblinks for sites that will help you integrate sustainability into your every day lives, or maybe serve as a resource for that research project you've been working on. The Sustainability Plans and Programs pages describe our more strategic process of following through with our commitment to campus sustainability. And if you're looking for a way to be more directly involved, check out the Get Involved page. We hope we can inspire you to build your own Green Team in your department and have your offices Green Office Certified!
Oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island have analyzed long-term data from several anemometers in southern New England and found that average wind speeds have declined by about 15 percent at inland sites while speeds have remained steady at an offshore site.