Archive for April, 2014

RI Energy Challenge – Newport’s effort to become an Energy Champion!

For the past 6 months the City of Newport has been asking residents to pledge to be more energy efficient by going to www.findyourfour.com and signing up for the Rhode Island Energy Challenge. An energy efficiency campaign sponsored by National Grid and nonprofit SmartPower, the Challenge asks each of us to pick four things we can do to save energy. When the city signs up the equivalent of 5% of households, National Grid will award Newport $7500 to be used for energy efficiency upgrades on a city property.    With only another month left, Newport is just about at the mark! Every single email counts, so if you and all your family haven’t already done so, please email mhoward@smartpower.org your permission and we will make the sign up for you, or pledge for yourself at www.findyourfour.com. Please list names and emails for each person. Everyone in the family / household can sign up. Also, please encourage 3 friends to sign up. They do not have to live in Newport but only need to choose the City of Newport as their “Affiliation”.  Thanks to all of you for doing this for the community! Click HERE to read more from the Newport Daily News.

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 29, 2014 at 10:12 am

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City of Newport Spring Recycling Day April 19th Easton’s Beach! (see details)

Spring Recycling Day: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Download the 2014 Spring Recycling Day flyer here (pdf). See below for a full list of items accepted at the Spring Recycling Day! **NEW! The Clean City Program will be displaying 64-gallon carts for residents. Carts will be issued for trash and recycling starting November 1, 2014.** The Spring & Fall Recycling banner at the event entrance   Styrofoam being collected at the Fall Recycling Day At the 2014 Spring Recycling Day, we will accept the following materials: No appointment is required for this portion of the event. All vendors listed will take items on a first come, first served basis: Scrap metal: metal hangers, pots, pans, metal chains, screws, nails, any other item that is primarily made out of metal. No items containing Freon. Please call 845-5613 if you have an item you are unsure of. Paper shredding service (paper will be recycled): Newport area residents are invited to bring up to four banker size boxes of paper to be shredded. Residents may bring their documents in any type of carrying container but must stay within the four banker box limit. Files can be left in manila file folders and hanging files. Staples and paper clips are also acceptable […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm

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Public Forum Thursday April 10, 2014 6:00 on Environmental Commissions

Alliance for a Livable Newport – Free Public Forum – City of Newport Environmental Commissions: The Energy and Environment Commission The Tree and Open Space Commission The Biking and Pedestrian Commission       SO WHO IS WATCHING OVER NEWPORT’S ENVIRONMENT? Want to learn all about what Newport’s environmental commissions are doing to protect our trees and open spaces? Ensure safe drinking water and cleaner oceans? Reducing our carbon footprint? Working to make walking and biking safer? Join The Alliance for a Livable Newport in its continuing series of “Reports from Newport’s Commissions; working on your behalf.” Presenting mini-reports in recognition of April’s Earth Day month will be- Energy and Environment: Co-Chair, Beth Milham – Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory: Chairman, Chuck Filippo – Wastewater Improvements: Chairman Ray Smedberg – Tree & Open Space Commission: Member Rob Currier  The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions may be sent in advance to: info@newportalliance.org To learn more about The City of Newport Boards and Commissions <click here> For additional information on ALN or this Forum, contact: Lauren Carson- ALN Board of Directors atu2mama@mac.com Did you know that all ALN Public Forums are video taped and available publicly for viewing at any time? <click here to view the archive> Please join us! When? Thursday April 10, […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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