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Aquidneck Island Bay Friendly Homes – GRANT from the van Beuren Foundation

The RI Green Infrastructure Coalition (http://www.greeninfrastructureri.org) Polluted stormwater runoff is unhealthy for our communities on Aquidneck Island.  The Alliance for a Livable Newport has a solution and is very happy to invite our coalition members on Aquidneck Island to join our efforts to improve drinking water and the waters of our Narragansett Bay.   We want the Aquidneck Island Community to plant rain gardens, use rain barrels, create pervious surfaces, and find other ways to soak up the rain to protect and restore clean water in our local bays, neighborhood streams, and estuaries. The Alliance for a Livable Newport supports the work of The Green Infrastructure Coalition. The Coalition includes as partners not-for-profit organizations, architects, designers, builders, city planners and other officials, who work together to promote and construct pathways for rainwater, melting snow, and other run-offs to avoid pavement and infiltrate earth.   With the generous support of the van Beuren Foundation, the Green Infrastructure Coalition is offering homeowner grants this year to make improvements to your property that will use natural and artificial components to “soften” the urban hard structures; to provide climate-change resilience, shade, oxygen, air-quality improvement; and to infiltrate stormwater into the ground.   We reaching out to our members […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm

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Friday October 25th 5:30 @ Jane Pickens – Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts

The Newport Architectural Forum & Washington Square Roots are pleased to present: A Lively Presentation and Panel on Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts Roundabout Diagram      ———            Roundabout in West Warwick Friday October 25th 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm  at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center New transportation initiatives are coming to Rhode Island! What is the “Complete Streets “ Design Movement all about and how are “Modern Roundabouts” different from “Rotaries” (with which they are often confused)? Come find out the answers to these and many other important questions on the subject of transportation design from a high level panel including: Moderator: Joe O’Connor (Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Radio) Introducer: Ross Cann, AIA (Washington Sq Advisory Commission and 2004 & 2012 Charrette organizer) Panelists: Michael Lewis(Director of RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT)) John Flaherty(Grow Smart Staffer and Chair, Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC)) Bari George(Exec. Director, Bike Newport and Member, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission) Please RSVP to WashingtonSqRoots@gmail.com to reserve your place! Friday October 25th 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm  at the Newport Colony House Following the Presentation and Panel Discussion, attendees are invited to join the Panelists and the leaders of the many […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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Newport Proposes Turbine Ban Across 80% of City

Newport Proposes Turbine Ban Across 80% of City By KYLE HENCE/ecoRI News staff The broad area in red is where turbines of any size or type would be prohibited by the proposed Newport Planning Board ordinance. The proposed wind turbine ban would extend across 80 percent of the city, as reflected in the broad swath of red. NEWPORT — Less than a week after the Department of the Interior opened the Rhode Island coast to offshore wind energy development, local officials held a public workshop on a smaller-scale wind energy ordinance the city’s own Energy & Environment Commission found highly restrictive. The proposed ordinance would implement an outright ban on turbines, regardless of design or size, across about 80 percent of the city. Drafted by the Planning Board during the past year, the ordinance details requirements for property owners planning installation of small-scale wind turbines that cover height, decibel limits and safety. Board Chairman James Dring and Planning & Development staffer Andrew DeIonno, who joined City Council members and other local officials around a table in council chambers at City Hall on Dec. 5, prepared the ordinance. Rhode Island as a whole has staked a national leadership position with its Ocean SAMP to carefully […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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Winter Farmers’ Market Opening Soon!

Something to look forward to! And, you won’t even have to cross a bridge! Great place to learn how to cook winter veggies; taste yummy stuff; and see what clever local growers can offer in the colder months……. WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET ON AQUIDNECK ISLAND OPENING SOON! Aquidneck Growers’ Market is pleased to announce the opening of the island’s first wintertime farmers’ market at the parish hall of St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth, RI. on Saturdays beginning November 10. The market will feature many of the farmers and vendors of the summer markets selling local fruits and vegetables, pasture raised meats and eggs, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and a fine selection of freshly ground coffees! Live music, local artisans and hot lunch items from local chefs will round out the event that will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, with the traditional and special Thanksgiving Market to be held at St. Mary’s on November 17. The new winter market is the first event in a larger proposal to renovate St. Mary’s old parish hall for use by the island community as a center for sustainability, planned to also feature a lecture series, a community garden, incubator farm plots, […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

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