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New Justice League takes on foes of the environment

The folks who live in poor, urban neighborhoods get less than their fair share.
Activism
By MARY GRADY  |  December 10, 2008

Buy Nothing Day: A good cause for tough times

During the 11 previous years in which Buy Nothing Day has been staged in Rhode Island, there have been economic downturns and times when the national economy was humming.
Consumerism
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 25, 2008
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The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
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Activists pitch green jobs as a win-win for Rhode Island

With global warming looming and the US economy in a mess, environmentalists have a simple answer for promoting environmental protection and economic development.
Clean Energy
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 25, 2008
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Four Greens fight for their party’s nomination

Supporters of Cynthia McKinney say that choosing a presidential nominee doesn’t have to mean selecting between a black and a female candidate.
Alternative Politics
By TIM LEHNERT  |  April 02, 2008
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Buy Nothing Day goes statewide next week

The local version of Buy Nothing Day, the annual winter coat exchange, will have its most ambitious approach during its 11th incarnation next week.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  November 14, 2007


The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007
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Buy nothing day strikes a blow for compassion

The local incarnation of Buy Nothing Day has grown each year and it continues to get more rooted.
Anti-Consumerism
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 15, 2006
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The Ocean State underwater

There’s something quaint about the tiny metal sign signifying the Hurricane of 1938’s high water mark on a Dorrance Street building near the center of downtown Providence — as if this kind of destructive flood has been consigned to history.
What Rhode Island will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 31, 2006
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Local heroes

In this, the ninth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight four people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Bill Shuey, Valerie Tutson, Greg Gerritt, and Scott Wolf
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ + IAN DONNIS  |  April 19, 2006