Join us for our November Neighborhood Nights at West Broadway Middle School featuring a showcase of local green and eco-minded organizations from 6-7pm including Urban Greens, Groundwork RI, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, and more, followed by an important update at 7pm from RIDOT about the 6-10 Highway Interchange Project.
Neighborhood Nights is a monthly gathering of neighbors that features a General Meeting in the first hour followed by all WBNA Committees meeting in the second. Free food, child care and Spanish interpretation provided, plus open gym. Meet your neighbors, learn about WBNA and neighborhood initiatives, and get involved! Open to all.
6 to 7pm | Simple ways to green our homes and neighborhood
WBNA and the Green Initiatives Committee welcome Urban Greens Food Co-op, Groundwork Rhode Island, RI Resource Recovery Corporation, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to our November Neighborhood Nights general meeting. These local organizations will present a range of green resources available to our community and simple ways to green up the west side.
From 7 to 8pm, immediately following the General Meeting portion of the evening, there will be a meet and greet with all of the presenters, where attendees can learn more about green resources and the work of these organizations.
7 to 8pm | RIDOT 6-10 Update + all WBNA Committees
After the General Meeting, all WBNA Committees will break out and meet in designated classrooms, with a special presentation at our Community Development Committee (CDC) meeting from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) about important updates to the 6-10 Highway Connector Project. RIDOT’s presentation includes the following:
RIDOT’s Business Outreach platform
2018/19 phasing plan and the “Big Picture” of the 6-10 Interchange Project
RIDOT’s 5 Year, 6-10 Communication Strategy
Q&A about the project from attendees
Neighbors are encouraged to stay and take part in a committee that interests you – all committees are open to the public! Committees are the backbone of the work and fun that happen at the WBNA and are entirely neighbor-led. Explore, and help make our initiatives, programs, and advocacy happen!
Learn more about WBNA Committees:
6:00pm Call to order, welcome and housekeeping – Matt Gabor, President
6:05pm Green Initiatives Committee welcome & introduction of guests – Emily Koo and Savannah Harik, Committee Chairs
6:10pm 5-10 minute snapshot presentations by:
Urban Greens Food Co-op: Get an update on the soon-to-open co-op food market located at 93 Cranston Street
Groundwork RI: Learn about Groundwork RI’s new compost program and more
RI Resource Recovery Corporation: Recycling best practices and how we can all help to make recycling more successful in our city and state
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council: Learn about simple green infrastructure that people can add around their homes
Green Energy Consumers Alliance (formerly People’s Power & Light): Easy green energy choices + policies that benefit the greater good
6:50pm Committee agenda highlights & other announcements – Kari Lang, Executive Director
6:55pm Adjourn to ALL Committee Meetings
7:00pm Committee Meetings begin
8:00pm Evening concludes
Upcoming Neighborhood Nights 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Conversation About West Side Public Schools
NO NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY
Stay tuned for our WBNA Annual Meeting Save the Date!
Many thanks to Jimmy Lazer of Lazer's Laboratory for designing the image above.