Southside NoLNGinPVD Community Earth Day Block Party

The Southside NoLNGinPVD Community Earth Day Block Party was held in amazing weather outside the Washington Park Library on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of families played games, created art projects and ate BBQ courtesy of NoLNGinPVD and the Sierra Club of Rhode Island.

Area residents and environmental activists are trying to prevent further expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Port of Providence. National Grid is planning to build a liquefaction terminal at Fields Point, which will strengthen Rhode Island’s dependence on fracked gas. Meanwhile, the chemical plants and storage tanks that clutter the port contribute to the area residents’ asthma rates, the worst in New England.

It was a great day of activism and collaboration.

Christina Cabrera explains a “Just Transition” for the Port of Providence
John Gonzalez with drone camera
BBQ was from The Carolina Barbecue Company

NoLNGinPVD Campaign Coordinator Monica Huertas and Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Brown discuss the Port of Providence.

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