Sustainable South County
Through efforts big and small, local groups find ways to preserve the area for generations to come.
As a region defined by its coast, South County has long been doing its part to slow climate change on a grassroots level. In 2016, the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm made national headlines when it started operating its five wind turbines just off the coast of New Shoreham, making it the country's first offshore wind farm. In 2020, Governor Gina Raimondo declared that Rhode Island would be the first state in the US to be 100 percent clean-energy powered by 2030. In January, the newly launched Rescue Rhode Island Act promises to bring three critical climate-impact bills to the General Assembly, including green housing, sustainably produced food, and protecting clean air and water. These are just a few of the noteworthy changes that have put Rhode Island at the forefront of an environmental revolution, but it's not just at a state level that such waves are being made. READ MORE >>