Livable RI is a guide by Rhode Islanders, for Rhode Islanders.

A collaborative product of the members of the Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island (CACRI), this manual is designed to offer practical, up-to-date advice on:

  • Reducing our contributions to climate change,
  • Building relationships with each other and with our environment, and
  • Making Rhode Island more livable for all of us.

Contributors to the manual include:

  • Irene Allen
  • Justin Boyan
  • James Celenza
  • Greg Gerritt
  • Seth Handy
  • Elizabeth Palter
  • Kenneth Payne
  • J. Timmons Roberts
  • Paul Roselli
  • Kate Schapira

The site’s artwork was designed by Jim Bush. Jim is a Kenyon College graduate and an award-winning editorial cartoonist, book illustrator, and painter. Examples of his whimsical style and varied subject matter can be viewed at He lives with his family in Providence, and his studio/gallery is located in Warren.

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