Rhode Races earns Green Certification

The Newport Rhode Race has officially been named the first “green” road race by the State of Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management. From DEM’s announcement: “Congrats to Rhode Races and Events for making their upcoming spring race in Newport a Certified Green Event! We appreciate their commitment to employing “green” environmental practices and minimizing the negative impact on our environment by using fewer resources and reducing waste.”

DEM’s Green Hospitality program assists businesses and event hosts to become sustainable and continuously improve their pollution prevention performance. The reduction of plastic and food waste that are typically generated at events goes a long way to protecting our environment!Make your event green certified too! The green events checklist provides a menu of best management practices that event organizers can use to achieve a reduction in environmental impact at events and festivals. Learn more at: http://www.dem.ri.gov/greenevents