URI has two main programs: GreenSkills and Community Greenspace. URI has begun to expand into more Green Infrastructure projects as well. Learn more about them here.
The Community Greenspace program provides material supplies, technical advice, and classroom-based and hands-on training to support resident-driven community greening projects. Since 1995, Greenspace has completed more than 310 diverse urban restoration projects with an annual participation of about 1,000 New Haven residents.
URI GreenSkills is a local green jobs program that employs high school students and adults with employment barriers through the planting of trees. GreenSkills connects people to their communities, their environment, and each other.
URI and the Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology in collaboration with the City of New Haven has expanded its work on rain gardens, also called bioswales.