2019 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy
Co-founder of ecoRI News
Frank Carini is a co-founder of ecoRI News, a digital news organization covering environmental issues in southern New England. Carini has worked at a number of news organizations over the course of his almost three decades in journalism, but his passion for telling environmental stories led him to leave the mainstream media and launch ecoRI News. In addition to serving as an editor at ecoRI News, he has regularly appeared on “GoLocal LIVE” to bring attention to the most pressing environmental issues facing our region. He maintains the belief that credible information is the key to understanding today’s environmental challenges. He is passionate about using reporting as a tool to foster a more engaged and informed citizenry.
Carini has been described as knowledgeable, passionate, kind, understanding, humorous and a jack-of-all-trades.
In his nomination, Nicholas Boke writes, “I know lots of people involved in the environmental movement in the area, but none with the breadth, depth and wide-ranging commitment that Frank has.”