Frank Carini, 2019 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy Winner

2019 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

Frank Carini

Co-founder of ecoRI News

Frank Carini dedication to environmental journalism earned him Save The Bay's 2019 Alison J. Walsh Award for Environmental Advocacy.
Frank Carini’s dedication to environmental journalism earned him Save The Bay’s 2019 Alison J. Walsh Award for Environmental Advocacy.

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.”

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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