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Joe Tomlinson’s start as an environmental entrepreneur came with organic apparel, first T-shirts, then founding the Revel Seven company and into developing a denim-finishing process that didn’t involve caustic salts. But when the economy faded a few years ago, he decided the future was in renewable energy. So Tomlinson joined forces with old Aquidneck Island contacts at rTerra, the Middletown solar developer in the process of building out solar farms in the Ocean State. more
When Michael Townsend, creative director and founder of Tape Art, works with a company like General Electric on leadership development, he draws images on adhesive tape stuck to walls or buildings that ultimately will be removed. more
NORTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island anthropologist and an international team of scientists have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. more
One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home-equity credit-line borrowings soared by 42 percent in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. more
PROVIDENCE – The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corporation has awarded a community grant to the Highlander Charter School to help buy supplies to establish a school newspaper. more
PROVIDENCE – Moses Brown School has partnered with The Compost Plant, a local startup that collects and composts food waste from Providence-based restaurants and schools. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University has earned the 2014 Seal of Distinction from World at Work’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College has launched a Student Alumni Association to strengthen alumni engagement with the college by connecting its future alumni with established RIC graduates. RIC currently has more than 56,000 alumni. more
PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University will add women’s golf as its 23rd varsity athletic sport in September, according to Associate Dean of Athletics Mary Graf. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced last week that Steven T. Hartford has been named director of policy for the office of the governor. more
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