Droning on Block Island, Rhode Island

We flew our DJI Mavic Air on Block Island, Rhode Island over one of the beautiful light houses. This is how it turned out:

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Topside Cafe 2018: Block Island, Rhode Island

Topside Cafe is a great place to grab a coffee or enjoy a meal while waiting for the ferry. It has great prices, vegan as well as meat options and their coffee is absolutely delicious! We visited on a cold winter day and enjoyed their vegan smoothie bowl while my father-in-law munched on his pulled pork sandwich. Their chai latte was amazing and our only regret is that we didn’t get a chance to sample their lunch specials.

Check it out next time you’re on Block Island, you won’t regret it!

Inspiring Stories: David Roosa & the Beach Cleaning Dogs

David Roosa has lived on Block Island, Rhode Island for more than 40 years now. 10 years ago in 2008 he completed his first clean up of the entire island’s perimeter. Since then, he’s gone out every morning with his pack of dogs to clean the beach! His King Charles Spaniel helpers are Finnegan, Albie, Henley and last but not least Rosie, who died a few weeks after this was filmed.

You can read more about David Roosa’s cleanups on the Block Island Times:

Block Island is going green: So can you

Roosa catalogued shocking amounts of pollution, previously reported in The Block Island Times: a total of 12,500 pounds of debris that included 57 tires, 7,000 aluminum cans, 8,500 plastic bottles, 2,000 glass bottles, thousands of plastic bags and balloons as well as 200 pounds of clothes…

With all of Block Island’s power coming from the first offshore windfarm in the Unites States, many Islanders may wonder how they can contribute to a greener lifestyle in their daily lives. Since only five percent of all plastic gets recycled, many of the items that you put into the blue recycle bin will still end up in the ocean. What about reduce? What about reuse? There’s more to being green than tossing plastics in a bin.

Island resident David Roosa has been cleaning the Island’s beaches for as long as he can remember. In September 2008, he finished his first cleanup of the entire island’s perimeter. This was a 29-mile project that covered the outer edges of Block Island and the Great Salt Pond. Roosa catalogued shocking amounts of pollution, previously reported in The Block Island Times: a total of 12,500 pounds of debris that included 57 tires, 7,000 aluminum cans, 8,500 plastic bottles, 2,000 glass bottles, thousands of plastic bags and balloons as well as 200 pounds of clothes…

Read the full article on the Block Island Times: https://www.blockislandtimes.com/article/block-island-going-green-so-can-you/51675