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Saturday, January, 05, 2019

Apply to be a member of the Racial & Environmental Justice Committee (REJC) of Providence 2019

Racial and Environmental Justice Committee Application 2019 The Racial and Environmental Justice Committee (REJC) is a critical part of the Equity in Sustainability Providence Initiative. The REJC is made up of community members and local government officials working together to integrate voices and concerns of our communities into City decision-making through the Office of Sustainability. This […]

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Wednesday, January, 02, 2019

NEW BLOG! Climate Pollution in Providence

Where do the City’s greenhouse gas emissions come from and where are we headed? Think about your energy choices today. Did you crank the thermostat a few degrees to combat the morning chills? How did you get to work? Did you face the I-95 rush hour grind? When you left your home, did you leave […]

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Monday, December, 24, 2018

City of Providence Launches Overflow Trash Bag Program

City encourages residents to use bags for excess waste, invites local businesses to participate in contamination prevention program December 24, 2018 PROVIDENCE R.I.- Mayor Jorge Elorza, along with Waste Management and WasteZero, announced the launch of the Overflow Trash Bag Program, offering residents official excess trash bags for purchase at local businesses in the city. […]

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Tuesday, December, 04, 2018

NEW BLOG! Climate Change & Cities: Providence’s Climate Action Plan

Why it’s more important than ever for cities to embrace transformative climate action The Cold, Hard Climate Change Truth On November 23, 2018, two major things happened. While Americans were busy spending an estimated $23 billion on Black Friday deals, the United States government quietly released a dire warning: climate change is happening now, it’s […]

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Thursday, November, 15, 2018

NEW BLOG! Champions of the Curb: Sorting Out Recycling in PVD

Welcome to SustainPVD’s brand new blog! In honor of National Recycling Day, we’ve focused our first post on diving into Providence’s very real recycling challenges. Learn about the people who work tirelessly to keep plastic out of our landfill and why recycling right is more important than ever before. Champions of the Curb It’s 5:30am in […]

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Wednesday, October, 31, 2018

Energy Justice in Providence – Take the Survey!

How does our energy system impact you? The Office of Sustainability and the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee would like to understand how energy (heating, cooling, electricity, and transportation) affects your life. Most of the energy we use results in air and climate pollution, which is bad for our health, bad for the environment, and […]

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Thursday, September, 06, 2018

Mayor Elorza, Uber Announce Launch of JUMP Dockless Electric Bike Share in Providence

September 6, 2018 Dockless, pedal-assist bikes will provide access to transit options for residents starting September 6 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and Uber today announced that dockless, electric bike share service JUMP will begin its rollout in Providence on September 6, with limited bikes available across the city, ramping up to 400 bikes […]

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Wednesday, August, 08, 2018

Providence Residential Recycling Hits a High Note

Residential recycling rate highest since 2013; City on track to meet zero rejected recycling loads by 2030 Wednesday, August 8, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City’s significant progress in its residential recycling program. As of July 2018, Providence’s weekly curbside recycling rate stood at 14.6% of total waste collected, […]

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Monday, June, 04, 2018

City Releases FY 2017 Municipal Energy Report

The Office of Sustainability published its third-annual municipal energy report, disclosing the City’s facility energy data in an effort to track progress towards the City’s energy goals, increase transparency, and lead by example. “We are proud of our continued efforts to Lead by Example and share our energy data with the public,” said Leah Bamberger, Director […]

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