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Friday, October, 25, 2019

Mayor Elorza, Community Members Unveil Providence’s Climate Justice Plan

This first-of-its-kind plan presents strategies aimed at creating an equitable, low-carbon, climate-resilient future for Providence October 25, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today unveiled Providence’s Climate Justice Plan, one of the first reports that analyze the root causes and effects of climate change through a justice lens. The plan was created in […]

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Monday, July, 29, 2019

Providence Named “City to Watch,” Jumps 6 Spots in ACEEE National Ranking

The City of Providence joins Cincinatti, OH and Hartford, CT as one of three “Cities to Watch” thanks to its ranking on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Providence has jumped 6 spots since 2018 thanks to significant improvements in the categories of clean energy, energy efficiency […]

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Monday, June, 03, 2019

City Saves Energy, Money and Cuts Carbon Emissions with RePowerPVD & Other Municipal Programs

RePowerPVD Report & Municipal Energy Report FY 2018 highlight energy savings in Providence buildings PROVIDENCE R.I.- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger today announced the release of the City of Providence’s first annual RePowerPVD report that highlights the successes of a voluntary energy reduction program for large buildings throughout the capital […]

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Thursday, May, 02, 2019

Mayor Elorza Signs Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance

On Wednesday, May 1st Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, the Office of Sustainability and community leaders and advocates to sign the “Reduction of Single-Use Checkout Bags by Retail Establishments” ordinance. “This ordinance is a major step towards making the City of Providence a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable city for our residents and future generations […]

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Wednesday, March, 13, 2019

Blog: Compost, Climate and the City

It’s Saturday morning and time to make breakfast. You crack eggs, slice veggies, brew coffee and perhaps – if you’re really ambitious – squeeze oranges for the freshest of juices. You’re well on your way to enjoying a delicious omeletty meal with some refreshing beverages to boot, but what about the rest of the meal? […]

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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

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

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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