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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

NEW 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

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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