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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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Recycle Bin in Providence
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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Mayor Elorza at the launch of RePowerPVD
Monday, April, 30, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces RePowerPVD

City of Providence Launches Voluntary Energy Savings Program that Challenges Large Buildings to Increase Energy Efficiency April 30, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources Carol Grant, Director of Buildings and Community Solutions for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership […]

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Sustain PVD Fair
Monday, April, 23, 2018

SustainPVD Fair to be held May 19th — Now Seeking Exhibitors!

Building off the success of last year’s Community Energy Fair, the Office of Sustainability is once again partnering with the Rhode Island Sierra Club, People’s Power & Light, and others to host this year’s SustainPVD Fair. Events will include the Compost Workshop, Rain Barrel Workshop, information on how to reduce waste and make your home […]

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Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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

The REJC is looking for three community members to fill the seats of Refugee/ Immigrant, Low-Income Seat and Environmental Justice. As part of the Equity in Sustainability 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 […]

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Friday, September, 01, 2017

Office of Sustainability Adopts Recommendations for a Racially Equitable and Just Providence

Today the Environmental Sustainability Task Force voted in support of the Office of Sustainability officially adopting the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee’s (REJCs) Recommendations for A Racially Equitable and Just Providence. There was an immense amount of hard work that went into creating these powerful recommendations and the Office of Sustainability looks forward to continuing […]

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Waterplace Park
Tuesday, August, 15, 2017

City of Providence Partners to Offer Discounted Building Operator Certification Training

Providence, RI – This September, the City of Providence will partner with National Grid and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) to offer a discounted Building Operator Certification Level I (BOC Level I) course. The course helps building owners and operators improve the energy efficiency of their buildings, reduce costs, improve occupant comfort and become […]

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Monday, August, 07, 2017

Plastic Pollution Reduction Efforts Going “Beyond the Ban”

The Office of Sustainability has partnered with cities across North America to explore interventions and policies to prevent the release of plastics into the environment. The world’s consumption of plastic products is growing exponentially and our environment cannot sustain the amount of plastic pollution. Between 1964 and 2014, plastic production increased by twenty-fold and according […]

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