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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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Wednesday, October, 03, 2018


SustainPVD and partners invite you to play the Game of Floods, an interactive game-based training to help decision-makers, community members, and other interested stakeholders better understand how Providence can prepare for current and future flooding, especially flooding related to sea-level rise, heavy precipitation, and storm surge. The game takes participants through the process of prioritizing […]

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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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Providence RI Seal
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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Providence RI Seal
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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