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Thursday, November, 14, 2019

Mayor, City of Providence Leaders Collaborate to Form Special Committee to Address Commemorative Works

PROVIDENCE — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) and the City Council announced a proposed ordinance to form a Special Committee to Review Commemorative Works. Inspired by recent conversations around the significance of memorials, historical markers and monuments in public spaces, the ordinance—introduced at the November 7, City Council […]

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Friday, October, 11, 2019

Artists, Storytellers and Community Members Come Together for Community Table Event  

Annual Community Table Event Infuses Art with Food While Celebrating Health and Prosperity Within the Community Friday, October 11, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Director Stephanie Fortunato joined Healthy Communities Director Ellen Cynar, Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI), the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation’s (WEHDC) Sankofa Initiative and the African […]

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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 Cincinati, 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, March, 25, 2019

Celebrate Earth during April School Vacation

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19, 2019 (Planetarium shows at 1pm + 2pm on Friday, April 19.) Before Earth Day, come to the museum ($2, free ages 3 and younger) for Earth Week! Explore what makes our planet so special with activity tables, demonstrations, crafts and daily planetarium shows (ages 4 and older, $3.). […]

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Thursday, November, 15, 2018

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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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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Monday, August, 20, 2018

Jenn Steinfeld Named Director of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Advancement for the City of Providence

Monday, August 20, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Jenn Steinfeld will serve as Providence’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Advancement where she will be responsible for leading the City’s Urban Innovation Strategy and working with departments that contribute to the City’s business development and retention efforts. “I’m thrilled […]

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Monday, July, 16, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces Citywide Summer Cookout Schedule

Neighborhood cookouts to be held at recreation centers from 6:00pm-8:00pm throughout the summer, offer free food and family-friendly activities  July 16, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Parks and Recreation, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Healthy Communities Office to announce the schedule for citywide summer cookouts […]

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