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News & Notes

In Environment, News & Notes, Parking, RIPTAby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Boston. Photo (cc) Kevin Tostado. The Boston Globe: Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly If you give a valuable resource away for free, the inevitable result is overuse and crowding. In the old Soviet Union, groceries sold eggs and butter at near-free prices, and therefore shoppers faced long lines and empty shelves. In modern Massachusetts, on-street parking is …

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Air Quality Alert Day – Monday, June 24, 2013

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Air Quality Alert means free RIPTA fixed route service on Monday, June 24, 2013. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in all of Rhode Island in the afternoon on Monday. A very humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be present at that time, which will lead to …

New City of Providence recycling program

In Environmentby Greater City Providence9 Comments

The gist of the program is next month, all households are set to receive a new grey bin which will now be used for trash. The current green bins will be retrofitted with a blue lid and will now be your super duper single stream recycling bin. Here’s all the details from the City: Download a flyer explaining the program …

ecoRI News: New Launch Date for Single-Stream Recycling

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The goal of single-stream recycling is to dramatically increase the volume of recycable items collected, thereby extending the life of the state landfill. The new sorting machines can bundle a variety of plastics, such as coffee cups and yogurt containers. Selling bales of these plastics to recycling processors is expected to bring in additional revenue to the RIRRC and participating …

Roger Williams Park Ponds Restoration Public Meeting, November 15

In Environment, Events, Government, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

The City of Providence and Narragansett Bay Estuary Program are undertaking an important new project to restore shorelines and water quality in the park ponds. The goal of the project is to improve and beautify the park for all its users; to improve the broader environment of the city; and to help restore Narragansett Bay.