Earlier this month we released the City’s first-ever sustainability action plan and we are already making progress toward building a cleaner and greener capital city.
We have forged a new partnership with Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island to keep textiles out of our landfill and help residents in need. Textile donation bins have been placed at 10 locations across Providence.
Goodwill Industries will compensate the City for each ton of textiles donated by residents with additional funding for recreation programs in Providence parks. The partnership with Goodwill Industries is a step toward achieving Zero Waste, a goal of the City’s sustainability plan.
The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program is looking forward to planting hundreds of street trees this fall. All are welcome to participate in the neighborhood tree plantings happening across the City over the coming weeks.
The Partnership seeks to contribute to the environment and promote community pride through tree plantings. The public-private partnership between the Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree Endowment and the city of Providence has planted more than 10,000 trees since 1989.
Now, we are seeking new neighborhood planting applications for spring 2015 and I encourage residents to apply to plant a street tree in your neighborhood.