Topic: Sustainability

University plans net-zero emissions by 2040

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University plans net-zero emissions by 2040

February 15, 2019 0 comments

The University plans to reduce its campus greenhouse gas emissions to 75 percent below its 2017-18 levels by 2025 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, a Feb. 11 press release stated.

The University has sponsored two renewable energy projects, which should offset 100 percent of electricity use on campus. A solar power facility in North Kingstown should account for 70 percent of the electricity use, and a wind power facility in Texas should offset the other 30 percent.

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University announces plan to offset all campus electricity use

February 1, 2019 0 comments

The University has launched its sponsorship of two renewable energy projects, which should collectively offset 100 percent of on-campus electricity use. Announced Jan. 17,  the first project will create a solar power facility in North Kingstown, which should offset 70 percent of the campus’s electricity use by…

Sustainability tours start at 85 Waterman Street, which collects and recycles rainwater as part of its sustainability efforts.

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Office of Sustainability’s twice-weekly tours spotlight University initiatives

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Students walking through 85 Waterman might be surprised to learn that the building uses recycled rainwater on a daily basis. That’s just one example of an environmental initiative of the University that the Office of Sustainability hopes to highlight through its weekly tours.

New special waste program comes to campus

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New special waste program comes to campus

October 4, 2018 0 comments

The Office of Sustainability, Custodial Services and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety have teamed up to implement a new special waste program for the safe disposal of printer cartridges, batteries and small electronics.

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

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Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In early September, JUMP — the dockless bike-share program owned by Uber — launched in Providence, giving College Hill and other neighborhoods around the city a colorful makeover with its bright red bicycles.

University on track to meet sustainability goals

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University on track to meet sustainability goals

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University is on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020, according to Stephen Porder, assistant provost for sustainability and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The Hyundai Visionary Challenge invites students to submit research in an effort to promote smart mobility. The competition’s themes include biology-inspired mobility and digital phenotyping.

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Hyundai, University tackle research challenge

September 13, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 10, the submissions portal for the Hyundai Visionary Challenge opened exclusively to University students, alums and teaching faculty members.

Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

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Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

June 2, 2018 0 comments

The Corporation approved the new performing arts center site between Angell and Olive Streets, following controversy surrounding the previously proposed site.

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Paxson initiates new climate change task force

April 27, 2017 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced plans to create a task force to address environmental concerns in University business and investment practices

Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

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Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

April 19, 2016 0 comments

As of the fall 2016 semester, the University will have implemented composting programs across all dining halls.