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Topic: climate change

Students respond to new University sustainability plan

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Students respond to new University sustainability plan

March 8, 2021 1 comment

After the University’s March 5 announcement of a new campus sustainability plan — an announcement that followed a year of student input and revisions — students reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of the plan, and how it should evolve in the future. 

University launches strategic sustainability plan

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University launches strategic sustainability plan

March 5, 2021 0 comments

The University launched a strategic plan for campus sustainability March 5, outlining “aggressive actions” they will take towards mitigating environmental challenges, according to a University news release. 

Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

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Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

March 4, 2021 0 comments

Providence may be underestimating its carbon dioxide emission figures by up to 60 percent, which would make it the city with the fifth-most inaccurate reporting in the country, according to a recent study published by Nature Communications.

The Corporation approved salary increases for faculty and staff beginning July 1, ending the University’s salary freeze.

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Corporation approves 2.85 percent tuition increase

February 8, 2021 0 comments

The Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — approved a 2.85 percent tuition increase for undergraduate and most graduate programs at a Feb. 5 meeting, marking the smallest annual tuition increase in more than a decade, according to a University press release. 

Providence Preservation Society names entire City ‘endangered property’

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Providence Preservation Society names entire City ‘endangered property’

February 7, 2021 0 comments

The Providence Preservation Society voted Jan. 27 to place the City of Providence on its 2021 Most Endangered Properties list to call attention to the dangers that climate change poses to the city.

New environmental ordinances introduced to advance Climate Justice Plan

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New environmental ordinances introduced to advance Climate Justice Plan

February 3, 2021 0 comments

Ward 2 Councilwoman Helen Anthony introduced two new environmental ordinances Jan. 21 to the Providence City Council that would promote Mayor Jorge Elorza’s Climate Justice Plan.

Providence Public LIbrary, Washington Street, Providence Rhode Island.

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Providence Public Library raises climate change awareness through national grant 

January 20, 2021 0 comments

The Providence Public Library hosted an online workshop Jan. 14 to spark community discussion on climate change and its varying impacts on people of different socioeconomic backgrounds.

During much of the past year, funding streams, legislation and new climate initiatives have stalled, largely due to the effects of the pandemic.

Metro, News

Climate-related goals, timelines in Rhode Island delayed due to COVID-19

December 2, 2020 0 comments

Despite progress made on some Rhode Island environmental initiatives, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused legislative delays and funding concerns regarding climate policy.

Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

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Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

October 21, 2020 0 comments

Effectively addressing climate change entails changing a status quo that has been accepted for decades. The University’s new three-year Climate Solutions Initiative aims to use research, innovation and collaboration to overcome climate inertia.

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

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Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

October 13, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 19, 2020, Americans watched in shock and horror as the Metronome Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City. The display, which displayed warnings like “The Earth has a deadline,” was programmed to highlight the existential threat that climate change poses to our species’ survival.