As a Coastal City, Providence must plan NOW for what climate change will bring.

The Providence Resilience Partnership brings together businesses, academic institutions, nonprofits, civic and community groups and residents across Providence to:

  • Inform the community about climate change threats
  • Lead conversations & planning to address severe weather, sea level rise and other climate change impacts
  • Build consensus & action around resilient, equitable, and environmentally sustainable long-term climate solutions for all our residents.

ProJo: With seas rising, study will ask — is Providence’s hurricane barrier up to the task?

PROVIDENCE — When it was dedicated in 1966, the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier was considered a paragon of design. And in the nearly six decades since, it has done its job well, protecting downtown Providence from flooding caused by wind-driven storm surges.  But as seas have risen and storm patterns have changed, experts have questioned whether the barrier built across the Providence River is still up to the task of shielding the city from extreme weather.  With a $1-million budget allocation earmarked for a first-of-its-kind study of the barrier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to answer the questions…
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RISD Museum “Take Care” curation | 2022-March 12, 2023

The Take Care art show is an exhibition curated by the RISD Museum staff members of the Climate Emergency Sustainability (CES) Task Force, that brings together artwork  from around the world, to explore how art can be used to raise awareness about climate change. This unique show features works from a variety of disciplines, including prints, paintings, photography, clothing, and objects of cultural heritage. Through this exhibition, artists are able to examine themes related to local and global sustainability, materials and repair, biodiversity, oceans and pollution, deforestation, Indigenous…
Read More RISD Museum “Take Care” curation | 2022-March 12, 2023

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