Sustainability & Environment

Recycle Together RI

Learn the importance of recycling as well as which items should be recycled and how to dispose of non-recyclables.


SustainPVD is Mayor Elorza’s community-wide sustainability initiative to make Providence a greener, healthier, more livable city. Get a free energy assessment, plant a tree, and more…

Partnership for Providence Parks

PPP provides support and resources for volunteer groups that make their neighborhood parks into thriving green spaces. Through PPP, groups are encouraged and supported to work collaboratively with the city and the Parks Department. Join a group to help take care of your local public park. Or start a group of your own!

Southside Community Landtrust

SCLT provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways. SCLT manages numerous community gardens in South Providence, and holds classes and training for new farmers. Look for the Urban Ag Kickoff in April, as well as the Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale in May. SCLT’s website contains a wealth of agricultural information for all residents.

Community Gardens

Community gardens empower individuals to impact local food systems, while finding personal reward in gardening shared spaces. This is a list of the community gardens in South Providence, as well as other parts of the city. Why not apply for a plot of your own?

Providence Neighborhood Planting Program

The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program (PNPP) is a street tree planting partnership between the Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Providence Neighborhood Planting Program Fund, the City of Providence, and the residents of Providence. We provide free street trees to Providence residents through our Neighborhood Street Tree Planting Awards

South Providence Library Seed Exchange

The seed exchange at South Providence Library (441 Prairie Ave, 02905 / 401-467-2619) hosts flower and food seeds free for anyone in the community to take, with the aim of promoting gardening knowledge and appreciation for plants that provide personal value. The exchange is always looking for donations of seeds. Heritage, native, and local seeds are especially desired. Please call the library for more information.

Go Solar Providence

Save money on your electricity bills, take advantage of federal tax credits and incentives for solar, increase the value of your home.
Support the local clean energy economy by creating local jobs.
Reduce your carbon foot and help Providence become a carbon neutral City, protecting the environment and public health.