Providence Schools wins award for environmental initiatives

SECProvidence Schools is honored to be the recipient of a Gold Award from the State Electronics Challenge for our work in green procurement, energy and paper conservation, and responsible recycling of electronic office equipment in 2015!

As a result of these environmental initiatives, in 2015 Providence Schools saved enough energy to power 1,229 households per year, avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 2,082 cars from the road per year, avoided the generation of trash equivalent to 30 households/year, as well as avoiding the generation of more than 11 tons of hazardous waste – equivalent to the weight of 83 refrigerators.

“The Providence School Department is a truly outstanding example of a commitment to environmental leadership,” commented Lynn Rubinstein, State Electronics Challenge Program Manager. “This is the sixth time in eight years that the City has earned a Gold Award, and the School Department is one of only 12 organizations nationally being recognized this year and the only one in Rhode Island.”

Thank you to Technology Director Peter Santos for leading this important initiative!