Community Carbon Use Reduction at Brown (CCURB)
With support from the Sidney E. Frank Foundation and the Office of the President, Brown provided $350k to support a pilot program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the greater Providence area. The Community Carbon Use Reduction at Brown (CCURB) project helped to catalyze local carbon emissions reductions through an investment of financial resources and development of collaborations of community and civic groups with Brown students, faculty and staff on a diversity of activities. CCURB Projects focused on the dual goals of helping meet the needs of the greater Providence neighborhoods while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Current and past projects are described in the 2011 Annual Sustainability Report.
Emerald Cities Collaborative
Brown is working with the Emerald Cities Collaborative and a consortium of Providence businesses, community groups and government officials to create a future in which American cities such as ours are the greenest and most equitable in the world.