Help make Providence a healthier and better place

The Providence Noise Project is run by volunteers who live in the city and seek to address noise issues in order to improve the health and quality of life for all residents and visitors. Among the different ways to support those efforts are:

Tell us your experience of noise in Providence — Our Community Noise Survey seeks to hear from residents about how noise affects their health, environment, and daily quality of life. We use this information to better understand noise levels, sources, and related issues around the city.

You can also contact the Project directly to tell us your experience of noise, or offer other input. If you work for or can suggest a Providence-based community organization that would like to host a discussion about noise in your neighborhood or the city as a whole, please let us know.

Join our e-mail list — Mailings are generally quarterly, with additional messages as events warrant.

Subscribe to our Twitter feed and re-tweet it to help spread the word about noise issues.

Help us advocate for noise reduction — Learn about the health effects of noise pollution, the local and state laws that regulate noise, and what other cities in the U.S. and around the world are doing to try to reduce excessive noise. Then educate your family, friends, neighbors, city officials (including the police), elected representatives, and local media about noise issues, and encourage them to take steps to reduce excessive and unnecessary noise in Providence.

Donate — Most of our programs and policy initiatives incur some costs, such as producing printed materials and related items. Others require legal fees and other expenses. If you would like to donate money to help us defray these costs, please contact us. (Note: Our project has a non-profit fiscal agent for seeking grants, but at the current time individual donations are not tax-deductible.)

Additional ways to support us include non-monetary “in-kind” donations such as advertising or other form of promotion, food and drinks for volunteers and events, items or offers that can serve as incentives for those who take part in our focus groups, use of meeting and event spaces, and other types of goods and services. If you have something to donate or would like to provide other forms of support, please contact us.

Volunteer — Another form of donation is contributing your time and skills. We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, including public health, urban policy, grassroots activism, fundraising, legislation and legal practice, acoustics / sound engineering, or none of the above who have an interest in helping to reduce noise and enhance quality of life in Providence.

To volunteer, please contact us and let us know what neighborhood you live in, any special skills or experience you may have, and the amount of time you’d like to offer to help improve the city.

Other ways — The examples above are just a few of the ways that you can help us make Providence a little bit quieter and a lot more livable. If there’s something you’d like to do that isn’t mentioned above, please contact us and let us know how you can help. We need creative thinkers!