Help make Providence a healthier place to live

The Providence Noise Project is run entirely 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 our efforts are:

  • Tell us your experience of noise in Providence — Our Community Noise Survey wants to hear from residents about how noise affects their health, well-being, and daily quality of life. We use this information to better understand noise levels, sources, and related issues around the city.
  • Contact the Noise Project directly with comments, questions, or suggestions. If you work for or know of a Providence-based community organization that would like to host a discussion about noise in your neighborhood or the city as a whole, 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 excessive noise, the local and state laws that regulate it, and what other cities in the U.S. and around the world are doing to try to reduce it. Then educate your family, friends, neighbors, city and state officials, elected representatives, and news media about the adverse health effects of noise, and encourage them to take steps to reduce unnecessary noise in Providence.

    By commenting on social and mass media, sending e-mails to reporters and government officials, submitting testimony and attending public hearings, you can help to foster greater awareness of the adverse effects of noise, develop relationships with people who can address it, and offer ideas and support for efforts to curtail it.
  • Donate — Most of our programs and policy initiatives incur some costs, such as printing outreach materials, fees for research and web-hosting, and similar advocacy-related expenses. Additional ways to support the Project include non-monetary (“in-kind”) donations such as advertising space or other form of promotion, food and drinks for volunteers and events, items or discount offers as incentives for participation in focus groups, use of meeting and event spaces, and other types of goods and services.

    If you would like to donate money to help us defray some of our expenses, provide other forms of support described above, or want to contribute another way, please contact us.*
  • Volunteer — Another form of donation is contributing your time and skills. We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds (including but not limited to public health, urban policy, grassroots activism, fundraising, legislation and legal advocacy, and acoustic / electrical engineering) with an interest in reducing noise and enhancing the city’s quality of life.
  • Other ways — The examples above are just a few of the ways that you can help make Providence healthier and 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 appreciate creative thinkers!

* Note: Our project has a non-profit fiscal agent for seeking institutional grants, but at the current time donations from individuals are not tax-deductible.