Sustainability

The Mid-Hudson Library System is committed to doing our part to help the communities we serve thrive through a commitment to operating our organization in a way that is socially equitable, environmentally sound, and economically feasible.

Our board has adopted a Sustainability Policy, embedding this commitment throughout our organization and is pursuing Sustainable Library Certification through the Sustainable Libraries Initiative. This program helps our organization take action in twelve categories:

  • Organizational Commitment
  • Energy
  • Materials Management – Waste & Recycling
  • Materials Management – Purchasing
  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Water
  • Partnerships
  • Community Involvement
  • Social Equity & Resiliency
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Collections

We are proud of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, ensure that our workplace, services and programs respects equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to continue our dedication to good fiscal stewardship of the public dollars entrusted to our organization.

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