In July, the Concord Free Public Library formed a Sustainability Committee to help guide the sustainability study process. The overall goal of this committee will be to develop the Corporation’s Sustainability Plan for the Main Library and Fowler Branch that aligns with the Town of Concord’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan backed by broad community support.

The Committee seeks to engage the public and gather input on climate action issues and sustainability to inform the plan. A baseline assessment was presented to the Committee in September 2020  and then was shared for public input during Climate Preparedness Week later that month. The Committee has been hosting ongoing listening sessions with key stakeholder groups and plan to host additional community input sessions in early 2021. For updates and information, visit the Sustainability Planning website here.

Sustainability Committee

Bringing unique perspectives and varied experiences, the Sustainability Committee was formed to guide the planning process. The committee hopes to achieve the following goals by the end of the planning process:

1.Support an inclusive community engagement process that results in a sustainability plan that aligns with Town of Concord goals with broad community support.
2.Contribute to the development of an implementable sustainability plan, including the overall vision, aspirational goals, and specific strategies within short, medium, and long-term targets.
3.Build on CFPL’s past and current efforts to align the Library Corporation with community, town, state, and global sustainability goals and mandates.

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