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The Library Corporation’s Sustainability Plan

The Concord Free Public Library is now a member of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) and their Certification Program! Their July 2022 Newsletter highlighted the Concord Free Public Library Corporation's Sustainability Plan 2021-2025.

The Concord Free Public Library (CFPL) Corporation envisions the Library as a model of sustainability and climate action. The Plan outlines the necessary steps for assessing, planning, and implementing a series of collaborative actions across operations and programming between 2021 and 2026 and establishes the aspirational goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. The plan builds on the commitment of the Library to meet the needs of today and future generations through stewardship and information sharing.

The ten-year vision is aspirational for the Library, aligning with the Town of Concord’s emissions reduction goals for 2050. This plan supports a ten-year roadmap to climate neutrality and sustainability for the CFPL Corporation and its partners and outlines five-year actionable strategies to reach this vision.

The Library Corporation is grateful for the support of the Town of Concord, the Library Staff, our volunteer leaders serving on the Sustainability Committee, and our consultants from GreenerU.

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