Published on October 22, 2020
North Babylon Public Library, in North Babylon, NY, has been certified as a “Sustainable Library” through the award-winning Sustainable Library Certification Program, the first of its kind in the world, through the Sustainable Libraries Initiative and New York Library Association. North Babylon Public Library will be recognized at the 2020 Annual Conference of the New York Library Association held virtually November 5th & 6th 2020.
North Babylon Public Library completed action items in twelve categories such as organizational commitment, waste management, energy consumption, land use, partnerships and social equity and resilience. Director Marc Horowitz said the following about the process:
“Sustainability is simply the right thing to do. The various activities that the North Babylon Public Library embarked upon were not difficult. Most were inexpensive – recycling, reimagining and reviewing. Upgrading the HVAC, boilers, lighting, roofing, 20kw solar panels, windows and doors, while expensive, significantly reduced our utilities and carbon footprint. We sincerely hope that the community recognizes our achievements and incorporates similar activities at home.”