BASILICA GREEN is our mission to increase climate action through innovative cultural programming. BASILICA GREEN also serves as the parent title that encapsulates such programming.
Building on Basilica Hudson’s long standing commitment to the Hudson waterfront and local environmental advocacy, BASILICA GREEN aims to join cultural activism with ecological responsibility to regenerate the planet, people and economy. BASILICA GREEN will include new public programs, local green initiatives and strategic partnerships that foster cultural activism, equity, environmental stewardship and sustainable community development.
In 2021, BASILICA GREEN will break ground on the Basilica Net Zero Campus Project, which will transform the institution’s reclaimed industrial building and campus on the Hudson Riverfront into a leading carbon-neutral destination for year-round programming and community engagement.
Basilica Hudson announces BASILICA GREEN with new programs and partnerships aimed at increasing climate action and sustainable community development in the City of Hudson
“We are going to go further in our support of our planet and our local community, and to hold ourselves up as a model for what is possible for an organization working at the intersection of art, climate justice and meaningful social change.” – Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur. Read more.
Basilica Net Zero Campus Project
Basilica plans to winterize its campus to create year-round space for expanded cultural and community programs, and workforce training, and is committed to achieving net zero energy performance as part of the upgrade. A fully green Basilica will also offer opportunities to educate visitors, residents and peers on the potential of energy efficiency – inspiring attendees of cultural programs or private events to think more broadly about energy and climate.
APRIL: BASILICA GREEN MONTH
In honor of Earth Day and our usual in-person BASILICA GREEN gathering, we are excited to be online this month supporting the work of others devoted to building solutions and policies that ensure a more just and liveable future. Check out these events happening this April (and more coming soon!)