A critical and expanding program, BASILICA GREEN demonstrates Basilica’s mission to increase climate action through innovative and cultural programming.
In 2021, BASILICA GREEN will present and develop new public programs, localized green initiatives and new strategic partnerships to foster equity, environmental stewardship and sustainable community development in the City of Hudson and surrounding region.
This year 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 gathering.
In addition to creating dedicated space for climate action, the Basilica Net Zero Campus Project will include opportunities for educational programming, green workforce development and new public greenspace in the City of Hudson for residents and visitors alike. The Basilica Net Zero Campus Project is made possible through a grant from NYSERDA’s Net Zero Energy for Economic Development Program. Initial planning has begun and will continue through 2023 with opportunities to actively engage the public and partners to shape the project and guide the process.
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!)