The mission of the Sustainable Communities programs is to educate and empower the current generation of young people in the Capital Region to transform their communities. To accomplish this mission, The Stakeholders provides the following programs; Sustainable Communities Institute (SCI)and the Sustainable City Project.
The SCI provides a diverse and in-depth experience to young professionals to learn more about what sustainability means and how the contribution of their resources can bring about change in the region. The SCI educates participants on the various dimensions of sustainability as well as establishes a network of young professionals and members of the creative class committed to the cultivation of a more sustainable Capital Region.
The SCI consists of 5 educational sessions, an opening reception featuring author James Howard Kunstler, a personal sustainability project, and a joint closing reception with the two other Stakeholders Institutes. Each educational session will highlight one particular aspect of sustainability, including: energy, food, neighborhood and community revitalization, the economy, and how to engage the community in sustainability. This year, approximately 30 participants will be accepted for the program.
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Initiatives Last year the Stakeholders Foundation granted $10,000 for sustainable communities initiatives. The Albany Public Library was among the grant recipients receiving $2,500 to support their 2010 Green Summer Reading program. Support from the Stakeholders allowed the Albany Public Library to double the number of special programs offered and provide a program that focused on recycling and being green in celebration of their five new LEED certified libraries. More than 5,000 youth participated and learned about the principals and practices of being green.
The Stakeholders is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that people are key to the sustainability of New York’s Capital Region…people like you! We seek to retain and attract residents, workers and visitors and foster regional pride by connecting individuals with area resources and providing enrichment through our programming on: