The Hester J. Hodgdon Libraries for all Foundation applies the Seven Aspects of Global Sustainability in all its work.  Throughout our programs and community focus these aspects are crucial to Community Advancement.

 

Global Sustainability:

Sustainable libraries worldwide, seek to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. International sustainable libraries seek creative solutions that promote: Economic vitality, strong leadership development, ecological environmental stability, community advancement, educational empowerment, social equity, global awareness.

The booklet “Seven Aspects of Sustainability in Programing” was born from a lecture given by Jane Mirandette at the International Relations Round table presentation at the American Library Associations Annual Convention in 2013. The table below shows how we have encorperated these aspects into the services the HJH Foundation provides. 


 
PROGRAMS THAT FUFILL HJH’S SEVEN ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABILITY
STRONG LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • GRIP internship
  • University scholarships
  • Partnership with community leaders
  • Starting careers with room to grow
EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT
  • Access to books
  • Access to technology
  • Scholarship programs
  • School supplies
  • Encouragement to learn
COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT
  • Water and sanitation improvements
  • School food storage
  • “Nica’s helping Nica’s”
  • Partnership with community programs
ECONOMIC VITALITY
  • Sustainable projects
  • Low maintenace projects
  • Support of local vendors and artisans
  • Trade learning opportunities
ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
  • Recycling and trash partnerships
  • Ecotourism
SOCIAL EQUITY
  • Female empowerment
  • Job creation
  • Trade learning opportunities
  • Safe meeting place
GLOBAL AWARENESS
  • Volunteer tourism
  • GRIP internship
  • Fundraising and education outreach
  • Service learning trips