Business and Organization Offsetters

Taking responsibility for our carbon emissions is not just up to individuals. Businesses, governments, campuses, institutions and nonprofits are also obligated to do their part when it comes to avoiding climate disruption.

In 2020 we began a new campaign just for offsetters at the organizational scale: the Finger Lakes Enterprises for Climate Action (FLECA). We are inviting businesses and organizations from across the region to join us in our mission to give carbon the boot, all while supporting lower-income families that live in those same communities.

These businesses range from regional service providers to sole proprietor startups. With everyone pitching in, we can make a significant impact and continue to change lives across the Finger Lakes. To learn more about getting your organization enrolled, just email info@fingerlakesclimatefund.org and we’ll get you started.

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Ramapo Catskill Library System

Did you know that libraries are leading the way in sustainability initiatives and education? That’s right! Often recognized as cherished institutions that significantly contribute to their communities, libraries extend beyond providing programs, resources, and services.

According to the Sustainable Libraries Initiative, “Libraries play an important and unique role in promoting community awareness about resilience, climate change, and a sustainable future.” https://www.sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/about-us/faq

The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) wholeheartedly embraces this principle, taking concrete steps to support it. Recently, RCLS joined our FLECA (Finger Lakes Climate Enterprises for Climate Action) campaign by contributing to the Finger Lakes Climate Fund. This donation offsets the CO2 emissions from their conference travel and their extensive delivery system, serving 47 libraries across Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, and Southern Ulster counties in New York State.

RCLS’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond offsetting. They are in the process of becoming a certified sustainable organization through the Sustainable Libraries Initiative. To guide them and their member libraries on this transformative journey, they have employed a full-time Sustainability Innovation Consultant.

Public libraries, exemplified by RCLS, play a pivotal role in helping us navigate the challenges of climate change. We express our sincere gratitude to RCLS for their exceptional efforts and generous contribution to the FLCF!