“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

At HVSF, we believe in making a big contribution to our community, with a small environmental footprint.

We are grateful for the many gifts we’ve been given; a new home and the opportunity to use our mission, programming and operations in deep and meaningful ways to actively pursue climate leadership and climate justice. We aim to be the greenest theater in the country, and serve as a national model for environmental sustainability in the performing arts. We have committed to building a certified LEED Platinum theater, the first in the nation, and have set the ambitious target of being a completely carbon neutral campus by 2040.

Our sustainability planning effort examines our campus operation through five lenses: land, water, energy, materials, and community.

We have assembled a sustainability task force made up of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival staff and board members, and members of the community with a breadth of knowledge and experience in sustainability. The Sustainability task force will work on both short-term and long-term planning for sustainability at the festival, ranging from researching clean energy options to rethinking food service to reduce food miles and packaging waste.

Nature is our stage, so we’re going to treat it right, and steward the landscape of the Hudson Highlands for future generations to enjoy.

Sustainability Task Force Members

  • Sandra Goldmark
  • Davis McCallum
  • Kendra Ekelund
  • Lana Russell
  • Fred Rich
  • Marie Fabian
  • Krystal Ford
  • Erik Brown
  • Kale Roberts
  • William Nesbitt
  • Toshi Yano