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Mission of the York Energy Efficiency Committee

Our mission is to respond to the global warming crisis by promoting energy efficiency, alternative energy, and environmental initiatives throughout the town of York, Maine.

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York Weekly article about Fair

Photo by Amy Bevan, Seacoast Online 5/1/10

Nice article in the weekly:

YORK — After playing a major role in the town’s adoption of several energy efficiency policies in recent years, the York Energy Efficiency Committee is now focusing on educating the public through events like the Energy and Climate Fair, held Saturday, May 1, at York Middle School.

The fair brought together nearly 50 vendors and nonprofit exhibitors, and offered local student presentations, public speakers and children’s activities, all in an effort to share information on sustainable and efficient living.

The second annual event was organized by York residents concerned about “peak oil” — the concept that the Earth’s supply of oil is limited and the availability of oil will soon decline — global warming and other environmental issues believed to be the result of consumption of oil and waste disposal practices.

Paul McGowan, co-coordinator of the event, said the committee’s mission was to raise awareness and create a movement for more efficient practices throughout York and the surrounding area.

“We’re trying to educate people on the need to respond to challenges in energy, climate change and sustainability,” said McGowan.

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