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November 6 YEEC meeting

Go Vote Tuesday – and then come and talk about Energy and Climate Change

Greetings Everyone,

Our next meeting will be held this Tuesday – Election day! – at 7pm in the York Library.

We are in the midst of sponsoring an event to coincide with Earth Day – and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring.   Having helped organize many of these events in the past, I can tell you that there is always a lot of work to do – and we are always looking for help with ideas and energy.

Be warned:  You won’t be allowed into the meeting unless you already voted!

In other news, it seems like Hurricane Sandy spared us in Maine – but unfortunately our neighbors to the south have not been so lucky.  Please keep those effected by the storm in your thoughts and prayers.

But Sandy’s effects have also thrust the issue of climate change front and center of the national conversation – in a way that I’ve never seen before.  NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg’s most recent endorsement of President Obama is just one example.  He says:

“Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be – given this week’s devastation – should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

Which is a pretty good segue to put out a good word for Ron McAllister and Paul McGowan – both of whom are running for state representative and are long standing members of the York Energy Efficiency Committee.  We could use some more solid leadership on the environment in Augusta – and with your help, we will.


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