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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 Energy Steering Committee recognized

The Energy Steering Committee was highlighted by the York Weekly as one of the town’s “Movers and Shakers” of 2015. From the article by Deborah McDermott:

YORK – During the recent climate talks in Paris, a group of state and provincial government leaders, mayors and municipal officials from throughout the world held a Climate Summit . . . → Read More: York Energy Steering Committee recognized

2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

As reported in the Science section of the Oct. 21, 2015 New York Times, 2015 is likely to be a record-breaker for global warming.

Global temperatures are running far above last year’s record-setting level, all but guaranteeing that 2015 will be the hottest year in the historical record — and undermining political claims that global . . . → Read More: 2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

2014 Was Hottest Year on Record

It’s official:

Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring scientific warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.

And the trend continues:

In the annals of climatology, 2014 now surpasses 2010 as the warmest year in a . . . → Read More: 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record

The ethics of climate change

As a global and long-term problem, climate change presents a huge ethical challenge. Climate change is the consequence of a huge number of small acts, which individually are not intended to cause harm. Moreover, the main victims of climate change – future generations and people in vulnerable countries – are distant in time and space . . . → Read More: The ethics of climate change

Reversing climate change through photosynthesis and biology

Rebuilding soil through organic methods and permaculture can sequester vast amounts of carbon and provide dozens of other benefits at the same time.

How Organic Farming Can Reverse Climate Change

By EcoWatch

Rodale Institute announced yesterday the launch of a global campaign to generate public awareness of soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only . . . → Read More: Reversing climate change through photosynthesis and biology

Can ordinary people make a difference?

Quote of the day:

When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the . . . → Read More: Can ordinary people make a difference?

Our warming world

Sometimes during the frigid days of winter it becomes harder to appreciate that weather does not equal climate. From Gizmodo:

Climate change is a very real thing, but how is it affecting the area that you live in? Fortunately—or, perhaps, unfortunately—you can find out using this interactive map.

Recently updated by New Scientist to . . . → Read More: Our warming world

Sustainable Heating to Save the Planet & Invigorate Our Community

Pat Coon, a co-founder of reVision Heat, will be giving a presentation at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm on Nov. 14 as part of their Climate Steward series. The presentation will touch on how climate change is impacted by our home heating choices and how sustainable heating is part of the solution. From the . . . → Read More: Sustainable Heating to Save the Planet & Invigorate Our Community

The scientific consensus

http://theconsensusproject.com/

Workshop: How coastal towns can prepare for climate change

News from Kennebunk’s Energy Efficiency Committee:

You are invited!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 16th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm for an important interactive workshop on preparing towns in southern Maine for climate related risks. The event will be held at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Dinner will be provided.

Who: The Town of Wells, . . . → Read More: Workshop: How coastal towns can prepare for climate change

YEEC monthly meeting at Tuesday 7pm – 24 hours of Reality, Marketfest, and coverage/video of plug-in ceremony

Greetings Everyone!

Our next meeting is this Tuesday at the York Public Library at 7pm.

Plugging In Ceremony The plugging-in ceremony was amazingly successful. Thanks so much to all of you who were with us in person or in spirit. I’m sure many of you have seen the coverage in the newspaper, but if you’d . . . → Read More: YEEC monthly meeting at Tuesday 7pm – 24 hours of Reality, Marketfest, and coverage/video of plug-in ceremony

Climate Reality Project: 24 hours of Reality – Coming to York

Join members of the York Energy Efficiency Committee on Tuesday, October 22 from 7-8:30 pm downstairs in the library for a viewing party of “24 Hours of Reality”, a global event highlighting the high cost of carbon from every time zone in the world, hosted by Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project. For more . . . → Read More: Climate Reality Project: 24 hours of Reality – Coming to York

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