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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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Walkability 101

Walkability, a measure of how friendly an area is to walking, has proven health, environmental, and economic benefits for people and communities.

This short video describes and illustrates some of the fundamental principles of walkabilty.

Walkable 101: The Basics from Martin County CRA.

Learn more at http://www.walklive.org/education/.

Also, Wikipedia has more information on . . . → Read More: Walkability 101

Weatherization initiative for low-income York homeowners

The following article is from the Oct. 25, 2016 York Weekly.

Stretching the dollar and staying warm

Deborah McDermott

YORK — As many as 50 lower-income York families – homeowners and renters – will be a little warmer this winter and spend less on fuel, thanks to a unique collaboration with York Community Service Association, . . . → Read More: Weatherization initiative for low-income York homeowners

Vote on Nov. 3 to reduce plastic bag waste

Approved by the Board of Selectmen 5-0, Article 7, a ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, will be on the ballot November 3. Voting is at York High School between 8 AM and 8 PM.

Ways You Can Help Pass the York Bag Ordinance

Canvass for Support. You can help by volunteering . . . → Read More: Vote on Nov. 3 to reduce plastic bag waste

Addressing both environmental destruction and social inequality

Just how dumb do they think we are?

Who would believe that destroying the ecosystems on which all life depends, while dis-employing more and more people, is somehow good for the economy? Whose economy?

But that’s exactly the fiction that has been successfully marketed to us: jobs versus the environment.

The next economy that’s now . . . → Read More: Addressing both environmental destruction and social inequality

Real food security

Anybody interested in solving, rather than profiting from, the problems of food production and distribution will see that in the long run the safest food supply is a local food supply, not a supply that is dependent on a global economy. Nations and regions within nations must be left free — and should be encouraged . . . → Read More: Real food security

Surfeur – a local business commited to sustainability while giving back to the community

At York Goes Green, we like to support local businesses that are both environmentally responsible and committed to helping people in need. Surfeur is a York business aiming to walk that line. From it’s website:

Surfeur, LLC started with the love of all things surfing. We wanted to build a brand that is known for . . . → Read More: Surfeur – a local business commited to sustainability while giving back to the community

The Seventh Winter Farmers’ Market Starting on Nov. 23

Beginning this month and continuing through April, a diverse array of local farmers and vendors will be participating the the Winter Farmers’ Market organized by Seacoast Eat Local.

The outdoor growing season may be coming to a close, but Winter Farmers’ Markets are just getting started. Seacoast Eat Local has been busy pulling together some . . . → Read More: The Seventh Winter Farmers’ Market Starting on Nov. 23

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

Why local retailers and restaurants are better than chain stores and restaurants

Local, owner-operated businesses support community prosperity:

A study by Civic Economics in Salt Lake City, Utah compared independent retailers and restaurants with retail chains and national restaurant chains: the local retailers returned 52 per cent of their revenue to the local economy as opposed to 14 per cent for chains, and local restaurants re-circulated 79 . . . → Read More: Why local retailers and restaurants are better than chain stores and restaurants

The looming battle over rooftop solar

Electrical utility companies around the country are working to limit and even roll back homeowner incentives for distributed solar photovoltaic systems.

According to the Energy Information Administration, rooftop solar electricity — the economics of which often depend on government incentives and mandates — accounts for less than a quarter of 1 percent of the nation’s . . . → Read More: The looming battle over rooftop solar

Time banking, a new twist on old-fashioned bartering

Time banking is a concept and a process that has been successful in hundreds of communities around the country and the world. It is a pattern of reciprocal service exchange that uses units of time as currency. The basic premise of time banking is simple: One hour of one person’s time is worth one hour . . . → Read More: Time banking, a new twist on old-fashioned bartering

6 Creative Ways to Go Green in College

The following article was contributed (via Socialmonsters.org) by Maria Delgado, a film student and a freelance writer living in New Mexico.

As a college student, you’re aware of the harsh environmental impact of the typical American lifestyle. Maybe you wish that you could live in a way that was more eco-friendly. Fortunately, there are many . . . → Read More: 6 Creative Ways to Go Green in College

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