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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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Survey for curbside composting service

Please consider filling out this extremely brief online survey if you haven’t already:

Dear Residents of York,

We are Sydney Fogg and Mary Kocev, eighth grade members of the greenhouse group at York Middle School. Since fall of 2014, our school has been composting. Grades 5-8 sort their lunch waste each day. Every Monday, Mr. . . . → Read More: Survey for curbside composting service

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

Getting rich vs. being rich

We have tens of thousands of abandoned homes without people and tens of thousands of abandoned people without homes. We have failed bankers advising failed regulators on how to save failed assets. Think about this: we are the only species on this planet without full employment. Brilliant. We have an economy that tells us that . . . → Read More: Getting rich vs. being rich

Article 3 to address potentially failing septic systems in York

On November 4, York voters will have the opportunity to enact a new ordinance that will require homeowners or buyers to have a septic system inspection done at the time of property sale or transfer. Some real estate brokers have objected to the ordinance, claiming that most buyers already get the septic inspected prior to . . . → Read More: Article 3 to address potentially failing septic systems in York

Protecting Our Well Water

There will be an important presentation on Oct. 5 on the subject of “Protecting Our Well Water.”

The date is Sunday, October 5, at 7 PM at the York Public Library.

Speakers will be Dr. Robert Marvinney, Director, Maine Geologic Survey and Gail Darrell, Director, New England Office of the Community Environmental Legal Defense. . . . → Read More: Protecting Our Well Water

Lawns to Lobsters

Spring is a good time for homeowners to consider reassessing their lawn maintenance practices. The local group Lawns to Lobsters has called attention to the damage that can be done to ocean life and other vital species in the ecosystem by careless lawn care activities. For example:

If not applied correctly, lawn fertilizers can . . . → Read More: Lawns to Lobsters

Tips for remembering your reusable shopping bags

From Bring Your Own Bag York (http://www.byobyork.com/):

Ways to help you remember to bring your reusable bags: Keep bags in the car where you can see them. Remember that your unloading job is not done until the bags are back in the car. Keep a spare bag folded up in your purse, briefcase, backpack or . . . → Read More: Tips for remembering your reusable shopping bags

Plastic bag facts

From Bring Your Own Bag York (http://www.byobyork.com/):

Bring Your Own Bag York, a new citizen initiative

An important effort to protect our environment:

Bring Your Own Bag York, a citizen action committee, launches initiative to encourage use of reusable shopping bags –

In an effort to combat the escalating plastic pollution crisis – a new citizen action committee has formed to address the use of plastic shopping bags. Calling themselves and . . . → Read More: Bring Your Own Bag York, a new citizen initiative

Citizens Draw the Line Against Tar Sands Oil in York

York, ME (September 21, 2013) – Nearly thirty citizens concerned about the global impacts of increased development of tar sands oil gathered outside of a York TD Bank location on Saturday, September 21st. The event was one of more than 200 events throughout North America during a day of citizen action organized by 350.org . . . → Read More: Citizens Draw the Line Against Tar Sands Oil in York

Whatever we put into the world becomes part of us

It is a matter of choice and courage.

Tar Sands Oil in Maine?

Community Talk: “Tar Sands Oil­­ — Why it Matters to ME!”

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd.

Bob Klotz, co-founder of 350 Maine, will discuss the implications for Maine of a proposal to move tar sands oil from Canada to Portland Harbor for export overseas. Considerations . . . → Read More: Tar Sands Oil in Maine?

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