The Future Is Now: Our Climate Realities

Brought to you by York Public Library and the Town of York Climate Action Plan Steering Committee

February through May of 2022,  the York Public Library and the Town of York Climate Action Plan Steering Committee (CAP) explored issues relating to climate change, both close to home and further afield. Through Zoom, we discussed issues ranging from local fishing impacts and Lyme disease instances to structural calls to actions across the state and the world.

The Future Is Now - Climate Realities

2023 Events

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Completed Events

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Nubble Lighthouse

February 9

How Fishermen Have Adapted to Climate Change and How Fisheries are Changing

with Mike Sinclair of the York Lobstermen’s Association


February 23

Climate Politics of Europe

with Dr. Susana Hancock and the Camden Conference 

Blaine House

March 1

Update on Maine’s CAP: Maine Won’t Wait

with State Representative Lydia Blume and representatives from the Governor’s Office of Policy, Innovation, and the Future 

Tick Habitat

March 23

Planetary Health: the Connections between Climate Change, Wildlife Ecology, and Tickborne Diseases

with Dr. Meghan May of University of New England and Dr. Will Miller of Calvin University

Climate Change and Mental Health

March 29

Climate Courage and Mental Health

with Dr. Anne Hallward of Safe Space Radio

Cadillac Mountain

April 7

Indigenous Climate Justice: From Wabanaki Territory to the World

with Dr. Darren Ranco of the University of Maine


April 13

Climate Driven: A Look at Maine’s Response One County at a Time

with Maine Public Broadcasting Network

York Beach

May 11

So, What Exactly is the York Climate Action Plan (CAP)?

with Gerry Runte of the York Climate Act Plan Steering Committee

Get Involved

York Ready for Climate Action is a grassroots citizens’ organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the causes and effects of climate change, and to advancing environmentally friendly and inclusive policies and behaviors.” We will be involved in mitigation strategies to help with the implementation of York’s new Climate Action Plan. We are delighted to have new volunteers join with us. There is much work to be done.


York EcoHOMES simplifies how residents can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with one recommended action per month. 


WRAD, Waste Reduction and Diversion, is the sustainability committee of York Ready for Climate Action. It was an outgrowth of the successful campaigns to reduce plastic pollution by banning single-use carry-out plastic bags (2015) and polystyrene foam containers (2020).


York Land Trust and its members value the need for a healthy natural environment to ensure the social, economic and overall well-being of our community.


The York Recycling Committee is a town committee whose mission is to make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen that will make recycling as efficient, effective and economical as possible for York residents so that they may continue to be good stewards of the natural resources, beauty and property values of the town. Meetings are open and minutes are available to the public.  
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