The Climate is Changing...So Can You!

Brought to you by York Public Library and York Ready for Climate Action

Working in conjunction with York Ready for Climate Action, York Public Library will host a series of 8 community programs focusing on the actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon emissions. Following the resounding public approval of York’s Climate Action Plan in May 2022, this program picks up where last year’s program ended–with the path forward.

2023 Events

 

The Future Is Now - Climate Realities
Nubble Lighthouse

February 8

So We Passed the Climate Action Plan…Now What?!

with Dylan Smith and/or DeCarlo Brown of the York Planning Department, and Mac McAbee and Rozanna Patane of York Ready for Climate Action

Arctic

February 22

Weatherization and Heat Pump Heating Solutions

with Fred Weston of Stillwater Sustainable Homes, Brian Robinson of Evergreen Home Performance, and Eric Pelchat from Pettigrew HVAC.

Blaine House

March 8

Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

with Harry Mussman of York Ready for Climate Action and Molly Siegal from Efficiency Maine

Nubble Lighthouse

March 22

Rooftop and Community Solar Options

with Fred Weston of Stillwater Sustainable Homes and Chris Jones from Revision Energy.

Nubble Lighthouse

April 12

Efficiency Maine Residential Offerings

with Lily McVetty of Efficiency Maine

Arctic

April 26

Climate Friendly Investing

with Rozanna Patane of York Ready for Climate Action and Christina Traurig from Cornerstone Financial Planning

Blaine House

May 10 

Climate Friendly Lawns and Gardens

with York Land Trust

Blaine House

May 24 

Coming Soon….

 

Completed Events

Click on an item for more information or to view the recorded sessions.

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

Arctic

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

MPBN

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.  
For more information email <recycling@yorkmaine.org>

York Climate Action Plan

York Climate Action Plan