Our vision for York is guided by reverence for all life and all ecosystems, seen and unseen, we envision a just, peaceful, clean and healthy world, where humans live in harmony with each other and the Earth, and where our children and grandchildren are free of the perils of a warming planet.
The Mission of YorkReadyfor100% is to serve York and surrounding towns by supporting climate and energy actions in our communities, by working with town and state governments and other partners to enhance awareness of the effects of climate change and advocate for solutions that move us toward a sustainable earth.
Since our inception in May of 2018, we have been affiliated with a nation-wide initiative (Readyfor100). This initiative is designed to motivate individual communities to commit to using renewable energy sources for all energy use community-wide by specific target dates. This goal was met in July of 2019 when the town Selectboard voted unanimously to join The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. Since then our group has broadened its stated goals to include direct environmental action.
We are affiliated with a nation-wide Sierra Club initiative (Readyfor100). The Sierra Club initiative is designed to motivate individual communities to commit to using renewable energy sources for all energy use community-wide by specific target dates.
We accept the scientific consensus that the warming of our planet, caused by excessive greenhouse gases, poses an existential threat to humanity. Our priority is to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by eliminating the burning of fossil fuels wherever possible.