Author: CMS Masters (CMS Masters)

Becoming a Climate Healer: Ripples of Good
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Becoming a Climate Healer: Ripples of Good

This is a story about ripples. Ripples as culprits, and ripples as cures. It’s about a positive future that we can all start creating today and start experiencing now. First, Ripples as Culprits. You’ve already heard about your carbon footprint, and the problems the planet faces because of our collective carbon footprints. Where do these...

A Successful Window Insulation Program
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A Successful Window Insulation Program

Since September 2019 Americorps Energy Efficiency Coordinator Molly Agrimson has been coordinating a project to help reduce heating needs, and thus CO2 emissions in York County, by providing insulating window inserts to area residents. Through funding from Window Dressers, York Energy Steering Committee, York Community Services Associations and Efficiency Maine, Molly has been able to...

The Foolish Idler
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The Foolish Idler

The Foolish Idler It is estimated that 6 billion gallons of fuel are consumed by idling vehicles in the United States each year. Encounters with idling vehicles have become all too commonplace in this town. On a walk through the Village at any moment of the day one is likely to observe parked cars with...

Expanding Composting in York
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Expanding Composting in York

Did you know that food scraps make up at least 50% of the garbage picked up at curbside in York? These food scraps go into a landfill or are incinerated. Either disposal method generates high levels of greenhouse gases, including methane and carbon dioxide, the great culprits behind climate change. Faced with the worldwide effects...

Update on the Youth Initiatives Group
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Update on the Youth Initiatives Group

We continue to research curricula related to climate change education. There seems to be much activity in this area both statewide and nationally. We are considering issues, aspects and new ideas that might be valuable to teachers here in York. Our current focus is to develop a collaborative relationship with York’s teachers and administrators. We...

New incentives build on Governor Mills’ 100,000 heat pump goal to help create jobs, save Maine people money, and fight climate change
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New incentives build on Governor Mills’ 100,000 heat pump goal to help create jobs, save Maine people money, and fight climate change

Author: Erin Keller (NewsCenterMaine), January 13, 2020 Governor Janet Mills visited F.W. Webb Company in Augusta on January 14 to announce new financial incentives designed to expand the use of high-performance, energy-efficient heat pumps in Maine on January 14. The incentives will advance the Governor’s initiative to install 100,000 heat pumps in Maine homes by...

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Combating Climate Change: A Program with Key State Representatives

On Wednesday, January 15, York Ready for 100% will present “Combating Climate Change: Maine Strategies and Initiatives” from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the York Community Auditorium. Speakers will be State Senator Mark Lawrence, State Representative Lydia Blume and Dan Burgess, Director of the Governor’s Energy Office. They will discuss and answer questions about Maine’s...