Category: Blog

Life Without Plastic Is Possible
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Life Without Plastic Is Possible

Author: Carrie Mayo Over the course of a single century, plastic has covered the globe. Plastic is on every shelf and in nearly every room of every home. It litters our streets; pollutes the air and the sea. Frankly, and most critically, it’s wreaking havoc on our entire planet. Plastic produces massive amounts of pollution....

The Unthinkable
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The Unthinkable

  In early March the NBA canceled its season; soon thereafter York Public Schools went on an extended break. Regardless of what event first made you think, “Wow, this is unthinkable,” there have since been numerous proclamations that remind us we are living in unimaginable times. To quote a recent article in The New Yorker,...

Green Tips – April 2020
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Green Tips – April 2020

Steps that can be taken to help you create a safer and healthier future. 1. Buy in bulk whenever possible. Product packaging is responsible for a lot of energy expended and emissions released to produce it and creates waste when the product is opened and used. Reduce the amount of packaging you use by avoiding...

The Food and Future Fund
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The Food and Future Fund

“If only I could do something to help on climate change and help people in need who are suffering because of the pandemic too.” So many of us feel this way. Here’s how you CAN make a positive difference for the environment and your neighbors with the same simple but powerful action. Step 1: You...

Opportunity in a Time of Crisis
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Opportunity in a Time of Crisis

Take Time To Observe With the coronavirus spreading across the globe like a fast-moving hurricane, many Americans feel threatened, helpless and uncertain. We are not alone; the invisible pandemic is wreaking havoc in all corners of the globe by taking lives, crushing economies, separating people and inciting fear. The impacts of the crisis are global,...

Green Tips
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Green Tips

Ditching unnecessary chemicals, unhealthy foods, unfriendly Earth practices, and bad habits/routines can all add together to make an altogether healthier you, whilst boosting the environment and ecosystem. We will be introducing four simple green tips each month, one for each week of the month as a reminder of steps that can be taken to help...

York Needs Your Green Light! 
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York Needs Your Green Light! 

On Saturday, May 16, York voters will be asked to approve three critical climate/energy initiatives: A request for funding to develop a Climate Action Plan for York A request to fund the position of Sustainability Director for York A request to lease the Witchtrot Road landfill to a developer for a solar array that will...

Viability of Alternatives to Driving in Rural Areas
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Viability of Alternatives to Driving in Rural Areas

New bus service in Presque Isle, Maine, is attempting to prove the viability of transit in a smaller community. Six months ago, residents of Presque Isle, Maine, had few good options for getting around their small but sprawling city other than by car. Now, a fledgling bus service is expanding there as it begins its...