Join us Saturday March 23, 2024 from 10am-2pm at York High School
We’re excited to share that we are holding our second annual Climate Action Fair on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 10am-2pm at York High School. Please save the date!
The Climate Action Fair is a chance for you and your family to learn a bit about climate change and what all of us can do to make a difference! This year’s fair will be hosted by York Ready for Climate Action, The York Recycling Committee and York Public Library. We will spotlight home energy efficiency and electrification, bringing vendors who install heat pumps, residential solar panels, electric vehicle chargers and weatherization upgrades. The fair will feature electric car test drives, sustainability ideas, local non-profits, door prizes and fun for the whole family. We’ll see you there!
Thank you to our Climate Action Fair Sponsors
and Door Prize Contributors!
Looking Back: Our first annual Climate Action Fair
Our first annual Climate Action Fair in 2023 was a great success! Many thanks to all who volunteered, planned, donated, and came out for the fair. The fair provided a one-stop-shop for learning about home electrification and weatherization (heat pumps, heat pump hot water, insulation, solar panels, electric vehicles and beyond) and sustainable lifestyle choices, kids programs and gardening.
Not only did over 200 residents attend the fair and talk to vendors, but non-profit representatives, vendors and business owners had a chance to get to know one another and find common ground. All of these groups will play a key role in reaching the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in York — 50% by 2030 (in seven years!). Key to reaching this goal will be the kind of connection and potential collaboration that is facilitated at an event like the Climate Action Fair.
Popularizing efficient electric alternatives to gas and oil was a major goal of the Climate Action Fair. In keeping with that goal, door prizes were awarded, including two electric lawn mowers and a home energy audit. Participants had a chance to test drive electric vehicles and electric bikes, while also learning about rebate programs that make them more affordable.
The fair also aimed to start conversions about the climate crisis and steps we can all take to be a part of the solution. Green activities for kids and the broad range of groups represented were meant to create a big tent to welcome many different people into the conversation. Click here for a list of 2023 vendors.