Local resources

A go-to for all you need to know about living green in York County. This list is only the beginning — if you have any suggestions to add, please send an email to schain@ydr.com.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation — An independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Citizens Climate Lobby — Empowering individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power and by gaining the tools to be effective with government. To get involved with the York chapter, email ccl.york@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Communities” — York City has been designated a “Green Community” in EPA Region III, a program designed to assist local communities in taking charge of their own environmental quality issues.

Gas Truth of Central PA — A network of grassroots citizens’ groups fighting to bring an end to unsafe drilling practices in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources — Learn how to conserve and appreciate the many hiking trails and outdoor spaces Pennsylvania has to offer.

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper — Working to build alliances, educate and advocate on behalf of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.

Re-Source York — Provides a retail outlet for low-cost building materials and home-improvement items while at the same time recycling these items to avoid increased landfill waste.

Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network – Seek out local sources for needs ranging from produce to renovations. If you’d prefer a hard copy of the local green pages, find a list of business that carry them at the bottom of this post.

Transition York — Seeks to consciously build a community where all people thrive while reducing reliance on fossil fuels, striving for food and resource self-sufficiency and strengthening relationships with each other and with nature.

York College Sustainability and Environmental Studies minor — An interdisciplinary minor in sustainability and environmental studies that hosts a series of events on related topics as part of its program mission.

York County Solid Waste Authority — From Christmas trees to phone books, find out what you can recycle, where to do it and what special events are coming up for larger recyclable items.