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Local Resources

  • Lancaster City is going Green!  Check out our what's going on in the area at the LIVE Green website.

  • The Sierra Club has a Lancaster branch.  See what they're working on.

  • The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's goal is to protect and restore the Bay.  If you want to help out, they can steer you in the right direction.

  • The Lancaster County Conservation District promotes awareness of the relationship between human activities and our natural environment.  

  • The Lancaster County Conservancy protects the region's open land.  Check out their site to find out more.  

  • Want to play outside?  The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation can provide you with all sorts of fun options.

  • Looking for healthy, local food choices?  Buy Fresh, Buy Local is a great resource.

  • Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative participants receive local, organic vegetables, fruits, starches, and even flowers every week or every other week during the growing season.  Pay in advance and enjoy fresh produce throughout the year!

  • The Lancaster Farmland Trust's mission is to preserve and steward the beautiful, productive farmland of Lancaster County.  Interested in learning more?  Check out their website.

  • Lancaster has the oldest continuously running farmer's market in the United States.  You can get local, organic produce and other goods at excellent prices.  It's definitely worth a visit...or two...or ten...

  • The smaller Eastern Market is a real gem.  Local artisans and farmers set up shop on Saturdays and Wednesdays in season.

  • The Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network is growing a local economy that promotes social, environmental and financial sustainability in Lancaster and York Counties.

General Resources

  • Overfishing has depleted populations of aquatic organisms worldwide.  Ever wonder which fish are still OK to purchase?  Check out the Marine Stewardship Council's certified fish list.  There you can find out which fish are harvested sustainably.  

  • Have a building project?  Be sure to use woods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  They make sure that forests are managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.  Their certification incorporates managerial aspects as well as environmental and social requirements.

  • An F&M alum has created a new oil filter that will allow your vehicle to go 24,000 between oil changes!  The F&M community qualifies for a 20% discount by using code GOGREENFUM.  Check out the microGreen Oil Filter and all the cool specs.

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  • Sights of Lancaster County