Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford


WE ARE CITIZENS OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD AND AREA WORKING TOGETHER TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SUSTAINABLE, SOCIALLY JUST, LOW-CARBON FUTURE.

What's Happening

  • Did you know that Canadian municipalities have an influence over approximately 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.
    For the past several months we have been working hard to make sure that the climate and environmental crises were important considerations in our municipal election. Thank you to everyone that participated, and to the Chamber of Commerce for collaborting in the development of the candidate profiles and co-organizing the Meet the Candidates evenings. We look forward to working with the new council to develop and implement solutions that will help Merrickville-Wolford face the challenges of a changing climate and contribute to a safe and thriving future for our community.
  • Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford has drafted a list of recommendations to present to the newly elected Council, outlining what we want them to do to step up to the climate and environmental crisis in our municipality. If you are interested in reviewing the document, please contact us at info@sustainableMW.org. and we will send you a copy. We appreciate any feedback you may have.
  • Did you know that it is against the by-law rules to keep laying hens in the village of Merrickville? There is a move afoot to change this: learn more about the proposed changes, and if you agree, be sure to sign the petition.
  • As the end of the growing season approaches, be sure to save some extra seeds to donate to the Merrickville Seed Library. Seeds can be dropped off at the Merrickville Public Library. See the Plant a Garden page for more information on saving and donating seeds. Thanks to everyone that made this season such a success!

Want to learn more? Subscribe to our email list, contact us at info@sustainableMW.org or check out our Facebook page for the latest information.

In the News

  • For the latest national and international news, check out The Energy Mix - a great source of articles on climate change, energy, and carbon-free futures.
  • The CBC's What on Earth is another great source of environmental news - free weekly e-newsletter or podcast subsciptions are available.
  • If you want to know more about what's going on in eastern Ontario, Climate Legacy, which focuses on engaging and mobilizing older Canadians in climate action, has compiled a list of climate action groups in our region, along with a corresponding schedule of events.


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Join the conversation

We usually meet on the second Wednesday of each month either in-person or on Zoom.
Join us at our next meeting on November 23 at 6:00 pm at the Goose & Gridiron.
Everyone is welcome!
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Events

You can make a difference

  • Aim for Zero Waste

    Simple steps to help conserve our natural resources and reduce pollution.

  • Plant a Garden

    Tips and support for planting and preserving your own vegetables.

  • Buy Local

    A list of farms and other helpful links to help you discover local food sources.

  • Green Building & Renovating

    How we build today has huge environmental impacts on how we thrive or survive tomorrow.

Current Initiatives & Projects

Repair

Building a Network

Interested in meeting with like-minded people, building resources, or connecting with other organizations? We can't do it alone. If you are interested in collaborating, communications, or planning, there are lots of opportunities.

Supporting Sustainable Local Food Initiatives

Looking for ways to contribute to food security and support local farms? Join in the discussion and share your ideas!

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Enriching Local Gardens

Looking for an stunning garden? Interested in seed exchanges? Help us support the Seed Library or discover some amazing alternatives to a traditional lawn.

Advocating for Change

Want to make your voice heard? Join us in encouraging and supporting our municipal leaders in making climate action a priority for our community.