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

  • Several groups have recently filed a joint complaint with the Competition Bureau over Enbridge Gas’ deceptive marketing - encouraging homeowners to connect to its natural gas system.
    This comes on the heels of the announcement of a proposed new natural gas expansion project in the Merrickville-Wolford community. The complaint asserts that Enbridge is falsely claiming that gas is the most cost-effective way to heat homes. And states that a typical customer in a gas expansion area could spend over $10,000 more if they choose to use gas instead of installing a high-efficiency electric heat pump (over the lifetime of the equipment). For more detailed information on heat pumps, check out the Ontario Clean Air Alliance website.
  • Be sure to save your vegetable and flower seeds to donate to the Merrickville Seed Library. Located in the Public Library, the Seed Library provides free vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to the community. Seed donations from local growers are key to ensuring that the collection remains healthy and sustainable for the future. For information on how to save seeds and to donate to the Seed Library, check out our Plant a Garden page. Or for hints on how to create a pollinator-friendly garden, see our Create a Wildlife Habitat page.

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

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at the Merrickville Legion.
Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!
For more information, see the Events page, Subscribe to our email list, or check us out on Facebook

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.

  • Create a Wildlife Habitat

    You can cteate an area that helps local and migratory wildlife, and enjoy the benefits and beauty they bring.

  • 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

Dreaming of building a stunning pollinator 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.