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

  • The Merrickville Seed Library is open and ready for the upcoming growing season. Now in its fourth year, the Seed Library is well stocked with a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, as well as native wildflower seeds to attract pollinators.
    Whether you are looking for seeds to plant, have seeds to donate, or just want more information, be sure to check it out. The Seed Library is located in the Public Library and is free to everyone.
  • Celebrate Merrickville’s third annual Seedy Saturday on April 20 from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Merrickville Library. The action-packed morning will feature a seed and seedling swap, speakers, information booths, and a children’s activity area. More details are available on the Merrickville Library website. So mark your calendars! Everyone is welcome, and all the activities are free.
  • Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is organizing a March on April 21 in Ottawa. The March is planned to coincide with the 4th session of the UN's Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The session is taking place in Ottawa on April 23 to 29 at the Shaw Center. The Global Plastics Treaty has the potential to stop the plastic pollution crisis at the source — but only if governments truly uphold their responsibility to the people, environment, wildlife, and the climate. Find out more about the March on the BFFP website.
  • Watersheds Canada has launched a resource toolkit for tackling road salt pollution. There has been a significant increase in the salinization of freshwater bodies over the past decade, affecting the delicate balance of freshwater ecosystems. Watersheds Canada has a variety of resources to learn more about the effects of road salt pollution and how to drive change in your community to protect our precious freshwater resources.
  • The annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair is back for its 15th year! This is a great opportunity to connect with local businesses and community groups to discuss issues related to sustainability. Find out more about greening your home or check out one of the largest electric vehicle displays in Eastern Ontario. This free, family-friendly event has something for everyone. It's all happening on Sunday, May 5 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. For more information, see Sustainable North Grenville's Facebook 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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Happy Earth Month Everyone!
Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, we've had to cancel our April meeting.
We will see you all in May.
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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.

  • 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.