Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford


SINCE THE START OF THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, SUSTAINABLE MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE COMMUNITY TO HELP TO BUILD RESILIENCE THROUGH BETTER FOOD SECURITY.

Our first campaign to share our harvest with the Merrickville Emergency Food Cupboard at Rideau Community Health Services has been a great success! A huge thank you to everyone who pitched in. We hope this generosity will become part of our “new normal” going forward, especially as the colder weather approaches. See our Projects page to get more information on how to make a donation or access the cupboard.

We are also happy to announce that Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford and the Merrickville Public Library are partnering to grow a local seed library. If you grow a garden, consider donating some of your seeds, which can be dropped off at the library any time beginning this fall for distribution next spring.

What's Happening in Our Region

  • As reported in the North Grenville Times, in response to recent changes, SMW is circulating a petition to ask the Merrickville-Wolford council to expand municipal recycling and waste management options.
  • Big buzz! Augusta takes bee-friendly pledge: Augusta Township recently agreed to become the first Eastern Ontario member of Bee City Canada, making it one of 40 Canadian jurisdictions officially committed to protecting pollinators.
  • Our MPs are currently debating priorities for a COVID recovery and addressing the pressing needs of the climate crisis. Please consider adding your voice to the chorus by sending an email to Chrystia Freeland and your local MP to tell them what you want to see in a just, sustainable future for Canada.

If you are interested in learning more about what you can do, subscribe to our email list, contact us at info@sustainableMW.org or check out our Facebook page for the latest information.

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Join the conversation

Our meetings have shifted to ZOOM, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join us! A short agenda will be published on our Events page a week before each meeting.

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

Repair Cafe

Got something in need of repair? We feature a series of workshops guided by skilled fixer-uppers to help you!

Connecting with Local Farmers

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

grass

Greening your Lawn

Longing for a beautiful yard? Discover some amazing alternatives to a traditional lawn by thinking outside the turf.

Advocating for Change

Want to make your voice heard? Join us in encouraging and supporting our municipal leaders to create a local climate action plan.