Participate in local government

According to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, municipalities have influence over approximately 50% of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. It’s time to work together and face this challenge.

The 2022 Municipal Elections will play a large role in determining the future of our community. Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford is committed to working with all potential candidates and with the new elected Council to help them determine the best strategies to address the climate crisis within their mandate.

As a start, these are some excellent resources for anyone considering running for Council.

The Climate Crisis: What Municipalities Can and Should be Doing

Some great local examples

Running for Municipal Council for the First Time