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Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral

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Our village of Eden Mills is “Going Carbon Neutral”

We are a small Canadian village with an ambitious goal. We are engaging in a grassroots initiative to tackle the urgent issue of a warming planet. We want our children and grandchildren to know that we not only cared but tried to do something. 

Therefore we are aiming to become the first village in North America to achieve carbon neutrality. We launched this project on November 7, 2007.

Latest Headlines! 

Eden Mills' Neighbour Dale Hamilton is Organizing...

On Sunday, January 31: a "Bed-in" for the Environment

"Eden Mills – Back To The Garden"

A recent visit by Steve Cook inspired this post on Hiking the GTA.

Cinema Eden Mills Presents

To celebrate the 8th Anniversary we are screening This Changes Everything - a film by Avi Lewis, narrated and inspired by the book by Naomi Klein.  Saturday, November 21 at 7:00 pm - donations welcome, see the poster for more information.

Bullfrog Power report on Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral

Newsletter - Excavation at the Community Hall Begins!

You may have noticed some activity at the Hall over the past week. Well, here’s the scoop!
As well -- News about the launch of the Rockwood Farmers’ Market this Wednesday, July 8! Please see our newsletter for details!

Save the date! Saturday, April 25th is Earth Day in Eden Mills!

Earth Day 2015 Poster

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral and Community Club invite everyone to come out and enjoy activities scheduled throughout the day! Plant trees, participate in a nature hike, help with the Village clean-up, kid's games at the park, and top it all off, a traditional Eden Mills pot-luck with jam session! See poster for details. Pick one, two or as many activities as you like!

Hot News!

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral was recently featured in the Ontario Association of Architects’ Profiles Directory. Congratulations to Charles Simon for keeping EMGCN on the map! Full article can be read here. OAA Cover

New House in Eden Mills Reflects Going Carbon Neutral Goals!

When Les Zawadzki and Linda Hendry, long-time supporters of the Going Carbon Neutral Project decided to build their new home in Eden Mills, they wanted to incorporate many of the 'green technologies' they had been introduced to at various workshops hosted by the Initiative. For more information, see the media release.

Update on Climate Change from our local MP, Michael Chong

Michael Chong addressed the House of Commons and was interviewed by the Guelph Mercury making it clear he was speaking on behalf of his constituents, click here to read the article.

Newsletter #60 - Earth Day 2014 Report

What happened on the Seventh Annual Earth Day 2014 in Eden Mills? Please see our newsletter for details!

Newsletter #59 - Earth Day 2014

Did the past winter ice storm leave some gaps in your natural surroundings? Do you have the perfect spot for some new trees? In Eden Mills we are fortunate to have young trees, in 12 species, provided by Wellington Green Legacy and ready for planting more...

Download your tree order form (MS Word)

Plus - let’s get together on Earth Day, Saturday, April 26 to celebrate Janet Wilson’s Official Book Launch right here in Eden Mills - "Severn and the Day She Silenced the World".


On December 1 we celebrated at the Hall!

  • Youth Group Community Supper!
  • Going Carbon Neutral 6th Anniversary

For the facts, see the media release. For fun, see Newsletter #57!


Survey 2013

See this year’s Village/Household Footprint:


Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Celebrates 6th Anniversary

December 2, 2013
On Sunday, December 1, Eden Mills celebrated the 6th anniversary of its launch to become the first village in North America to “go carbon neutral.” In order to achieve carbon neutrality, the village needs to balance the amount of CO2 which it emits and absorbs. It is more than 75% towards its goal. For more information, see the media release.

Fifth Household Emissions Survey 2013

Starting from Saturday, December 14, one of your neighbours will be calling or visiting you to deliver this year’s survey guide, to determine your interest in participating, and to answer any questions you may have - more...

Celebration of the 6th Anniversary of Going Carbon Neutral!

Come join the Eden Mills Youth Group at the Eden Mills Community Hall for an evening of Multicultural food fun! (Click poster to the right for full size version)



Retro-Fit Report #2


It Takes a Village 
January 15, 2013
In March last year we published our first Retro-Fit Report outlining the vision to re-vitalize the heart of the Village of Eden Mills. “It Takes a Village” incorporates many elements, including an energy retro-fit of the Community Hall. We are making real progress. Here’s the latest news in the newsletter

Media Release: Eden Mills Community Club Awarded $15,000 grant from Farm Credit Canada

The Eden Mills and District Community Club is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $15,000 for its Community Hall Energy Retrofit project. The grant will be applied to the cost of a new heating/cooling system, specifically to the purchase of an air-to-air heat pump. Please see media release for more.

Ontario Trillium Foundation supports work of Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral has received a grant of $120,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The OTF is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit the Trillium website at http://www.otf.ca

The grant will assist in the energy retro-fit of the Community Hall of which the first phase will be completed in 2013. See full media release for details.

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A project of the Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association Inc.

The Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Project is supported in part by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Community Go Green Fund.