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.
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!
Save the date! Saturday, April 25th is Earth Day in Eden Mills!
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...
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!
See this year’s Village/Household Footprint:
Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Celebrates 6th Anniversary
December 2, 2013
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!
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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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.