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Eden Mills Community Hall is effectively carbon neutral!

It Takes a Village 
October 2017
By 2018, we will have reduced our Hall’s carbon emissions by 96% and our purchased energy by 95%! Please see more details in the full report

Eden Mills Earth Day, April 21, 2018 – Report on the Day’s Celebrations.

How did we celebrate Earth Day in 2018?  Take a look at the newsletter!

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Presents Documentary Inhabit

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral presents the documentary INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective on Friday, February 19 at 7 pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall.
View the trailer here. For more details about this excellent look at permaculture, please see our latest newsletter!

Newsletter - Excavation at the Community Hall Begins!

July 6, 2015
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!

Newsletter #61 - Earth Day 2015

Apr. 30, 2015
What happened on the Eighth Annual Earth Day 2015 In Eden Mills? more...

Newsletter #60 - Earth Day 2014 Report

May 1, 2014
What happened on the Seventh Annual Earth Day 2014 in Eden Mills? Please see our newsletter for details!

Newsletter #59 - Earth Day 2014

Apr. 6, 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...

Fifth Household Emissions Survey 2013

December 6, 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...

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

Newsletter #55 - 2011 Survey Results

November 6, 2012
Household Emissions Survey 2011 shows 22% decrease in emissions since 2007. Please see the latest newsletter for more...

Newsletter #54 - Earth Day 2012 Report & Cool News Flash!

April 29, 2012
On Thursday April 26, our own Eden Mills visionary, KIT BRESNAHAN, received the VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARD 2012 presented by Wellington County, and sponsored by the Guelph-Wellington Volunteer Centre. Our five-year-old Earth Day Celebration is just one of the important projects Kit has initiated in the Village. For the full story on Kit, see page 3 of this newsletter...

Newsletter #53 - Fifth Annual Earth Day Celebrations

Apr. 12, 2012
In April 2008, the Eden Mills Youth Group organized the Village’s first Earth Day Celebrations. That year, for the first time, Wellington Green Legacy had offered the Village more than 2000 trees to plant in recognition of our intention to “go carbon neutral.” Since that first Earth Day 4 years ago, we have planted 7258 trees, and as many as 22 species more...

Retro-Fit Report #1

It Takes a Village 
March 15, 2012
Welcome! This is the first report to Eden Mills residents on the exciting steps three village organizations are taking to revitalize the heart of the village. The Millpond Conservation Association, the Going Carbon Neutral and Community Club have united their dreams and are working together to bring them to reality. This “Retro-Fit Report” will be published as required and will keep you up-to-date on every aspect of the project: -- timetables, news, public meetings and ways you can become involved. See more in the newsletter

Newsletter #52 - End-of-Survey Celebratory Party

Feb. 16, 2012
We're holding an “End-of-Survey Celebratory Party” on Friday, March 2 from 6 – 9 pm at the Hall - read our newsletter for more information.

Newsletter #51 - Household Emissions Survey 2011 Reminder

Jan. 9, 2012
Surveys will be delivered this week on Saturday, January 14 - read our newsletter for more... 

Newsletter #50 - Fourth Household Emissions Survey 2011

Dec. 5, 2011
Volunteers will be distributing survey guides starting as early as next Saturday, December 10 more... 

Newsletter #49 - Steven Moore Coming to Eden Mills

Oct. 17, 2011
On Saturday, October 29th, Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral is having a special guest speaker to deliver a presentation and to lead a workshop titled “Sustainability and Resilience: Next Steps” more... 

Newsletter #48 - Summer Catch-up News!

August 6, 2011

  • ecoENERGY is back!
  • Straw bale portable at Rockwood Centennial Public School!
  • Eden Mills United Church celebrtes 150 years with a carbon neutral touch!

See the newsletter for more...

Newsletter #47 - Eden Mills Carbon Footprint is Shrinking!

June 8, 2011
After careful calculations based on our 2009 household survey and our 4 years of tree planting, we have confirmed that our community carbon footprint has decreased! more...

Newsletter #46 - Earth Day 2011 Celebrations

April 4, 2011
It’s SPRING again! Come out of your winter dens, re-discover your neighbours, Do a little clean-up, plant a few trees Enjoy a picnic with your family and friends And then take a workshop in something totally new for you! more...  

Newsletter #45 - Welcome Spring Sunshine

March 14, 2011
Solar Energy Production Potential and Financial Benefits Clarified! more...  

Reducing Transportation Costs and Carbon Emissions - Quick Survey

On a glorious sunny autumn afternoon last October, many Eden Millers participated in a Transportation Café organized by Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral. The objective was to hear ideas of how we can all be smarter about how we use our various modes of transportation to get to work and do our chores. You will find below a quick questionnaire which follows up on some of the key ideas which we can act on immediately. The specific discussion points from the Transportation Café can be found here. Please complete the questionnaire (MS Word format, or pdf format) now and e-mail it right back to Jack Darmon.

Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral and Natural World Series present "How To Make Money While the Sun Shines!"

Come and join in a conversation about solar PV installations: Eden Mills Community Hall, Friday, March 4 at 7:00pm - a free question and answer get-together more...

Newsletter #44b - Ongoing Progress and Recognition Too!

David Suzuki commends Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral, UN Recognition for Green Legacy Program, Libby Little recognized for tree-planting Initiatives more...

Newsletter #44 - Transportation Workshop

October 5, 2010
Do you sometimes feel like you live in your car? Are there ways for Eden Millers to save money, CO2 and stress? more...

Newsletter #43 - Solar Panel Special Offer

September 23, 2010
If you’ve been thinking about installing solar panels, make sure to take a look at this special offer from Solar G more...  

Newsletter #42 - Summer Memories 2010

September 18, 2010
A Potpourri of Eden Mills Memories from the Summer of 2010 more...  

Newsletter #41 - Food Preservation Workshop Reminder

September 6, 2010
Don't Miss This Fabulous Opportunity! more...  

Newsletter #40 - Food Preservation Workshop

August 20, 2010
This demonstration/workshop is all about saving the wonderful freshness of our local produce harvest for those long, dark, cold days we know are coming more...  

Newsletter #39 - Sunshine Celebration

June 20, 2010
Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Family Flips the Switch to Solar Power more...

Newsletter #38 - Community Resources, Fun June Events!

June 7, 2010
"Hey Buddy, can you spare a stepladder?" more...

Newsletter #37 - Water Water Everywhere!

May 30, 2010
Important events this week more...

Newsletter #36 - Walk-in Movie!

May 6, 2010
You are invited to a “Walk-In” movie night!
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai more...

Newsletter #35 - Important Reminders

April 11, 2010
Earth Day in Eden Mills - Saturday, April 17 + trees are still available more...

Newsletter #33 - Earth Day in Eden Mills - April 17 2010

Apr. 7, 2010
For a full schedule of events please see more...

Newsletter #32 - Richard Lay Renovates the Old Stable - April 10 2010

Mar. 31, 2010
Free Public Workshop: Richard Lay talks about “Renovating the old Barden Street Stable” more...

Newsletter #31 - Upcoming Events for March & April 2010

Mar. 21, 2010
Mark Your Calendars for Spring 2010! more...

Newsletter #30 - Footprint Survey Celebration

Mar. 9, 2010
Eden Mills residents gathered together at the Hall to celebrate the completion of this year’s Footprint Survey more...


Feb. 14, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 4:30 - 7:30 pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall more...

Newsletter #28 - Eden Mills is not Neutral about Reducing Carbon Emissions!

Jan. 10, 2010
78% of Available Eden Mills Households To Participate in Annual Emissions Survey! more...

Newsletter #27 - FRESH, the movie! A reFRESHing follow-up!

Dec. 1, 2009
Brian Skerret was instrumental in bringing the movie FRESH to Eden Mills – Anyone who attended will want to start poetic and profitable farming in their backyard today! more...

Newsletter #26 - Footprint Survey for 2009-10

Nov. 24, 2009
Eden Mills is “Going Carbon Neutral” – but how do we know if we’re clomping or tiptoeing on the earth?? By measuring, of course! more...

Newsletter #25 - Upcoming Events

Nov. 3, 2009
Important reminders of Carbon Neutral happenings at the Hall! more...

Newsletter #24 - Don Eaton: A Good House Revisited

Oct. 28, 2009
Don Eaton returns to continue his exploration of more...

Newsletter #23 - October Events!

Oct. 7, 2009
Mark your Carbon Neutral calendars more...

Newsletter #22 - REMINDER! Two Public Workshops Coming Right Up!

Sept. 28, 2009
Come to this free workshop, the first of several presentations in Eden Mills on the vital subject of food. Food production and distribution are tightly intertwined with carbon emissions more...

Newsletter #21 - OUR FOOD!  Community Supported Agriculture

Sept. 15, 2009
Come to this workshop on Saturday, October 3 - the first of several presentations on the vital subject of food more...

Newsletter #20 - Two Major Awards!

May 11, 2009
Announcing Two Major Awards To Eden Mills Residents! more...

Newsletter #19 - Earth Day 2009

April 24, 2009
Eden Mills Earth Day Highlights more...

Newsletter Extra!

April 24, 2009
Extra! Extra! Two exciting announcements more...

Report: Energy Audit of Eden Mills Community Hall

April 24, 2009

Newsletter #18 - Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association AGM

April 21, 2009
It’s time for the friendly, informative and tasty Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association AGM more...

Newsletter #17 - Earth Day 2009

April 8, 2009
Hosted by the Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Youth Group.  Remember last year’s wonderful spring day of activities? Join in again! more...

Newsletter #16 Wood and BioMass Heating Workshop

February 16, 2009
Mid-Winter Carbon Neutral News - MARK YOUR CALENDARS! more...

Newsletter #15 Eden Mills Going Out

February 9, 2009
We thought you’d like to know that Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral has been on the road in January. more...

Newsletter #14 Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral to Receive Award of Excellence!

November 20, 2008
The Green Legacy Committee has chosen the Eden Mills Carbon Neutral Initiative as receiving the Green Legacy Organization Award of Excellence. more...


October 17, 2008
Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral is one year old - let’s celebrate with a very special presentation by Chris Turner, internationally known author of The Geography of Hope more...

Newsletter #12 Order Trees for Spring 2009!

October 1, 2008
The Eden Mills Youth Group will once again be organizing tree planting for our homes and public spaces... (MS Word Document) (Adobe PDF)

Newsletter #11 Home Energy Conservation

September 12, 2008
Just before we prepare for another winter, we have a free, informative workshop on Home Energy Conservation more... 

Newsletter #10 Reducing Fuel Use and Car Emissions

August 2, 2008
Jack Darmon has researched the keys to reducing fuel use and car emissions more... 

Newsletter #9 Schools and Youth

June 20, 2008
Our latest newsletter - with a special focus on "Schools and Youth" - more... 

Newsletter #8 Eden Mills local food survey

May 12, 2008
At the official launch of the going carbon neutral project last November more...

Newsletter #7 The Next Cool Event!!

May 1, 2008
Free Public Workshop Saturday, May 24 more... 

Newsletter #6 Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association

April 20, 2008
Notice of AGM and carbon neutral news! more...

Newsletter #5 Earth Day Celebration

April 19, 2008
9am-5pm Tree planting, Community Pot-Luck Picnic more...

Report: Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Eden Mills

April 1, 2008

Newsletter #4 The Carbon Footprint Survey

December 19, 2007
Carbon Foot printing is a "measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced more...

Newsletter #3 The Project is Launched!

November 17, 2007
The overflowing attendance at the Hall for the launch of the Village’s project to “Go Carbon Neutral” showed how crucial and timely this undertaking is more...





























































































































































































































A project of the Eden Mills and District Community Club

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.