Sustainable Merton is a community led initiative giving local residents, groups, organisations and businesses the opportunity to stimulate practical action to make our area a sustainable community.
We are engaged in projects covering renewable energy and energy saving, local food growing, water conservation and raising awareness of the issues associated with climate change. We are working in partnership with Merton Council and with schools, community groups and businesses across Merton.
If you are interested in things we have done or in ways you could get involved – please get in touch.
TRANSITION TOWN WIMBLEDON CLOSES
In the last year or so, TTW have struggled to find people to help with organising some of their events and groups and, as a result, projects such as the community gardens, the school garden and the recycled jewellery-making group have all closed. So that attention can be focused on those projects that are thriving, Transition Town Wimbledon will cease operations as of now. Sustainable Merton will, however, continue to support projects such as Green Coffee, Abundance, the Energy Group and Bag-Making. For more information about these, please visit our Events page.
MERTON GREEN PARENTS: TerraCycle Collection
Merton Green Parents are collecting baby wipe packets and baby food pouches, with all money raised from the collections going towards supporting our work at Sustainable Merton!
A new collection point for baby wipe packets and baby food pouches has been set up in Coffee in the Wood, 99 High Street, Colliers Wood. Just bring your empty packets and pouches to the cafe and Merton Green Parents will collect them and send them to TerraCycle, who will recycle them into a whole host of new products.
Abby Semple, Merton Green Parents, has said “the local community can help us save a far greater amount of baby wipes packaging from local landfill and raise more money for Sustainable Merton, which is great. We encourage local people to drop off their used baby wipes packaging and baby food pouches back to the collection box at Coffee in the Wood and tell their family and friends with children to do the same.”
TAMWORTH FARM ALLOTMENTS: Would you like to have your own allotment or join the community allotment group?
Sustainable Merton is very pleased to offer you the opportunity to own a plot on the newly created Tamworth Farm allotment site. Grow your own favourite vegetables, fruit and flowers, share gardening tips with your neighbours, benefit from healthy outdoor exercise and enjoy tasty, freshly harvested seasonal produce!
Or perhaps you would prefer to enjoy some gardening without a regular commitment? If so, why not join the community allotment group and share in the communal harvest. Make new friends and learn more about gardening if you are new to it – all tools and equipment provided.
This exciting project in partnership with The London Borough of Merton is supported by over £77,000 in funding from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, to create the new allotments at this site.
It has taken a lot of time and effort from contractors and a big team of brilliant volunteers to clear the land and we are now ready to welcome new allotment holders and volunteers!
Interested? Please email us at email@example.com with your name, address and phone number, or phone our office and leave a message on 020 3417 0476.
Tuesday 4th February, 9.30am-11am, the Gooseberry Bush, 115 Kingston Road SW19 1LT.
The Green Coffee website has all the reports from previous Green Coffees.
Merton Green Drinks
Please note, there will be no meeting next Wednesday (15th January), or until further notice, as we are currently looking for a new organiser for the group. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to be up and running again soon!
If you would like to take on the role of organiser or to share this role with someone else, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
Local action for a low carbon future