Dig Merton Survey

SM LogoSustainable Merton has been asked by Merton Council to collect peoples views on a new project called Dig Merton.

Dig Merton is designed to help as many residents as possible get involved in enjoying the benefits of working on land local to them.

This land could be anything from a park, a verge on the corner of an alleyway, to a flower bed that needs a bit of TLC. So an area of land that could be put to better use than it is at present.

If you are interested or have views about this proposed project, please click HERE and complete the short 7 question survey, thank you!


No Green Drinks Meet Up Next Week

Due to our current search for a new organiser to continue running Green Drinks, there will be no meet up next Wednesday (15th January), or until further notice. The former organiser tells us that it only takes an hour or two of your time a month, plus the meetings themselves (which are always enjoyable). If you are interested in taking on this role, or perhaps would consider sharing it with one or two others, please email mertongreendrinks@gmail.com.

May Project Gardens search for new Project Co-ordinator and Community Gardener

May Project GardensSituated in the suburbs of Morden, the May Project Gardens is small community project aiming to bring people together by applying Permacuture ethics and principles to create examples of efficient and productive natural gardens.

They currently have two fundamental roles which need to be filled for the start of the New Year… The positions available are Community Gardener and Project Co-ordinator. Please follow the links for more information, or contact the team directly via email (mayprojectgardens@gmail.com) or telephone (07921 917453).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Christmas Winter Warmer

On Saturday 7th December, Sustainable Merton will be running a Christmas card making stall at the OneMitcham Christmas Winter Warmer, and we are looking for volunteers who don’t mind getting 157_OneMitcham_WinterWarmer_twitter_07122013a little paint on their hands to assist the children as they use natural materials to make their cards.

The event runs from 9am – 7pm and we are particularly looking for people between the hours of 12pm – 3pm. If you can spare even 1-2 hours, we would love to hear from you, thank you! 

http://www.sustainablemerton@googlemail.com020 83417 0476

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.

Wanted: Merton Priory Homes Residents Volunteer Energy Champions!

Merton Priory Homes are looking for Residents Volunteer Energy Champions to give energy saving advice and handy tips to neighbours, friends and family!

  • Volunteer Energy Champions will be given full accredited training in:
      • Energy saving advice and tips
      • Community engagement skills
  • You will get ‘out of pocket’ expenses when you do any volunteering work
  • Volunteering hours are flexible
  • There will be at least two training sessions, quarterly newsletters and an annual event that will reward good work and plan for the coming year.

If you are interested in becoming a Resident Energy Champion for Merton Priory Homes please contact Dawn Helps on 0300 500 3000 or email: getinvolvedmerton@circle.org.

Reminder: Merton Green Drinks

Wednesday 16th October 8pm, Hand and Racquet, 25-27 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19 7NE.

The perfect social event for those interested in green or sustainability issues and an opportunity to meet and chat with other like-minded people. Everyone welcome, so come along and bring a friend!

TrollTrollLook out for our mascot, Graham, a small green, toy, troll – he will be on the table where we are sitting.
E-mail: mertongreendrinks@gmail.com

(Merton green drinks takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month)