Sustainable Milton

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Building a resilient Milton, together.

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Sustainable Milton is a nonprofit environmental organization.

We advocate for an environmentally responsible Milton and work to reduce the impacts of climate change in our community through community engagement, education, and advocacy.

By working together with individuals, businesses, and the government, we can create lasting change for present and future generations.

Check out our upcoming events!

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Garden Club

Throughout the Summer

We’ll be planting and weeding and harvesting and learning in a number of community gardens this summer. If you’re interested in joining us, first drop us a line at events@sustainablemilton.ca Then visit our volunteering page to complete the mandatory permission forms and waivers. (If you’ve already participated in a Sustainable Milton event in 2024, no need to fill out these forms again)

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Summer Job
Hiring

June 10 – August 2

We are hiring for 2 positions: Environmental Program Co-ordinator and Special Events Co-ordinator. Open to students 18-30. These are hands-on positions. The majority of the work will be in-person and will include some evenings and weekends. Preference will be given to individuals who live in close proximity to Milton and who can provide their own transportation to and from events. 

We are looking for highly organized individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills will be an asset, as you will be working closely with Sustainable Milton volunteers as part of our Events team.    

Send your resumé to jobs@sustainablemilton.ca before May 23.

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Ward 3 Clean Up

Sunday, May 26

9:00 – Noon 

Bristol District Park 

Raindate:

Tues, May 28, 4:00 – 7pm

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Sustainable Milton's AGM

Thursday, May 30

Hugh Foster Hall
141 King St.

7:00 – 9:00pm

Open to the Public.

All are welcome.

If you’ve been considering getting involved in environmental issues, this is a good way to get to know us better.

Our many events
make us busy bees!

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Planting &
Biodiversity

480+
trees &
shrubs

400+
pollinator
plants

One big impact of climate change is biodiversity loss. As such, we work to enhance Milton’s biodiversity by planting trees, tending to community gardens, providing homes for bats, and educating the community on the importance of native plants.

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Environmental Stewardship

155+
bags of
litter

We host clean-ups to tackle litter and bring awareness about excess waste. It’s an important part of making Milton a more environmentally responsible place. Volunteers always report a feeling of satisfaction and pride in their contribution.

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Climate
Action

60+
meetings w/
town officials

We meet with various levels of government to discuss environmental issues and their solutions. We’ve delegated to Milton council and have met with each local councillor to improve Milton’s Climate Action Work Plan. Other issues include the wetlands and water courses of Milton Heights, and the Milton Education Village.

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Education & Workshops

13+
lectures &
workshops

462+
total
attendees

We host lectures and workshops for the community, schools, and culture groups. Ever had a close-up look at a salamander? Or tracked the sonar of a bat? Guests such as these are often seen at our lectures. Some other topics we cover include backyard composting and how to make healthy snacks. 

We offer group learning experiences for businesses.

Our team building events are a great way for businesses to personally contribute to the well-being of the community. By planting some trees or learning about a local species, they’ll get a unique team building experience.

Become a member!

Join our growing team working together towards a common goal. Our diverse members each bring unique skills, and together we help drive Milton on a more sustainable path.

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

Sponsorships help keep the lights on.

Sustainable Milton offers a range of sponsorship levels for individuals and businesses who wish to financially support our work.

"Bring Your Own"

Our Green Goals team helps local businesses make sustainable practices the norm. The Green Goals Seal Program provides businesses with window decals to encourage customers to bring their own take-out containers. Read more about it on the Green Goals website.

Email us using the form below to get a ‘Bring Your Own’ sign or decal for your business!

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