Sustainable Milton

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Here's what we have coming up.

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Milton Youth Market Day

Saturday, May 4

Milton Community Park 805 Santa Maria Blvd

10:30 – 2pm

Sustainable Milton’s Youth Task Force has a booth at the Milton Youth Market on May 4. Come by and say Hello

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Tree Planting

Saturday, May 11

Milton Sports Centre

9:00 – noon

Trees are such an important part of a healthy ecosystem. They sequester carbon, clean the air, and provide shade and habitats for many creatures. Join us to add to Milton’s canopy. Student volunteer hours available. Register through Eventbrite,  then visit our volunteer 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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Ward 3 Cleanup

Sunday, May 26

9:00 – noon 

Bristol Park and Louis St. Laurent area

Registration open soon

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Sustainable Milton's AGM

Thursday, May 30

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hugh Foster Hall
141 King St.

Open to the public. 

All are welcome.

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

Planting & Biodiversity

One big impact of climate change is biodiversity loss. We work to enhance Milton’s biodiversity by planting trees, tending to community gardens, providing homes for bats, and educating the community on native plants. This summer we’ll be piloting hay bale gardening!

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trees &
shrubs

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pollinator plants

Environmental Stewardship

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

We meet with various levels of government to discuss environmental issues and their solutions. Some actions we’ve taken include delegating to Milton council and meeting with each local councillor. Addressing climate change is a pressing issue and we are committed to working with our Councillors to help them meet climate targets.

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meetings w/ town officials

Education & Workshops

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. This sharing of knowledge helps people build new skills and understand that we can all implement changes to be more environmentally conscious.

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lectures & workshops

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total
attendees

See what we've been up to on Instagram!

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🍃 Spring at Sustainable Milton🍃

Welcome to the Garden Club!

Garden Club runs from mid-May until final harvest. The Garden Club is open to everyone, including students gaining volunteer hours and adults! Many people do not have the space for a garden of their own, yet know how gardening can nourish the soul.

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Gardening schedule

We have many gardening events throughout the spring, summer and fall. We work the soil, plant, weed, prune, compost and eventually harvest. Our volunteers work at various locations throughout Milton, at various times throughout the week. Email us using the button below to get access to our sign-up sheet.

In Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass, she inspires us to garden and tells us why:

“People often ask me what one thing I would recommend to restore relationship between land and people. My answer is almost always, ‘Plant a garden.’ It’s good for the health of the earth and it’s good for the health of the people. A garden is a nursery for nurturing connection, the soil for cultivation of practical reverence. And its power goes far beyond the garden gate – once you develop a relationship with a little patch of earth, it becomes a seed itself.”

Sign up for our newsletter!

Sign up to be in the know about upcoming events and a review of last season’s events. We’ll also dive into topics like Earth Day, sustainable gift-giving, and the circular economy.

Become a volunteer!

Our volunteers include people of all ages. It’s an excellent way to make new friends, learn new skills, and experience the value of being part of a team. Volunteering also fulfills the Ministry of Education’s requirements for high school students.

Please fill out or volunteer form and sign the waiver below. If you’re 17 and under, a permission form will be sent to your parent/guardian. Don’t forget to bring your volunteer hours sheet with you!






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