Are you interested in climate change and other global environmental issues? The Nith Valley EcoBoosters is a not-for-profit, politically non-partisan volunteer group committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through education, action and collaboration.
Help us make a difference in our community by getting involved and taking action on one or more local environmental concerns. There is no fee to join. Nith Valley EcoBoosters is funded by donations, fundraising efforts, and grants.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of most months and our next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on January 26th, 2022 (no meeting in December). Please contact us via e-mail ([email protected]) if you would like to participate in this "Zoom" meeting and we will provide you with more details. You are also welcome to participate in our Policy and/or Education committees - more details are available if you would like them.
If you would like to know more about the history of our group, who we are, and what we do, please click on the following link for our "History and Terms of Reference" document: https://nvecoboosters.com/history.pdf
Would you like to receive e-mails from us about our upcoming events? Please contact us at: [email protected]
Check out our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Nith-Valley-EcoBoosters-106180851258463/
We are also on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/nvecoboosters/
Note: Politically non-partisan means that the Nith Valley EcoBoosters (NVEB) does not endorse or support specific political parties, politicians or candidates. This does not preclude NVEB from engaging in education and/or advocacy directed toward political or other issues related to the environment.
(1) Community Webinar on Growth Plan for Waterloo Region: We have joined with other community organizations to urge the Region of Waterloo to create a more sustainable plan for growth than the one that is being recommended to the Council by staff. Paving over farmlands does not align with taking action on climate change which the Region has already agreed to do by declaring a climate emergency and supporting significant reductions in Green House Gas emissions. A virtual community meeting was held on November 15th to hear concerns from numerous community groups and to learn how to take action. Here is the link to a recording of this webinar: https://youtu.be/LKxJocH29Js. See our Our Videos page for more details. And to learn more about how local residents and organizations like the Nith Valley EcoBoosters are taking action with respect to this issue, see the following article in the Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette:
(2) See our latest EcoNugget: "Biodegradable vs Compostable - What's the Difference?" on our EcoNuggets page.
(3) On Saturday, November 6th, 170 native trees were planted by Let's Tree Wilmot at the Mike Schout Wetlands in New Hamburg. For more details, see this article from the Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette: https://bit.ly/mikeschoutwetlands