from Sustainable North Grenville

At Sustainable North Grenville [SNG], we’re ramping up the plans and preparations for our annual Sustainability Fair and Market and Electric Car Show. This will mark the 13th year and it will take place on Sunday, April 19 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The fair continues to grow and, while we still have much planning to do, we can reveal that this year we will add a “Greening Your Home” section in the arena. This new addition to the show will feature local home renovation and retrofit companies who can showcase their work on saving energy or being more sustainable around the house, while also talking about your own potential projects. Much more news will come, so stay tuned.

SNG is also pleased to invite you to a presentation on adopting a Zero Waste Lifestyle. In response to feedback on the presentation by Michelle Dunford, featured at the 2019 Fair, we are excited to announce that we are bringing her back on February 20.

Many people have heard of the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But there are actually 5 R’s that are instrumental in living a sustainable life: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Michelle Dunford, her husband, and their 2.5-year-old son, have been living a sustainable lifestyle for the past two years. Michelle will explain simple, sustainable options available locally that have the greatest impact on the environment. She will explain how using the 5 R’s has enabled her family to achieve a ‘zero waste’ lifestyle, how minimalism has helped them avoid unnecessary consumerism, and how adding more vegetarian options to their diet has saved them money and reduced their carbon footprint.

Whether your desire is to slow global warming, reduce your plastic waste, minimize impact to wildlife habitats, or save money – Michelle’s talk will help you make simple choices that lead to a sustainable lifestyle.

Come join us for this presentation on Thursday, February 20, at 7 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. It will be held in Meeting Room 1 of the North Grenville Municipal Centre (upstairs), 285 County Road 44, Kemptville. Arrive early – space is limited!

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