Championing a sustainable way of life in Merton
Sustainable Merton's Community Champions are local, passionate people who volunteer their time to help make Merton a greener, cleaner and healthier place to live, now and for the next generation. They are people who not only care but want to do something about it.
Community action - by the community for the benefit of the whole community - is a powerful way to improve our environment and inspire others to join us so that we can all be part of the solution to local issues around Waste, Air Quality, Energy and Food.
If we each make small changes, it adds up to a big impact.
Could you be a Community Champion?
We are looking for more volunteers – of all backgrounds and experience, to join Sustainable Merton's growing team of Community Champions.
As a Community Champion, you will work within your community to encourage residents to live more sustainably for the benefit of themselves, their children, and the environment.
You will have the opportunity to:
get involved with a variety of exciting sustainability focused activities
learn about a wide range of issues and initiatives relating to energy, waste, air quality, and food
meet local, like-minded people
develop employable skills
make a positive difference in your community
Our activities include: litter picks, community gardening, working with local schools, Refill Merton tackling plastic pollution, promoting active transport, distributing food at our Community Fridge to address food poverty and waste, leading Web Chats, writing blogs, and engaging with community groups and local businesses to encourage behaviour change.
Whatever skill you'd like to share, whatever challenge you'd like to take on and whatever ideas you have, we are ready to listen and make it happen!
We're a team of volunteers who bring our enthusiasm and time to support Sustainable Merton's projects and campaigns and inspire other local residents and businesses to get on board!
Emma Rogers - Community Champion