eMERGE Guelph

eMERGE Neighbourhoods: Project Neutral Guelph

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Sign Up for Project Neutral Guelph Now!

What would happen if neighbourhoods went carbon neutral? Project Neutral is trying to make this a reality by providing a free platform for communities to calculate their greenhouse gas baseline, create an action plan, track progress, as well as engage, connect and empower neighbourhoods. We hope to cultivate the conversation around transportation, energy, water, waste and food by providing educational workshops and developing a road map to success along with participants.

Project Neutral began in Toronto in 2011. Participation has grown from year to year seeing an average household carbon footprint reduction of 20%. After three years of growing success Project Neutral is ready to be spread across the province. Guelph is excited to be the first community to join this growing network. With engaged residents and displaying an entrepreneurial spirit Guelph will be the perfect fit for Project Neutral. Project Neutral-Guelph hopes to set a new standard of success as a leader and model for household sustainability.

Learn more about Project Neutral at http://projectneutral.org/

Project Neutral Challenges Guelph High Schools

Congratulations to Centennial CVI who recently won the Project Neutral High School Competition!

Centennial’s engagement led to 48 households signing up to Project Neutral, tied strongly to in-class participation. Achieving these sign ups won Centennial CVI a check for $500 to be spent on a sustainable project or projects of their choosing. We are excited to see what Centennial will take on.

A special mention goes out to St. Peters Catholic High School who came a VERY close second.

Thank you to all six high schools across Guelph that took part in the competition: Centennial CVI, St. Peters Catholic, Bishop Macdonnel, College Heights, John Ross CVI, and GCVI.

Be sure to check back in as eMERGE will keep track of the great projects happening at our local schools!