Sustainable Merton

Projects led by Sustainable Merton integrate environmental and social goals, broadening the reach and benefits of taking environmental action within the community.

27 t
Est. annual reduction in carbon
emissions (tonnes CO2 eq)

Est. number of people
who benefit directly

Our story

Sustainable Merton aims to inspire and engage local people and partner organisations to be the solution for issues affecting Merton residents and our environment.

We are on a mission to reduce air pollution, tackle food poverty, and reduce local consumption of resources. Sustainability and community wellbeing go hand-in-hand, so our initiatives pair environmental and social goals, including fostering a sense of community; reducing social isolation; connecting people to nature for health; and reducing food poverty.

Our projects include managing two growing spaces, local Community Fridges, litter picking, tackling plastic pollution, promoting active transport, and engaging with community groups.

Our advice

Community and partnership are key! Our projects are run by the community for the community, with invaluable support from local partners.

Volunteer contribution is central to the success of our charity - we have around 200 passionate Community Champions who generously give their time to help improve sustainability in Merton.

Tackling environmental issues goes hand-in-hand with community wellbeing.

Our metrics

Number of volunteers (Community Champions) and volunteer hours.
Number of Business Champions and businesses engaged.
Amount of surplus food and CO2 saved.
Beneficiaries served.
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#WasteWarriors monthly litter picks.
Merton's Community Fridge.
Community gardening.