The Elora Environment Centre works within the community to deliver leading edge environmental programming. Founded in 1993, we have empowered our community to bring meaningful change up from the grassroots ever since. With three focus areas for change—trees, water, and climate—the Elora Environment Centre nurtures community sustainability from the ground up. Check out our almost 25 year history of innovation and delivering change.
A not-for-profit, charitable organization, the Elora Environment Centre relies on our over twenty dedicated volunteers, four summer students, and five-person board of directors to drive change-making in our community. We are a dynamic group who are passionate about pushing the envelope for environmentally sustainable communities—and we welcome you make a difference with us!
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Summer is finally upon us in Centre Wellington, and for the tenth consecutive year Neighbourwoods volunteers and summer students will be conducting tree inventory on residential streets in Salem. Neighbourwoods identifies, measures and assesses the health of our boulevard, park, front yard, and side yard trees. To date, volunteers have collected detailed data on more […]
We have gone from forested, to pioneer clear cuts and now we are making our way back to a more treed landscape. Learn about the work of professionals, volunteers and our Township in expanding our urban tree canopy now and for future generations. Presented by Phil Guenter and Toni Ellis
Thank you to all who joined us in launching our carbon offset program! June 1st, Tree Trust saw it’s first legacy tree cared for by Baum Tree Care, MW Tree Service, Full Circle Tree Care, and Out of Your Tree Care. We would also like to thank MP MichaelChong for showing support, as well as Jason […]
Neighbourwoods 2019 Spring Tree Talk: “raresites: Land Conservation in the 21st Century” On March 26, our guest speaker Tom Woodcock gave us an in-depth look into the ‘what, where, when, why, and how’ of the rare Charitable Research Reserve. What is rare? The Reserve is an area of over 900 acres, on the Grand River […]
Community maintenance pruning is planned for April 13, 2019 in the Elora Meadows neighbourhood. Juvenile trees located within the Township owned road right-of-way may be pruned in order to improve their structure and future health. The pruning will take place between 8:30am and 12:00pm by Neighbourwoods Citizen Pruners accompanied by two to three members of […]
It was a full house for Neighourwoods second annual Urban Forest Training workshop in Elora this May. This year’s topic: How to Conduct a Tree Inventory. Participants joined us from Perth County, Elmira and Waterloo, along with a dozen new Neighbourwoods volunteers. The Workshop included a mix of class room and field work as participants […]