“FAIR ELECTIONS ACT”
or UNFAIR (BILL C-23)
Bring banners and posters and friends.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8th 2014
11am meet at GUELPH FARMER’S Market
11:30 am Silent Walk to M.P. Valeriote’s Office
11:45 am Presentations at Cork St office
Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and
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Protecting the Human Right to Water
Emma Lui – Council of Canadians
March 11, 2014, 2pm EST
Canadian and indigenous communities are facing increasing threats to their water sources including the threat of fracking, water privatization, oil shipments on the Great Lakes and the lack of clean drinking water in First Nation communities. Learn what communities are doing to protect the human right to water and how they’re turning their municipalities into Blue Communities. A Blue Community is a municipality that recognizes the human right to water, promotes public water and wastewater services and bans bottled water at municipal facilities … Read the rest
Ready, Set, Go! Using Gamification to Advance Community Resilience
Monday February 24th, 2014
10:30am – 12:45pm
Objective: Citizen engagement in and behavior change for sustainability can be difficult. This workshop will explore the use of games to improve stakeholder engagement and motivate action on building climate change resilience. Participants will engage in two distinct games and learn how they can be applied in other settings. The workshop agenda is attached.
Registration: There is no cost to attend but seats are limited. Register today at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ready-set-go-using-gamification-to-advance-community-resilience-tickets-10541103725
Location: Canada Room, The Co-operators, 130 Macdonell St., Guelph, … Read the rest
Greetings Water Watchers!
We have recently submitted 3 project ideas to The Elevator Project – a dynamic process that involves lots of people in generating and supporting innovative ideas that will make Guelph even more amazing!
Check out all of the incredible projects happening in Guelph! Please take a moment to vote on the ideas that you want to have move forward – it is only open for votinguntil Feb 9th so move fast.
See the project list here: http://theelevatorproject.ca/shop/
Vote for your top 5 ideas here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ElevatorProjectRoundOne
Voting will close at midnight on Sunday February 9th. Feel free to … Read the rest
The Ideas are in! Have your say February 5-9th
The Elevator Project is off to a remarkable start with over 50 ideas to make Guelph a better place submitted by “Idea Makers” into the “Idea Bank”.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive.” Says Community Animator Gabrielle Clermont, “We were literally bombarded with ideas. We have everything from garlic to greenhouses to public art, and everything in between!”
The Elevator Project is a collaboration between 10 Carden, the City of Guelph, the Guelph Community Health Centre and Innovation Guelph. Together they are creating a new process to match great ideas that
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Blue Drinks Toronto presents…
A Big Win for Groundwater Management in Ontario
The first in our 2014 Drink N’ Learn Series!
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
The Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Avenue (near Spadina Subway station) View Map
6pm – onwards (presentation at 6:30pm)
* RSVP to BlueDrinksToronto@gmail.com *
In October of last year, the water bottling company, Nestlé, withdrew its appeal on drought restrictions on their water permit for their site near Guelph, ON. This was a big win for the Wellington Water Watchers, the Council of Canadians, and their legal counsel, Ecojustice.
As much as there is … Read the rest
Need to brush up on your fracking facts? Check out this fully comprehensive and easy to read analysis:
Read this web exclusive: ‘Will fracking realign the world’? – See more at: http://newint.org/blog/2013/12/04/frack-files/#sthash.vrWODV5k.dpuf
Long Awaited Report Released on How to Stop Asian Carp – Your Voice is Needed
A long awaited report from the Army Corps of Engineers was released today identifying options to stop the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River waterways. Called the “Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Report,” or GLMRIS report, it provides information and data we need on the financial and environmental costs of different options for dealing with Asian carp and other invasive species moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River waterways.
With the help of
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Dropping water demand pushes pipeline idea beyond 2051
Waterloo Region Record
Region of Waterloo maintenance operator John Marton goes about his work at the Greenbrook Water Treatment Plant in Kitcheneron Monday. An update to the region’s water supply plan says that local water sources will be sufficient for the coming decades.
WATERLOO REGION — A controversial and costly plan to pipe water from Lake Erie to the region won’t become a reality anytime soon.
Thanks to aggressive conservation efforts and declining demand, regional planners are confident that local water sources will be sufficient for the coming decades.
The latest update
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Original Art auction & Sale !
Works by former “Funky Mama “ Alicia Miecznikowski
Date: Sunday Dec. 15th 2013
Time: noon- 4
Location: 49 Glasgow St. N ,Guelph
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wellington Water Watchers to help educate children regarding local and global water issues
Contact: alicia miecznikowski
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