We’re pleased to announce the introduction of the City’s new Guelph Water Wagon – a mobile municipal drinking water unit that will be hitting the road this summer at large community events.
If you want to show your dedication to sustainability by providing municipal water at your next community event, please contact Heather Yates, the City of Guelph’s Water Conservation Program Coordinator.
T 519-822-1260 x 2831 | F 519-822-8837
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As you may know, this Saturday June 8th, is World Oceans Day. To celebrate this important day, TVO’s the Water Brothers are doing a special one day preview of a brand new episode from the upcoming 2nd season of their show, entitled “PLASTIC OCEAN“. In this episode they embark on a three week sailing expedition across the Pacific Ocean, with a team of scientists, students, and activists, to study the build up of plastic in our Oceans.
You can check out the teaser for the episode here:
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Unfortunately the WWWs was not mentioned but overall it does a great job of describing the situation in non-biased terms.… Read the rest
Last fall, the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) renewed Nestlé’s Permit To Take Water for the well site which it operates in Hillsburgh. As part of this renewal, the MOE placed mandatory restrictions on the amount of water that Nestlé would be allowed to pump during drought conditions. Nestlé appealed these restrictions to the Environmental Review Tribunal.
In February of this year, Wellington Water Watchers (“WWW”) partnered up with the Council of Canadians (“COC”) to seek Party status in the appeal, with both groups receiving representation from Ecojustice. At the preliminary hearing, despite the objections of both Nestlé and the … Read the rest
Nestle is going through some huge backlash on Twitter right now from the video of their Chairman saying water isn’t a human right. They are trying to correct people, but it’s not going well!
See the video here:
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Last spring you attended a showing of “BOTTLED LIFE” at the Erin Legion and I felt you deserved an update.
Nestle had applied for a ten year renewal of the existing permit, but also requested a “spike rate” of an additional 10% on the maximum quantity withdrawn. Despite significant public disapproval and Erin Council voting against the renewal, a permit renewal for five years was indeed granted by the Ministry of the Environment (Sept). The permit renewal included mandatory reductions as to the amount of water that could be drawn during periods of level 1 and level 2
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Happy World Water Day!
Hello POLIS Colleagues and Water Friends,
March 22nd has arrived, and it just wouldn’t be right if the POLIS team didn’t wish you a very happy World Water Day! I hope you are able to spend some time outdoors this weekend appreciating your favourite ocean, lake, river, stream, or creek (or all of the above if you’re particularly ambitious).
As you may have heard, 2013 marks the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s ten-year anniversary. We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone, and since the UN has themed 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation,” I figured … Read the rest
Get your fill of the Wellington Water Watchers at one of three (or why not all?) events in March.
We will have a booth at Sustainability Week at the University of Guelph March 28th in the UC.
You’ll find us at the H2o Go festival, hosted by the City of Guelph, at City Hall from 9am – 3pm on March 23rd.
We will also be attending the Resilience festival hosted by Transition Guelph on March 22nd and 23rd.
This Month is Canada Water Week (18th-24th) as well as UN World Water Day (22nd.) Celebrate by paying us a visit!… Read the rest
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