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H2O GO Festival: An engaging celebration of water
- City Hall
1 Carden St, Guelph, Ontario,N1H 3A1, Canada
SAN FRANCISCO JUST BECAME THE FIRST MAJOR U.S. CITY TO BAN THE SALE OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES
San Francisco just banned the sale of single-use water bottles on public property and at city-permitted events, making it the first major U.S. city to do so.
The ban will phase out all bottles that are 21 ounces or less within the next four years. The move will impact city buildings, parks and festivals, as well as park vendors, food truck operators, and street fairs.
There … Read the rest
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
Blue Drinks Toronto presents…
A Big Win for Groundwater Management in Ontario
The first in our 2014 Drink N’ Learn Series!
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
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