Category Archives: Asking YOU!
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
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
The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Grand River and its major tributaries (Speed, Eramosa, Nith and Conestogo) as Canadian Heritage Rivers.
As a requirement for maintaining this special status, the GRCA on behalf of watershed municipalities and residents, is responsible for submitting a 20-Year Monitoring Report to the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board. This report will note changes, additions and losses to the human heritage and recreation features and values which support the designation since the last monitoring report was submitted in 2004. A listing and description of the human heritage features and values
TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO BAN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE
The Wellington Water Watchers is a member of the Friends of Pollinators Action Coalition, so please act on the information below and request that Canada impose a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.
In the spring of 2013, the European Union, after reviewing the compelling evidence, voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. In September 2013 this is what the Canadian Government said about these pesticides: “Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are affecting the environment
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