Category Archives: Community
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.
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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
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
Paved with Good Intentions
Please join OPIRG Guelph at their book launch and discussion with Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay, authors of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism
7pm, Wednesday, September 25
University Centre (UC) Room 103, University of Guelph
Free Admission / Copies of the book will be available for $20 (Retail price: $25)
”NGOs are as Canadian as hockey,” declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions epitomize the foundational Canadian myth of international benevolence like the non-governmental organization devoted to development abroad.
Just how “non-governmental” are organizations that get
A Roadmap for the Future of the Grand River Watershed: Grand River Water Management Plan Wednesday Workshop Series
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
January 23, 2013: Taking action to improve water quality
February 6, 2013: Securing our water supplies
February 20, 2013: Adapting to climate change
The partners of the Grand River Water Management Plan are hosting a series of discussions about key issues affecting the watershed and the actions needed to address them. The feedback received will be used by the partners of the Water Management Plan in their decisions about the actions needed to maintain a healthy watershed.
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Please keep the evening of Monday Nov. 19th free as our AGM will be taking place at the Red Chevron at 7pm. Everyone is welcome – we would love the community’s input on the direction of our organization so if you have any water-related ideas, don’t be shy. See you then!… Read the rest