Category Archives: Erin
Last spring you attended a showing of “BOTTLED LIFE” at the Erin Legion and I felt you deserved an update.
Despite considerable concern and opposition in the community, on September 28th this year Nestle Waters’ permit to take 1.1 million litres of water per day from a well near Hillsburgh, Ontario was renewed. Since then, Nestle Waters has filed an appeal that challenges provisions of the permit that would place mandatory restrictions on its water-taking operations during periods of drought.
Join us on Thursday November 1 for a public screening of the film Bottled Life along with a short presentation from Nick Green of Friends of Hillsburgh Water on their ongoing efforts to challenge Nestle’s water taking in Hillsburgh.
When: … Read the rest
We have been active with Friends of Hillsburgh water and the recent campaign regarding Nestle’s latest permit renewal. The community in the Erin and Hillsburgh area have been very active with large numbers of concerned citizens attending movie nights, council meeting and more. We await the decision of the MOE regarding this permit where up to 1.1 million litres of water are trucked 50kms to the Nestle plant in Aberfoyle.… Read the rest
by Mike Robinson
It appears Hillsburgh Water has a lot of friends.
On May 1, council chambers were again packed with members of Friends of Hillsburgh Water (FHW) and those interested in the Nestle Waters proposal to extend its local water drawing permit by 10 years.
The delegation appeared to have a supportive contingent on council; however, the final decision ultimately does not lie with council.
Brochures distributed by FHW stated, “We’re a group of town of Erin citizens acting to protect our local water, ensuring there’s a pure, abundant supply of this precious resource now and for … Read the rest
Pass Or Fail?
Last Call May 16! FAST FORWARD 2012 Eco-Film Fest
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Greetings! Now that ‘the lusty month of May’ is here (quoting of course that great song from Camelot!), it’s time for bees & honey!
Our final FAST FORWARD eco-film of 2012 is QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? which investigates some possible causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, killer of a truly frightening number of honeybees over the past half dozen years. (Since 40% of all our food depends on our friends the honeybees, this is important!)
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April 13, 2012
Local groups challenge Nestlé water-taking in Hillsburgh
In response to Nestlé Waters Canada’s application to renew its permit to take up to 1.1 million litres of water per day from Hillsburgh for its bottling plant in Aberfoyle, three local citizens’ groups have launched a campaign to stop or severely restrict the Nestlé permit.
Friends of Hillsburgh Water, the Climate Change Action Group of Erin and Wellington Water Watchers all believe this Nestlé permit – or any water-taking license for bottling purposes – represents a net loss to the environment and health of the planet, … Read the rest
on Wednesday April 25th
At the Erin Legion
For the Eastern Canadian Premiere Screening of:
Bottled Life, the film, premieres in Erin April 25
The Climate Change Action Group of Erin (CCAGE) has presented more than a dozen award-winning environmental films over the past three years in its FAST FORWARD eco-series, but none on a topic so close to home as Bottled Life: The Truth About Nestlés Business with Water.
Bottled Life documents the booming business in bottled water, and focuses on the global leader in this … Read the rest