Category Archives: Events
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
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
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
Saturday, September 14th – come out and enjoy Guelph’s
Please come by and see us at the The Church of St. James the Apostle - 86 Glasgow Street, North, (at the corner of Paisley and Glasgow) for the St. Francis Fair/Earth Festival.
- 12:00 Puppet Show
- 12:30 Funky Mamas
- 1:00 Juggling Demonstration
- 1:30 Guelph Humane Society
- 2:00 Blessing of Animals
- 2:30 End of day
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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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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