Category Archives: Guelph
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
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
Check out the above link for a presentation we gave the Guelph Civic League last year about the impacts of the Dolime Quarry on our water and land.
If anyone asks you ‘why should I care about the Quarry?” you’ll be able to answer them like a pro.… Read the rest
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
GUELPH, ONTARIO – The 2012 Fresh Water Jamboree will be held at Riverside Park at the Bandshell on Saturday August 4, 2012, from 11am to 11pm.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day family music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada. Be The Artist, a Guelph-based organization that promotes musicians and environmental initiatives, launched Guelph’s first “green” music festival in 2008. www.freshwater.betheartist.ca
“We’re expecting to see 1000 or 2000 people at the event this year,” says festival organizer Chris Williams. “We’ve had so many local musicians … Read the rest
Join the GRCF and Borealis Grille and Bar for an evening of food and drink – all to support restoration projects along the Grand River and its tributaries.
The annual River Restoration Fundraiser and Brewer’s Feast takes place Monday, July 23rd, at 7pm. Please contact your restaurant of choice to RSVP.
Borealis Restaurant, Kitchener: (519) 219-9007
Borealis Restaurant, Guelph: (519) 265-9007
Woolwich Arrow Pub, Guelph: (519) 836-2875
Proceedes from Borealis Kitchener and Guelph will support the Grand River Conservation Foundation while proceeds from the Woolwich Arrow Pub will support the Speed River Project.
Tickets are $70.00 and are almost sold … Read the rest
Stay tuned for more information regarding our partnership with The City of Guelph water conservation department and the promotion of water movies. Our first screening, Waterlife, at Casey’s restaurant was a great success.… Read the rest