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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.
As much as there is … Read the rest
Dropping water demand pushes pipeline idea beyond 2051
Waterloo Region Record
Region of Waterloo maintenance operator John Marton goes about his work at the Greenbrook Water Treatment Plant in Kitcheneron Monday. An update to the region’s water supply plan says that local water sources will be sufficient for the coming decades.
WATERLOO REGION — A controversial and costly plan to pipe water from Lake Erie to the region won’t become a reality anytime soon.
Thanks to aggressive conservation efforts and declining demand, regional planners are confident that local water sources will be sufficient for the coming decades.
The latest update
We’re very excited to announce that Juno-nominated Danny Michel and his band will be performing in Guelph on Friday, December 13 at Dublin Street United Church. This awesome show will be sponsored by the Wellington Water Watchers and the band is supporting local, clean drinking water by being packaged water free!
Tickets are available at Janus Books, Folkway Music (Guelph) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the CSA’s Tap In! Campaign for an afternoon of action to see UofG once and for all commit to ending the sale of bottled water on campus! The CSA has worked hard to see the student demand to end the sale of bottled water on campus be respected. Despite some success in increasing tap water access on campus, administration has failed to uphold Guelph’s reputation as the ‘environmental university’, which is now lagging behind the 25 other Canadian campuses who have committed to eliminating the sale, use and distribution of bottled water. Students, faculty, staff, and community members welcome! … Read the rest
Wellington Water Watchers Annual General Meeting
Lots to celebrate and communicate at our annual AGM.
Location: Red Papaya (Old Quebec Street)
Date/Time: Monday, 18th of November at 7:00pm.
More details to follow, stay tuned!”… Read the rest