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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 email@example.com
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
Annual General Meeting is only a month away! Mark your calendars, local community is welcome and encouraged!
Our AGM will be taking place at the Red Papaya (Old Quebec Street Mall) Monday, November 18th at 7 p.m. This event is a time for celebration in the wake of our recent success with keeping drought restrictions in place for Nestle Waters’s water taking permit. Come to meet our board and volunteers as well as other members, become a member or renew your membership, contribute to strategic planning for the upcoming year and share information on water threats and experiences with the community. Come to socialize and relax or come to participate and brainstorm. It’s going to be a … Read the rest
October 8, 2013 Media Release
Wellington Water Watchers, Ecojustice and the Council of Canadians are celebrating Nestlé Canada Inc.’s move to back down from a bottled water fight after the groups challenged Nestlé on its attempt to have drought restrictions dropped from one of its water takings in Ontario. On September 17, Nestlé announced that it was withdrawing its appeal of drought restrictions on its water permit in Wellington County. A final decision by the Environmental Review Tribunal on whether it will approve Nestlé’s withdrawal and dismiss the proceedings is expected in the coming weeks.
Nestlé is allowed to pump … Read the rest
Please join Maude and the Wellington Water Watchers along with many other great co-sponsors for an important book launch on protecting water for people and the planet forever.
hearing is a positive step forward regarding the many issues surrounding this permit and threats to the groundwater
“We are very happy that our concerns, which we have voiced for over 7 years, are now being heard,” says Mike Nagy, chair of the Wellington Water Watchers. “We believe that a hearing is a positive step forward in allowing for meaningful public participation and discussion regarding the many issues surrounding this permit and threats to the groundwater.” Learn more link
August 16, CBC KW
The Atlantic Business editor Derek Thompson looks at how such a simple commodity became as pricey as soda. Why Is Bottled Water So Expensive?
The Wellington Water Watchers is proud to be sponsoring Riverfest 2013 make it a bottled water free event. Riverfest is a community driven festival founded by the late artist Marilyn Koop in 2009 as a fundraiser for local arts and greenspaces. View the stellar musical line
Please come out and support this awesome musical event and enjoy the beauty of downtown Elora. Bring your own refillable drinking container and help celebrate the luxury of public drinking water, a luxury so many countries envy and are striving to have.… Read the rest