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If you could tomorrow morning make water clean in the world, you would have done, in one fell swoop, the best thing you could have done for improving human health by improving environmental quality. - William C. Clark, speech, Racine, Wisconsin, April 1988
Well Aware Wrap Up:
The 2010 delivery season successfully wrapped up when the snow fell in December and once again members have wait lists for the 2011. The home visit has been proven to increase the numbers rural homeowners that take the recommended positive actions to protect our common groundwater resources. CLICK HERE to find out where our members are delivering Well Aware. To date, there have been 3,599 visits across the province and over 500,000 individuals engaged with the program.
Provincial Annual Report:
The 2010 Annual Report on Drinking Water is prepared annually by the Minister of Environment. See accomplishments and directions that our province is moving towards regarding our most precious resource.
The Green Expo is extremely pleased and excited to be entering its 8th year of showcasing the best in green products, services and technologies to residents of central and eastern Ontario. The Green Expo was one of the first and continues to be one of the longest running events of its kind in the province. Peterborough Green-Up is proud to offer this innovative, valuable and popular event
Member Conference:Staying Strong: diversifying revenue streams & building support
- Keynote Elizabeth May speaks about achieving systemic change, followed by Q&A and small group discussion
- Future of Environmental Grant-making: ask and you shall receive! with panelists Andre Vallillee, Trillium Foundation; Ruth Richardson, Small Change Fund; and James Stauch, Gordon Foundation
- Personal Fundraising hands-on workshop with Mike Johnson, President and Founder of HJC Consultants, and expert in direct response fundraising innovation
- Members’ strategy session to review 2010, focus on strategic revenue generation, share joint program ideas and other initiatives for 2011, etc.
- Green Home Services roundtable discussion on revenue generation potential with member case studies
- Awards ceremony & party!
Opportunity to Support:
Help provide some funding support for Elora Environment Centre and Well Aware through the Small Change Fund. Elora Environment Centre has been delivering Well Aware for 8 years and is leading the way by completing 20% of all the visits across the province (over 700 visits)! We appreciate your hard work and dedication.
The Canadian Water Network is the conduit that connects researchers with water practitioners, implementers and policy-makers, pooling their resources and uniting expertise to respond to water challenges and contribute to a prosperous and healthy future for generations of Canadians.
Provincial Regional Meeting:
Ontario Ground Water Association holds annual regional meetings that give industry updates. Check to see dates and locations for your area. " We have an excellent line up of new and returning speakers this year. These training meetings will also feature speakers from OGWA and Fleming College to bring you up to date on current and upcoming news and events." Greg Bullock, OGWA President
Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Annual Education Conference is geared towards home inspectors, students and industry. Included this year are concurrent sessions, tradeshow and a house tour.
Awareness of hydraulic fracturing:
World Water Day is one of the international days declared by the UN, on 22 March, as declared by the UN General Assembly in 1992. CHECK HERE for WWD activities around the globe. What are you doing on 22 March?
Wells in Haiti
Lifewater.ca is a group of volunteers that trains, equips & supports the rural poor in Haiti & Africa to drill wells and build washrooms. Ontario Ground Water Association members have donated a shipping container of materials that has been sent to Haiti that will rebuild and construct wells in rural communities. Great work everyone!