Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – Six Days until Waterstock Daily tip and announcing winners of Brewery Tours

Every day this week we will give you an important ‘tip’ to ensure you have a good time at Waterstock.

Today’s Tip – Waterstock welcomes children!

Children 12 and under receive free admission! There will be a dedicated children’s area with arts and crafts, children’s performers, face painting and more! Learn more on our Activities page by scrolling down to the Children’s Area listings. (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the children’s area).

More Talk, Better Rock – Responsible Aggregates Summit

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10 am – 1 pm (lunch provided)

Black Creek Pioneer Village,
North York, Ontario

Join Environmental Defence, Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC), CRH Canada and Lafarge to learn how socially and environmentally responsible aggregates can improve community relations and reduce negative environmental impacts in Ontario. By choosing to buy certified responsible aggregates (for the same price as non-CSC aggregates) your organization can be part of this change!

FREE, RSVP required

Say No to Nestlé campaign update – The delicate matter of portable toilets and …….. deposits!

It’s 13 days until Waterstock. We are preparing for thousands to attend!

Imagine planning a party for thousands of people – there are lots of details. On Sunday afternoon we held our weekly meeting with the event planning group and went through everyone’s checklist. We’re almost ready.

•We finalized the line-up of incredible musicians and speakers.
•We put the finishing touches on the ‘surprise theatrical finale’ we have planned for you.
•We have organized 25 chefs, craft brewers, a children’s activity area, a community information fair and workshops and more!

Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – More statements by Bottled Water Industry that Ontario is ‘playing politics’ with water means our campaign is working

Mike Nagy of Wellington Water Watchers and Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians co-authored this OP ED article published in the Waterloo Regional Record on May 11. Titled Time for Ontario to Protect Its Water Supplies, it points out that

“New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems of protecting Ontario’s groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit.”

“Time for Ontario to protect its water supplies” – Mike Nagy & Maude Barlow in The Record

New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems of protecting Ontario’s groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit.

The revised guidelines make companies like Nestlé Waters Canada jump over more hurdles to renew their permits to take water. On their own, however, the guidelines will not significantly reduce or stop the bottling of Ontario’s precious water by multinational corporations such as Nestlé.

Nestlé Waters Canada is currently permitted to take more groundwater every single day than the average Ontarian uses in 70 years. The revised guidelines do nothing to change this.

Read the full article at TheRecord.com.

Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – Waterstock (June 11, Erin Fairgrounds) could be a tipping point

In 3 days we begin the one month countdown to Waterstock. Did you see the announcement that Jim Cuddy and a stellar line up of musicians are going to entertain everyone? Michael Stadtlander and an equally stellar line up of chefs are going to feed us. There will be craft beer, local wine, and of course water to quench our thirst. All this for a $10 ticket!

And most important …. this is a political event. Waterstock is the rallying point to send a strong message to Premier Wynne to protect our water against corporate control and exploitation.

Waterstock’s Lineup Revealed @ Exclaim!

Ontario’s Waterstock Reveals 2017 Lineup with Bry Webb, Reuben and the Dark, Band of People

“Waterstock will be dousing Erin, ON, with some sweet tunes this summer in support of the “Water for Life Not Profit” movement, and organizers have just unveiled the first round of performers for the event.

Bry Webb of Constantines, Reuben Bullock of Reuben and the Dark, and Band of People are slated to headline the one-day festival, which takes place from 12-5 p.m. on June 11 at the Erin Fairgrounds and co-presented by the Wellington Water Watchers and Riverfest Elora.”

Read the full article by Sarah Murphy at Exclaim!

Say No to Nestlé Campaign Update – New MOECC Guidelines Do Not Ensure Water is for Life, not Profit!

Nestlé Waters Canada is currently permitted to take more groundwater every single day than the average Ontarian uses in 70 years and newly revised MOECC guidelines will do nothing to change this.

On Friday April 21 the Ministry of the Environment quietly released new guidelines about the permit to take water process. These new guidelines are in response to the more than 20,000 online submissions from November to January.

We are doing a comprehensive analysis of the forty-five page guideline document. But here is what we can tell you so far…