Humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans, according to a new report. The first global analysis of all mass–produced plastics has found that it has outstripped most other man-made materials, threatening a “near permanent contamination of the natural…Details
“The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan are four provincial land use plans that work together to manage growth, build complete communities, curb sprawl and protect the natural environment. These plans support agriculture and promote economic development in Ontario’s…Details
On behalf of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre), I am pleased to share our new report titled “When the Big Storms Hit: The Role of Wetlands to Limit Urban and Rural Flood Damage”. The report finds that leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly…Details
WHEN: Saturday, June 17 from 11 AM to 12
Please give one hour of your time and join us on a walk.
We want to prevent the sell-off of a part of the former Niska Waterfowl Park, part of the Hanlon Creek Conservation Area owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Please walk with us to show that you support us in protecting our greenspace from development.Details
Bring Sun Screen!! To help you enjoy these additional activities at Waterstock…
The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly-motivated, all volunteer, activist-art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work anonymously as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, gathered and shared through first hand conversations with affected communities.
Our artwork will be displayed at Waterstock and we will be hosting a workshop from 1-2 pm which will use storytelling and metaphor to explain the forces institutions and dynamics of global capitalism and will also look at grassroots struggles for sovereignty, dignity, and the protection of natural systems – with a special focus on water.
Yoga! We are pleased to be able to share yoga with the community at Waterstock.Details
To fully enjoy Waterstock please bring the following items…….
- Lawn chairs, Camping chairs or blankets!
- Bring your own plates and eating utensils! There will be rinse stations on site for you to rinse your dishes before heading home.
- Bring your own reusable drinking vessel to Waterstock. There will be free water available on site for everyone in attendance! (Just remember, your container has to be empty when you come through the front gate)!
- Bring your reusable 14oz festival mug from past Riverfest Elora or Hillside
- Cash! And Yes! There will be ATMs on site for your convenience.
Important Reminder to people from Toronto who want bus to Waterstock.
There is a Toronto Shuttle Bus to Waterstock!Details
Check out this promo for DIVINE, a new play written by Natalie Frijia and directed by Claire Burns. DIVINE premiers Summer 2017 at the Storefront Theatre in Toronto.
Visit http://thestorefronttheatre.com/ for more information on DIVINE.
4 Days to Waterstock Daily Tip: Take advantage of a $20 round trip bus ride from Toronto to Erin Fairgrounds this Sunday
Read this now if you want to take advantage of a $20 round trip bus ride from Toronto to Erin Fairgrounds this Sunday for Waterstock.
We have just added a Toronto Shuttle Bus to Waterstock!
Bus will leave Sunday from Spadina and Bloor at 10:30am and go directly to the Erin Fairgrounds.
The shuttle pick up location is Spadina Subway Station, (north of Bloor, east side of Spadina.)
The Bus will leave Erin Fairgrounds at 6pm to return to Toronto.
*The shuttle is only $20 round trip! Please bring cash to pay upon boarding.
To book a spot on the shuttle, you must first email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for booking a spot on the bus is Thursday at midnight.Details
How does the food work at Waterstock?
Food tickets are only $5 each! That means that for only $20, you can try food from 4 different chefs!
Please remember to bring your own plates and eating utensils!
There will be rinse stations on site for you to rinse your dishes before heading home.
Bring your own reusable drinking vessel to Waterstock. There will be free water available on site for everyone in attendance! Just remember, your container has to be empty when you come through the front gate!
How does alcohol service work at Waterstock?
- Alcohol: Beer, cider and wine will be available!
- Alcohol Tickets will be $5 each
Bring your reusable 14oz festival mug from past Riverfest or Hillside festivals. All alcohol will be served in these mugs. If you don’t have one, one can be purchased for $5 at the ticket booth and you get to take it home with you!Details
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).Details