The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of Nestlé’s roughly 100 bottled water factories in 34 countries around the world.…Details
This fall, KAIROS Canada, with generous support from the Echo Foundation, will hold a series of Reconciliation in the Watershed workshops with local hosts across Canada. The KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Program aims to increase the number and diversity of Canadians who are knowledgeable about their immediate watershed, able to identify issues related to…Details
Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets. Following this week’s revelations in the Guardian about levels of plastic contamination in tap water, new studies have…Details
On Sunday September 24 th 2017 , Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners invite Walk Teams from corporate, government, nonprofit, and student organizations to join the Great Lakes Water Walk along Toronto’s waterfront. The aim of this event is to reawaken our community’s commitment to safeguard the Great Lakes through the shared experience of walking for water.…Details
Unitarian Congregation of Guelph and Wellington Water Watchers invite all to join in water appreciation and celebration on Sunday September 10th, at 12:30pm. Meet at 122 Harris Street, followed by a short walk to the river. (Also accessible by car with parking close by.) Everyone is also invited to attend the Unitarian Annual Water Service,…Details
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