Nestle Waters’ plan to bottle water from a spring near Cascade Locks appears to be dead, after Gov. Kate Brown directed state officials to stop an exchange of water rights that was crucial to the deal. In a letter to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday, the governor asked the department’s director…Details
On Wednesday October 25th, the documentary “After the Last River” will be shown at St. Matthias and St. James the Apostle Church (86 Glasgow St. at Paisley N) in Guelph.
The Wellington Water Watchers will have a table at this event.
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