Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’

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…


Next steps to Grow the Greenbelt? See the “Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review”

“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…


2 Days to Waterstock Tip: Sun Screen!!! It’s going to be a glorious Day!

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.


3 Days to Waterstock Daily tip: To fully enjoy Waterstock please bring the following items…

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!


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

Deadline for booking a spot on the bus is Thursday at midnight.