The Wellington Advertiser – July 24th 2019
ELORA – After five years of staunch campaigning members of the Centre Wellington group Save Our Water decided it was time to switch tactics.
In January, Elora-based artist and Save Our Water member Sophie Hogan launched a photo series to garner renewed support from the community.
As of July 4 Hogan had photographed 233 local residents – from artists to politicians – and raised approximately $5,600 for the group’s ongoing protest against Nestlé Waters Canada and its efforts to establish a well in Elora.
“It is pretty cool that really the community paid for the whole campaign. It is funded by an idea to generate money for creating it and for marketing it and to raise money for Save Our Water,” Hogan told the Advertiser.
Residents that took part paid $25 to cover the cost of the photo shoot and a further $20 (or more by donation) to purchase a finished protest sign featuring the photo, which went to the Save Our Water fund.
The fund will help with ongoing costs, including hydrogeologists to conduct reports on the local aquifers and printing leaflets and other campaign literature.