Have you ever wanted to support a community garden? It probably comes with some amazing bragging rights; perhaps its named after you? Maybe songs are written, and park benches sing your praise... well now's your chance. In the City of Etobicoke, Ontario it seems that the local Food Bank has decided week that it can no longer afford to run their large 2700sq community garden because they cannot pay for the water supply. 

LOCATION: Calgary, Alta
DATE: June 27, 2013

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World Water Week - Stockholm, Sweden http://www.worldwaterweek.org

Expedition Blue Planet

Okavango Delta

Meet the six GCC teams in our 2014/2015 Pilot Year...

The Victoria General Hospital made excellent use of their solar hot water system this summer. According to the SunReports renewable energy monitor that was installed on the system, the performance for July 3 shows a production of 583.79 Kilowatt hours (kWhs). This translates into an energy savings big enough to power 23 homes for a day, or a small subdivision, with the average 3 bedroom home using 25 KWhs. This was the average daily savings for the hospital in July!

"Arbutus Bluff is now closer to the sun" states the Gabriola Island B&B's website, and it couldn't be more true with a solar hot water system reaping the rewards of summer sunshine. The system was installed three years ago to help decrease owner Bill and Liz's hydro bills.

Blue Legacy International

In "Urban Watersheds: Runoff to Renewal" Alexandra Cousteau's Expedition Blue Planet explores the hidden world of water under Toronto, Canada's largest city. In this short film, Alexandra Cousteau examines the role of rivers in our urban ecosystems and interviews Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Mark Mattson and Lost Rivers Founder Helen Mills - among others - to learn of their vision of a healthy urban hydrosphere.

This short film tells the story of the Petitcodiac River which was almost dead, strangled by a causeway built across its width in 1968 on the outskirts of Moncton, New Brunswick. The causeway practically dammed the river, and as a result fish numbers in the river plummeted. Thus began a protracted battle to restore the river to its former glory, which saw victory this April when, for the first time in 42 years, the gates on the causeway were opened for good restoring free flow between this unique tidal river and the sea.                  Alexandra Cousteau

Water is Life: what healthy water means to us all

Please join us for a discussion of what healthy water means for us all!

Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundhouse Community Centre
Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)