Water Week: Know Your H2O
This upcoming Sunday, we celebrate World Water Day. It is a day to celebrate water and to think about how we can manage it sustainably for the future.
Nationally we celebrate Canada Water Week during the week leading up to Water Day. Some of the events are already underway, but it is not too late to engage and get to know your H2O. Check out the event listings below (including a film screening of "Silence of the Labs" hosted by the Manitoba Eco-Network) and consider creating your own events for the remaining five days of Water Week.
This is also a great opportunity to re-evaluate your own water usage. The average Manitoban uses approximately 230 litres of water per day. Challenge yourself to reduce your water consumption. For tips on water conservation, visit our website.
CANADA WATER WEEK: Lake Winnipeg Foundation: Follow Your Water, Winnipeg!
March 16 to 20, 2015
Inspired by this year’s national theme, "Know Your H20", the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) has created an interactive, week-long challenge to highlight the connection between urban water and the health of Lake Winnipeg.
Participants in each day’s event will have the chance to win a prize and our five winners will be entered into a draw for a grand prize: a $200 gift certificate to MEC!
LWF will be releasing more information about the challenge on its website on March 11.
CANADA WATER WEEK: Rethink your Drink
March 18 and 19th
Red River College
If you are around RRC this week, stop by and take the water challenge to see if you can taste the difference between bottled water and tap water. The challenge is happening on March 18 at The Roblin Centre Atrium and March 19 at the Notre Dame Campus bookstore.
For more information and to learn some water bottle facts, visit rrc.ca
CANADA WATER WEEK: Film Screening: Silence of the Labs
March 23, 2015 at 7 P.M.
3rd floor - 303 Portage Avenue
The CBC documentary Silence of the Labs investigates the changing landscape of public funding for scientific research and its relationship to public policy. The documentary highlights perspectives from the scientific community and the impact of government research funding decisions on all Canadians.
This is a must see documentary that raises important issues about public-interest science and the state of our democracy.
April 9th, 2015, from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment and Science
GreenSpace is the Manitoba Environmental Youth Network's annual youth-organized conference. This conference is for youth who are leading school-based environmental projects, to those who want to do something but don’t know how to get started – it’s for everyone.
We also welcome adults who want to find out more about how to support youth leadership in environmental sustainability activities. GreenSpace educates, inspires, builds the capacity of youth in Manitoba and mobilizes action for a more sustainable province.
Registration cost is $15 and includes lunch. To register, please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit mbeconetwork.org/youth for more information.
A great info-graphic, created by Nature Conservancy of Canada, for understanding the state of water and water use on our planet, and for learning what you can do to improve the outlook for the future. Click here to visit the site.