Posted by: Vicki Burns | July 11, 2010

Saving Litres by Cultivating Leaders, Sierra Club Canada and the Polis Project Join Forces

These days there is growing recognition of the need for Canadians to stop wasting water and learn how to conserve in the most efficient ways. As I mentioned in a previous blog,Water Conservation and Canada’s Poor Record, we have the unfortunate distinction of being the second highest per capita water users in the world. Every drop of water that enters our sewer systems creates wear and tear on our wastewater treatment systems and that adds up to a lot of dollars to maintain. But even more pressing in some areas of our country, water shortages are looming. So it makes sense in many ways, for all of us to stop wasting and learn how to use water in the most efficient ways. 

image of drop of water leaking from tap

Drop of water leaking from tap, photo by Hauke Steinberg

Sierra Club Canada and the Water Sustainability Project of the Polis Project, University of Victoria have joined forces to launch a community based water conservation project and they are looking for people from all over Canada to help them get started in 20 cities and towns across the country.
 Isabelle Gingras, Water Campaigner with Sierra Club Canada, asks “Are you, your organization or group working on water conservation issues in Canada?  Join ActionH20! We’re looking to work with environmentally conscious individuals, organizations and groups to engage in nation-wide efforts to enhance education on water conservation and create a lasting water paradigm shift. 

ActionH2O provides grassroots groups, community leaders and municipal staff with tools and resources to achieve sustainable water conservation practices in Canadian communities. From a comprehensive activist toolkit, to handbooks on how communities can save water and a cutting-edge online network of activists and community groups across the country working on water issues, ActionH20 seeks to save litres by cultivating leaders!” 

So please pass this message along to anyone you know who might be interested in getting involved. They can contact Isabelle via the Action H2O website.

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