Regional Council proclaimed the following events on behalf of the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department:
April 15 to 21, 2009 was proclaimed “Earth Week”. Events will include participation at the Caledon Home Show from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 21 where information will be provided on programs and services provided by the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department. Throughout the month of April a number of Green Day events will be held at shopping malls and grocery stores promoting composting and the Region of Peel Organics Program.
May 3 to 9, 2009 was proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week”. The purpose of this event is to increase participation in backyard and worm composting and raise awareness about the Region of Peel goal of diverting 70 per cent of our waste from landfills by 2016.
May 6 to 12, 2009 was proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week”. The Region of Peel will be promoting source water protection, water conservation and various environmental programs and initiatives.
May 11 to 23, 2009 was proclaimed “Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week”. The main objectives of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week is to integrate employees; encourage them to engage in professional and personal development; assist them in understanding the value of a “career” in Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, and; convey the important role they play in the overall operation of the Region of Peel.
May 21 to 27, 2009 was proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week”. During this week the 14th Annual Peel Children’s Water Festival will take place at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, on Saturday May 23, 2008. Using more than 50 different interactive activities, participants are exposed to important environmental messages related to the protection and stewardship of water resources.
October 19 to 25, 2009 was proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week”. The focus of this week is to educate residents about different ways to manage their waste. On October 24 the Region of Peel will participate in EcoBuzz, a one day event open to students and teachers to motivate participants to take necessary actions to preserve the earth.
For more information on any of the events please visit the Environment Transportation and Planning Services Department’s webpage at http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/.