Regional Council proclaimed the following events on behalf of the Public Works Department:
World Water Day
March 22, 2011 was proclaimed “World Water Day”. World Water Day was created to raise the profile of water quality. In the Region of Peel, World Water Day promotes the Water Smart Peel and Water Education programs. One of Peel’s goal’s is to reduce individual water consumption by 10 per cent by 2015.
April 18 to 22, 2011 was proclaimed “Earth Week”. Earth Week encourages residents to take positive actions that improve the state of the environment locally, while thinking globally. Earth Week precedes Earth Day, which takes place annually on April 22. Established in 1970, Earth Day is considered to be the birth of the environmental movement and is the largest global environmental celebration.
May 1 to 7, 2011 was proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week”. The purpose of this event week is to increase participation in backyard and worm composting and raise the profile of composting as an environmentally viable option for waste diversion. The week compliments the Region’s organic recycling program and promotes resident participation.
May 1 to 7, 2011 was proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week”. The Region of Peel will be promoting source water protection, water conservation and various environmental programs and initiatives. The Water Smart Peel program will be promoting the vital role that water plays in our daily lives. The Region will also be promoting the fact that Peel provides safe, clean and reliable drinking water to over one million residents.
May 9 to 20, 2011 was proclaimed “Public Works Week”. The main objectives of Public Works Week are to call attention to the importance of public works in the community and recognize the hard work of public works employees who are dedicated to providing and maintaining essential services for present and future generations.
May 26 to June 1, 2011 was proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week”. During this week, the Peel Children’s Water Festival will take place over six days at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton. Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011, with 3,000 Peel residents expected to attend. More than 5,000 Peel students will have the opportunity to learn about Peel’s Water and Wastewater programs during the event.
October 11 to 23, 2011 was proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week”. The focus of this week is to educate residents on he importance of preserving resources and reducing waste across Canada. In the Region of Peel, waste reduction will be encouraged through the practice of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). Tours of the Community Recycling Centres for school and community groups are examples of how the Waste Management Division educates the community on different ways to manage their waste.