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Quinte chapter tables at local library for World Water Day

The Council of Canadians Quinte chapter had an information table at the Belleville Library for World Water Day yesterday.

The chapter tells us, “There was a steady stream of people (young and old) stopping at our table from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We had some good discussions and 5 people signed up as being interested in joining our Water Group. We also had an invitation from Loyola Community Learning Centre to speak to a group of immigrants to explain about the safety and importance of drinking tap water.”

The chapter worked in shifts to keep the table staffed throughout the day.

Twenty-four Council of Canadians chapters participated in World Water Day actions across the country this year.

Pacific – Chilliwack, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Whitehorse
Prairies-NWT – Brandon/Westman, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Northwest Territories, Prince Albert
Ontario-Quebec – Centre Wellington, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal, Northumberland, Ottawa, Peterborough-Kawarthas, South Niagara, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor-Essex, Quinte
Atlantic – Kent County, Saint John, South Shore

Those actions included: a cross-border rally, presenting to municipal councils to become a blue community, film screenings, organizing a provincial all-candidates meeting, taking a group-selfie in front of a local river, holding public forums, tabling, holding discussions, organizing a tap water versus bottled water taste test, and more.

Chapters have also been photographing Nestle bottled water labels across the country to show how far bottled water is trucked outside of the watershed where it was extracted. Details on what they discovered coming soon!