Fall Greetings (2010-10-04)
Green Delivery Sale
We hope you all have had a fabulous spring and summer season and would like to invite you to our End of Season Green Delivery Sale! We're offering free Green Delivery service by bicycle (within our Green Delivery Zone) on the remainder of our RiverSafe RainBarrel stock! There is a limited supply, so get your orders in asap.
*This free Green Delivery service offer is valid until Nov. 30, 2010 or until supplies last. Only available within our Green Delivery Zone.
To check if free delivery is available to your area or check for RainBarrel availability please contact us at; 416-868-1983, email@example.com.
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Fall RainBarrel Tips
For those of you who already own RiverSafe RainBarrels, we hope you've had a great season of rain water harvesting and use and we would like to remind you of a few end of season tips.
Your RiverSafe RainBarrel can be used until the temperature begins dipping below 0°C, which in Southern Ontario is usually mid-November. To prepare your RainBarrel for winter we recommend;
1) Emptying your RainBarrel by using up any remaining water. Once empty, leave the tap on in the "open" position over winter.
When water freezes it expands. This process causes damage to everything from roads to buildings to sewers and can also damage your RainBarrel.
2) Turn your RainBarrel diverter valve to "Bypass".
This will bypass any water from your roof down your downspout instead of into the RainBarrel.
Also: This is a good time to check and clean your filters before winter.
If you have any maintenance or care questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take advantage of Green Screens screening this Wednesday Oct 6th and come out on Thursday Oct. 14th for Our Water, Our Lives water rally.
Crapshoot: The Gamble with our Wastes (2010-10-06)
CRAPSHOOT: THE GAMBLE WITH OUR WASTES
Wednesday, October 6th at 7 PM - FREE ADMISSION
Directed by Jeff McKay, 2003, 52 min 43 s
A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water - combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food - where does it all go? And what does it do to us?
Filmed in Italy, India, Sweden, the United States and Canada, this bold documentary questions whether the sewer is actually compounding our waste problems. While scientists warn of links between sewage practices and potential health risks, activists, engineers and concerned citizens challenge our fundamental attitudes to waste. Does our need to dispose of waste take precedence over public safety? What are the alternatives?
A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Green Screens partners films from the NFB with experts and panellists selected by the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. If you are interested in the environment, Green Screens will entertain and inform you.
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Our Water, Our Lives (2010-10-14)
Join Earthroots, Council of Canadians and STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine) Coalition on Thursday Oct. 14th, NOON at Queen's Park in Toronto for Our Water, Our Lives a water rally to urge our government to better manage, conserve, and protect our water resources.
Please visit Earthroots site to find out more about this water rally!