Thursday 27 March 2008

Eco Team Meeting March 26, 2008

The Eco Team had a special meeting -- and a special guest -- in honour of World Water Day last Saturday, March 22nd.
Karen O'Krafka from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority brought her "Watershed on Wheels" (WOW) program for an evening of fun, interactive games & activities focusing on water conservation.

We learned about protecting our water supply and the wetland habitats of the animals and aquatic creatures in our watershed.

Did you know that:
  • 70% of the earth's surface is covered in water
  • accessible fresh water makes up just 1% of all the water on Earth
  • today's water molecules have been travelling around the Earth for 4.5 billion years?
  • water molecules are endlessly recycled through processes like evaporation & precipitation. Water that ends up being part of us may once have been part of a glacier, a distant ocean, a wild animal -- even a dinosaur!
  • we need to conserve water by turning off taps while brushing our teeth and having short showers
  • water that flows down the storm drains in our streets flows untreated into Lake Ontario!
  • we need to keep our lakewater clean by washing our cars at public car-washing stations and by disposing of chemicals such as fertilizers and oil properly -- keeping them out of the storm drains
We were very pleased to have a few honorary Eco Team members for the evening -- please come back any time!

Click here to see more pics from this exciting event!

Our next Eco Team Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 6 – 8pm in the lunchroom.

To join the Eco Team or subscribe to our mailing list, please write to me at:
taranimator (at)

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