blueW is a unique community-based program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a healthy, easily accessible alternative to purchasing sugary, bottled drinks. blueW provides mapped details on where to find clean, free public and commercial sources to fill your reusable bottle without compelling people to make additional purchases.
Community participation is the most important part of blueW. By helping in your neighbourhood to sign up new blueW refill locations you help reduce plastic bottle waste, support the hard work of local municipal water suppliers, make water more accessible to the public, raise awareness about water issues, and help your community achieve its sustainability goals.
We invite you to join OWSAG in spreading this network across Ottawa! Learn more here.
We were thrilled to take part in the launch of Maude Barlow's new book, Whose Water Is It Anyway? in Ottawa on Monday, September 16, 2019. This is a timely and important book about how communities are protecting water through the Blue Communities project.
Dr. Eric Schiller, co-founder of OWSAG, spoke about OWSAG's work on bottled water and single-use plastics.
Watch his talk here below and see other short video clips of Maude Barlow and Eric Schiller on Facebook here.
On September 13, we worked with our friends at Extinction Rebellion Ottawa, Future Rising Ottawa, The Council of Canadians, Angela Keller-Herzog, Ecology Ottawa and Ottawa Raging Grannies to draw attention to the plastics and water crises and call on government leaders to act now. Below is a couple videos of fun street theatre and youth Mia Beijier from Future Rising Ottawa. Check out more videos on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
What a fun time we had at the Plastics Crisis rally today! Incredible and moving speeches, singing and great street theatre.
Excellent to work with our friends at Extinction Rebellion Ottawa, Future Rising Ottawa, The Council of Canadians, Angela Keller-Herzog, Ecology Ottawa and Ottawa Raging Grannies to draw attention to this pressing issue and call on government leaders to act now!
See the photos below from the rally. Check out our Facebook page or YouTube channel for video clips of the speeches. Check out the videos on the fun street theatre and talks by OWSAG's Eric Schiller, Mia Beijer from Future Rising and Linda McCourt from Extinction Rebellion Ottawa.
In June, Ottawa City hall passed a resolution to ban single-use plastics from municipal buildings and promote their own excellent municipal tap water. Thank you for your support in this!
OWSAG along with other groups (Ecology Ottawa, Extinction Rebellion, Zero Plastic, Greenpeace, the Green Party and Climate Strike) will be participating in a ceremonial dump of used plastics, complete with street theatre, at Parliament Hill on Friday, September 13 at noon.
Please continue to collect used plastic bottles during the summer and plan to bring your bottles and join us on Friday, September 13. Email us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for details!