ecoCaledon

environmental citizens organization

Painted Rain Barrels by Local Artists Raise Funds for Environmental High School Bursaries

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Proceeds from the 2013 Artist’s Rain Barrel Collection to assist Caledon youth in their higher education

Did you know that your purchase of 2013 Artist Collection rain barrel will help provide education bursaries to deserving Caledon high school graduates?

This year 20 beautifully hand painted rain barrels have been created by local artists and high school students through Paint a Picture for Water Conservation, a joint initiative of ecoCaledon and Toronto and Region Conservation. These rain barrels are being auctioned off to the community to raise funds in support of the Carol Seglins Environmental Bursary while raising awareness about water conservation. All proceeds from your purchase of a 2013 Artist Collection rain barrel will help to provide one deserving graduate from each of the four Caledon high schools a bursary of $400 to assist in their continuing education in an environmental field.

2012 bursary winner Allison Browning was actively involved in environmental projects as President of Humberview’s Environmental Integrity Association, raising environmental awareness and inspiring action amongst her peers. “I was very excited to hear from my teacher that I was to win the environmental bursary. It was nice to be recognized for my environmental efforts at Humberview!” Having just completed her first year in Sciences at Lakehead University Allison states “The bursary went a long way to pay for books.” Allison is one of those people who goes the extra distance to help the environment.

As a student at Robert F Hall, Anthony Masic was a keen promoter of sustainability through recycling. Thinking back to his graduation and what winning the 2012 Carol Seglins Environmental Bursary meant, he reflected “I was surprised and proud to be recognized at graduation for my environmental concern and action”. Anthony contributes to the community by volunteering and participates in many outdoor extreme sports. He has made helping the environment his long term goal through his education and his everyday practices. Anthony is specifically concerned about preserving forests and is pursuing this through his studies in Environmental Sustainability at Lakehead University.

To view the 2013 Artist’s Collection Rain Barrels and to make your bid please visitwww.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest. All barrels are also on display until June 14th throughout the Town of Caledon at local retails and Public Libraries (locations listed on the website) and will be on display at Caledon Day on June 15th. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a bid and contribute to the excellence of Caledon’s students. Auction closes on June 15th at 11:59pm.

Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us atwww.trca.on.ca; http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest;www.citizensforacleancaledon.org/;www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel/;www.ecocaledon.org

ecoCaledon

Formerly Citizens for a Clean Caledon, ecoCaledon is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995.  ecoCaledon promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment including: battery recycling, rain barrel sales, environmental education, Caledon’s Green Directory, Healthy Lawns Healthy People and Clean Air Clean Energy.  For more information, visit us atwww.ecocaledon.org

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