ecoCaledon

environmental citizens organization


Paint a Picture for Water Conservation 2016.

Calling all Artists!

Paint a Picture for Water Conservation 2016!

The deadline for applications has been extended to March 10th! Ten designs will be chosen and painted.

Starting April 26, 2016, decorated barrels will be displayed at high traffic areas in the community. Throughout the month people can place online bids for their favourite barrels.

On June 18, Caledon Day, the online auction closes.

All proceeds generated from the Auction go towards supporting environmental education efforts of

ecoCaledon.

For more information, please visit http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest

Or contact Donna Ferron, of ecoCaledon, info@ecocaledon.org


Caledon Day 2014

Come out and be a kid again or bring a kid to Caledon Day –Saturday June 14th.

Bring your kids to the Free Kids Zone at Caledon Day.  The Kids Zone has lots of fun activities for kids plus the Peel Child Centre all in one large tent in the centre of Caledon Day.

Activities include games, hands on activities and environmental fun stuff.  Kids’ activities are organized within the Kids Zone by local schools (variety of fun activities), ecoCaledon (Recycling Olympics), Home Depot (Wood building activities) the TRCA (Toronto Regional Conservation Authority; Seed Balls to be planted later). Puppet Show (Region of Peel), CVC (Credit Valley Conservation) activity and more…..

In addition you can check out the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Rain Barrels.  All the grade school painted Rain Barrels from Caledon Schools and the artist-painted Rain Barrels will be around the tent to check out!!  The artist-painted Rain Barrels are being auctioned and will be onsite to bid on.

http://www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest/

So bring the kids and come out and enjoy Caledon Day – Food, Activities and good times…..

John MacRae.


Paint a Picture for Water Conservation 2014

Caledon’s Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection

Come to Caledon Day to see this beautiful art collection and bid on your favourite rain barrel.

painted rain barrels

Community, and high school artists have come together to create Caledon’s outstanding 2014 Rain Barrel Art Collection. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, Art Collection rain barrel, to complete your garden oasis.

WHAT ARE RAIN BARRELS?

Rain barrels are garden features that capture rainwater from your rooftop. This water would normally run into a storm drain, culvert or ditch before flowing directly into our local river, carrying all pollutants that it picks up along the way. Rain water that is captured in your rain barrel is fresh and clean and can be used to water your veggie patch, potted flowers and hanging baskets.

Proceeds support the ecoCaledon environmental bursaries.Painted rain barrel with turtle

Bidding Closes June 14, 11:59pm

Bid on your favourite rain barrel

www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest

 

Painted rain barrels from 2013


Volunteers needed for Caledon Day

This year, ecoCaledon will be playing a larger role than ever at Caledon Day, 14th June!

We’ve been asked by the Region of Peel to help with the effort to ensure that materials used at Caledon Day are recycled appropriately.

As well as this, we will be featuring our Painted Rain Barrels, as in years past. The proceeds from selling the painted Rain Barrels go towards bursaries for local high school students who are pursuing environmental programs in their continuing studies.

And after last year’s great success, we will be busy once again running eco-themed activities for children in the KidZone, including the “RecycOlympics”. This year we will also be welcoming Green Ambassadors from local schools who will be demonstrating how they have participated in our “Waste Not” and “Cool Schools” educational programs.

Last but not least, we are launching our new “Walk the Talk” initiative, which encourages people to find ways to reduce their Carbon emission footprints. We will be running a Carbon IQ quiz and doing a survey to find out how we can best help and encourage citizens of Caledon to join us in this challenge. People can also sign up for our first “Walk the Talk” workshops on reducing energy use in the home, due to start in Fall / Winter 2014.

We are very excited to have so many activities at Caledon Day and we are looking for some extra volunteers to help us provide the best possible experience for visitors. Opportunities include: advising members of the public on recycling; supervising activities in the Kidzone; distributing information leaflets about ecoCaledon’s programs; running the Carbon IQ quiz; engaging visitors in our survey.

If you can help on Caledon Day, or with setting up and tidying away before or after the event, please contact us at info@ecocaledon.org or leave a message on 905  584 7366905 584 7366.

Some of our volunteer opportunities are suitable for High School students’ community involvement hours.