Paint a Picture Project Background

Paint a Picture is a program that started with students and artists (including High School Art students) who designed and painted an environmental message about water conservation on a rain barrel. For 8 years we displayed painted rain barrels around Caledon in the spring. Afterwards the rain barrels either went back to elementary schools or were auctioned off to raise funds for High School Environmental Bursaries. Since 2017 we introduced Paint a Picture for Clean Air that promotes no idling. In 2019 we will continue with Paint a Picture for Clean Air, while discontinuing the Painted Rain Barrels (time for a change…)

The Paint a Picture for Clean Air program is run with the promotional support of the Town of Caledon. Here are more details of what the program is about.

Program Details

During March to May/June, elementary students across Caledon paint pictures that are displayed across Caledon in many businesses, schools and municipal locations (over 80 locations in 2018). This reminds drivers to not leave their car idling when going into a building.

Businesses display posters

Elementary Schools Participating in 2018 Paint a Picture for Clean Air

  • Alloa Public School
  • Southfields Village Public School
  • Belfountain Public School
  • St John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Ellwood Public School
  • Allan Drive Public School
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • St Nicholas Catholic School
  • Palgrave Public School
  • Macville Public School

Purpose of the Activity:

Paint a Picture for Clean Air is to raise awareness about air pollution and about minimizing your carbon footprint when driving.

Drawdown Solution Tie In:

#49 Cars
#75 Ride Sharing

For descriptions of each solution go to:

How to Get Involved with the Community Group

Take a look at your own life and choose ways to reduce your energy footprint –Drawdown solutions… check out Projects and Connections on the ecocaledon web site for ideas and people to help.

Contact and Location information:

If you would like more information on this project, contact John MacRae and or Betty De-Groot at ecoCaledon.

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