Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Calgary's youth lead the way on World Water Day

On Monday, The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), The City of Calgary and Suncor Energy hosted a World Water Day event at The City’s Water Centre to raise awareness about local and global water issues.

17 student teams from grades seven to nine participated in the event, showcasing their efforts to support the global initiative with grants of $500 to each team from Suncor Energy. Projects ranged from fundraising efforts and improving water consumption habits at home to raising awareness about water issues in our community.

The event was held to celebrate participants’ actions to address the challenges facing our water locally and around the world. In addition to project displays, visual art, essay and poetry entries on the topic of water quality and conservation were on display and attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favourites.

The event highlighted the importance of protecting the quality and quantity of our water as a city and a global community. To learn more about what you can do to help, visit calgary.ca/waterservices.

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