The Municipality’s Sustainable Communities Advisory Committee and Antigonish International Film Festival hope you can join us to recognize and discuss the importance of water in our local community and our global one.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to help prevent these disruptions. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations perpetuating a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is and also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Water is an invaluable life source, a resource we all have a responsibility in preserving.
Waste Water is the focus of World Water Day 2017.
Waste Water is a concern. Locally we have waste water treatment facilities and individual sewage treatment systems, but globally the majority of all wastewater from our homes, cities, businesses , industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting along the way.
Reducing the amount of waste water we produce is vitally important, safely treating the waste water that is inevitable is equally important, it effects drinking water, bathing sources, our food, and entire ecosystems.