Nominate Your Neighbour Who's A Water Saver
Water Saver Contest: May 1 – September 1, 2016
Do you go above and beyond to save water? Maybe you have a golden lawn or drought-tolerant, native plants? Perhaps you collect rainwater, re-use water for watering your plants, use mulch in your garden beds, or save water in other ways? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, congratulations! You are a water saver. Enter Team WaterSmart's Water Saver Contest for a chance at the weekly prize draw and at the September grand prize draw for a rain barrel! Team WaterSmart will be accepting contest entries from residents across the Regional District of Nanaimo who are doing a great job of saving water outdoors, including those on private wells! Click here for details
Community Watershed Monitoring Network
If you are passionate about the health of your local river, creek or stream, join a network of stewardship volunteers who are trained to collect water quality data to contribute to the Ministry of Environment's surface water monitoring. Equipment and resources provided by the RDN, training provided by the MoE and sampling is done by local volunteers who generously donate their time once a week for 5 weeks in the summer and 5 weeks in the fall! This enables 14 watersheds to be monitored regularly, thanks to many hands. Click Here
for more information.
Green Building Network
Call for Speakers / Presenters
If you are interested in presenting in our annual Green Building Series, please contact Ting Pan, Sustainability Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-390-6510.
Share your Green Building Experience
If you are a designer, builder or home owner in our region that recently completed a high performance home, we would like to hear about it! Each year we are working with building professionals and residents to showcase the best 'green' projects and share their experience with those who are also inspired to make our built environment more efficient, environment friendly and supportive of our well-being.
Contact Ting Pan, Sustainability Coordinator at email@example.com or 250-390-6510.
Emergency Planning Volunteer
Give back to community and help others during an emergency or disaster. Email BeReady@rdn.bc.ca
for an application.