The Region of Peel Public Works department celebrates a number of Special Events throughout the year. Below you will find information about these events.
Fix a Leak Week is led by WaterSense®, a partnership program with the Region of Peel sponsored by the U.S. EPA, seeks to protect the future of our water supply by offering residents and homeowner's simple ways to use less water. This week will promote the water–saving benefits of fixing household leaks.
Canada Water Week is a week–long celebration of water from coast–to–coast held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. This week complements our Water Smart Peel program in informing businesses and residents to consider their water use habits.
World Water Day is an international day of observance and action that started in 1992 by the United Nations to draw attention to the world water crisis.
On World Water Day, the Region of Peel encourages Peel residents to pause and reflect on ways that they can make a difference by using water more efficiently in their everyday lives. In 2003, the Region of Peel launched Water Smart Peel, an education and awareness program focused on increasing awareness and understanding about water efficiency and conservation in the home.
Earth Week provides the Region of Peel with an opportunity to raise public awareness about environmental issues and encourage Peel residents to make positive actions that improve the state of the environment locally while thinking globally. Earth Week ends with Earth Day on April 22, the largest global environmental celebration. Established in 1970, Earth Day is considered to be the birth of the environmental movement.
Prior to the start of Earth Week, the Region of Peel will participate at various community events to provide information about environmental initiatives that the public can become involved with:
- To Be Announced
Compost Awareness Week led by the Compost Council of Canada, aims to raise the profile of composting as an environmentally viable option for waste diversion.
Some waste management programs which are profiled during this week include: composting and the Region–wide organics recycling program. These programs help raise awareness of the importance of composting and participating in the organics recycling program to help Peel reach its goal of diverting 70 per cent of our waste from disposal by 2016.
Drinking Water Week, driven by the American Water Works Association, recognizes the vital role that water plays in our daily lives. A Safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It is the basis for the health and welfare of many citizens creating jobs, attracting industry and investment yet is it often taken for granted.
The Region of Peel provides safe, clean and reliable drinking water to over one million residents. To ensure that everyone can benefit from this life giving resource it must be used wisely. The Region of Peel's water efficiency program, Water Smart Peel, demonstrates to residents the importance of using water wisely indoors and outdoors.
The Region of Peel will participate at various community events.
Public Works Week, instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association, calls attention to the importance of public works in community life and recognizes the hard work of public works employees who are dedicated to providing and maintaining essential services for present and future generations. The 2016 Public Works theme TBD.
The foundation of Children's Water Awareness Week is the Peel Children's Water Festival (PCWF) which will take place at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton. The PCWF is a six–day, annual environmental education program offering learning opportunities to 5,000 Peel elementary students in grades two through five. Since its inception in 1996, more than 90,000 Peel elementary students have attended the PCWF.
Bike to Work Day celebrates the official kick–off to Bike Month across the GTHA. Smart Commute Peel is a program that serves the Region of Peel employees only in promoting the use of sustainable modes of commuting. It reinforces the Region's effort as champions in promoting sustainable transportation, employee wellness and contributing to clean air strategies.
Since established in 2008, we have implemented the following programs:
- Preferential Carpool Parking program
- Employee Discount Transit Pass program
- Emergency Ride Home program
- Flexible work arrangement
Please see the information below for Bike to Work Day 2016 and Bike Month 2016 event locations, dates and times:
- To Be Announced
Please see the information below for Conservation Day event location, date and time:
- Conservation Day
Throughout the summer, free Fusion Landscaping workshops are offered to Peel residents on a variety of topics. Join us for informative workshops and learn how easy it is to transform your yard into a beautiful garden oasis. Stay tuned for more information on workshops.
- Seedy Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga (84 South Service Rd, Mississauga, ON)
Come visit the Public Works display booth at the Brampton and Bolton fall fairs. Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 fall fairs.
Waste Reduction Week is a national event designed to raise awareness of the importance of preserving resources and reducing waste across Canada. The Region of Peel is dedicated to waste reduction and environmental sustainability and encourages residents and businesses to practice the 3Rs (reducing, reusing and recycling) everyday.
World Town Planning Day is celebrated in over 30 countries to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating liveable communities. Globally recognized, World Town Planning Day draws attention to the aims, objectives and progress of urban and regional planning; and highlights the contributions sound planning has made to the quality of global human settlement and the environment. World Town Planning Day highlights the significant role planning has in regional development, environmental protection, sustainable economic growth and the quality of life that Peel residents enjoy. It provides us with an opportunity to profile the ideals of urban and regional planning not only within the profession, but also among the other professions and the general public.
Call 905-791-7800 x4409 or e-mail us for more details on Environmental Education programs.