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Public Works Calendar of Events 2017

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 – March 20 – 26, 2017

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 – March 20 – 27, 2017

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 – March 22, 2017

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 – April 17 – 21, 2017

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:

  • Saturday May 22, 2017 - PAMA Earth Day Event
    PAMA - 9 Wellington St E, Brampton
  • Saturday May 22, 2017 - Councillor Gael Miles Earth Day Event
    Professors Lake Recreation Centre - 1660 N Park Dr, Brampton
  • Saturday May 22, 2017 - Brampton Earth Day Event
    Teramoto Park - Queen and Chinguacousy Road

Compost Awareness Week – May 7 – 13, 2017

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 75 per cent of our waste from disposal by 2034.

Drinking Water Week – May 7 – 13, 2017

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 – May 21 – 27, 2017

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 2017 Public Works theme is “Public Works Always There”. This theme showcases the pervasiveness of public works. Communities depend on public works, and the men and women of the profession are always there and always ready.

Children’s Water Awareness Week – May 25th – June 1st, 2017

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 103,000 Peel elementary students have attended the PCWF.

Bike to Work Day – TBD and Bike Month – May 29 – June 30, 2017

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
  • Telework

Please see the information below for Bike to Work Day 2017 and Bike Month 2017 event locations, dates and times:

  • To Be Announced

Conservation Days

Conservation Days offer Peel residents a number of disposal and recycling services free of charge in a one–stop drop off location. Residents can also purchase backyard composters and rain barrels.

Please see the information below for Conservation Day event location, date and time:

  • Saturday May 6, 2017 – Location to be determined

Fusion Landscaping Workshops

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.

  • Saturday June 3, 2017 – Heartlake Community Recycling Centre (420 Railside Dr, Brampton)

  • Saturday June 10, 2017 – Fleetwood Park (Located on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Rd East between Ponytrail Dr and Mill Rd. Workshop will be held next to baseball diamond)

Fall Fairs

Come visit the Public Works display booth at the Brampton and Bolton fall fairs. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 fall fairs.

Waste Reduction Week – October 16 – 22, 2017

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) every day.

World Town Planning Day – November 8, 2017

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.

Revised: Friday April 21 2017

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