We are thrilled to receive the very first Carolyn Day** Award for Environmental Action at the CFUW Ontario Council AGM.
This award recognizes the work of CFUW Perth and District and its Environment Committee who organized two screenings of the climate change documentary, Anote’s Ark. In celebration of Earth Day, the committee screened the film to students at Perth District Collegiate Institute, along with a panel discussion on local impacts of climate change and a teacher resources package to engage students in discussion and activities about climate change.
We then screened the film to CFUW members and the public, to raise awareness about climate change and stimulate conversation and action at the local level.
** For those of you who did not know Carolyn Day, her concern about the environment had started with water problems in Walkerton, just a few miles from her home in Southampton. That passion led her to helping CFUW Ontario Council write multiple briefs and letters.