Water Conservation Champions

Water Conservation Champions

December 14th, 2023 Peterborough resident Ellie Dustler stands behind a rain barrel acquired from the GreenUP Store and Resource Centre. A rain barrel acts as an all-season water conservation tool. By collecting rain water, residents can save money, improve how indoor...
Youth Water Walk for Little Lake

Youth Water Walk for Little Lake

June 8th, 2023 Curve Lake First Nation Elder Dorothy Taylor and allies Drew Milligan and Anne Trudell (Sacred Water Circle) follow behind the young people (not pictured) who are carrying the eagle staff and the copper pot at a water walk for Little Lake on May 5,...
A Drop of Water in Peterborough

A Drop of Water in Peterborough

June 1st, 2023 Young students during the first day of the annual Peterborough Children’s Water Festival on May 30, 2023 donned lab coats and investigated various tests on liquids to understand the concept of acidity in water. (Photo: Lili Paradi / GreenUP) By: Lili...
Rain Garden Subsidy Program

Rain Garden Subsidy Program

April 27th, 2023 GreenUP showcased this temporary rain garden and permeable parking pad at Peterborough’s Market Plaza in fall 2022, as part of the Parking Lot Paradise initiative. Commercial property owners are now eligible for the City of Peterborough’s Rain Garden...
Blue Community & Sourcing Your Water

Blue Community & Sourcing Your Water

March 30th, 2023 Municipal tap water is tested more rigorously than bottled water, contains fewer microplastics, and produces no plastic waste. Canadians use two billion single-use plastic bottles every year, but only half of the bottles are recycled. (Photo: GreenUP)...