Wawa Green Days a Success!

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Economic Development Wawa would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and community for making the Second Annual Wawa Green Days a growing success.

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“I recycle water bottles to use at work!” Pauline Dawson, #wawaenergy.

The “How Do You Make a Difference” in Wawa Instagram Contest received over 35 great photo entries from residents and businesses showing how they save energy, conserve water or reduce waste. Pauline Dawson was the $100 winner of the random draw and pictures of all entries are posted on the EDC Wawa facebook page. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared great ways to reduce energy use, save money and decrease pollution in Wawa.

A Community Clean-Up Day was held Friday, September 16th and several volunteers and youth picked up garbage along Wawa Beach, Pinewood Drive, and Winston Road. A special thank you to the Garbologist’s and Karin Grundt for collecting a truckload of trash between Young’s General Store and the O.P.P. As well, thank you to the staff and students at École Escalade for gathering litter along Winston Road.

The Regional Employment Help Centre staff were joined by Mayor Ron Rody to clean up along the Wawa Lake Beachfront and the dumpster used for the Clean-Up Day was generously donated by J. Provost Contracting.

Wawa Green Days continued on Saturday, September 17th where residents stopped by the EDC Green Days Booth to grab a smart water ruler that showed how much water, and money, is lost through leaky faucets and pipes as well as enter a draw for a free rain barrel. The EDC is planning to bulk purchase rain barrels at a reduced price in the Spring of 2017 and encourages anyone interested to let us know. Ms. Barb Thorne from Hawk Junction was the excited winner of the Rain Barrel.

The Municipality of Wawa and EDC are planning to host a series of green events in the coming months including a Wawa Water Day to promote ways residents can conserve water and prepare for the activation of the water meters. Contact Emily Cormier at [email protected] or call 705-856-4419 to see how you can participate in making Wawa a cleaner and greener community.

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