Model toilet? Check. Blue Dots? Check. Cupcakes? Check. And so begins our first event at an RBC branch.
Branch manager Rick Langford is excited, that much is quite evident from his cheery manner, and broad smile. He is also carrying the aforementioned cupcakes topped with blue icing, an enticing treat for an overcast afternoon.
He tells me about how they cannot keep their table of free Blue Dots stocked. Every day people enter his Stittsville branch asking for their packet.
Eleven events in 10 days is a lot. From community picnics, to farmers markets, to a plane pull, One Change teams and volunteers have been out engaging the community and spreading the word that when it comes to water conservation, simple actions matter!
A few weeks ago, at the Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference in Ottawa, One Change was awarded the Social Innovation Enterprise of the Year award for its partnership with RBC on the This Blue Dot pilot! And we were so thrilled that we completely forgot to add a note to the blog about it!
The current water crisis in California is placing increased emphasis on what everyone can do to conserve. It's a great time to think about saving water at home and about how important our water resources are. See the links below for water info during the month of March.
Ask anyone: Chances are they aren’t comfortable sticking their hand in the back of a toilet. “Gross!” It’s this kind of barrier to action that This Blue Dot addresses. Once people realize that the water in the toilet tank is clean (it never comes into contact with, well, you know what), they are more likely to reach in. And when they do, fixing a leak is easy.
Simon is 7. He thinks wasting water is just kind of dumb. Simon met us in Brewer Park on Saturday and was intrigued by our demonstration toilet tank. It has most of the front cut away so you can see and reach inside.