02 Jul 15

July 2, 2015


CESA-EO retains executive

The Citizen’s Environmental Stewardship Association–East of Ottawa (CESA-EO), which started the Dump the Dump Now campaign, welcomed members at their annual general meeting at the Russell Curling Club on Tues., June 23. The current executive, including president Harry Baker (shown here), is staying on.

Dump this Dump 2 campaign featured in documentary

CARLSBAD SPRINGS—The Capital Region Citizens’ Coalition for Protection of the environment, which runs the Dump this Dump 2 campaign, has been featured in an award-winning French-language documentary. After winning the Gold award at the European Deauville Green Awards in France the producers were given the go-ahead to proceed with a 75-minute English language version. Interviews will start in the next few weeks.

The documentary titled Vert d’envie (Green with Envy) aired on CBC-Radio-Canada television on June 24. It features the DTD2 battle against a proposed commercial landfill on Boundary Road north of Russell, and also features a school which has undertaken many environmental initiatives.

The crew of Vert d’envie followed DTD2 beginning with the group’s recycling fundraiser in Carlsbad Springs in May, 2014, until their protest in July, 2014.

The French version can be viewed at http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/vert-d-envie/2015. A synopsis provided in the DTD2 news release says, “These individuals inspire us by becoming champions of the environment, to preserve or rebuild their community.  When environmentalists do great things, it inspires and motivates us… it even makes us green with envy!”