Monday, November 10, 2008

final tally and a new debate

Hey Britsters,

Here is the Final tally:
Yes, keep the water – 17
No, get rid of it – 16

Of the 49 people on my email list so far (still working on collecting emails for potential Team Green Brit members so this list is not conclusive!), 33 voted and 2 abstained for a total of 35 participants. 71% is not a bad voter turn out! ;)

Most people who voted also had ideas and concerns to share which shows this is not a simple choice for many. And 63% of those who voted (whether the vote was yay or nay) are actually in favour of a filtration system of some sort instead of the bottled water.

I'm compiling info on some alternatives and if any of you know of good companies or filtration systems to look into I could use your help gathering this data! Send me a quicky email with your suggestions please!

I've heard from many that this was all done in the past, and it was a good struggle to get the bottled water here for us to enjoy...but perhaps with today's technologies we may have some better options than the last time this was debated. Given the feedback I received I'd say it's worth a look anyway.
Let's hear it for our brothers and sisters that fought for our current thirst quenching option and build on their success by ensuring what we have meets the needs of the majority today!

It was great to have so many of you participating, sharing articles and comic strips and more…a good start to the Team Green Brit intiative which is all about seeing what we can do together to decrease our collective footprint on mama earth.

Cheers to Pat for starting this debate, and now she can take the feedback report I'm working on to the Board for review when its done. I will also send it to the email list and post a summary on the blog. I'm sure you'll all be waiting on pins and needles for the exciting conclusion - hehehe.

Now…when I asked 'what should we debate next?' I received a lot of ideas from you keeners. But I have to say that the #1 hottest topic is recycling - and the lack thereof around the complex.

So. As a community complex what are we doing right? What are we doing wrong?
Let's here your thoughts and suggestions please…

1 comment:

  1. We need a good recycling program at Britannia. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but the garbage company that we use accepts plastics and cans... I've been told that all we have to do is throw them into the blue bin and the company will do the rest. I know we have a cardboard bin, but one for plastics and cans would be nice.