During these challenging times, the return of warmer weather and the reemergence of plant life reminds us that the world continues to turn and that we all can work together to live better into the future.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual global event that brings together people from all places on the planet to raise awareness and to take action toward a more sustainable future for all earth's inhabitants. For more information about earth
You can visit the official Earth Day Website here for more information: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
What can I do for Earth Day 2020?
There are countless actions that you can take to support Earth Day and to honor mother earth in your own way. Here are a few suggestions of things you can do within your community and at home:
Watch the premiere of the Wisdom Weavers Film:
"Indigenous elders from Alaska to Australia have come together to deliver some tough love in a new film for Earth Day: the human race will only survive if we start putting our minds at the service of our hearts."
Take Action or organize a digital community event:
Watch Earth Day Live 2020:
Activities at home with kids:
Learn about how we can all honour earth:
We at PINTER hope that you, your family, and your community are staying safe and healthy. Please feel free to connect with any of our Team for any inquiries or assistance that you may require.
First, we at PINTER hope that you are safe and healthy. Our staff is staying safe and healthy and about half of our staff have successfully and effectively transitioned to working remotely. We are operating at full capacity and would be happy to assist you with any current or future challenges you may have.
We urge you to incorporate and practice all the safety measures being communicated by the Public Health Authorities. By now you all know about self-isolating, disinfecting, and social distancing (SDS).
If you are interested in more information the following is a great link to use to keep on top of CoVid19 and away from media hype: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
At PINTER we are practicing SDS to stay safe and to provide the best service and support possible to our employees, clients, and suppliers. Some PINTER staff are working from home in self-isolation while others are working from the office. Our offices remain open but the public is asked not to visit at this time. Our offices are set up to allow for more than 2m separation between people. We are using Zoom and Skype for meetings whenever possible. The working areas of the office are getting a disinfection wipe down three times a day. Personal work areas are wiped down once a day.
If you don’t have access to disinfectants or hand sanitizers there are recipes on-line for DIY.
With no claim to its effectiveness or safety one recipe is as follows (use at your own risk)
Rubbing alcohol 650ml (Biofuel is a source of denatured Ethanol)
Soft soap 20ml
Don’t spray directly on to electronics; spray on cloth and wipe. Don’t clean windows or screens it will leave a residue.
All the best to you in these challenging times, we will get through this together.
PINTER was proud to be the winner of a Brownie Award in the remediation category! Senior Engineer Ryan Riess made the trip to Toronto as an invited speaker at the 2019 National Science Summit and accepted the award on behalf of PINTER.
Lawrence Pinter, Peter Zrymiak, and Gail Pinter attended the Canadian Environmental & Engineers Executive Conference in Vancouver again this past week. This is Second Annual conference and it continues to grow attracting representatives from more than 60 small, medium, large, and mega firms who provide environmental and engineering services to the public. It was an intense day and a half of panels and presentations on a variety of topics including benchmarking, upcoming trends, engineer/client relationship, First Nation engagement, etc. There were many opportunities to network during and after the sessions. From the food and venue to the presentations and panels a job well done by Faramarz Bogarzaran and Leroy Banack (F&M Management Ltd.), Todd Latham (Actual Media Inc.), and Lorrine Hamdon (TL2 Project & Event Management).
What is National Indigenous Peoples Day?
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.
Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.
In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
PINTER is commited to celebrating and working along side Indigenous communities as we have in the past and will continue to do in the future.
PINTER is proud to have been apart of the Whitecap First Nation's initial discussions with the Saskatchewan Ministry Of Environment and in the development of their Environmental Management and Protection Plan, which is a coordinating piece of policy that assists Whitecap with its internal management and protection initiatives.
PINTER has been featured in the Canadian Consulting Engineering magazine on page 66. The article outlines the project that PINTER was awarded for.
Pinter has been awarded at the annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala on October 23rd, 2018. Jessica and Wesley accepted the award at the gala in Ottawa and the award was for PINTER's work on Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation.
Keli was honored to speak at the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association National gathering in Whitehorse. Keli spoke about PINTER's work with Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the development of their Environmental Management and Protection System and novel First Nation Environmental Law Regime.