The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating recently enlisted the help of some animal assistants to teach attendees at the recent CMX CIPHEX 2012 trade show about water conservation.
Sonic the Barn Owl and Maverick the Kestrel from Canadian environmental group Earth Rangers were on hand at the plumbing trade show at the Toronto Convention Center, according to the Daily Commercial News. Presenters and vendors at this year's CMX CIPHEX event showed off new, energy-efficient technologies designed to reduce the amount of water wasted each year in Canada.
The Earth Rangers organization offers environmental demonstrations and educational events to schools, organizations and institutions in the Toronto area. Focusing on youth involvement, the group brings a variety of different animals to its presentations, including a variety of snakes, birds and reptiles. The Earth Rangers mission and the CIPH goal of increased water conservation across the country made for a natural partnership.
Water use in Canada is draining resources from the environment, according to Earth Rangers website. "For example, one house might be using 10 glasses of water at one time, but only one glass of water is going back out into the lake," the organization notes. "So if we use more than what we put back, eventually our water sources will start to dry up."