On Saturday, September 10, Ottawa Blue Dot is calling on Ontario to become the second province in Canada to recognize the basic human right to a healthy environment, including the right to drink clean water, breathe safe air, experience a stable climate and have a meaningful say in environmental decisions.
We hope you will join us for a symbolic and educational morning — with moving presentations by First Nations drummers, the Canadian School of Dance, Ottawa Riverkeeper and Ecology Ottawa — to learn about powerful, simple actions you can take to empower your local MPP to become an environmental rights champion this fall.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Claudette Cain Park (near Earl Armstrong & River Roads, due north of the Vimy Memorial Bridge)
What: Blue Dot movement and David Suzuki Foundation community action
On July 14, our province opened a 120-day public consultation to update the existing but incomplete Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights. Our event at Claudette Cain Park is an important opportunity for you to participate in this consultation.
This is a historic opportunity for Ontario to join more than 110 countries, including France, Germany and South Korea, and more than 142 Canadian municipalities like Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver in recognizing the right to a healthy environment.
Our Blue Dot team will have toolkits and resources on hand to help you take action on this important review.
Your support on September 10 is a crucial way to get Ontario to join our powerful movement. We’re proud to have strong provincial representatives who understand the need to protect air, soil and water. Now it’s up to us to persuade these local leaders that a healthy environment is a fundamental human right.Click here to ask your provincial representative to recognize our right to a healthy environment.
Remember, a healthy environment is a shared legacy that belongs to each of us. See you there!
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