Great article about our Scientist Sign-On Letter in Support of the CEPA recommendations.
Please join us for a #BlueDot Town Hall Meeting on Sun Feb 25 at 2PM at Hamilton Public Library Central to learn about this historical opportunity and how people in #HamOnt are coming together to make environmental rights a reality.
RSVP to this FREE event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/environmental-rights-now-blue-d…
More than 110 nations recognize their citizens’ right to live in a healthy environment. But not Canada. The right to a healthy environment is a simple yet powerful idea: all Canadians deserve to breathe fresh air, drink clean water, eat safe food and enjoy a stable climate.
The Blue Dot movement is about protecting the people and places we love. It began in the fall of 2014 and, on February 25, 2015, the City of Hamilton was the first Ontario municipality to sign the Blue Dot... declaration. More recently, our city has committed itself to measuring its progress annually with a series of environmental markers and, because of this, Hamilton has been identified as one of three model Blue Dot cities throughout the country.
But there is more to do, particularly on the national front. If you agree that every Canadian deserves a future that is healthier and more secure, then join us for an important town hall meeting:
Where: Hamilton Public Library (Hamilton Room, on main floor), 55 York Blvd.
When: Sun. February 25, doors open at 1:30 p.m.; meeting runs from 2 to 3 p.m.
We’re going to be discussing how people from all walks of life are coming together to make that future happen—and about how we can each have a meaningful impact on securing a legal right to live in a healthy environment. All are welcome.
Please RSVP to make sure we have enough materials and light refreshments for everyone: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/environmental-rights-now-blue-d…
Today more than ever we are fighting for are rights! Yes change will happen, not all positive either. But the light will shine through after the storm. The point is, its the right change. We all know it, deep down, we just need to accept it. Just like we all know that we need to exercise, we clearly know the benefits, but it still is all about choice. What will your choice be? And is your choice for you only or for everyone? No one can escape this, which means we will all face it together, and therefore are stronger for it. Let’s stand together and fight our waters, our lands, our people, and our rights! Let’s be the Canada I know we can be! 🇨🇦 #noDAPL #R2HE #bluedot #waterislife #nodapl
This 2018 let’s come together and stop using glitter, products with micro beads, and well anything plastic. Especially bags and bottles. These simple steps, if followed through with, will make massive changes for our environment and our future. Our oceans and lakes depend on it and need our help. It is us who are accountable and only us. Together everything is possible! Let’s make 2018 a year to be proud of 🇨🇦
• CONNECT THE DOTS 💚🌿 • Thank you to everyone who joined our #ConnectTheDots event at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre a long with Burlington Green Environmental Association. Every person should have the right to clean air and water, safe food, and a say in decisions that affect our health and well-being. It was inspiring to meet 700 students ready to stand up for the recognition of these rights. Over the course of the day we had about 1500 people attend two talks David... delivered, and had 1000 students tune in across Canada for an invitation-only webinar. Without contributions like yours, this event would not have been possible. 💗🌿🌎
Credit: Amanda Dell'Aquila and Lauren Garbutt Photography
#bluedot #davidsuzuki #Right2HealthyEnv #fixCEPA #climatechange #earth #health #rights #speakup #wecanmakeadifference #bethechangeyouwanttosee
Thank you to everyone who joined our #ConnectTheDots event at Burlington, Ontario! Every person should have the right to clean air and water, safe food, and a s...ay in decisions that affect our health and well-being. It was inspiring to meet 700 students ready to stand up for the recognition of these rights. Join the movement at http://bluedot.ca/join-us/
Together, we can protect the people and places we love.
Credit: Amanda Dell'Aquila and Lauren Garbutt Photography
With Burlington Green Environmental Association
Our sincere apologies from the Blue Dot Team, but due to internet connectivity issues we weren't able to Live stream David's speech. We will however be able post a recording in the coming days. Thanks for your patience and understanding. I will however post a few shots I grabbed yesterday. #connectthedots #davidsuzuki #R2HE #cepa
Getting the stage ready for the second half of the night! Got 2 VIP tickets for anyone still interested in going?
• CONNECT THE DOTS • Tomorrow is our #ConnectTheDots event in Burlington, Ontario! 🤩
👉 Follow the David Suzuki Foundation Instagram account to watch local Blue Dot volunteers Maryam & Nivaal, as they cover the event ➡ http://bit.ly/DSFInsta
👉 Watch David Suzuki's presentation via our #FacebookLive event discussing how Canadians are coming together to secure environmental rights ➡ Follow us (Blue Dot • Bleu Terre) to be notified when the Live stream starts!
The LORAX is ready, the reading sheets are prepared, the Truffula Trees are coming and more. Hope you can too.
Be part of “Reading the Lorax to Enbridge”
Meet at 12 noon, Tomorrow, Friday, October 27, in the Dundurn Plaza parking lot near the Main & Dundurn corner. From there, we will carpool to an appropriate location to “Read the Lorax to Enbridge” and disrupt their expansion of the Line 10 tar sands pipeline across Hamilton....
Why This, Why Now
Enbridge is in the process of cutting down thousands of trees across rural Hamilton as it expands its Line 10 bitumen export pipeline. And just over a year ago Enbridge sponsored a viewing of The Lorax as part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority's 'Films in the Forest' series.
The Lorax is one of the first introductions many of us had as children to conservation and environmentalism. It explores the very real dangers corporations and greed present to the environment – and not just how that affects us humans, but also all the other creatures.
Thus the sponsorship was a disgusting and hypocritical attempt at greenwashing and building positive public relations. Today we find it especially relevant as Enbridge actively fells thousands of trees and destroys local greenbelt lands and natural areas to move forward with their Line 10 expansion project.
None of this devastation would have been possible had governments acted responsibly including the Hamilton Conservation Authority and refused to issue Enbridge permits. But governments at all levels only talk about doing something about climate change. And the HCA specifically recently accepted a $15,000 donation from Enbridge.
Unfortunately it doesn't stop there. While Enbridge was once criticized for giving funding to police departments along their pipelines while protests were increasing, they now give funding to numerous Conservation Authorities along their various pipeline routes. Enbridge continues to buy their way into and through communities without actual regard for those same communities.
What to Bring
Yourself! friends, family, loved ones! Water and snacks for yourselves. A car if you have one (to offer for carpooling). A copy of The Lorax, if you have one.
Questions? Concerns? Accessibility Concerns? Media?
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