The Blue Dot Tour, a project of the David Suzuki Foundation with support from Nature’s Path, Roots Canada and Ascenta Health, is a cross Canada Tour to create community around the idea of amending the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to recognize our right to a healthy environment. The idea is to excite Canadians in communities across Canada to call upon their community leaders to declare we have a right to a healthy environment.
I see the idea of the Blue Dot Plan could also excite communities of common interest within and between and connecting communities of place to have their community leaders speak for their community and their interests.
The Blue Dot Plan
We have a plan to create lasting change for generations. Here’s how. Across the country, Canadians believe in our inherent right to a healthy environment – clean water, fresh air, healthy food and a say in decisions that affect us.
One by one, we stand up to say this right should be recognized. Neighbours come together to call upon their local communities to pass declarations respecting people’s right to live in a healthy environment. Neighbours come together to change a city.
Cities come together to change a province. Community by community we inspire decision-makers across our provinces and territories to take notice.
With so many communities calling for action we have our provinces pass environmental bills of rights.
Cities come together to change a province. Provinces come together to change a nation
When seven out of ten provinces representing more than 50 per cent of the Canadian population have recognized our right to a healthy environment we turn toward amending the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada recognizes our right to a healthy environment and our common interest as a country to protect our right to have clean air, fresh water and healthy food for all Canadians.
We all benefit from a healthy environment. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to protect, restore, and preserve our environment for our health, for the health of our world, and for the future of our world.
Canada and Canadians can provide leadership in creating an environment for our future to create a future for our environment. Creating an environment of caring for our rights as a community, caring for the world we share with one another, and caring for the future of our world as a community.
We can create a healthy environment for our future by creating an environment of community around our common human interests.
- What environmental threat is your community concerned about?
- What environmental concern is creating conversation in your community?
- What ideas and enterprise are you creating community around to address your concerns about our environment and the future of our environment?
- What communities of common place, common interest, or common enterprise are concerned about protecting, restoring, and creating a future for our environment?