The Right to a Healthy Environment: Canadians Don’t Have It!

Come and Hear More from the People Who Want to Change This …

The Blue Dot Movement with Suzuki Ambassador, Paul Strome

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 6:30PM, MCCONNELL LIBRARY, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, NS

The Blue Dot Movement — a David Suzuki Foundation project — is made up of tens of thousands of Canadians who believe in the simple yet powerful idea that every Canadian deserves the right to live in a healthy environment. Time is of the essence as Environment Minister Catherine McKenna prepares to update the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) by April 2018. The movement is calling on every level of government to recognize that all Canadians should have the right to: breathe fresh air; drink clean water; eat safe food, and have a say in the decisions that affect their health and well-being.

The ultimate goal is to amend the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to recognize the environmental rights of all Canadians but we know that the greatest changes start with simple acts of local leadership.

This educational series is organized by The Sustainability Project and is co-sponsored by the CBU Community Garden Project, the Animal Ethics Project, New Dawn, the Cooperative Studies Club, CBU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Shannon School of Business, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the CBU Library. For more information on our series contact terry_gibbs@cbu.ca.