Webinar: Learn how to make your community a Blue Community

Join this online webinar to learn what you can do to help protect community water sources in the Great Lakes basin from increasing threats and pressure to put water up for sale and privatize it.

The Blue Communities Project empowers people to lobby their local government to adopt a water commons framework by recognizing water as a human right, promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services, and banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.

WHAT: An online discussion about how you can turn your Great Lakes basin town into a Blue Community.

WHERE: Your computer – you will need a good internet connection. We will be using Adobe Connect for the webinar.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00 PM EST (TBC)

WHO:

  • Robyn Hamlyn, youth water activist whose goal is to make every community in Canada a Blue Community
  • Janis Horgos, Council of Canadians Thunder Bay Chapter

Other water activists and community residents will share their experiences with the Blue Communities Project. The discussion will be facilitated by Emma Lui, national water campaigner for the Council of Canadians.

Since 2011, 21 communities around the world have joined the growing movement to protect water as a commons by becoming Blue Communities. There are 18 Blue Communities across Canada, including many around the Great Lakes, and three international Blue Communities in Switzerland and Brazil.

Visit the Council of Canadians’ website to learn more about the Blue Communities Project.

Please RSVP to amorgan@canadians.org and call-in information will be provided closer to the time.

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