By Peter Wood

On June 5, Canada is hosting World Environment Day and Blue Dot is planning a series of actions in the lead up to this international event!

Across the country, we’ll continue using email and social media to let decision-makers know people in Canada want their right to a healthy environment recognized.

You can help! Here’s how:

  1. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
  2. Retweet or share Blue Dot messages on June 5.
  3. Use hashtags #WorldEnvironmentDay and #Right2HealthyEnv on social media (don’t forget to set your Facebook post to “public”).
  4. Use the same tags to explain why nature matters to you and why you support the right to a healthy environment.


World Environment Day in Ontario!

If you are near Ottawa, please join the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Ottawa and Ecojustice for an interactive, multimedia forum about the future of environmental rights and responsibilities.
Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ottawa City Hall – Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, Ont.


If you’re near Hamilton, Stouffville or Waterloo, Ontario, please join us at any of these family-friendly storytelling events that will be streamed live throughout Canada!

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Collaboration Station, 294 James Street North, Hamilton, Ont.

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Kitchener City Hall (Rotunda), 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ont.

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue, Gormley, Ont.


World Environment Day in Vancouver!

If you’re near Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday, June 4, join the Blue Dot team for food truck lunch. This family-friendly event includes community mural painting, a scavenger hunt and discount entry to the garden.
Date: Sunday, June 4.
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Floral Hall – VanDusen Botanical Garden. 2521 Oak Street. Vancouver, BC.


World Environment Day in Montreal!

If you’re near Montreal, Quebec on Saturday, June 3, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., join the Blue Dot team at a family-friendly gathering to celebrate the recent Union of Quebec Municipalities resolution calling on the federal government to enact legislation protecting our right to a healthy environment.
Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Casa d’Italia (Villeray). 505 Jean Talon St E, Montreal, Quebec.