By Peter Wood

When we launched the Blue Dot Tour in 2014, we never dreamed this movement would receive such widespread support. More than 105,000 people, 25,000 volunteers and 150 communities have signed on to the Blue Dot movement. We can’t stop now. It’s time to let members of Parliament know about this support, as they can make a federal bill reality. We need to keep organizing, knocking on doors, sharing the Blue Dot pledge, meeting with MPs and using innovative digital tools to make our voices heard. We have to demonstrate widespread support to achieve a federal environmental bill of rights. “What do you get the country that has it all for its 150th birthday? A bill of rights that will ensure protection of its natural assets for generations to come is a great start,” said David Suzuki (Canadian Geographic and The Walrus special issue). This year we will continue to build momentum — online and in key ridings across the country — with the goal of having a federal environmental bill of rights introduced by the end of 2017.

Here are a few things we have planned for 2017:

  • Ground-level organizing in key federal ridings across the country, including canvassing and public events
  • A national network of Blue Dot Ambassadors who will keep this issue in front of their MPs
  • A report card on the status of drinking water advisories in First Nations’ communities (February)
  • A revamped website, featuring innovative new tools to engage with your MP
  • A National Day of Action on World Environment Day (June 5)
  • Working with MPs to introduce a gold-standard federal environmental bill of rights

We look forward to working with you during this crucial next step in the campaign, whether it be in your community or online. Together we can make history! – Peter,  Blue Dot campaign manager

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