Wear Blue Dot blue to council, Oct 14, 7 pm

Update: Everyone supported the Right to a Healthy Environment. In a very positive collaborative spirit, there was an excellent presentation by Blue Dot national organizer Sophika Kostyniuk with three young people, several citizen follow-ups, and council follow-ups by every member there. I think that Richmond is the first small or mid-size city to take that step.

You can watch the council meeting online. The relevant part begins at 00:19:25. The video may take a minute to load.

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A message from Carolyn Quirt, a Friend of Garden City who coordinates Richmond Blue Dot:

blue-dot-here-thereA Richmond Council committee voted unanimously to present the Right to a Healthy Environment at the next Richmond City Council meeting.

If City Council supports the declaration, Richmond will be the first municipality in Canada to do so. You can help to make the dream a reality.

How can you help? It’s simple! Please attend the next Richmond City Council meeting. Your presence will tell Richmond City Council that you believe we must enshrine this right for our health and that of future generations.

Wear BLUE and show your support for the Blue Dot Movement.

Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C.

When:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Richmond Blue Dot Movement is a group of local volunteers. Working with the David Suzuki Foundation, we’re fighting for the Right to a Healthy Environment: fresh air, clean water, and healthy food.

The Blue Dot Movement started here in Richmond. Over 1,500 citizens in our community have signed our petition asking the City of Richmond to declare that its citizens have the right to a healthy environment.

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Note: The Garden City Conservation Society acted quickly to endorse and support Blue Dot as soon as Sophika Kostyniuk of the David Suzuki Foundation approached us. Sophika and a colleague addressed our annual gathering in June. So far there are five articles about Blue Dot and the Right to a Healthy Environment on this blog. One way to  reach them is a search (top left corner) for “Suzuki”.

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    Carolyn Quirt Says:

    A great big thank you to Garden City Conservation Society for your continued support on this project that benefits every citizen of Richmond. Together, we are making history!


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