Ready to activate the Blue Communities pledge?
Watch and Share our new video
Celebrating a new engagement poster, our Blue Community project wants you to know why water is a human right, shared commons and sacred gift. Listen to the Sisters of St. Joseph and other members of the Federation talk about their reflections on water.
If you would like a copy of this free poster, please get in touch. We would love have these posters in class rooms, staff rooms, parishes, community centres, offices, and places that need a splash of colour to invite critical conversations about water education, advocacy, and gratitude.
Options for displaying this poster include: framing it, attaching poster hangers, tape, or adding foamboard to the back. Engagement options include: adding a comment box underneath the poster asking people "what reflections on water does this poster invite for you?" or "what actions does this poster invite for you?". Collect these responses for your own water education and advocacy strategies and we would also welcome your examples of these comments. Send them along to our inbox: info@BlueCommunityCSJ.org
Refuse Blue Triton's (the old Nestlé) bottled water permit
Blue Triton (who now own the old Nestlé plant in Aberfoyle Ontario) wants a permit to take over 1 million liters of water everyday for at least 10 years, even as droughts are becoming more common. First Nations do not consent to this water taking. The Aberfoyle plant produces millions of plastic water bottles everyday (only half are recycled). And water is increasingly financialized as Wall Street and investors get to decide who has access to water and who does not.
Tell the Province of Ontario that no permit should be given. Water is for life, not for wall street.
THIS YEAR, I PLEDGE TO MAKE A DAILY PRACTICE OF HONOURING THE EARTH’S WATERS. MY PERSONAL ACTION WILL BE A REMINDER NOT TO LOSE FOCUS OF THE ONGOING WATER CRISIS. MY ACTIONS WILL HONOUR THE COURAGEOUS ACTIONS OF THE EARTH’S WATER PROTECTORS AND DRAW ATTENTION TO GLOBAL WARS FUELED BY WATER EXTRACTION. I TAKE THIS PLEDGE AS I WORK TOWARDS DEFENDING THE WATERS OF MY REGION.
Right now the federal government has NOT included single-use plastic water bottles in the 2021 plastics ban. Tell the government single-use plastic water bottles must be included in the ban by sending a letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
"Trudeau: It’s time to end drinking water advisories in First Nations
I urge the federal government to declare this public health crisis an emergency and to act immediately with provincial officials to rectify it. Any solution must recognize Indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent and their right to self-determination."
Watch and comment on this video about bottled water in Ontario. Share with your politicians, neighbours, friends, and family.
ADD THIS TEXT WHEN YOU SHARE THIS VIDEO
Did you know that Nestlé Waters Canada takes and sells millions of litres of groundwater every day in Ontario? Water is for life, not for profit. As a Blue Community working to protect and cherish water, the Sisters of St. Joseph urge all of us to learn, pray and act to keep water for life and not for profit. Help magnify our efforts and build a community of water protectors by viewing, sharing and commenting on this new video, “Say No to Nestle.” Visit our project website for more information: www.bluecommunitycsj.org