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:
"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
Download and share the London presentation on the CSJ Blue Communities (adapted for each location)
On October 6, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks proposed changes to the Ontario Water Resources Act that would require water bottling companies to have the support of their local host municipality for a new or increased groundwater taking in their community. But if the withdrawal is less than 379,000 litres, no consent is needed. This needs to be changed.
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.
Help return Nestlés Ontario assets to local communities who face water insecurity now and in the near future. This is a North American campaign. Add your name to this petition.
We stand with communities across North America fighting for local control over local water. Five of your North American bottling operations in particular have generated a groundswell of opposition from their surrounding communities as a result of your legacy of broken promises, ecological harm, and removal of a life-giving public resource.