By the time you read this, the Blue Dot Tour will have wrapped up. And what a tour it was. Capacity crowds filled venues from St. John's to Victoria and many stops in between. Musicians, thinkers and local leaders joined us along the way, including Neil Young, Kinnie Starr, Margaret Atwood, Tanya Tagaq, Metric and too many more to mention. Spoken word genius Shane Koyczan wowed everyone with his powerful new piece, "Shoulders".
The tour may be over, but the movement is just beginning. Thanks to your donations, we are doing as much as we can to protect the air we breathe, water we drink, soil that gives us nourishing foods and diverse natural systems that keep us alive and healthy, but we can't do it alone. The David Suzuki Foundation is a relatively small organization with limited funds. That's why we're working with passionate people in communities across Canada to spread the word.
As people begin to stand together in their own communities to call for environmental rights, municipal leaders will adopt declarations that give citizens the right to live in a healthy environment. Already a number of municipal councils have adopted the declaration, including Richmond in B.C., Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie in Quebec and The Pas in Manitoba. Discussions are ongoing with many other municipal governments and stakeholders, giving us hope that the idea will quickly spread.
As municipalities and communities increasingly recognize these rights, provinces will begin incorporating and adopting environmental bills of rights, which are more binding. Once enough provinces are on board, federal leaders will pay attention. Our ultimate goal is to have the right to a healthy environment enshrined in the Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It's an idea that has already been taken up by more than half the world's nations.
You can help protect the people and places you love with your donations and time. Join this movement at bluedot.ca/join-us/ and we'll give you the tools you need to start enacting positive change in your community.