Join The Environmental Rights Revolution!

Across the globe, more than 100 countries have taken action to recognize and protect their citizens’ right to a healthy environment.

 
Now it’s time for Canada to take action, too. null

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Join The Environmental Rights Revolution!
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You probably don’t question whether you have the right to a healthy environment, to breathe clean air, drink clean water, to have productive soil that grows the food you eat. So you may be surprised to know this is not actually your legal right. Not in Canada. What does this mean to you?

Over the next several months, Ecojustice will be engaging Canadians on this very question, starting with our short animated video, A Tale of Two Valleys. Our goal is to get thousands of Canadians to join the growing movement to have our right to a healthy environment recognized by governments at all levels.And you can help.

Please take two minutes to watch A Tale of Two Valleys and then share it with friends, either by email or on social media.
From Norway to Nicaragua, more than 100 nations have taken action to recognize and protect their citizens’ right to a healthy environment. And in countries where this right is recognized, the benefits are clear: Laws that help fight things like pollution and toxic chemicals are stronger and ecological footprints are lower.

Now it’s time for Canada to take action, too.

That’s why Ecojustice is using its unique expertise to ensure Canada joins the ranks of other global leaders. And we want you to be part of the movement.

Please take two minutes to watch this video and share it with others. To learn more about your right to a healthy environment, visit our website. Thanks for taking action,

The purpose of the right to a healthy environment is simple: To legally protect the basic elements of our survival, such as clean air, safe water and unpolluted land. And in countries where this right is recognized, the benefits are clear – stronger environmental laws and lower ecological footprints.

Since 1972, the right to a healthy environment has gained global recognition faster than any other human right – including water, food or health. From Norway to Nicaragua, more than 100 countries now legally recognize their citizens’ right to live in a healthy environment. So why doesn’t Canada?

Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms promotes free expression and protects us from discrimination. But it remains silent on the issue of our right to a healthy environment.

That’s why Ecojustice is using its unique expertise to ensure Canada joins the ranks of other global leaders. And we want you to be part of the movement.

Take action today!
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  • Get informed
    Learn more about our Chemical Valley Charter Challenge lawsuit and Ecojustice’s work to ensure that the human rights of people living in one of Canada’s most polluted communities are recognized and protected.
  • Watch the video
    Take two minutes to see how the right to a healthy environment helped one community in Brazil, and could do the same for another one in Canada, in A Tale of Two Valleys.
  • Join the movement
    Add your name to the growing list of Canadians who want to see their right to a healthy environment legally recognized by governments at all levels.
  • See it live: The Right to a Healthy Environment book tour
    We’re co-sponsoring a book tour with the David Suzuki Foundation in support of Dr. David Boyd’s latest book, The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution. Come check out one of our stops in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver.

Devon Page
Executive Director
Ecojustice Canada
http://www.ecojustice.ca/publications/files/right-to-a-healthy-environment
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