I was very pleased to award the World Council of Churches (WCC) a 'blue community' certificate on October 25. Protecting water and assuring just distribution of this life-giving resource is among the most critical of eco-justice issues.
The Blue Planet Project congratulates the City of St.Gallen in Switzerland for becoming the latest community to join the Blue Communities Project. More than 300 people were present at the ceremony in St. Gallen on September 24 where city councillor Peter Jans unveiled the certificate announcing that St.Gallen had achieved the designation of Blue Community by:
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow presented a 'blue university' certificate to Dr. Jose Roberto Sores Scolforo, the Rector of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), while both were at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) conference at the University of Bern today.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) conference at the University of Bern today. The conference is titled - Commons in a "Glocal" World: Global Connections and Local Responses.
Photo by Council of Canadians PEI chapter.
The Council of Canadians PEI chapter is seeking to have Charlottetown and other municipalities on Prince Edward Island become blue communities.