On behalf of the Richmond Blue Dot group, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to Mayor (Malcolm) Brodie and all the Richmond city councillors who unanimously passed a resolution at the council meeting on Oct. 14, stating that the citizens of Richmond have the right to a healthy environment.
Thank you also to the Blue Dot volunteers, community organizations, and the citizens of Richmond who signed our petition. Without your help and support, this historic declaration would not have been possible.
The City of Richmond is on the leading edge of environmental policies and solutions.
Now, the right to a healthy environment will help guide the community’s direction and ensure that the citizens of Richmond have the right to fresh air, clean water, and healthy food.
As volunteers of the David Suzuki Foundation, the local Richmond Blue Dot group looks forward to helping shape a healthy future for the people we love and to preserve the places we love. If you’d like to learn more, check out our Facebook page or go to www.bluedot.ca.
Congratulations to all the citizens of Richmond. You’re among the first people in Canada to enjoy the right to a healthy environment!
Carolyn Quirt and Ellen Niemer
Richmond Blue Dot