By Elizabeth Willoughby on
The Blue Dot, explains environmentalist David Suzuki, is planet Earth as seen from outer space. Since September 2014, Suzuki has been crossing Canada promoting a constitutional amendment to enshrine the right to a healthy environment into Canada’s constitution.
Musician Neil Young is an earnest supporter. “The Blue Dot Movement,” said Young at a media event last month, “gives people who care about the Earth and the way they live a platform. That is a legal platform that is possible to use as a tool when taking on the aggression of the multinational corporations in their quest for more cash.”
Suzuki says the Movement would join over 110 other countries that have such guarantees in their constitutions. So far 90 municipalities in Canada are endorsing the right to a healthy environment, representing one in five Canadians. Suzuki says that seven premiers representing over half of the Canadian population are needed to endorse the initiative before he can go to the federal government.
“We’re going to give $100,000 to the Blue Dot Movement today from our proceeds of this concert,” said Young, “because I strongly believe in this, as do the people who play with me and sing with me and work with me on this. We are all united on this idea, so we back it.”
Copyright © 2015 Look to the Stars