In the last year, municipalities across Ontario and the rest of the country have begun taking a much-needed stand to protect local water sources. Since World Water Day in 2011, nine municipalities across Canada have become Blue Communities with many well on their way.
Blue Communities are municipalities that adopt a water commons framework by: banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events, recognizing water as a human right, and promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste-water services.
For more facts and figures, see this infographic. Banning the sale of disposable water bottles is truly low-hanging fruit in the battle to re-craft our community to be more sustainable.
Category: Sustainable Living