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The Blue Planet Project’s mission is to encourage people to take action for water justice in their communities, their country and globally. We believe that education is empowerment, and crucial to building a global understanding that water is essential for life. To help in these efforts, we produce a wide variety of material that is available free for downloading and distribution from this website. If you would like more information about any of our materials, please contact us at 1-800-387-7177 or by e-mail at blueplanet@canadians.org.

Dec 092011
 

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow writes, “Chile has gone farther than any other country in the world in commodifiying water and creating a market economy based on private water rights…”

 

This paper is intended to serve as a background, a call to understanding and a call to action on an exciting new proposal to designate the Great Lakes and its tributary waters as a lived Commons, to be shared, protected, carefully managed and enjoyed by all who live around them.

All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

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Dec 092011
 

All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way.

 

Lead author: Dr. Adam Davidson-Harden, Assistant Professor, Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University Executive Summary Read the full report

 

Unless they are stopped, the flower agribusiness operations on Lake Naivasha will destroy the lake itself, the community dependent upon it, and the entire ecosystem of the watershed. It is time for consumers in Europe to understand that every time they buy a rose grown on Lake Naivasha, they help destroy – perhaps forever – the exquisite place where Isaak Dinesen’s Out of Africa was filmed

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