STEP BY STEP

 A step-by-step explanation about how to become a Blue Community

1. YOU WANT TO BECOME A BLUE COMMUNITY?
(… AS CITY, MUNICIPALITY, UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, CHURCH, NGO, ENTERPRISE, ETC…)

    • Who supports you with your request? Do you have fellow campaigners?  Who could they be?
    • Do you have questions about the Blue Community? Are there any uncertainties? Then contact us. We will be happy to give you information and are also prepared to meet you and/or to give you a presentation about the Blue Community.
    • Who decides in your city, your university, your parish, trade union, etc. about becoming a Blue Community?
    • Do you need the agreement of any assigned body before submitting your commitment?
    • What arguments can you use to convince the key people and bodies to join? Do you need a presentation from us? What is your motivation for joining Blue Community?
    • What specific measures can you commit to as a Blue Community? Examples of possible actions are needed to respect the principles in the future.

2. THE DECISION TO JOIN HAS BEEN TAKEN.
NOW A SELF-COMMITMENT NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN.

    • Who will write the document?
    • A contact person must be named with the submission of the commitment. Who is willing to act as a contact person in the future? Who will take part in online meetings, write a short annual report, respond to messages, is interested in networking with other Blue Communities, etc.?
    • Does the formulated self-commitment must be presented to a committee again before submitting it?
    • Once the self-commitment has been written and signed by the responsible body and person, it can be submitted to us by E-Mail.

3. THE SELF-COMMITMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED AND SENT
NOW YOU CAN WAIT FOR FEEDBACK.

    • It has been agreed with the founding organization of Blue Community, the Council of Canadians, that the submitted commitment will be discussed and checked. We will then send a feedback to the contact person. It may happen that something needs to be added or deepened in the commitment.
    • Once the commitment is finalized, we ask for the certificate in Canada.

4. NOW THE BALL IS BACK IN YOUR COURT.

    • In order to be perceived as a Blue Community, we would inform the Blue Communities about your voluntary commitment.
    • Shall a (public or internal, on-site or online) handover event take place at which the commitment is presented? How will your constituency be informed? Will there possibly be a media release and/or any other publication?
    • Would you like to join a regional Blue Community group (chapter) or other similar Blue Communities (cluster)? Get information about contacts and dates from the coordination.
    • Do you already have ideas for first projects? The coordination will be happy to give you support.
    • Subscribe to any of our social media channels. Here you will find reports on activities of other Blue Communities as well as on current water topics.

ALL DONE? NOW YOU’RE REALLY IN – CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PART OF THE BLUE COMMUNITIES FAMILY.

 

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