Green New Deal Townhall
Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Fernwood Community Centre Gym,
1240 Gladstone Avenue
A coalition of groups is launching a campaign for a Green New Deal for Canada. The week of May 20 there will be town halls across the country to crowdsource ideas for what a Canadian Green New Deal could actually look like. We are organizing one of these on Lekwungen territories and we want you there!
What is the Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal is a vision for tackling climate change and inequality at the same time. That means
Totally re-organizing our economy to run on 100% renewable energy.
Creating millions of jobs.
Respecting the rights, title, and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples.
Dignity, justice, and equity for all! Climate solutions must lift up all communities, especially frontline, marginalized, and Indigenous communities who are bearing the brunt of the impacts of climate change.
The idea of a Green New Deal is quite open and it’s just taking off in Canada, so we have the opportunity to define what it means for our community. We can lobby for massive government investment in green jobs but we can also start changing the economy ourselves.
The plan for the town hall
At the town hall we will split into breakout groups that will record “red lines” and “green lines”: what they think must be and cannot be in a Green New Deal.
We will use this information to narrow down a Victoria Green New Deal vision for local organizing. We will also share it with the national coalition of groups called Pact for a Green New Deal who will be using the priorities identified in town halls across Canada to pressure the Federal government.
At the end of the town hall we’ll ask who wants to sign up to keep organizing.
How to get involved
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