Fri, May 24, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The climate crisis is here. Arctic permafrost is melting; forests, towns, and Indigenous territories are burning. States of emergency and once-in-a-century floods are becoming commonplace; and millions around the world already face dislocation and starvation.
That’s not the only thing keeping us up at night. Many of us are struggling to find an affordable place to live or a decent job to support our families. Hate crimes and racism are on the rise – and promises to Indigenous peoples have yet to be implemented.
We need an ambitious plan to deal with multiple crises at the same time.
We need a bold and far reaching plan to cut emissions in half in 11 years in line with Indigenous knowledge and climate science, to create more than a million good jobs you can support a family with, and to build inclusive communities in the process.
We need a Green New Deal – for everyone – and we need everyone to be a part of building it.
Will you join us? https://greennewdealcanada.ca
The UCV Environment Team is hosting a Green New Deal Town Hall (the first in Vancouver)!
Friday May 24th at 7:30 pm
Hewett Hall at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 49th Ave West (@Oak St), Vancouver BC
This event is one of many Green New Deal Town Halls being held in communities across the country in May 2019. The conversation is being led from the ground up through town halls bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss our vision for a new economy – one that cuts global warming pollution, sees the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Right to Free Prior and Informed Consent, and the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) recommendations, creates millions of green jobs, ensures retraining for workers in the oil and gas sectors, and makes sure no one gets left behind. The input from these town halls will be used to inform a vision for a Green New Deal for all.
Please RSVP at: https://act.greennewdealcanada.ca/town-halls/
UPDATE: WE HAVE HAD A LARGE RESPONSE TO OUR MAY 24 TOWN HALL. YOU MAY PREFER TO ATTEND ONE OF THE OTHER TOWN HALLS. IF THIS IS THE ONLY DATE YOU ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE, YOU WILL NOT BE TURNED AWAY AND WILL NEED TO REGISTER WHEN YOU ARRIVE.