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Please join us in a conversation about a Green & Just Recovery from COVID-19 on Friday, July 17th at 3:30pm PT
We will be joined by all levels of government:
Chief Leah George-Wilson, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament (MP) for Vancouver East
Hon. George Heyman, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Vancouver-Fairview & B.C.'s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Christine Boyle, Vancouver City Councillor
The event will be moderated by Andrea Reimer, along with Zoe Ng from Sustainabiliteens.
We invite you to submit your questions for the panel via our registration form, which you will be directed to after you RSVP below.
This event will happen virtually and the panelists and organizers will be joining from their homes on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Why Green & Just Recovery?
COVID-19 is a warning of how devastating a planetary crisis can be and the scale of response necessary to tackle it. At the same time, our kids and grandkids face potential waves of new crises - fires, floods, droughts, and global insecurity - due to the climate crisis. Sparked by the murder of George Floyd by police, millions across the globe are now risking their health and safety in mass protests to demand the dismantling of systemic racism, which relies on the same systems of oppression responsible for the climate crisis.
Against this backdrop, Canada's federal and provincial governments are pouring billions of dollars into economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. How they spend that money is critical to the kind of world our children will grow up in: will it be a healthier, more sustainable, more just society, or will it further entrench the climate destruction and injustices that pre-dated COVID-19?
We parents and grandparents have a huge role to play in calling on decision-makers to focus on green and just principles to guide our recovery from the impact of the pandemic and our transition to a new way of life. More background is here.
Join us and add your voice to the call for a Green and Just Recovery!