From: The Just Transition Working Group
It’s time that all Alberta MPs support the movement towards a healthy and sustainable future, for the sake of generations to come.
The Edmonton Chapter has joined the Day of Action for a Just Transition initiative – a national CoC effort in collaboration with 350.org.
On March 12, activities are planned in two dozen Canadian cities to urge Parliament to pass legislation that accelerates the transition to 100% renewable energy while creating millions of good, green jobs. Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to create a Ministry dedicated to do this in 2019, but has done nothing to follow through, even though the dire impacts of climate change have become more apparent and the need for a response has become more urgent.
In Alberta the need for a transition away from resource extraction towards greener alternatives is particularly timely, given our historical economic dependence on the petroleum industry. Along with the need to reduce GHG emissions at processing facilities, we need to retrain our oil and gas workers in alternate resource technologies that will carry our province into a sustainable future.
Our CoC working group is partnering with 350.org, U of A Community Services Learning Program, Climate Reality Project and Climate Justice Edmonton to provide two opportunities for you to get involved on March 12:
At 11:00 a.m. we gather in Riverbend Square outside the offices of Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux for the mock opening of a federal “Just Transition Ministry”, and our theme is Jobs for Transformation. There will be street theatre, music, an opportunity to sign our petition and more… Please come and join us on the day, find out more at Riverbend Just Transition Action – 350 or email us at email@example.com. (On March 6 2:00 – 4:00 we are hosting a banner- and poster-making event, and you are welcome to come and craft your own message. Here is the registration link: https://forms.gle/3ZXjTaLwcQ8hjbqM6)
At 2:00 p.m. Climate Justice Edmonton is planning their Downtown event at 10235 – 124 St., near MP Randy Boissonnault’s office. Here is their link for more info: https://act.350.org/event/jta-doa/25391/
The Just Transition Working Group
Edmonton Chapter-Council of Canadians