Take Action for a Green and Just Recovery!
Right now the federal government is deciding on economic stimulus measures to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. We have a once-in-a-generation chance to get this right. Canada must make investments that will move towards a stronger, equitable, and more sustainable society – through a Green and Just Recovery.
CELA is part of the One Earth One Voice movement to help spread the word about the Green and Just Recovery. Please act and support this effort.
What is a Green and Just Recovery?
A green and just recovery for Canada means above all, investing in a society that places people’s health and the well-being of natural ecosystems that sustain all species above corporate profits. That means that any investments made cannot set environmental progress back, undermine environmental justice, or be incompatible with Canada’s environmental commitments.
A green recovery for Canada means investing in:
A LOW CARBON ECONOMY
A just transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy.
LAND AND ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION
The protection and restoration of land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems along with the wildlife that call these places home.
ENDING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
An end to the use of single-use plastics and the growth of a circular economy.
NO MORE TOXIC CHEMICALS
The replacement of toxic chemicals used in agriculture, consumer goods, and manufacturing with safer alternatives.
HEALTHY AFFORDABLE COMMUNITIES
The development of accessible, affordable and healthy communities and transportation networks.
SOCIAL AND RACIAL JUSTICE
A future that prioritizes social and racial justice, economic equity, and well-being, built in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and the communities most exposed to environmental harm.
TALK TO YOUR MP ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Find your MP’s social media handles and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. If they don’t provide their handles here, search their names on social media. When they post something related to the recovery or the post COVID-19 world, you can ask questions in the comment section or as a reply.
CALL YOUR MP TO SHARE YOUR PRIORITIES
It is your MP’s duty to help their constituents. Politicians of all parties determine their policy positions, in part by listening to what people back home are doggedly asking them to do. Find your MP’s name and phone number here.