March 18 – Green Jobs for All: Workers and a Just Transition

FRIDAY, 18 MARCH 2022 AT 6:30 pm PT on Zoom. Click here to register on Zoom…/tZwvf-mgqDsiHtatCXvEUmVsLZN… After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Climate justice and a just transition recognizes that the climate crisis cannot be addressed without considering the economic and social crises we face, such that the fight for economic equality and anti-racism are intertwined with a sustainable future.While the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted discussions about a just transition away from high-carbon jobs, it also highlights the essential work of existing low-carbon jobs—from farm workers and grocery workers, to transit workers and care workers. The movement for decent work that has expanded through the pandemic—for status, higher wages and paid sick days—is essential for a just transition.

Kate Holowatiuk from Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
– Kate Holowatiuk is a letter carrier and the 1st VP of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Victoria local 850. She is the Pacific Campaign Coordinator for Delivering Community Power.
Andrea Micu and Jen Kokstuchuk from Worker Solidarity Network
Celina Starnes from Endangered Ecosystems Alliance
– Celina Starnes is the Operations and Outreach Director at the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance. She has worked with numerous non-profits and at various levels of government. Her deep love for the natural world led her to focus her career on building strategic relationships beyond traditional environmentalists to influence conservation on a national scale.

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When we talk about a just transition, a Green New Deal, a future build on care and community are central to our organizing. This event and host organizations are located on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ lands. We look to and work with the Indigenous communities leading the climate justice movement on the front lines for guidance and leadership.