Every week we get new reports of climate breakdown and how our window to act is getting smaller by the day. Our planet is being hit by more extreme weather events like floods, heatwaves and wildfires, threatening our neighbours and communities. But this isn’t the only crisis we face. Canada’s commitments to Indigenous peoples still haven’t been implemented and economic inequality, precarious work, the housing crisis, and rising racism threaten our communities and the social fabric.
But hope is not lost. The good news is all around the world people are rising from the ground up to demand solutions to these crises. Thousands of people across Canada gathered in town halls to share ideas and solutions, co-creating a bold vision for a Green New Deal. This exciting plan will help us quickly slash carbon emissions, protect life on Earth, meet the demands of the multiple crises we face, and create over a million good jobs in the process.
Support for a Green New Deal is spreading! Together we can create an alternative path that meets the scale of the climate emergency.
We don’t have any time to waste. We are the last generation that can prevent irreparable destruction to our planet and protect our communities.
We are at a crossroads and this is an unprecedented opportunity to build a safe, just and prosperous future for all of us. Eleven years is all we have left to take action to avert climate catastrophe.
United under a vision for a better world, people of all ages and backgrounds are stepping up and taking action in any way they can.
It will take historic leadership and ambition to get there. It will take a mass movement of people just like you to get us there.
We’ve created this action toolkit to equip more people like YOU to make the Green New Deal a reality. This toolkit offers various ways to help – from sharing content, to lobbying our political leaders and bringing people together through creative actions and mobilization efforts.
We have the tools. We have the passion.
Let’s do this!
We know that in a state of emergency, rapid transformations can occur. We believe that every person matters and that every action counts.
We believe in the power of communities and we trust that when people come together with shared goals, support structures and diverse skill sets — positive change will happen.
With your help, we will reach more people and more organizations to get behind the Green New Deal — bringing it to life. With the election just around the corner, we have the power to collectively put our vote where it counts and to call on our future leaders for climate action now.
Greenpeace is a non-partisan organization that is not affiliated with any political party or candidate, or platform. Greenpeace’s push for a Green New Deal goes beyond the election period, however Greenpeace Canada is taking diligent steps to comply with Elections Canada requirements of reporting.