Green Jobs Town Hall coming to Fraser Valley

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

GreenJobsBC will be holding a town hall event in Chilliwack to discuss possibilities for a green economy, and get feedback from citizens about their goals for creating local jobs that are good for the economy and the environment.

Residents of the Fraser Valley are encouraged to attend and join BCGEU President Darryl Walker, Caitlyn Vernon of the Sierra Club, and speakers from GreenJobs BC and the local community to hear about possibilities for creating green jobs, and to share local visions for their community.

“B.C. needs bold and purposeful policy and action to build an economy that creates sustainable livelihoods for British Columbians while dealing with climate change,” says BCGEU President and GreenJobs BC co-chair Darryl Walker. “We know that British Columbia can create green jobs while lowering its GHG emissions.”

“Creating green jobs is a very real option for BC, but we need to hear from communities about how to work together to achieve this. These conversations will contribute to a vision for a green economy that includes all of BC, from cities to resource communities,” says GreenJobs BC co-chair Lisa Matthaus of Organizing for Change.

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