Pact for a Green New Deal

The Canadian Unitarian Council is one of 65 organizations that launched this movement on May 6th, calling on Canadians to ensure their leaders:

  • meet the demands of Indigenous knowledge and science and cut Canada’s emissions in half in 11 years while protecting cultural and biological diversity. 
  • oversee a rapid, inclusive and far-reaching transition to deeply reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect critical biodiversity
  • fully  implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • meet the demands of the multiple crises we face, create over a million jobs in the process,  leave no one behind and build a better present and future for all of us. 

What You Can Do

  1. Sign the pledge for a Green New Deal and if you are part of an organization, encourage it to endorse and participate. 
  2. Help develop a shared vision by joining a town hall near you:
    Green New Deal Town Hall for Ottawa: Wednesday, May 22,
    6:30pm, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street. Sign up, get more information or host your own
  3. Help make the climate crisis a federal election issue by pushing political leaders to act:
  • Share this campaign with your networks 
  • On social media use the hashtag #GreenNewDeal.
  • call on federal election candidates in your riding to support a Green New Deal.

Fun facts!

  • Our very own Star Trek Captain, William Shatner, supports the Pact
  • Iconic Canadian singers KD Lang and Neil Young are among 50 well-known Canadian artists who endorse the Pact