Canada's Green Economy Network Launched

April 28, 2010, 11:25 AM EST


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As the threat of irreversible damage to Canada's environment continues to loom large, a concerned group of major labour, environmental and social justice organizations, including the CAW, announced the launch of a newly formed Green Economy Network (GEN) on April 22.

The 21-member GEN aims to develop a series of research papers, on topics that include intra-city and inter-city high speed rail, public investment in renewable energy and building retro-fits and conservation - that will help guide public policy and union education work through the lens of job creation, sustainability and equity.

In the absence of a clear and ambitious strategy from the federal Conservatives to deal with the climate change threat we face, the progressive movement in our country is uniting like never before to develop strategies and political momentum to address environmental issues and create thousands of new good-paying jobs in our communities, said Peggy Nash, Assistant to the CAW National President.

"The work being done through this Network will certainly provide our union with additional tools and capacity to continue our community campaign, educational and political work in building an inclusive, healthy and prosperous economy for all."

For more information on the Green Economy Network, visit: http://www.greeneconomynet.ca/

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