Green Jobs Events in Canada
> We set up a booth at one of Vancouver's largest farm markets where we
> engaged passers-by about the opportunities for green jobs. In Canada, it is
> one of our top priorities to stop developing the tar sands in Northern
> Alberta. To do this, we need new jobs for people in this sector, as well as
> other industries, and this was one of our key messages there.
> In the afternoon, we moved to the Carnegie Community Centre in the heart of
> North America's poorest neighbourhoods, Vancouver's Downtown East Side,
> where we actually had more engagement and interest from people. We spoke
> with a wide range people from the homeless and impoverished locals to
> students and members of the middle class, and even local candidates for both
> our coming municipal elections and our recent federal election.
> People at both events were enthusiastic to share their support, signing the
> Power Vote pledge, and having their photos taken with our 'Green Jobs Now'
> and 'I'm Ready for a Green Economy' signs.
> Photo Credit: Graham Girard
> Canadian Youth Climate Coalition - Vancouver