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GreenJobsBC holds town hall event

GreenJobsBC will hold a town hall event in Courtenay 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.

The town hall will bring together members of the community including labour and environmental groups to have a constructive conversation on how to achieve these goals.

The event will be held at the Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre on Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

Residents of the Comox 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 Walker. “We know that British Columbia can create green jobs while lowering its GHG emissions.”

“Creating green jobs is a very real option for B.C., 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 B.C., from cities to resource communities,” says GreenJobs BC co-chair Lisa Matthaus of Organizing for Change.

— GreenJobsBC

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