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Environment/Climate Change

April 20, 2009

Green jobs are good jobs. Green jobs benefit the environment. Green jobs will prepare Canada for a strong economic future.

April 3, 2009

Cool Comforts: Bargaining for our survival is available through the National Union office.

April 2, 2009

'Three of four parties paid attention to all the recent science, the growing international consensus and the clear call by Canadians for bold action on climate change.'

April 1, 2009

The Climate Change Accountability Act (C-311), a private member's bill tabled by NDP MP Bruce Hyer, will be voted on at second reading in House of Commons this afternoon. This groundbreaking bill would set national climate targets that allow Canada to play a responsible part in the global effort to tackle climate change.

March 26, 2009

Earth Hour is quickly approaching - on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 pm, millions of Canadians will turn out their lights to support the largest global public demonstration on climate change! What are you doing that night?

March 17, 2009

Scientists weren't pulling any punches as they outlined their findings before the release of their full synthesis in June 2009.

February 25, 2009

Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. The National Union sponsored Ben to attend the 2009 World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil, January 24 to February 2.

February 23, 2009

NUPGE endorses an open letter to Parliament that challenges MPs to accept climate targets based on Science

February 11, 2009

Stats Canada has just released a summary of 2007 data about households and the environment. Compared to last year the data shows an increase 'green' habits.

December 5, 2008

Canadian arctic indigenous peoples and environmental groups launch a united call for action on climate change at United Nations negotiations.