How do we make green jobs happen in Ontario? Support for a green economy is universal. Now it’s time to look at the practical strategies for creating real green jobs on the ground. Continue reading Green Jobs: Making Green Jobs Happen
Employment Equity was one of the themes at the November 2008 Summit. It has also been identified at the recent Good Green Jobs for All conference as part of the solution. It underscores the importance of the notion “FOR ALL”, and will be an issue focused on in 2010.
Continue reading Year in Review: Fighting for Employment Equity
The November 7th Good Green Jobs for All Conference was an amazing success. It brought together over 600 union members, community activists, environmentalists, youth and elected representatives to address key issues for the future economy of greater Toronto, and to build a green movement for all with good jobs, equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability.
Continue reading Year End Report: Green Economy for All
Good Jobs for all Summit, Toronto, November 22, 2008. Over 1000 Labour, and Community delegates attended. Images from firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading Photos from Good jobs for All Conference
GOOD GREEN JOBS FOR ALL
Framework for Action Developed from the November 2009 Conference
We are coming together to build a green movement for all across Greater Toronto with good jobs, equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability.
We are challenged to ensure that current and future generations meet their needs while living in harmony with our planet and each other.
We call upon public minded organizations and community leaders to join with us as we develop campaigns and strategies for a GTA economy with green infrastructure renewal, green manufacturing, and the inclusion of all youth in the green vision.
We expect all levels of government to demonstrate full and active commitment to address climate change and advance human dignity for all in the GTA.
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Green, Decent and Public, by Andrea Harden-Donahue and Andrea Peart.
Green, Decent and Public focuses on the distinct opportunities of the public sector to play a prominent role in generating decent green jobs. This begins with a discussion of the economic growth potential of green jobs and the shovel-ready capacity of the public sector. This is followed by a closer examination of energy efficiency opportunities in the electricity sector and beyond. Focus is then shifted to the electricity sector and the tremendous potential for green job creation associated with renewable power generation. Departing from the historical pattern of public power systems, today there is a trend towards market liberalization in Canadian electricity sectors. This is problematic for a number of reasons including decreased accountability, higher electricity prices and concerns with limited reliability.
Public and community ownership of renewable power generation is offered as an alternate path to further market liberalization that has distinct advantages. These advantages include retaining economic revenues, maximizing social benefits, prioritizing conservation and ensuring energy security.
It has been an incredibly active year for the Good Jobs for All Coalition since November 2008 when we had the Good Jobs for All for a Greater Toronto Summit in Toronto. We have grown to 41 members, with the Jane-Finch Green Anti-Poverty Coalition and Council of Canadians being our newest members. Through the work of our Empowering Workers, Green Economy for All and Investing in Social Infrastructure working groups, we have initiated the Fix EI Campaign, organized a conference on Good Green Jobs for All, and supported coalition members’ work on Child Care, Employment Equity, Temp Agencies, Temporary Foreign Workers.
Continue reading Newsletter – Good Jobs for All – December 09
Tonika Morgan speaks at the Good Green Jobs for All Conference in Toronto. Continue reading Tonika Morgan of the Medina Collective
Over 550 participants from diverse communities in Toronto came together to build a movement for good jobs at the Good Green Jobs for All conference on Nov. 7th. Continue reading Toronto Comes Together for Green Jobs