#150Trees - Planting for the Future

A remembrance of the past should always come with an eye looking towards the future. What have we done well that we should repeat? What have we done wrong that we can correct moving forward? With all of the buzz around Canada 150, the staff at GreenPAC have given these questions some deep thought in hopes of creating a meaningful initiative that reflects on the past and looks towards the future.

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An Environmental Lens is the Missing Ingredient

You know there’s a disconnect in a province’s politics when health care is one of the lead policy priorities in an election campaign, but one of the big-ticket items on the agenda is a new coal mine.

 

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Changing the Balance of Power

It’ll be a couple of weeks before the results of the British Columbia election are confirmed. But in the hours after the polls closed in the provincial election, the balance of power appears to be shifting in a way that goes beyond the seat count in the provincial legislature.

When the votes were counted, the province was looking at its first minority government since 1952, with GreenPAC endorsee and veteran climate scientist Andrew Weaver (Green, Oak Bay-Gordon Head) holding the balance of power with three seats. But even that doesn’t tell the whole story.

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It’s Now Or Never

I VOTED!If you’ve been thinking about what you can do to help build multi-party environmental leadership in the British Columbia election, it’s now or never.

Election Day is May 9. It’s a tight race. Candidates and their teams are planning their strategies for the last days of the campaign.

Which means this is precisely the moment for you to make a difference.

Six Candidates. Three Parties. Six Days. GO.

Your dollars can go a long way. Look no farther than the last provincial election for proof.

 

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Complete GreenPAC’s Candidate Matching Tool. Find Your Match.

LaptopIt’s the strength and the challenge of opening up a new, non-partisan approach to environmental leadership in federal and provincial elections.

You can introduce a Candidate Matching Tool (CMT) to deliver campaign support to environmental champions across the political spectrum.

You can assemble an Expert Panel to identify the candidates from all the major parties who are most qualified to receive that support.

But in the end, the success of the matching tool depends on the voters who fill it out, then donate dollars and time to help get their candidates elected. And with British Columbians going to the polls May 9, now is the time for our front-line supporters across the province to get rolling.

Which is why we were thrilled when GreenPAC supporters Andrea Hoegler and Diana Borges and Expert Panel member Joseph Pallant told us why they had taken the trouble to fill out the CMT.

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The Clock is Ticking: Here’s Your Moment to Build Environmental Leadership in the BC Election

VOTEBritish Columbia’s election campaign officially kicked off this Tuesday, and GreenPAC is right in the thick of it.

Endorsing six candidates across the province’s three major political parties was just the start.

Now we plan to spend the next four weeks delivering the support those candidates need most―including donations, campaign volunteers, and media outreach in the six ridings where they’re on the ballot.

If you’re anywhere in BC, it all starts completing our Candidate Matching Tool, to help you find the candidate who best matches your political values and your most important environmental concerns.

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New GreenPAC Video Accents the Environmental Leadership Canada Needs

GreenPAC - Building Environmental Leadership in Politics
 

With the official election period set to open in British Columbia next Tuesday, GreenPAC is out today with a fabulous new video that talks about the elected leadership Canada needs on environmental issues, and the plan we’ve put in place for getting it.

“Imagine Canada as a leader in environmental sustainability,” the video opens. “It would take strong leadership from all political parties working together to make this happen. Because the environment is not a one-party issue.”

“We haven’t achieved this kind of leadership yet,” continues the video script narrated by Royal Canadian Air Farce veteran Don Ferguson, who volunteered his time to help produce the nearly three-minute segment. “But we can.”

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Spring Cleaning Time: Four Ways to Get Ready for BC’s Provincial Election

The fixed deadlines in any campaign calendar make elections the ultimate seasonal activity. With the British Columbia election about to get under way, here are four steps you can take if you want to do some political spring cleaning and help shape provincial environment policy when voters go to the polls May 9.

1. Check out GreenPAC’s Candidate Matching Tool

GreenPAC’s Candidate Matching Tool is easy to use. You fill in your environmental interests and political preferences. Then the Matching Tool points you to one or more endorsed candidates who best fit your profile, so you can decide where to direct your dollars or volunteer time.

The information you share is confidential. It only takes a few minutes to complete the Matching Tool quiz. And it’ll help you have the impact you want before voters go to the polls May 9.

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GreenPAC Candidate Matching Tool Drives Support for BC Candidates

Pexels/PixabayClimate change and energy.

Water pollution.

Fish and wildlife protection.

Land protection and green space.

Local and organic food production and food security.

Transportation and infrastructure.

 

If British Columbia had a legislature that put these issues front and centre, every day and in every decision, imagine how different the province’s policies would be.

GreenPAC is setting out today to build that future by endorsing six provincial election candidates, spanning all major parties represented in the provincial legislature. These candidates have demonstrated environmental leadership beyond campaign promises.

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Climate Change Should be a Non-Partisan Issue, says John Kerry

Another leading politician has spoken out about the non-partisan nature of climate change. 

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