How GreenPAC works

GreenPAC is a groundbreaking non-partisan organization motivated by a simple belief — Canada needs strong political leaders who are driven to take action to protect the environment.

Why was GreenPAC created?

GreenPAC exists to address the most serious challenge the environmental sector faces: translating Canadians’ environmental concerns into political action. We tackle this challenge by channeling Canadians' broad but diffuse support for environmental progress toward the election campaigns of specific environmental champions. Our goal is to recruit, nominate, elect, and support environmental leaders across the political spectrum, from all major political parties.

How are we going to do it?

Over the course of the 2015 federal election, GreenPAC engaged the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who care deeply about the environment. A panel of independent, non-partisan experts analyzed candidates from all major political parties and endorsed 18 environmental champions. Canadians who want a stronger voice for the environment in politics were matched to candidates that fit their political views by using our Candidate Matching Tool. Once matched to a candidate, Canadians were invited to pledge their financial and volunteer support to their environmental champion.

Our campaign was a resounding success. Of the 18 candidates we endorsed, 14 were elected to office, and two are now cabinet ministers. GreenPAC will continue to stand with our endorsed parliamentarians and hold them accountable to their environmental supporters. Our long term plan will encourage and support environmental champions, who want to move the needle forward on environmental issues, to run for political office at all levels.

Why is this necessary?

Environmental leadership is broader than a particular government or political party and it has been too long since there has been any substantial legislative progress. It’s time to level the playing field for political candidates who have demonstrated environmental commitment. Together we can make sure there are electoral rewards for leadership on environmental issues in Canadian politics.

 

Learn more about GreenPAC in our FAQ section.

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