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Talking green jobs in Chilliwack

A consortium of labour unions and environmental organizations are hosting a townhall meeting in Chilliwack next week to talk about green jobs.

Green Jobs BC is an organization made up of representatives from, among others, the BC Federation of Labour, the BC Government and Services Employee Union (BCGEU), the Sierra Club and the David Suzuki Foundation.

“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,” BCGEU president and Green Jobs BC co-chair Darryl Walker in a press release.

“We know that British Columbia can create green jobs while lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.”

The event is open to the public, who are asked to come and give feedback about creating local jobs that are good for the economy and the environment.

Walker will be at the meeting along with Caitlyn Vernon of the Sierra Club. There will be other speakers, both local and from Green Jobs BC.

“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,” said Green Jobs BC co-chair Lisa Matthaus of Organizing for Change.

• The meeting is on May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Sto:lo Resource Centre, building 7 at 7201 Vedder Rd.

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