Earthroots Joins the Green Prosperity Coalition

Earthroots has joined with twenty-three environmental organizations in Ontario to develop a list of seven environmental priorities that the coalition will focus on for the next year.  The priorities are all policy related initiatives that have been selected because the groups agree they are key to a more sustainable future in this province and real progress in each of these areas is achievable.

The groups, collectively known as Green Prosperity, are focusing on these seven issues as key factors that must be addressed in order to combat the current economic meltdown and the strong need for environmental action in Ontario.  With each of the seven priorities comes job creation, economic stimulation and significant movement towards a more sustainable future for this province.

The seven areas include:
1.    Strong action on Climate Change
2.    Conservation of the Boreal Forest
3.    Powering up Green Energy
4.    Reducing Toxics
5.    Protecting Great Lakes
6.    Building Better Transportation Systems
7.    Promoting Healthy Local Food Systems

These seven priorities were selected by the coalition because they are large projects which are difficult for a single group to tackle alone.  Earthroots is not joining the Green Prosperity coalition at the abandonment of our other environmental work; rather, we plan to continue with our existing campaigns while at the same time contributing to the priorities listed above.

Please visit the www.greenprosperity.ca for more information on our path toward Green Prosperity in Ontario.

The groups involved are:  Anishnabek of the Gitchi Gami Environment Program, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, Citizen's Environment Alliance, Community Power Fund, Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment, Conservation Council of Ontario, David Suzuki Foundation, Earthroots, Ecojustice, Environment North, Environmental Defence, Forest Ethics, Great Lakes United, Greenpeace, Local Food Plus, Ontario Nature, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association,  Pembina Institute, Sierra Club Ontario, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Wildlands League, World Wildlife Fund.