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Community Partner Blog

Over the course of the Green Resilience Project, community partners and conversation participants were encouraged to create and submit a range of written, visual or other creative pieces reflecting on their participation in the project and/or the topics it explores. We collected those pieces here.

Get to know: Iron & Earth

Engagement coordinator Jessie Golem recently sat down with Iron & Earth’s national chapter director Ana Guerra Marin to chat about their community conversation and how it connects to their ongoing work.

Deep dive: Iron & Earth’s plan for a prosperous transition

In 2021, Iron & Earth commissioned a survey of over 300 fossil fuel workers asking how they view their role in a net-zero economy, and what they would need in order to thrive in it. The survey helped guide the creation of their Prosperous Transition plan, meant to be a “guide for the Federal Government of Canada to not only set a bold course towards net-zero by 2050 and meet or exceed interim 40 to 45% greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by 2030, but to do so while creating opportunities for Canada’s existing workforce to participate and thrive in the net-zero carbon economy.”

Deep Dive: Centre for Local Prosperity’s community future proofing

CLP is currently engaged with several communities on a civic engagement process designed to collect feedback and ideas for “future proofing” against the economic and environmental changes associated with climate change. The goal of the Future Proofing project is to identify strategies to localize economies and promote climate readiness, especially for small communities facing risk of major climate change.

Get to know: Centre for Local Prosperity

Centre for Local Prosperity (CLP) promotes local economic solutions and climate readiness for rural and local communities in Atlantic Canada. CLP organizes conferences and community working sessions and conducts evidence-based studies that often lead to community implementation. Recently, our engagement coordinator Jessie Golem spoke with Executive Director Robert Cervelli about the work CLP is doing, and what they are looking forward to in their community conversation.

Get to know: The Conservation Council of New Brunswick

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has been at the forefront of conservation and environmental issues in the province since 1969. We are excited that they have agreed to partner with the Green Resilience Project to host a conversation in Fredericton in January 2022. Our engagement coordinator Jessie Golem recently had the opportunity to speak with Adam Mahoney about CCNB’s work. Currently, much of it is focused on  the province’s transition to clean and green energy sources and how that transition will affect individuals, industries and the environment, as well as issues people are facing regarding accessing affordable and reliable electricity.

More community partner introductions

We’re excited to be introducing our third batch of Green Resilience Project partners. Joli Scheidler and Community Futures North Central Development will be hosting conversations in their communities in Ontario and Manitoba, respectively.

Introducing more community partners

This week, we’re excited to introduce another group of Green Resilience Project partners. The Columbia Institute, Dan Meades, Ecology North (in partnership with Alternatives North) and West Kootenay EcoSociety will be hosting community conversations on Vancouver Island and in Newfoundland and Labrador, Yellowknife and the West Kootenay region.

Introducing…our community partners!

We’re ecstatic to be announcing our first three Green Resilience Project partners. The Centre for Local Prosperity, Conservation Council of New Brunswick and Iron & Earth will be hosting conversations about climate change, income security and their role in building resilience in their communities.

Humans of Basic Income: An interview with Jessie Golem

Humans of Basic Income is a portrait series created by photographer (and Green Resilience Project team member!) Jessie Golem. It amplifies the stories of the recipients of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, which began in 2017 and was prematurely cancelled by Doug Ford’s Conservative government in 2018.