This Earth Day, we invite Local executives to sign on to the CUPE Climate Change Emergency Declaration.

While the planet reels in response to the health emergency from COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of the environmental crisis. There is no vaccine for climate change. Global temperatures continue to go up, and we continue to experience an increasingly destabilized climate.

CUPE recognizes the urgency of the situation and is dedicated to being part of the climate crisis solution.

This Earth Day, ask your local to endorse and sign on to the CUPE Climate Change Emergency Declaration. Pass it on to local labour councils and other community groups where you live to help build support. Act on the steps outlined in the declaration.

When your local signs the declaration, please let us know by sending an email to enviro@cupe.ca.

Examples of environmental bargaining language can be accessed here.

CUPE’s National Environment Policy can be accessed here.