Climate Justice in Manitoba
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar to learn about the important work of the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition.
What exactly is climate justice? And what work is being done to bring climate justice to Manitoba?
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar to learn about the important work of the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC), a community-led alliance of volunteers committed to climate action and climate justice in Manitoba.
MEJC’s work focuses on promoting community resilience and centering the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, all while protecting and restoring the environment.
Shawn Kettner, MEJC volunteer since 2016, will highlight some of the coalition’s current projects and campaigns, including the Green New Deal, Responsible Hydro, and Solidarity with Indigenous Resistance to Fossil Fuels, which supports community-led resistance to environmental degradation.
She will explain how the coalition was started, the power of volunteer-run initiatives, and how you can get involved in bringing climate justice to Manitoba.
Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition (MEJC) is a community-led alliance of volunteers living in Manitoba who envision a world organized around the principles of climate justice and centering the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples.
The coalition strives toward a better relationship with the land and with each other. They believe that climate solutions go hand in hand with building strong communities with public services and infrastructure, stable and well-paying employment for everyone, affordable housing, free education and health, and affordable and accessible local food.
About the Speaker
Shawn Kettner has been volunteering with MEJC since 2016 when she became aware of the potential threat to our water from the proposed energy east pipeline, a project that was ultimately defeated.
She is passionate about transitioning to a sustainable, equitable, better world for all. Shawn spent her working years as a puppet builder, theatre designer, and educator and often finds opportunities to integrate those skills into the MEJC.
–The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPAWS Manitoba.–
How can we help?
If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected].
About CPAWS Manitoba
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
–Lunch and Learns–
Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.
CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.
Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.
*** This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation***