We are all hoping that this simple gesture catches on…
I WILL WEAR GREEN
This July 1st I will wear green. I love our country and I love to celebrate it on Canada Day by proudly sporting red and white. But this year I will wear green.
I will wear green to send a message that our country’s identity is our environment. I will wear green to protest the dismantling of environmental protection through changes to the Fisheries Act and repeals of the National Round Table Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. I will wear green to protest what has been dubbed the “environmental devastation” act, bill C-38, and how we have not been consulted.
I will wear green to show that I care about our climate and I am ashamed that our government has missed all of their targets and has no adequate plan to cut emissions.
I will wear green to protest funding cuts and closures to our important centres of environmental research: the Experimental Lakes, PEARL, the Centre for Plant Health, the Bamfield Marine Science Centre, and others. I will wear green to protest cuts to Ecological Integrity Monitoring in National Parks and cuts to the Contaminants Program Fisheries and Oceans. I will wear green to protest cuts to fish habitat management at DFO. I will wear green for my health and the health of my unborn children.
I will wear green for our land, water and air. I will wear green for our climate and environment. I will wear green for our oceans. I will wear green for our wildlife, our trees, our plants, our animals, our fishes.
I will wear green for you, for me, for our future.
Why will you wear green?
If you care about our environment and want to remind our government that your voice counts too, please join us in wearing green on Canada Day.