Please join Bronx Climate Justice North in a discussion of The Leap Manifesto and a vote to adopt our own version.
The Leap Manifesto came out of a gathering the This Changes Everything team hosted last Spring with sixty leaders from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and food justice, environmental, faith-based and labour movements to dream about what a justice-based transition to a renewable economy might look like.
“We could live in a country powered entirely by truly just renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate racial and gender inequality. Caring for one another and caring for the planet could be the economy’s fastest growing sectors. Many more people could have higher wage jobs with fewer work hours, leaving us ample time to enjoy our loved ones and flourish in our communities.
We know that the time for this great transition is short. Climate scientists have told us that this is the decade to take decisive action to prevent catastrophic global warming. That means small steps will no longer get us where we need to go.
So we need to leap.”