Who we are

Green Jobs BC is an alliance of labour and environmental groups with a shared vision of an inclusive, sustainable economy that provides good jobs, is socially just, protects the environment and reduces carbon emissions. We advance policy initiatives that result in greater investment in and public support for green and community sustaining jobs.

Our Vision:

British Columbia has a just, low-carbon economy that provides good, family supporting jobs.

Our Mission:

Green Jobs BC provides research, policy proposals, public education and engagement about pathways to a just, low-carbon economy that provides good, family-supporting jobs that lower green-house gas emissions.

Our Steering Committee: 

  • Charley Beresford, Executive Director, Columbia Institute
  • Lynn Bueckert, Executive Director, BC Federation of Labour
  • James Coccola, Executive Vice-President, BC Government and Service Employees' Union
  • Vanessa Geary, Vancity
  • Maximilian Kniewasser, Program Director, B.C. Climate Policy, Pembina Institute
  • Irene Lanzinger, President, BC Federation of Labour
  • Lee Loftus, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Union - Local 118
  • Lisa Matthaus, Provincial Lead, Organizing for Change 
  • Gavin McGarrigle, BC Area Director, Unifor
  • Tim Pearson, Director of Communication, Sierra Club BC
  • MoveUP
  • Darryl Walker, President Emeritus, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
  • David Suzuki Foundation

Green Jobs BC would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

  • BC Federation of Labour
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
  • BC Teachers’ Federation
  • BC and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE 378)
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees - British Columbia
  • The Columbia Institute
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 118
  • Hospital Employees’ Union
  • Unifor
  • United Steelworkers District 3
  • Vancity