Earth Day 2013

The Green Party of Canada is pleased to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

“I first organized in my community for Earth Day 1970 — 43 years ago. I was in Grade 10 and it was also the very first Earth Day,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

“Issues have of course changed over time, they are probably more complex than ever, but the core principles we were fighting for then have not changed: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy and respect for diversity,” said May.

“The waves of environmental concern come and go, but the good news is that each wave leaves a stronger and larger core of committed people. And the better news is that as the popular movement ebbs and flows, the Green Party keeps on steadily building,” said May.