Best practices for municipalities

GreenJobs BC has produced a document outlining ways for BC municipalities to undertake action that create jobs and help the environment, and highlighting success stories from communities across the province.
A special thanks to Lee Loftus (Insulators’ Union), Ellen Pond (Pembina Institute), Charley Beresford (Columbia Institute) David Fleming (CUPE), Caelie Frampton (HEU), Megan Scott (BCGEU), Brynn Bourke (BC Building Trades), and Deborah Carlson (West Coast Environmental Law) for their input and expertise.

Click here to download the document

Or download sections individually:

Introduction / Green Buildings / Transportation / Procurement / Green Industry

A Bold Green Jobs Plan for BC

These documents resulted from a series of stakeholder forums, and a two-day conference, hosted by GreenJobs BC. The policy recommendations are a result of the discussions and on-line participation of more than 200 people from environmental organizations, labour unions, business, academia, and First Nations.

Click here to download the full policy booklet.

Click below to download specific policy sections:

GJBC Building Retrofits // GJBC Energy // GJBC Transportation // GJBC Forestry

Click below to download infographics for each policy area:

GJBC Retrofits Infographic // GJBC Energy Infographic // GJBC Transportation Infographic // GJBC Forestry Infographic


GreenJobs BC Media Backgrounder

Click here to download as PDF.


Jobs, Justice, Climate Conference – 2010

The following report was produced in the lead up to the Jobs, Justice, Climate Conference in 2010

Jobs, Justice, Climate: Building a Green Economy for BC 


BlueGreen Canada 

Green For All

BlueGreen Alliance

Kids For Climate Action 

Youth For Real Climate Action 

Next Up

Young Agrarians

The Edible Garden Project

Fresh Roots Urban Farm

Ten Percent Shift

Good Jobs For All


Websites and Research

DeSmog Canada



Tck Tck Tck The Global Call for Climate Action

Environmental Defence

The Guardian-Environment



Planet Friendly

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Guardian Sustainable Business

“Building Canada’s Green Economy:  The Municipal Role”

“Green Workforce Development Symposium, Summary Report, 2011″

Vancouver Economic Commission on sustainability-related industries


Green Jobs and Apprenticeships

GoodWork Canada



Environmental Careers Organization Canada

SOIL – Canada’s Sustainable Farm Apprenticeship Program

WWOOF – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

guardianjobs - environmental & sustainability jobs









Many organizations, unions, and academic institutions have done excellent research related to green jobs. Over time we endeavour to collect and highlight their work in this central location. If you have resources you would like to see here, please email it to us at: