Just & Green Recovery for Scotland – Week of Action

Join the campaign and meet your MSPs

Build back better

As we rebuild from the devastating impacts of coronavirus, we can transform our society for the better. Eco-Congregation Scotland is among 80 organisations calling on the Scottish Government to take five steps for a just and green recovery plan that puts people and planet first:

🚮 Provide good publicly funded services
💷 Provide an adequate income for everyone
🌳 Fund action to cut climate emissions and restore nature
🗳️ Strengthen democracy, participation and human rights
🌍 Support an international coronavirus and climate emergency response

We can’t go back to an economy that destroyed our environment and increased inequality. We must do our fair share of climate action, restore Scotland’s nature and create good, green jobs across the country. We can start that collective action now by letting the Scottish Government know that we can and must Build Back Better. If you agree, please join us in this movement: 

📧 Read our letter to Scotland’s First Minister
✍️ Sign the petition now to show the growing public desire for change
🎦 Share the video on Twitter and Facebook explaining the campaign

Please sign the petition today: https://tinyurl.com/jgrecovery

Among the initial 80 signatories are faith organisations Eco-Congregation Scotlandthe Church of ScotlandChristian Aid ScotlandOperation NoahQuakers in ScotlandSCIAFthe Scottish Episcopal Church and Tearfund Scotland.

#BuildBackBetterScot

We are also backing the coming Week of Action on 4–11 November encouraging Members of the Scottish Parliament to match words with action.

Supporters in every region of Scotland will be asking their MSPs to set up an online meeting with constituents during the Week of Action, discussing the need for a fair recovery that can create a more sustainable, equal world for all. Please sign up now to get involved:

Virtual Lobby: Real Change

This is a key moment with politicians and civil servants already drawing up recovery plans to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic. The impact of choices made now will be felt for years to come. Now is the time to use our collective power to make sure that we really do build back better. We can only make change happen if we work together. Read more on the Virtual Lobby for Real Change:

https://www.justgreenrecovery.scot/week-of-action

Hundreds have already signed up and are now arranging meetings to speak to their local politicians. The Virtual Lobby is your opportunity to let MSPs know how the pandemic has impacted you and what your vision for a just and green society is. Please join today:

I want to meet with my MSP

Once you have signed up, you can contact your MSPs and join your local Facebook group for the Week of Action:

Central Scotland
Glasgow
Highlands and Islands
Lothian
Mid Scotland and Fife
North East Scotland
South of Scotland
West of Scotland

Join us onlineEvents and trainingHear more on the Just and Green Recovery campaign: 
Mary from Transition Edinburgh

Watch the webinar to help prepare for the Virtual Lobby: 
Speaking to Your MSP

Just and Green Recovery webinar
Monday 2nd November 2020, 7.00pm-8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-just-and-green-recovery-for-scotland-tickets-126550023527
Hear campaign representatives from Friends of the Earth ScotlandUNISON ScotlandWellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland and University and College Union Scotland speak about different aspects of recovery.

Just and Green Recovery for Workers
Wednesday 4th November 2020, 6.00pm-7.30pm 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-and-green-recovery-for-workers-tickets-126094166045
Public event where workers from different sectors will speak about their industry and visions for the future. Politicians have been invited to listen and respond.

Artists for a Just and Green Recovery
Friday 13th November 2020, 8.00pm-9.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-for-a-just-and-green-recovery-tickets-127152942875
Online after-party with artists and members of the campaign following the Virtual Lobby, with music, dancing, poetry and more.

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