Smart Economy flyer, 2011

Here’s the flyer for Smart Economy.  If you click on the image you can view the PDF.

Here’s the text of the flyer:

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.
Gaylord Nelson

The future is Green.

Our economy is wasteful, polluting and decadent, and relies on energy that’s getting dirtier, more expensive and more dangerous.  The push for more is giving us less.

We can live within our means in an efficient, health-sustaining economy powered by natural processes used at a sustainable rate.  Canadians need jobs with a future in growing economic sectors like green energy, public transit and retrofits.

The future economy is local.  We support small local businesses on safe, accessible streets.

We are urged to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to make impressions that don’t last on people we don’t care about.
Tim Jackson

Making a living shouldn’t get in the way of having a life.

Canadians need job security, safety, good health, good education and time to enjoy their lives.  We need an economy that improves our lives, and a better way of measuring progress than just how much money we spend.

We need to get our houses off fossil fuels.  Germany and California are on their way.  We could be leaders too.  Toronto-Danforth’s Healthy House is a great example of what we can do.
Taxpayers give $1.4 billion each year to fossil fuel industries for these destructive practices.  Imagine what a $1.4 billion investment could do for a smart economy.
Young Canadians are being left behind in a crumbling economy.  A Green government will invest in youth education and employment in green industry, reinvigorating and modernizing our economy.  Our budget includes expanded access for youth to internships, no-interest loans and loan forgiveness upon degree completion.
What I’ll work for in Parliament towards a Smart Economy:

  • a price on pollution in a tax shift that doesn’t raise taxes overall
  • investment in green jobs C better employment and education opportunities for youth
  • shorter work week and more work flexibility
  • a Genuine Progress Indicator instead of GDP to measure progress

Adriana is the ideal representative for me to the Federal Parliament.  Her passion for social and environmental justice is empowered by her capacities to listen, assess, and create consensus solutions.  She will be the voice for us who share deep concerns for the vulnerable and the future of our planet.
Greg Allen, P.Eng, Sustainable strategist and winner of Green Toronto award

Adriana offers thoughtful, practical, and sustainable solutions that will enrich our communities, our cities, and our country.
She has the knowledge and experience to lead Canada toward the new, green economy.
Rob Grand, owner of Grassroots stores

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu is a mother of five who has lived in Toronto-Danforth since 2002. She participated in the fight against big box development on Eastern Avenue to support the thriving neighbourhoods along Queen East. As Climate Change Critic for the Green Party of Canada, she advocates for renewable energy and all-electric vehicles within a decade, superinsulated houses heated by the sun, and an economy that will nurture our children.

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