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(or the activists formerly known as  the GND) 

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Over the course of a few meetings, polls, and email conversations, members of the Coalition for a Green New Deal chose to re-invent the team as Climate Action NL (CANL) 

Meetings are held weekly online on Wednesdays from 7-9pm NT or 6:30-8:30 AT. Details available at

To learn more about this change, visit the new team website at:


Coalition for a
Green New Deal
Newfoundland and Labrador

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Working Towards A Sustainable Future

The Coalition for a Green New Deal (CGNDNL) is a volunteer-led group working toward a greener, fairer Newfoundland and Labrador. We believe that our province can lead the move away from fossil fuel dependency toward diversifying the economy, by focusing on the local while participating globally, and building a more sustainable future. This is not an easy task. We can achieve it by making important shifts in how we live.

Individual action, however, will not be enough for the change we need. It is our hope to see an end to oil and gas exploration and production, and programs and services made available to transition workers affected by such a shift to transition into stable alternative employment. We want environmental legislation that centres the declaration of a climate emergency by the provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as measurable and actionable environmental policies.

Join us and help shape a future we can all be proud of!

Coalition for a Green New Deal: Programs

Our Vision

"What does a Green New Deal look like for Newfoundland and Labrador?"

A Green New Deal isn't just about meeting environmental goals; it shapes every aspect of our society. This living document describes how these intersections are addressed and the shifts that will lead to a sustainable and fulfilling future for our province.

Coalition for a Green New Deal: Who We Are


How do we make consultations meaningful and fulfilling? 

We can't build a grassroots vision without effectively engaging all voices in our community. But how do we engage community members who are struggling and tired, especially of performative, often meaningless government consultations? We recently partnered with a team of student researchers from the School of Social Work to explore this question. They've prepared a paper on the topic to help guide us. Click the button below to read it. 

Letter Writing Campaign

In August 2020, the CGNDNL wrote our first letter to Premier Andrew Furey, outlining the change we wanted to see from his newly sworn-in government. Since then, we've written pieces for local media on green-related topics such as accessible transportation, a just transition from fossil fuels, and the greenwashing of oil and gas. We want as many people writing as possible, sharing their insights, unique experiences, and knowledge to keep this conversation going. 

If you'd like to write a piece or want more information, reach out!

Coalition for a Green New Deal: Who We Are
Climate Strike 2020

Climate Emergency Declaration:
Petition to the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador

Demand the Provincial Government Declare a Climate Emergency!

Coalition for a Green New Deal: Who We Are

Our Projects

Take A Look At What We've Done

Green New Deal Town Hall

In June 2019, 60 people came together to discuss the future of a Green New Deal in Newfoundland and Labrador. This report outlines the outcomes from that meeting.

CBS Transit Town Hall

SJC, in partnership with Happy City St. John's, explored how public transit could serve the communities of Conception Bay South (CBS).

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In The Media

St. John's City Council Declares Climate Emergency

November 4, 2019

While there is still work to do, St. John's City Council declaring a climate emergency was a step in the right direction.

Letter: Premier Furey, We Need a Green New Deal

September 18, 2020

CGNDNL wrote to Premier Furey's new government, demanding that the province begin to move away from oil and gas and toward a greener, more sustainable future.

Can Laid Off Oil Workers Here Transition into Greener Jobs?

October 14, 2020

More sustainable employment and transferable skills, Heather Elliott discusses what a fair transition could look like for oil and gas workers on CBC CrossTalk.

Statement: City Takes Action on Climate Change

November 4, 2019

The official declaration by St. John's City Council on Climate Change.

Thumbs Down on Climate Change for Newfoundland and Labrador Budget

September 30, 2020

With money still going towards incentivizing offshore exploration, CGNDNL was disappointed with the 2020 budget.

Letter: Oil and Gas Myth-Busting

November 26, 2020

We've all heard "Newfoundland and Labrador's oil is greener than other places." Mark Nichols tackles this and other "greenwashed" topics from the oil and gas sector.

Letter: It Shouldn't Be So Hard To Use Active Transportation

December 10, 2020

Elizabeth Yeoman discusses the challenges of using active transportation in the St. John's Metro area.

Coalition for a Green New Deal: News

Coalition Members

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Council of Canadians
- NL Chapter

The Council of Canadians brings people together through collective action and grassroots organizing to challenge corporate power and advocate for people, the planet and our democracy.


Fishing For Success

Our music and our art, our craft and our food celebrate our connection to the Sea that has sustained our families for generations.

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Social Justice Co-op NL

The Social Justice Co-operative of Newfoundland and Labrador works to address issues of social, economic, and political inequality at home and abroad.

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