Why Science & Cosmology Inspires My ‘Greenness’

Written by Peter Handley, Portsmouth Green Party

I wanted to share with you the story of what made me become more green-minded. For me, it isn’t entirely about the politics, though as I’ve got older, my realisation that politics drives so much of what affects everyday life, has increased my interest in this arena.

No, for me, my interest in a Green outlook is driven by my interest in science; physics, biology, chemistry, space and the bigger picture about how all these things are interconnected through the study of cosmology. Continue reading

The trouble with preaching…

Written by an Anonymous Green Ranter

Is that it doesn’t work.  You tell me I should become a vegetarian for the good of the environment, all you do is alienate me from your cause – I tell you to “f*** off” inside my head.

I like to think I’m a reasonable, rational person who cares for other people and the world around me.  But as soon as someone tells me what I should be doing, it immediately gets my back up and makes me want to start an argument-for-arguments sake. That gets us nowhere.  I don’t think I’m the only person who feels this way. Continue reading

Generation Green

 

Caitlin Greenwood on why she joined The Green Party, and why she thinks her generation will have the biggest positive impact on our planet.

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Caitlin with Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies

Written by Caitlin Greenwood, Eastleigh Green Party

My name is Caitlin, I have been involved with the Green Party since the May 2015 elections despite being only 14 when I joined.

I joined the Green Party buzzing with ideas and wanting to join in with all the activist action. Many people in the Green Party have been very welcoming to me (if somewhat surprised by my age). Continue reading

Air pollution in Southampton – challenges and solutions

This post originally appeared on Southampton & District Green Party Website, 15/02/16
Air pollution is a major problem in Southampton, and we are in the top 10 polluted cities in the UK. It is estimated that at least 100 people in the city die each year from the effects of air pollution.  For many years air pollution laws have been breached in Southampton. The worst conditions occur on days when there is full sun, little wind and high pressure, since these allow the sun to cause a chemical reaction resulting in ozone at ground level. Ozone high in the atmosphere protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays – but ozone at ground level is a corrosive chemical which attacks soft tissue in the lungs to cause inflammation. Continue reading

Reflections on the housing crisis

Written by Paul Griseri, Fareham and Gosport Green Party

Weston-tower-blocksHousing has been in the news across the country recently in one form or another. Whether it be the bedroom tax, the housing and planning bill, right to buy, poor living conditions, or building yet more homes on land which is unsuitable. In this article I look through a few of these issues, and reflect on what they mean after the release of a report by the committees and local government committee today. Continue reading

Rail fares – a letter to Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond

Written by Kylie Barton, Portsmouth Green Party

Caroline Lucas’s Railways Bill – a Private Member’s Bill (PMB) presented to Parliament for the first time in June 2015 is scheduled to receive its Second Reading on 22 January. The Bill provides for the rail network to be brought back into public ownership step by step, with franchises reverting to control by a public body either when they fail, or when their contract expires.

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Millers Hedge End – Gone too far?

Written by Caitlin Greenwood, Hedge End, Southampton and District Green Party

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“I do realize that it’s on the edge but I have taken it to the edge to get the desired result, and that is none other than to get this talked about.”  66-year-old Mr. Miller said when asked by the Daily Echo why he put up such a controversial sign on the side of his home in Hedge End

But has it gone too far…

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