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First established as the Liberal Ecology Group in 1977, the Green Liberal Democrats functions as an environmental Think Tank for the Party; puts on fringe meetings; an annual conference; and produces resources for campaign action. About.

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Join the Green Liberal Democrats at our Summer School & Conference

In Nottingham and Online - 11th June 2022

Order your ticket here!

Here's what you'll access with your ticket:

  • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
  • Keynote speeches.
  • Panel discussions.
  • Special Interest Groups.
  • Campaign planning.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • A vegan lunch!

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Challenge 2021 front cover - Green Liberal Democrats magazine (Pete Roberts, Gorge Miles, Jason Billin)

Our Latest Articles:

  • Final Note Header
    Article: Jun 9, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    The world we know is in serious trouble and needs our help.

    We are at A Turning Point.

    Green Liberal Democrats take the view that we need to tackle all the problems we face with a sense of vigour. But also with a different, more holistic approach than politicians will usually take.

    Just look at some of the most significant threats we face:

    • Putin's war of aggression on Ukraine
    • Crushing cost of living increases
    • Deepening concerns about Climate Change
    • The speed with which tipping points are likely to be breached
    • Devastating biodiversity loss
    • Air and water quality
    • Waste management and the problems of plastics
    • 'Forever chemicals' polluting our environment
    There are many linkages between these, making it difficult to resolve one without another.

    We seek, as environmentally concerned politicians, to find ways of allowing and encouraging people and communities to thrive.

    We need to set ourselves some targets to communicate how we propose to tackle these problems.

    And that is what provides the framework for our Summer School and Conference this coming weekend.

  • Save the Date Header
    Article: Jun 1, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    Next Saturday, 11th June, the Green Liberal Democrats are running our 2022 Summer School & Conference!

    Come along for the day in Nottingham! Or - join us online!

    Here's what you'll be missing if you don't save the date:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions for new and experienced councillors
    • Keynote speeches from our MPs.
    • Panel discussions on topics ranging from windfall taxes to 'no-mow' policies.
    • Special Interest Groups to draft conference motions.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
  • 20:22 deal
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Get your colleagues to sign up for the 20:22 Deal!

    You're fortunate to be a Green Liberal Democrat. It gives you exclusive access to our resources, campaign packs, message briefings, and Special Interest Groups.

    It also gets you the member's rate to A Turning Point, our Summer School and Conference.

    However, we don't want to limit the opportunity to those of us who are already in the fold.

    That's why we're offering the 20:22 deal - a conference ticket and membership bundle - one year of £20 GLD membership and £22 entry to our Nottingham Summer School.

    Share this email now!

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    Here's what you'll get with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
    Get the 20:22 deal!

    Warm regards,


    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022
    chair@greenlibdems.org.uk

    P.S: That's only £22 for access to our Nottingham Summer School!
    Book here
  • ALDC Conf
    Article: May 27, 2022
    By ALDC

    The Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of those unable to join us in Nottingham still wanting to attend training, policy discussions, and campaign planning, the Green Liberal Democrat events team have worked to make their Summer School & Conference fully hybrid.

  • Levy Briefing
    Article: May 26, 2022
    By Francis Thomas

    On the 26th May 2022, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a new tax on the profits of oil and gas companies operating in the UK and the UK Continental Shelf.

    At 25%, the so-called 'Energy Profits Levy' is positioned as similar to the Windfall Tax that the Liberal Democrats first called for on October the 24th of last year.

    Great news, right? The Conservatives bowed to our pressure, recognising that we had won the argument?

    Well.

    Not all is as it seems.

    Rather, the Levy finances the increased production and dependence on fossil fuels.

    Christine Jardine MP, our Treasury spokesperson, said:

    "This is more a levy lite than a windfall tax. The Chancellor could have raised double the cash from oil and gas companies if he had the bottle."


    In this Green Liberal Democrat Briefing, we will cover all you need to know about today's 'Energy Profits Levy'.

  • LEAF header
    Article: May 26, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    This year, we donated bundles of 1,000 petitions to our Accredited Candidates throughout the UK. This effort was funded by the LEAF - the Local Environment Action Fund - designed to assist campaigning Liberal Democrats who have committed to delivering greener, cleaner, healthier communities.

    Your generous donations allowed us to support 50 Accredited Candidates in the first year. We want to talk with you about some of our wins.

    Of our 50 supported candidates, 31 were entrusted to represent their communities as Councillors.

    Our Accredited Candidates won in England, Scotland, and Wales, whilst many now sit as Cabinet members in councils newly under Liberal Democrat control.

    From ousting the leader of the Conservative Administration in Colchester, to beating the the head of the Conservative Party HQ 'Liberal Democrat Unit' in Somerset, Green Liberal Democrats held the inaction and arrogance of this Government to account.

    Alongside 30% swings from Labour to win in Greater Manchester and topping the poll in a 'strong SNP' ward, no party remained safe from our campaigns.

    Again, that's 31 new Councillors. 62% of the Accredited Candidates that we directly supported through the LEAF won their seats.

    Many of these Councillors - and others besides - are joining us at our Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point.

    Our 'Green Debut' training will inform how you can deliver climate action on your council from administration or opposition, using the positions granted by our communities to work for greener, cleaner, healthier communities.

    Attend 'Green Debut' training at A Turning Point

    Alongside our training, get a ticket to attend:

    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • Vegan lunch!
    P.S: We hope that for new councillors, attending our Summer School & Conference will be particularly informative.

    But if you're an incumbent looking for the next big idea, our training, panels, and Special Interest Groups would be perfect for you also. We have something for everyone!
  • Online Launch
    Article: May 23, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Summer School & Conference Online Tickets Launched!

    Dear Members,

    Our Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of many of you unable to join us in Nottingham but wanting to attend training, policy discussions and campaigning panels, we have worked with the conference team to make our Summer School and Conference a fully hybrid event.

    Our online-only ticket costs just £10 and provides access to participate in the virtual Summer School & Conference, attending training, watching keynote speeches, responding and contributing to discussions.

    Get your online Summer School ticket now!

    Here's what you'll be able to attend with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.

    Warm regards,


    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022
    chair@greenlibdems.org.uk

    P.S: We know that the best value you can gain from our Summer School & Conference is if you join us in Nottingham, and I hope you can make it.

    But if not, we're pleased to provide an alternative!
  • T&H Let's Win
    Article: May 19, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    A byelection has been called.

    Only weeks away, on Thursday 23rd June.

    A rural seat, with a huge Conservative majority, held by the party under various conceptions since the 1800s, bar a brief Liberal interlude for Tiverton in 1923.

    An MP resigned in disgrace.

    Liberal Democrats already the bookies' favourite.

    Sounding familiar?

    The stage is set for another brilliant Liberal Democrat victory in Tiverton & Honiton.

    But to win we need your help.

    The new office in Honiton is nearly election-ready, and there are big action days this weekend. Events are available for registration and all information can be found here:

    Join us in Tiverton & Honiton!

    The tide is with us, but we won't even come close to winning without you.

    We've shown what we can do twice now in the last 12 months; in Chesham & Amersham, and then again in North Shropshire.

    If we can bring that level of passion and enthusiasm once again to Tiverton & Honiton, we can prove that those amazing victories were not flukes, and that the Liberal Democrats are back, and a force to be reckoned with.

    There's no secret recipe to Liberal Democrat election success, just the energy of activists and commitment to a weekend, an evening, and whatever support or time they can offer.

    We've made history twice in a row.

    Let's do it again.

    P.S: We want to get off to a flying start this weekend in Tiverton and Honiton. In North Shropshire, we learned just how vital it is to frame the conversation early.

    This is what the London School of Economics said about our campaigning following Helen Morgan MP's election:

    Donate here
  • ALDC Conference Blog
    Article: May 13, 2022
    By ALDC

    The Green Liberal Democrats are running their 2022 Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point - in Nottingham on June 11th.

    2022 Chair Keith Melton states:

    "I am sure you have been as delighted as we are by the results that our party has enjoyed in the recent Local Elections.

    Throughout the United Kingdom we are better placed to represent our communities and Liberal Democrat values.

    In turn, we are able to spark ideas and projects to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

    Whilst those in positions running councils are particularly influential, even one Lib Dem can push for transformative action.

    That's why our Green Liberal Democrat Summer School and Conference is built upon training and panel discussions from experienced and inspiring councillors, leading the way in environmental Local Authority initiatives.

    I look forward to seeing you there!"

  • Last chance EB
    Article: May 11, 2022
    By Diana Catton

    Dear Members,

    Today is the final day for earlybird tickets to "A Turning Point" at Nottingham University on Saturday, June 11th:

    Get Early Bird Tickets Now!

    Here's what you'll get with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' councillor and candidate training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions with our MPs, colleagues, and partner organisations.
    • Special Interest Groups to produce policy motions.
    • Campaign planning roundtables.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • Vegan lunch!

    Best wishes,

    Diana Catton

    Treasurer, 2022
    treasurer@greenlibdems.org.uk

    P.S: Again, earlybird tickets are available up until 23:59 today. Once they're gone, they're gone!
    Book here

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