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Welcome

The Green Liberal Democrats promote environmental issues within the party and in collaboration with other organisations.

We regard climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Countries around the world urgently need to implement the commitments made in 2015 at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Some countries are making significant progress but the UK is currently failing to demonstrate clear political leadership to address the urgent environmental problems facing the planet. The Green Liberal Democrats seek to influence political policies, both within the Liberal Democrats and across the wider political spectrum.

Our objectives are to:

  • promote a green approach to policy formation within the Liberal Democrats.

  • provide information and political education from a green perspective to Party activists and elected representatives.

  • establish and develop links with the wider green movement.

  • welcome those that share our aims into the Green Liberal Democrats, to encourage participation in its activities and to ensure equality of opportunity for all members.

We seek to build support within the electorate for the transition to a green economy. If you would like to become involved there is a wide range of opportunities to contribute your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. Join on line here.

Checkout our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/info/

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Brighton Conference

GLD Brighton fringe details click:
Brighton Libdem Conference 15-18 September 2018


GLD AGM h19:45 September 15th,
Consort Room, The Grand, Brighton




Our latest News Articles:

  • Tesla Battery installed in Linda Johnson's house in Beverly (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Julian Hawkins

    (From our GLD October 2018 newsletter)
    Battery Power for the UK

    By Julian Hawins

    There has been a lot of hype recently about using batteries for grid storage, to overcome two key limitations of wind and solar power: intermittency and non-dispatchability. So, how practical is this?

    Rechargeable batteries use reversible electrochemical processes to store and supply electric power. Capabilities:

  • Martin Horwood moving the motion Plastic Pollution and UN Sustainable Development Goals (KNDaws)
    Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Kevin Daws

    (From our GLD October 2018 newsletter)
    Plastics Pollution - Actions Speak Louder than words

    By Kevin Daws

    During the last year the issue of single use plastics has become a major political issue as people, like me, have understood the huge and detrimental impact that plastic is having on our environment. For me the issue came onto my personal radar when I watched David Attenborough's Blue Planet II which highlighted the impact of plastic on marine life and even the BBC launched a campaign called Plastics Watch which had a huge impact on millions of people.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Kevin Daws in Lewes Liberal Democrats

    LETTER ON PLASTIC USE IN LEWES

    (NB: This letter was sent to large local retailers. A slightly different version was sent to smaller shops.)

    We are writing to you from the local Liberal Democrats to encourage businesses to take steps to reduce plastic waste in our town. We have been working at the Town and District Council to reduce the presence of single use plastic, improve recycling, and encourage re-usable packaging such as re-usable coffee cups; and we are founder members of the "Plastic Free Lewes" initiative.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Kevin Daws

    Following on from the success of persuading the Autumn Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton to pass the Plastic Pollution and UN Sustainable Development Goals Motion we would like you to persuade your local council; community group; employer and trade union to take action to tackle plastic, especially single use plastic. Below are examples of motions passed by county councils and local councils which you my wish to use as the basis of a motion to your local council; community group; employer and/or trade union. You may also want to use the Lewes Campaign Letter to local businesses

  • GLD Conference 2018 - Keith taking a break (KNDaws)
    Article: Oct 10, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Vice Chair Campaigns - looking for help! (Keith Melton)

    The Green Liberal Democrat`s AGM in Brighton established a NEW post this year - Vice Chair Campaigns - and I am delighted to report the GLD Exec meeting at the weekend confirmed my appointment to this post, expanding the executive at this juncture of rapid growth to spread the load and develop the group`s strategy to bring Green campaigning front and centre to the Liberal Democrats.

  • Document: Sep 18, 2018
    87.96 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document
  • Document: Sep 14, 2018
    392.1 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Minutes from the AGM held in Bornemouth, 17th September 2017

  • Brighton Conference
    Article: Sep 13, 2018

    GLD Brighton fringe details click:
    Brighton Libdem Conference 15-18 September 2018


    GLD AGM h19:45 September 15th,
    Consort Room, The Grand, Brighton

    Agenda, reports and motions, and
    Constitutional Amendments!

  • Green Events Brighton 2018 (GLD)
    Article: Sep 5, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Greenest Conference (?)

    The Lib Dem autumn 2018 Brighton conference is shaping up to be VERY Green. We have more environmental stuff going on than you can shake a stick at. Will it qualify as the greenest ever? We are not sure, but it is worth taking a look at what is happening. the chart below tells you most of the key fringe meetings that catch the eye.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Calling all aspiring councillors planning to stand in next year`s local elections.... If you are a Green Liberal Democrat member we have negotiated a SPECIAL DISCOUNT of only 50% for the first six months membership of ALDC if you act quickly....

    This is part of our organisation for the special "Green Campaigning Training" sessions planned for the Brighton conference. To become accredited as a Green Lib Dem candidate and be able to use the Green Bird Logo in your campaigning could give you just the edge you need and being an ALDC member ALWAYS gives you an edge in your campaigning. Coming along to the training sessions will help you discover the extent to which Green campaigning is needed in these trouble environental times AND the things you can do to help get yourself elected on a Green Liberal Democratic platform.