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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/

1.5 degrees to stay aliveProtest Together for Climate Justice - Saturday 1st December 2018


Brighton Conference Brighton Libdem Conference 15-18 September 2018


GLD AGM September 15th 2018



Our latest News Articles:

  • Frack Free United (https://www.frackfreeunited.co.uk/)
    Article: Nov 19, 2018

    Dear Prime Minister

    We call for an immediate halt to all unconventional oil and gas exploration and production in the UK. This shall include all activities related to high pressure hydraulic fracturing (known as 'fracking'), coal bed methane (CBM) and acidisation.
    We believe that developing an unconventional oil and gas industry in the UK will result in unacceptable negative impacts on public health, the environment, local communities and the economy.
  • Bristol Council declare a Climate Emergence (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Nov 15, 2018
    By Peter Bruce

    Bristol City 'Ups the Pace' on Climate Change action

    After the great Liberal Democrat actions on renewables, housing and 'green' investment during the coalition, the Tory government has cancelled much of the good work and slowed the pace right up. We need new impetus/energy for action as reflected by the public energy in growing Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion initiatives.
  • Article: Nov 14, 2018
    By Simone Van Beek

    The Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens are working together, alongside rebels from Labour and the Conservatives, to fight Brexit. Vince Cable pressed Barnier on the need for the EU to make contingency plans for a People's Vote and to protect EU and UK citizens rights in the event of a no deal Brexit.

  • Notice on Ashlawn Road (4 March 2015)
    Article: Nov 14, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Rugby Borough Council have published their 2018 Air Quality Annual Status Report, detailing changes in air quality in the borough and the actions taken by the council and our partners to manage air quality.

    You can download the Report here https://www.rugby.gov.uk/downloads/file/2088/air_quality_annual_status_report_2018

  • John Shaw environment
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    Basingstoke Lib Dems are making the environment a key part of their 2019 local election campaign, says party spokesman John Shaw.

    Greener transport

    Already Lib Dems have campaigned to keep buses running throughout the town so people have an alternative to car travel. They are also hoping to persuade other parties to back proposals for all new homes to have parking bays, with electric charging points fitted as diesel and petrol cars are phased out. Of course, none of these travel methods are as green as cycling, and the Lib Dems will continue to press for cycle friendly routes in new developments and major road schemes.

  • DacorumRecycling
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    Dacorum Borough Council is installing recycling facilities to flats that had previously had none at all, after Lib Dem Councillors repeatedly raised the issue of recycling in the Borough.

    In November Bennetts End, Apsley & Cornerhall, Kings Langley and Nash Mills get their bins, and from December flats in Highfield and Adeyfield are due to be fitted out, including Longlands, Summerleas Court, Knightsbridge Way and White Hart Road.

  • Power for People logo
    Article: Nov 4, 2018
    By Kevin Daws

    This is a relatively new campaigning group who are campaigning for Local Clean Energy. They are currently campaigning for the Local Electricity Bill, which is supported by 79 MPs, to become law. Currently only 4 Liberal Democrat MPs have given their support to the bill and these are Wera Hobhouse, Tom Brake, Layla Moran and Ed Davey.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2018
    By Southampton Liberal Democrats

    The Southampton City Council (SCC) Plans for a Class B Clean Air Zone are rather timid. As currently presented, they are little more than a 'minimum viable product', which seeks only to meet basic legal requirements, and little more. This despite many leading health and research organisations stating that there are no safe limits for air pollution.

  • Vegan Coffee and walnut cake by The Food Rhino (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Oct 17, 2018
    By Linda Johnson

    (From our GLD October 2018 newsletter)

    Ingredients

    • 20g Fairtrade Ground Coffee
    • 300ml Boiling water
    • 1 X Cafetiere
    • 150g X Dairy free spread
    • 150g X Dark brown sugar
    • 250g X Self raising flour
    • 40g X Aquafaba
    • 120g X Chopped walnuts
    • 200g X Icing sugar
    • 2lb Bread tin

    [Method]

    In a cafetiere mix together the 300ml boiling water and the ground coffee and allow to cool before pressing. Cream together 150g dairy-free spread and dark brown sugar in a mixing bowl until a smooth paste is formed. Add to the mix your self-raising flour, aquafaba and 100g of the pressed coffee; make sure you keep the remaining coffee as you will need it later. Mix together well before stirring in 100g of the chopped walnuts. Grease and line a 2lb bread tin and add your batter, making sure the mixture is evenly spread in the tin. Cook at 180°C for 45 minutes turning halfway. Once the cake is cooked place on a Safi coffee and 100g of dairy-free spread until smooth and lay over the top of the cake. Finish by adding the remaining walnuts and chill for a few minutes until the frosting has set then serve.

  • Traffic in East Grinstead
    Article: Oct 17, 2018

    The A22 London Road in East Grinstead has the highest NO2 concentration values across the Mid Sussex District, as stated by the District Council's own Air Quality Annual Status Report. A report issued by engineering consultants Atkins in 2012 stated that the London Road in East Grinstead suffers from poor air quality, and recommended that mitigation measures are implemented with high priority. To date, no measures have been implemented by the District Council to either ease traffic congestion or to improve air quality.