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GLDNEWS October 2018

October 16, 2018 10:04 PM
By George Miles

March to Stop Brexit - People's Vote March

Environmental Protection - Stronger with EU (greenlibdems.org.uk)

Look for Our Banner On Saturday!

Join us on the People's Vote March in London this Saturday 20th Oct.


We'll be marching for a final say on the Brexit deal with the option to remain in the EU. Please join us. We will be meeting at the Australian War Memorial near the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner at 11:30am, joining the Liberal Democrat Group at midday and walking to Parliament Square.

Please sponsor one of our banners for a tenner: Donate

(If you can't join us there, join us online & use the hashtag #marchforme on Twitter tag @GreenLibDems)


The Green Liberal Democrats Annual General Meeting took place at the Brighton Conference on 15th September, at the Grand Hotel. The meeting was swift and efficient. More at: http://grn.lib.dm/a917w5

The new committee was elected: http://grn.lib.dm/p4zL

The new Youth Officer position remains to be filled (see Serving the Future, below)


If you are a councillor/MP/etc or a candidate then you should be interested in Green Liberal Democrat Accreditation that enables you to use our logos with your news and campaigning material and access GLD members locally who might help you in your area.

See https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/candidate-accreditation



Julian Hawkins writes: "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?

Read more at http://grn.lib.dm/a717w5

We are at a turning point for survival

Keith Melton writes "I have never felt more strongly that we are at a turning point for survival than I do right now, survival for the human species and large parts of the fauna and flora of this pebble in space that we inhabit." (http://grn.lib.dm/a217w7)

After this year's highly successful GLD Conference, Keith is organising another, provisionally scheduled for Nottingham on 15th June 2019. Watch this space!

Plastics Pollution: Actions Speak LOUDER THAN WORDS

Kevin Daws writes: "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.

"In response to this and some twitter conversations I decided to draft a motion for the recent Autumn Federal Conference about Marine Plastics Pollution..."

Read on: http://grn.lib.dm/a817vm (Includes a video of Pippa Heylings speaking for the motion)

Youth Speaks

Pushkin Choudhury (15) asks whether it is the 'Churchillian moment' for the Green Liberal Democrats? http://grn.lib.dm/a517w8

Drowning In Complacency

Steve Bolter writes: "Despite the attempts by the BBC and other media to ensure that climate change deniers are heard, most of the population accepts that anthropogenic climate change is happening and needs to be addressed. However overegged reporting of minor achievements is producing complacency. While our own efforts are drowning in unfounded self-congratulation, the numbers drowning in real floodwater are increasing..." Read more at http://grn.lib.dm/a117w7

A Smarter Grid

Stewart Reddaway asks: "A smarter grid: can real-time electricity tariffs reduce both CO2 and bills?" http://grn.lib.dm/a317w7

Low-impact Recipe

Vegan Coffee and walnut cake by The Food Rhino

"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..." http://grn.lib.dm/a717wz

Serving the Future


Green activists in the Liberal Democrats are looking for a volunteer Youth Officer. At the recent Green Liberal Democrats AGM at Lib Dem Autumn Conference a new post of Youth Officer was created. The full post will be advertised for election at the Spring conference. Before then we're looking for keen green-minded members to help us publicise the vacancy and advise the GLD Exec on how best to work with YL and young people.

To apply for the temporary Youth Officer role, send a maximum of 250 words describing your Green Activism or what you can do to promote the GLD to young Liberal Democrats, to Mary Page mary.page at greenlibdems.org.uk

For more information, please see http://grn.lib.dm/a817w5

Join for a quid!

We're also really pleased to offer, as standard, £1 per year Youth Membership of GLD to all eligible young Liberal Democrats (under 25 at the time of joining). This is currently only available in person at any of the conferences (regional, federal, our own, other AOs and SAOs) where we have a presence, as we need the recruiting officer to verify age claims.

Help us to Grow

Please encourage your friends to Join GLD, via the website. https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/join-now

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We have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/

We have a group where members can post and receive advice and help with campaigns, info etc at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLDMem/

Our TWITTER is @GreenLibDems

Our INSTAGRAM is https://www.instagram.com/greenlibdems/

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(edited by George Miles - sorry for any mistokes)

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