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  • Document: Jun 14, 2019
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  • Article: Jun 14, 2019
    By George Miles and Keith Melton

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference - Nottingham University - Saturday 15th June 2019

    9.30 am onwards Registration opens - Foyer

    10.15 am - 10.50 am [C 01 (36)] New Councillor training. Green Issues: "Setting the agenda: 33 things Councillors can do" Cllr Steve Mason; Chris Crean - FoE Chair - Mary Page

  • Almona Choudhury
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    It is still uncertain what kind of Brexit we will have. Specific areas of UK environmental law will be affected differently depending on the nature of the UK's exit and a complex range of factors (such as the history and origin of the law, how it has been implemented into domestic law, whether it is an area that is directly relevant to access to the single market, wider policy objectives and whether the UK has a history of non-compliance).

  • Article: Jun 12, 2019


    A Green Liberal Democrat initiative in conjunction with Freinds of the Earth and Platform London

    Calling all Local Councillors.

    You can shift billions of pounds of LA Pension funds away from Climate Wrecking Fossil Fuels with #LibDemDivest an easy way to start saving the future whilst saving for the future!

  • Steven Bray and Vince Cable (Chris Hatcher)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    Steven Bray is an ardent Remain activist from Wales, who makes daily protests against Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament and is often referred to as the 'Mr. Stop Brexit shouty man'.

    Steven's protest began as a result of Theresa May triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in March 2017 thereby formally initiating Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Cllr. Jack Dart (Jack Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    I'm very excited to be representing the young people of the UK at the Green Lib Dem conference. I'm even more excited to be joined by a roster of superb activists and Liberals who are passionate about solving some of the most urgent issues in history. We have but a few years to get our act together, otherwise we'll be condemning future generations to a lifetime of misery and unrest.

  • James Dart (James Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By James Dart

    I am a former school teacher who left teaching to focus on understanding Brexit, the sudden ubiquity of fake-news and the rise of the alt-right. Last year, I completed an MA in European Politics at the University of Exeter, whilst also co-founding 'Inspire EU' - a pro-European youth organisation with my brother Cllr. Jack Dart. In May of last year I stood as a City Councillor for the Lib Dems in Exeter, before moving to London to work for 'Scientists 4 EU' Social Media Intelligence Unit.

    I am passionate about raising awareness of the cause and effects of climate change through the medium of social media. Last May I reached out to over 1m people around the world - designing & sharing content relating to progressive issues such as Brexit, climate change, social justice and everything in between.

    Having taught both Science and Geography at Key Stages 1- 4, I have been incredibly impressed by the seriousness of young people when it comes to our evolving climate emergency. Where Boomers nonchalantly saw an unexpectedly hot day in December as a cause for celebration, these youngsters saw evidence of climate change.

    I am, therefore, cautiously optimistic that the generations coming through have the necessary appetite, energy and mentality to drive the change that we need throughout this decade. I very much look forward to speaking at the Green Lib Dem conference!

    James Dart

    (Co-founder of 'Inspire EU)

    Twitter: @InspireEUorg
  • Article: Jun 11, 2019


  • Steve Bolter (KNDaws)
    Article: Jun 11, 2019
    By Steve Bolter

    Despite large demonstrations and media coverage, the general public's awareness of the seriousness of climate change had been developing only slowly.

    Then came David Attenborough's popular TV series; Greta Thunberg and her school strikes; and eXtinction Rebellion's obstruction of Thames bridges. The popular media became excited and public concern shot up.

  • Pushkin Choudhury (Pushkin Choudhury)
    Article: Jun 10, 2019
    By Pushkin Choudhury

    The involvement of young people in climate change issues is not something which has suddenly emerged in the past few years. We may recall the impassioned address of 13-year-oldSevern Suzuki at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit speaking on behalf of 12- and 13-year olds trying to make a difference. In Australia there has been a long history of youth involvement in climate change issues. As far back as 1970 Australian schoolchildren were involved in designing research projects on pollution and public attitudes to the environment. But despite these involvements nothing really changed.