You are all invited to West Cornwall Green Party’s Festive Social Evening – yes, even if you’re from the “mid and east” domain. 7.30pm on Monday 11th December, at the Star Inn, Crowlas, Cornwall. TR20 8DX Reflections on the Bonn Climate Summit Cornwall green activists Euan McPhee and Roger Creagh Osborne cycled to Bonn for the COP 23 Climate Summit in November. Come and hear what they saw and learnt, and their reflections about the process and what they feel it achieved. Hosted by West Cornwall Green Party, and followed by a festive social evening with finger food and bar drinks. We would be grateful for a contribution to the finger food buffet, and drinks (including excellent microbreweary beer) can be obtained from the bar. The Star at Crowlas is just opposite a bus stop with frequent service to St Erth and Penzance for onward travel. Hope to see you
Green Party MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, visited Cornwall at the beginning of November. Her busy two-day schedule included Radio Cornwall’s Laurence Reed show, and public and private meetings in Stoke Climsland, Penryn and Penzance. In Newlyn, she met with fishing industry representatives to discuss concerns and priorities for Cornwall’s fisheries given the many uncertainties over Brexit. “What does Brexit mean for the environment?” was the theme of three talks Molly gave – at Duchy College in Stoke Climsland, Penryn Campus and at a public meeting in Penzance. What has the EU ever done for us? Plenty, as it turns out. “Protected wildlife sites were being lost at the rate of 15% a year before the EU took action”, Molly explained. “Now, the rate has fallen to just 1% per year”. Most at risk ? Directives on bathing water and habitats (including those which protect birds) â€“
Marks and Spencer has announced a shortlist of green energy projects around the UK and many of them are in Cornwall. Vote for your favourite to help them win a share of a £300,000 fund. Find out more
Cornwall Council has launched a new initiative called ‘Grow Nature’. You can find out all about it here: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/grow-nature They say (and we agree): “From the air we breathe to the food we eat, nature sustains us. It is the basis of our economy and the foundation for a happy, healthy society. Without nature we cannot survive. “Sadly, nature is in decline. In Cornwall, the expanding human population has consumed land and resources, and released pollutants at a rate that the environment cannot tolerate. Modern day life and modern day attitudes have led to unprecedented change and dramatic losses. Once common species of wildlife are now rare and once cherished places have disappeared. “We need to restore and revitalize nature so that it can support us into the future. This website is full of ideas and inspiration to help you grow the environment. “Just protecting what we have is not enough, we
West Cornwall Green Party has announced the selection of Geoff Garbett as general election candidates for the Redruth and Camborne constituency. “I am delighted, once again, to be able to represent the Green Party in Camborne, Redruth and Hayle at this crucial time” said Geoff, after Monday’s selection meeting. “During the last General Election I was heartened by the good will and far-sightedness of so many of the people I encountered during the campaign. Despite the divisions driven between us during the referendum I believe that the majority of the people of Cornwall are welcoming and tolerant. They understand the need to cooperate both locally and globally in order to successfully navigate the very stormy waters of the 21st century. “A vote for the Green Party in this election will demonstrate your support for an open Britain and one in which the quality of life is measured by human interactions
Cornwall Greens announce general election candidates for Truro & Falmouth and South East Cornwall The Mid and East Cornwall Green Party has announced that Amanda Pennington and Martin Corney have been selected as their general election candidates for Truro and Falmouth and South East Cornwall respectively. Local Party Coordinator Julie Bennett said: “Amanda and Martin are both exceptional candidates who have a wealth of experience as community campaigners and councillors.” Amanda Pennington said: “Truro & Falmouth recorded one of the highest Green votes in the country at the last general election, with our share of the vote increasing nearly fivefold. We think we can do even better here this time, with clear, positive policies on protecting the environment, decent social care, affordable homes, free education, renewable energy and action on climate change. People want a sustainable future for themselves and their children,
Greens Call for Grown-up Politics In a dramatic move to shift the political landscape, West Cornwall Green Party has made the decision that their prospective General Election candidate for St Ives will stand down – for the common good. At a recent meeting, members overwhelmingly agreed that – for the 2017 General Election only – Greens should put their weight behind Geoff Garbett, who will be standing for the Greens in the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle constituency. And over in the St Ives constituency, Greens will keep up the pressure on other candidates to adopt a progressive agenda rather than fielding their own candidate. “We are very disappointed that – despite the efforts of Party Leader Caroline Lucas – other parties have not agreed to support one another”, said Jonathan How of Penzance. “We would have liked to see an agreement – but in the absence of one, we in
Cornwall Council has just released this video about the environmental growth strategy for Cornwall. Let us know what you think in the comments on this page.