We’re sharing this because it’s good to see this kind of job being advertised and it’s also good to see Greens everywhere 😀 Project Officer – Green Infrastructure for Growth 37 hours per week, £23,008 – £29,854 Cornwall Council is looking to recruit two experienced Project Officers with strong environment backgrounds to assist in the delivery of the European funded Green Infrastructure for Growth Project. Please visit https://cornwall.taleo.net/careersection/cornwall_portal/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=000001WY for more info and to apply.
Cornwall Greens welcomed Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack as the keynote speaker for their first ever conference on Saturday 21 January. More than a hundred party members and supporters packed the Council Chamber at County Hall to hear from Amelia and several local speakers. In breaks between sessions, and over a generous and wholesome lunch provided by organiser Julie Bennett, delegates were kept busy at the ‘manifesto marketplace’, which allowed them to give feedback on a range of policies that could be highlighted in the local election manifesto to be launched shortly. Delegates also expressed their solidarity with marchers who had gathered worldwide to protest the direction being taken by the new US administration, particularly with regard to women’s rights, diversity and climate change. Amelia opened the day with a rousing speech that drew parallels between Cornwall and her own home area, Wales. Both areas are threatened by the loss
Members of the Green Party in Cornwall are gathering at New County Hall in Truro this Saturday to finalise their vision for a better, fairer Cornwall. Green Party Deputy Leader, Amelia Womack, is providing the keynote speech and the day will be crammed with talks and discussion focusing on key issues for Cornwall’s future. This first ever Cornwall Greens Conference will be held from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 21st January and feature host of speakers covering topics ranging from renewable energy and affordable housing to transport and building stronger communities. There will also be fringe sessions and panel discussions on areas such the culture and heritage sector, as well as a social event to end the day. Cornwall Greens will be issuing a manifesto in the coming weeks, and candidates are already lined up to contest key wards at the elections in May. The party will be
Cornwall’s Green Party has joined the growing chorus of voices from across the political spectrum in condemning the “deeply insensitive” changes proposed by the recent electoral boundary review. These would involve a new ‘Devonwall’ constituency straddling the Cornwall/Devon border, lumping together Cornish communities including Launceston and Bude with Devon towns and villages such as Bideford and Clovelly. “No-one with any understanding of Cornwall’s deep-rooted cultural identity could have been surprised by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to this proposal,” said Amanda Pennington, the Green Party’s candidate for North Cornwall at the 2015 General Election. “Two years ago, the government finally recognised the Cornish as a national minority within the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. In doing so, it undertook to ensure that Cornish people would have a full right to political participation that allows them to ‘express, preserve and develop their culture and identity’. This proposal flies directly
As part of a Farewell Tour, outgoing Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett was in Cornwall this week for a whistle-stop tour, meeting supporters and campaigners and visiting companies and projects that continue to have a positive impact and make significant contributions to the future of Cornwall: economically, socially and environmentally. Starting with a tour of the Eden Project, Natalie was delighted to hear about their continued success promoting environmental sustainability and educating visitors about the natural world and our impact on it. She discussed exciting developments in the arena of geothermal energy, as well as plans to help reduce residual waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill. Both pertinent subjects in the Southwest with the opening of the controversial incinerator in St Dennis and the plans for the ‘Hinkley Point C’ nuclear power station dominating the headlines. Next stop was the Crowdfunder offices in Newquay to meet the teams
With thousands of tourists visiting Cornwall over the half-term break in search of sun, sand and surf, this time of year is coincidentally the time when beach litter starts to mount up. Sunday 5th June was World Environment Day and to mark the occasion Cornwall Greens gathered on Newquay’s iconic Fistral beach for their first summer beach clean. Whilst most visitors to Cornwall have a great respect for our beaches and the local wildlife, there will always be some (let’s call them a messy minority) who prefer to leave their litter on the beach and in the dunes rather than taking it away with them. Perhaps they hope that some community-minded volunteers might come along and clean up after them? … or perhaps (more likely) they simply couldn’t care less. Favourite finds included the ironically named ‘disposable’ BBQ, a variety of crisp packets, wet-wipes, broken bottles and, of course, who