Despite a year of butchering the U.K. renewables industry and undermining energy- efficiency measures, David Cameron is still trying to fool the British public and, indeed the delegates in Paris, regarding his vow to lead the ‘Greenest Government Ever’-a phrase he used first back in May 2010 when the Coalition Government was being formed.
There will be a selection meeting to select the candidate for the the Hamilton North East by-election. Details of timing and venue to follow. Members who wish to be considered should read the weekly announcement to find out how to put their name forward.
“Scottish Greens are consistently opposed to fracking. With more Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, we will stand up for our communities and keep the pressure on. Fracking is a distraction from a cleaner, jobs rich energy future that benefits everyone, rather than a few multinationals."
By the time we picked up from Hamilton, our climate action bus (courtesy of EK Community Transport) to join in the Edinburgh march was nearly full. Members of the South Lanarkshire Greens united with like minded people from Oxfam, local churches and Radical Independence Campaign East Kilbride to send a powerful message to our leaders in Paris this week:
This Saturday, ahead of UN climate change talks, we need you to join other local people marching for action on this, the biggest threat and opportunity of our time. Action on climate change matters for people in South Lanarkshire. It's time for real action - an opportunity that our leaders should grasp to safeguard the climate, tackle social justice and create thousands of new low carbon jobs here. No more warm words and the missed targets of recent years in Scotland.
South Lanarkshire Greens braved the cold in Larkhall and Stonehouse at the weekend inviting the public to join their 'Climate Bus' to a rally in Edinburgh ahead of the international talks on climate change in December.
A social get together in the Village Inn.
Campaigners from East Kilbride and Hamilton are joining Scotland’s Climate March in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November to demand world leaders take action to tackle climate change and are inviting more people to join them on a low cost bus organised to and from the rally. The march is part of a weekend of global action ahead of a major United Nations climate change summit, taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. Thousands of people are expected to take part in the march to urge world leaders to agree an ambitious deal in Paris to take the strong action needed to combat climate change.