09 January 2019
The Newcastle Green Party is calling on the Council to do more to report on progress and ensure Newcastle plays its role in meeting UK climate obligations, giving the city the best chance of a secure future.
07 January 2019
Watch Rupert Read's talk ‘The Time is Now: the Case for Green Rebellion’
05 January 2019
Our Spokesperson told the Chronicle that emissions levels in the city are now becoming a "health crisis" and that the council must "get serious about reducing traffic levels across the city".
31 December 2018
A well-respected philosopher and Green campaigner will be visiting Newcastle in the New Year to deliver a hard-hitting talk on the future of humanity.
22 December 2018
Newcastle made unwanted headlines this summer when it was reported that more trees had been felled here than in any other UK city. In light of that, the Council proposes to revise its current Tree Strategy with the aim of increasing tree canopy cover from 18.1% to 20% by 2050. The Greens welcome this, but are asking to see real ambition to put trees at the heart of improving quality of life and wellbeing for residents, and fighting climate change.
19 December 2018
Newcastle’s recycling rates are at the lower end of councils in the country and must be improved, the Newcastle Green Party told Newcastle City Council in their response entitled “Waste Not, Want Not” to the council’s public waste consultation which closed last week.
15 December 2018
Newcastle Green Party's response to a Council planning consultation urges better access to nature and green spaces, to enhance leisure, health and wellbeing. We support use of funding levied on major developers to enable every resident to access green open space within 5 minutes' walk from where they live. This open space needs to be safe, pollution-free and maintained in a way that supports biodiversity.
22 November 2018
Newcastle Green Party is asking public bodies in the city to help combat climate change by ending investment in oil, coal and gas companies. Newcastle City Council’s staff pensions are provided by the Tyne & Wear Pension Fund, which also provides for other bodies including many local schools and colleges. The fund has fossil fuel investments exceeding £400 million, according to data compiled by Fossil Free UK.
18 October 2018
Air pollution in Newcastle continues to exceed legal limits despite Air Quality Management Areas being set up by the City Council over ten years ago.
08 October 2018
The Green Party are calling on Newcastle City Council to step up its action to ensure that Newcastle does its part to avoid the dangerous and unpredictable effects of climate change. The report by the global scientific community shows that time is running out and that drastic action must be taken in the next decade to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
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