Green Party Tree Strategy Update

17 March 2019

We've been working hard for local residents to push for the Council's Tree Strategy to provide the improved public health and wellbeing benefits we need.

Newcastle Green Party calls on Council to take climate change obligations seriously

05 March 2019

Newcastle Green Party is calling on Newcastle City Council to take its climate change obligations seriously by ensuring that no new coal mines are opened in the city and that new developments are built with sustainability in mind.

Newcastle Green Party Question Council over inaction on Climate Change

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.

Newcastle called to ‘Climate Rebellion’ to prevent collapse of society

07 January 2019

Watch Rupert Read's talk ‘The Time is Now: the Case for Green Rebellion’

Newcastle Greens urge city council to do more for city air pollution

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".

Rupert Read's ‘The Time is Now: the Case for Green Rebellion’

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.

Trees are for Life, not just for Christmas

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.

Newcastle Rubbish at Recycling, Claim Green Party

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.

Better access to green spaces

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.

Invest in Newcastle’s future by divesting from fossil fuels, urges Green Party and environmental groups

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.

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