The purpose of this blog is to express my opinion on various topics of the day, but in particular those relating to the environment and politics, with an eye on how these issues relate to Worcester (Worcestershire), where I live.

Back in May 2009 I decided, for the first time in my life, to join a political party. I’ve always been interested in politics, but never got involved in the nitty-gritty world of party politics.

I’ve been interested in environmental issues since I was about 18 and back in 2006 we spent most of my redundancy money on photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. We now generate most of the electricity that we use.

I got to thinking that although I’ve made a change, this has little impact on the problem of climate change and peak oil. If I could persuade or influence other people to do something similar, then that would have a greater impact.

Whilst I was thinking about this, the state of politics in the country was becoming desperate, what with the various scandals surrounding MPs expenses, plus the questions over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hence, I decided to stop talking about politics and take some action. The Green Party were the obvious choice. I’d voted for them in the past, but it had always seemed a token gesture, as there had seemed little chance of them winning. Recently, this has not been the case and in both European elections and local elections they have had successes.

This blog, however, contains my own views and not those of the Green Party.

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Our monthly canal litter pick is tomorrow. Starting at 10:30am in Lansdowne Park. All welcome.

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell https://t.co/yKYmNACaDG

Today I launched a report by @natalieben exploring how transitioning to #organic farming is the best way for agriculture to reduce CO2 emissions.

Our land & soil have enormous capacity to absorb & hold carbon if farmed in a climate-friendly way.


The £75m bonus paid to the Persimmon boss equates to ~£5,200 per home. According to @theCCCuk housing report the cost of building to #Passivhaus standard is £4,800 per home. #Priorities

https://t.co/Uii1qQ5VrJ https://t.co/iDM6rAShWU @RupertNeate @RHarrabin @MollyMEP

Shocking to see home emissions rising as climate breakdown accelerates.

Government's lack of action is unforgivable.

We urgently need a #GreenNewDeal to guarantee a green job to everyone who wants one, so we can make every home warm, bring down bills and protect our futures. https://t.co/pWkhJOBUFz

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