Green Leicester

Comment and analysis by Leicester Green Party, and its fellow-travellers

Save The Hunting Act…

This is a post for those sickened by Theresa May’s promise to repeal The Hunting Act 2004 on the grounds that she’s personally always been in favour of fox hunting, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Talking Climate. From research to practice in public engagement by Adam Corner and Jamie Clarke.

           When we talk about climate change, what we are really talking about is ourselves, the things we value, and how we want the future to be.[1] Most people now … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Human rights and climate change

A few years ago, when I was just starting to spend my spare time campaigning on climate change, I asked a friend to come to an event with me and … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The State of Nature 2016 – An Update

In 2013, a number of wildlife NGO’s came together to write & publish an overview of how the UK’s wildlife is faring, called The State of Nature. It’s key finding … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

What impact would leaving the EU have on climate change action?

A post from Steve (Thank you Steve!) Following on from other blogs about the impact of a Brexit, I am writing specifically about the impact on action to combat climate … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Wildlife & The EU

Following on from Hannah Wakley’s recent post on what the EU means for our air quality, a note on how the EU has improved the UK’s ecosystems is worth a … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Air pollution and the EU

It’s been said several times recently that before we joined the EU, the UK was known as ‘the dirty man of Europe’ because our beaches were strewn with sewage – … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Racing To Save The Hedgehog!

Less than three years ago, a national species for Britain was chosen and it was not the beautiful red fox or the soaring peregrine falcon, but the humble hedgehog, the … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Is Wildlife Crime Important To Us Or Not?

At the moment, the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is nearing the end of its funding. On 05/02/2014 the NWCU was given a two-year lease of life after being threatened with … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Cottesmore Hunt Ban – Sign Of Things To Come?

You may have missed the news in the Leicester Mercury and Stamford Mercury but recently The Cottesmore Hunt, who take pride in being one of England’s ‘Premier Hunts’, were voted down in their … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments