Do you like "green crap"?

David Cameron is reported to have recently said we should “get rid of all the green crap”.

Well Liberal Democrats like “green crap”. In fact, we like it so much we are creating 200,000 new green jobs.


Do you like green crap? Tell us why...

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  • signed 2014-12-21 15:52:43 +0000
    If you don’t support it, you don’t support life.
  • @Huwniverse tweeted link to this page. 2014-04-24 21:14:34 +0100
  • signed 2014-04-24 21:14:15 +0100
    We have reached peak oil, Oil causes wars.

    We have reached peak gas, and the North Sea gas is quickly running out, it’s replacement, from Gazprom, isn’t looking that great at the moment…

    Coal is dirty, and when not mined locally, often is mined using the exploitation of foreign workers.

    Climate change is already happening, and only ‘green crap’ mitigates the affects of it happening further. “Green Crap” positively changes my future, and that of the generations after mine, to not use it is selfish.

    ‘Green crap’ Protects our environment, and secures a better future and world.

    Sure perhaps it can increase costs of energy in short term. But it’s a necessary cost.
  • signed 2014-02-09 14:53:09 +0000
    The EU-US Trade Agreement which includes ISDS will put in jeopardy the green jobs.
  • signed 2014-02-06 13:05:40 +0000
    We should protect the Environment because it’s where we live.
  • signed 2014-01-31 13:59:51 +0000
    Because I am green, but as a Lib Dem supported I don’t think Lib Dem policies live up to the rhetoric.


    Oppose dredging as a panacea for flood relief (don’t let the science ignorant get away with it).

    Oppose the Badger cull (don’t let the science ignorant get away with it).

    Oppose HST2 (don’t let conservative supporters get public money as they will) and publish all reports.

    Oppose wholesale coverage of our coastal waters and western hills with wind turbines. (there are better solutions).

    Not impressed with the effort so far on opposing the Tories on the really BIG green issues.
  • @Cranfieldsworld tweeted link to this page. 2014-01-23 13:12:32 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-23 13:12:32 +0000
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  • signed 2014-01-23 13:11:43 +0000
    It makes sense to reduce our drain on the earth’s resources. Though more efficient methods of travel, high speed broadband, better town planning, increased recycling, and other measures which reduce our environmental impact. I have to say that we should look to less expensive measures over the supposedly quick fixes of alternative energy and placing solar and wind lower down our priorities over recycling, walkable neighbourhoods and even tree planting all are far more effective in saving carbon emissions.
  • signed 2014-01-16 23:48:32 +0000
    Nick Clegg says so!
  • signed 2014-01-15 11:19:04 +0000
    I am convinced by the widesread evidence on climate change. It won’t affect me much because I’m 75 but I will fight to ensure my chidren and grandchildren inherit a viable planet. I am digusted with David Cameron’s “Greenest Government ever”. Thank goodness the Lib/dems are there to moderate his views.
  • signed 2014-01-13 11:54:51 +0000
    It improves the environment now and for the future allowing a healthier life and preventing long term damage and climate change
  • @MDinoff tweeted link to this page. 2014-01-12 13:25:40 +0000
  • signed 2014-01-12 13:25:20 +0000
    It creating jobs throughout the North West
  • signed 2014-01-11 08:53:01 +0000
    Because it is the only way forward for life to survive and he as healthy as possible. Economically sensible long term or else we won’t all be here to “enjoy” economic growth at all, especially our children.
  • signed 2014-01-10 12:15:52 +0000
    We need to convince the decision makers that a positive response to mitigating the effects of climate change can result in a better future. There is plenty of evidence now – we do not need to go back to the dark ages if the right decisions are taken. Energy conservation, renewables to replace carbon based sources, green jobs, local food production, better public transport etc etc etc.!
  • signed 2014-01-08 23:37:46 +0000
    If a creature has the power to protect its habitat, that is about the wisest and most powerful thing it can do for its future wellbeing and security; therefore protecting our environment – globally and locally – should be our top priority.

    With ref to some earlier comments from ‘the opposition’ on this webpage, in my view: windfarms look beautiful on the landscape and are a wonderful use of technology to harness natural energy. Why is it that the noisy protesters against windfarms seem to be exactly the same people who are unlikely to protest about: noisy and polluting cars on country lanes, nuclear power stations, fracking, multinational mining companies degrading environments and bullying indigenous people’s off their lands , insidious oil industry funding of climate change-denying and oil tanker pollution of our seas……..given all the things that are going on in our world that are deadly, dangerous, evil, brutal, injust, destructive of bio-diversity and polluting, why, oh, why, do some people have to vent all their (probably right-wing media-induced) ‘fury’ on wind farms? Watch the floodwaters rise around you and think about it….
  • signed 2014-01-07 10:55:26 +0000
    I’ve been to the Arctic and seen how the ice is rapidly melting; I have seen the destruction of the rainforests in the Amazon reducing our planet’s lung capacity; I have worked with scientists concerned about the reduced effectiveness of plankton to convert CO2. And I have experienced the increased frequency and intensity of storms here in the UK. Then you look at your children and wonder what on earth are we doing pretending we can manage this without a serious drive to reverse our dependence on carbon fuels. We need visionary thinking to define the direction and we need smart political leadership to create of a low carbon economy.
  • signed 2014-01-06 20:42:07 +0000
    I like “green crap” because it is the only way for the future for the planet. The consequences of ignoring it are too great.
  • signed 2014-01-06 11:19:17 +0000
    The reason I like “green crap” is simple. We live on a green planet which we are in danger of trashing.

    I want to be proud of the World we hand on to our children and grandchildren like other Lib Dems. For me it must be a living vibrant World with wild nature still a living part of it. I would not be happy to think of our one species taking over the whole planet just to support itself. It would be an intensely dull place primarily. I see edging out other species pretty much on a par with murder in our own. Of all species, I trust humans and especially many of the large commercial organisations the LEAST in terms of managing the environment given our more recent track record.

    We can and must learn from the natural world itself how it works to manage its environments in harmony with all creatures and plants within each one. We are nothing without our amazingly rich surroundings of Flora and Fauna and cannot afford to continue to attack them on the current scale. We are also capable now of limiting our own populations and if we do not reduce them overall (voluntarily) we will finish with wiping ourselves out anyway by accelerating climate change and generally devastating the wild world, by continuing to oust the very organisms which can save us.

    We must let the wild world continue to care for itself and teach us how we can care for our parts of it without losing equilibrium. We have to “rein-back” climate change.

    On the smallest scale, each person in developed nations as elsewhere can make the best use of any outdoor area they have and encourage wildlife there. Even just a windowsill can be used to grow things. We have to “think green” so we can help preserve the countryside and town environments around us, guide policies and Laws in the right direction in every way possible and press bigger organisations to follow that lead!

    A healthy planet will be a place that rewards us with economic success as it used to in the past.

    I think that international green co-operation, which is vital, will only come about with constant continued vocal support from EVERYONE who cares. Institutions as such are soulless and WE/ their employees HAVE to continually guide them in the right directions. This is also why it is hard for political parties to convey SUCH emotionally charged policies as their green credentials accurately because they are institutions themselves and thus why their politicians have to convince us personally and be answerable to their electorates ( Thank you so much Mr Clegg for your lead here! ) This is because critics can always claim that the “institution” of whichever party “has no green policies”. These policies are moral, human matters (rather more than many other political issues) which have to be translated and very often rapidly re-translated “on-the-fly” into the “right” policies in such things as energy and best farming practice planning as there is such a vast amount of new and ongoing environmental research worldwide. The challenge must be for larger organisations, which can be inherently slow to adapt, to keep up with the rate of change and help save us and our wonderful blue-green planet!
  • signed 2014-01-05 08:27:37 +0000
    There is one earth and far too many people abusing it so “green crap” is essential to protect what we have. And while we are on the subject of green crap – how about putting windfarms on Wimbledon Common, Clapham Common and Parliament Hill as well as in the beautiful valleys of Wales? That way everybody shares the burden and the Tories will go in for “green carping” about the “green crap”.
  • signed 2014-01-04 01:04:49 +0000
    ……because the world is not part of God’s ‘planned obsolescence’. We cannot be ‘saved’ without our world! It and we are too intimately bound up together in the bundle of life, too mutually dependent. for us to shrug it off as, basically, nothing to do with US……!
  • signed 2014-01-01 17:28:35 +0000
    green issues really matters to me I would like to see adverts on the telly like in the 70’s in France to remind us not to waste energy. II would like energy tariffs to be high to encourage employers to make their staff switch off their PC’s once their ending their shifts and the last person to switch off lights and printers. So many people don’t care as they don’t pay the bill. I would like to see measures to help everyone grow a green conscience or at least some awareness. I would like all plastic manufacturers [ including food packaging] to ensure their plastics are recyclable and streamlined to avoid unnecessary bulky waste . Also I wish the recycling triangle logo was more clearly visible and that when there is a pot/ bottle + a lid , the lid also clearly carried the logo.

    I’ve always been dead agianst nuclear energy but apparently if different fuels were used [ sorry I don’t really know enough about it to be able to explain this eloquently] then the all process would not

    produce radiactive waste. If this were possible I would be in favour.

    I want a world when countries don’t seek growth for the sake of growth. Why do we need to grow constantly sometimes less is more and quality is better than quantity, Why don’t be go back to glass bottles and bring back our empties to the shops so that they can be reused rather than melted an remoulded – hence wasting a lot of energy.
  • signed 2014-01-01 16:16:47 +0000
    If we don’t take ‘green crap’ seriously, we going to drown in our own failure to do so! Noticed the amount of flooding recently? We are a very, very vulnerable small ISLAND!
  • signed 2014-01-01 01:09:43 +0000
    Because wind farms industrialise otherwise unspoiled landscapes and through subsidies make fat cats rich.
  • signed 2013-12-31 15:56:59 +0000
    Improves energy security and can lead to carbon emission reduction.
  • signed 2013-12-31 11:21:15 +0000
    because I want a better world for my grandchildren
  • signed 2013-12-31 00:06:33 +0000
    Industrialisation has made great improvements to living standards in most countries, but there can be and have been bad effects too. Until recently these have been mostly ignored or dismissed, with the exception of such pollution as was obvious. We need to address all of these problems now, all the unintended consequences of our actions. These include pollution, shortage of natural resources, the destruction of green spaces, ill-health caused by working conditions, and the emission of greenhouse gases. It’s urgent.

    Environmental degradation was too high a price to pay for unchecked industrialisation in the UK in the 19th century. The whole world is facing a similar scenario now.
  • signed 2013-12-30 14:22:55 +0000
    We will be judged on the environmental legacy that we leave to our descendants. Yet our assault on the finite resources of our biosphere is unrelenting. Can the LibDems rise to the greatest challenge of our times: to harness the potential for all corporations to drive sustainable living?
  • signed 2013-12-30 11:56:40 +0000
    Developing sustainable sources of energy and minimising the use of irreplaceable fossil fuels through ‘green crap’ is essential if this country is to enjoy the benefits of modern technology far into the future. The trouble with Labour and the Conservatives is that they are only thinking as far as the next election. The Lib Dems need to be braver than that and start leading cross party support for long term projects that can’t be shelved by the next party of power to save a few quid.

    David Cameron tried to brand the conservatives as green to win a few votes – not because he ever believed in creating long term change. Westminster politicians are seen by the average voter as wealthy individuals with vested interests in maintaining the status quo, including not upsetting the energy companies, land developers etc. People are bright enough to understand that sometimes there will not be financial benefits to long term projects for years, even decades. They will support us if we have the courage to break away from the profit is all model of development.

    At the moment nobody, except those with vast sums to invest, are making any real returns on their savings. People do not trust the banks, but they do trust things like national savings and investments, premium bonds etc. If people knew that their savings were guaranteed and that they would get a base rate return on them, the majority would be happy – even proud – to invest in a fund that developed real sustainable projects and infrastructure that they could see benefitting their communities and the wider country for years to come.

    I don’t care that the banks would see this as not competitive. If they want to compete, let them stop paying morally offensive bonuses and bring back ratios of pay between their highest and lowest employees that make equitable sense. Any bank could reduce their profits and invest in green industry and technology, but they choose not to. Give the British people the chance to put their money into building a decent future for themselves and their families and I think you would find that they are not as greedy as policy makers believe.

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