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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I like "green crap" because...

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  • signed 2013-12-22 01:52:55 +0000
    Simple really. We’re destroying the world and it would be super-good if we could not do that. The sooner we can begin to reverse the process the better.
  • signed 2013-12-21 22:09:43 +0000
    Yes we are supporters or Green Energy, yes off shore wind farms, but also ask you to look at Wave and Tidal Power, we are surrounded with strong seas, and to look at local water power from Rivers and fast running streams combined with Solar Panels for inexpensive clean all year round energy. We also believe new clean energy sources being tested and used should be considered, but perhaps most important of all is to educate, encourage and help every household, office block and industry should use less energy, this is vital for our future, we believe luxury energy consuming household items, not necessities should be discouraged and grants for replacement of old high energy household items should be made, free low energy light bulbs would be a start for all low income households.

    Peter Boxall RAS
  • signed 2013-12-21 20:47:03 +0000
    The earth has limited resources, we are an ever increasing consumer of those resources.

    We need to live sustainably and reduce consumption / population.

    Nuclear fuels are NOT a green option.

    Greed and self protection are the real polluters
  • signed 2013-12-21 20:14:46 +0000
    It makes the country more environmentally friendly.
  • signed via 2013-12-21 19:40:40 +0000
    we’re not the only species who live on this planet and it’s incredibly arrogant to think humans are the only ones who matter. However, even if this was the case, destroying nature will end up destroying ourselves in the long run. Unfortunately most people, including politicians, prefer money and the economy to nature and the environment. This is a short-term and ultimately destructive view. The economy doesn’t have to suffer if we start thinking about the environment more. It just requires intelligent rather than greedy thinking. Are our politicians capable of that?
  • signed 2013-12-21 17:50:10 +0000
    I live on a very busy road between two new housing developments, Traffic fumes mean that I have not opened my bedroom windows for 2 years. This part of W,Sussex is being covered by wall to wall housing, loss of fields and open spaces. I prefer money to be directed towards “Green Crap” than spent on military adventures like Polaris weapons and drones.

    We won’t have a life worth “defending” if we destroy the environment.
  • signed 2013-12-21 17:43:48 +0000
    I am very concerned about climate change which I believe is being exacerbated by the burning of fossil fuels. I hope that our government will set an example and encourage “green” energy technology strongly, not only to reduce global warming, but also to put the UK ahead of other countires in the development of such new technology so that jobs can be created here and “green” technology and actual manufactured products can increase our exports and help our balance of payments.
  • signed 2013-12-21 17:25:29 +0000
    The “environment” is where most of us live. Mr Cameron is more concerned about “ivory towers”where he can count his own cash. I do not like the expression ‘green crap’, least of all from the person who is supposed to be – our leader? It is a meaningless, throw away, insulting piece of language and does nothing to the benefit of anyone.
  • signed 2013-12-21 17:21:57 +0000
    Green is not crap, it is the way forward.
  • signed 2013-12-21 16:51:32 +0000
    I am concerned about the environment not only because it matters to future generations but also because many people in developing countries are already being seriously affected by climate change. We changed to a green energy provider earlier this year and I understand that they are not having to impose the excessive price increases that other companies are threatening and may even be cheaper next year than the ‘big six’.
  • signed via 2013-12-21 16:31:00 +0000
    because it stabs education and knowledge into the misty myopic eyes of those who see eternal short term profit grabs as the way to go.
  • signed 2013-12-21 15:56:55 +0000
    I don’t agree with calling protecting the environment ‘crap’ and am surprised that Lib Dems find it necessary to use this pathetic word when refering to the environment.

    We are standing at the brink of destroying the future of our planet Earth, the only one in our solar system capable of sustaining and supporting life.

    Protecting our planet isn’t an option, it is a necessity if life is continue for us and all future generations of our species and all other life.

    We treat our planet like it is disposable and will only wake up when it is too late to make a difference. Wake up and smell the pollution! If this is ‘crap’ then why did Ghandi say that “Nature can support the need of man, but it cannot support the greed of man”.

    Also, how can Lib Dems consider themselves ‘green’ when they support the expensive and cruel cull of Badgers? This has been proven useless and wasting thousands of pounds of taxpayer’s money. Vaccination is the only real solution to save our cattle and a protected species!

    Noreen New

    Environmental Campaigner
  • signed 2013-12-21 14:19:43 +0000
    Green issues are fundamental to the development of a democratic society. It is essential for the UK to stay at the forefront of green issues to protect the world environment.
  • signed 2013-12-21 13:48:30 +0000
    The environment is the world we live in; not looking after it is as idiotic as crapping in your own bed and hoping somebody else will deal with it. The world is finite, and we have to stop acting as if it is infinite.
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  • signed 2013-12-21 13:00:02 +0000
    If you were the party for the environment, you wouldn’t have supported the disastrous badger cull, sacrificing our wildlife in an unscientific, unsafe and inhumane fiasco, at tremendous expense to the taxpayer.
  • signed 2013-12-21 12:23:04 +0000
    Caring for the environment simply makes senses to all aspects of our lives. Energy sources are finite, as societal developments accelerate the demand which we make on all of our resources will increase exponentially -it makes sense therefore to make green policies a key part of any political debate.
  • signed 2013-12-21 11:48:24 +0000
    The problem here is that we are not really green enough.

    The fact that UK which contributes c2% of the world’s CO2 emissions with c2% of the world’s population is clear evidence that since the present level of global emission is far too high, so is the UK level. Furthermore, much of the first world’s emission is indirect since as we are largely in a post industrial phase, we contribute further by relying on the products of the industrial and industrialising nations of S Korea, China, India and others. Also, if third world nations are to develop, then inevitably their own emissions will rise.

    The problem will only be solved by a total change in development strategy.

    We need to ditch the current model of problem solution by ‘growth’ to one of solution by ‘sustainability’. This will never be accepted by those political groups

    currently in the pockets of the extractive industries and those who are currently seen as the protectors of ordinary working people will be worried, understandably, about job loss, but I don’t think the latter fear need materialise.

    It is up to the LDs to point the way ahead irrespective of loss of popularity.

    Dave Taylor

    Edin S
  • signed 2013-12-21 11:35:12 +0000
    I like “green crap” because we have a duty to safeguard the world for our children. That’s why I vote for the Green Party.
  • signed 2013-12-21 11:11:20 +0000
    Because our environment is the thing on which every other part of our lives and society depends, and we don’t have the right to wreck it.
  • signed 2013-12-21 11:06:13 +0000
    I want a future for my children and grandchildren in a world that is clean and habitable for humankind. It’s a win-win situtaion if it helps create good jobs for young people.
  • signed 2013-12-21 11:04:17 +0000
    I do realise the importance of energy conservation in our houses, but we carried out wall and roof insulation of our bungalow 7 years ago. I know that it is not as good as it could be but there is no organisation with the technology of assessing the effectiveness of house insulation and reporting its findings. It would be most supportive of our party’s aims if a suitable scheme was developed.. Client finance would be highly probable.
  • signed 2013-12-21 10:50:31 +0000
    If it wasn’t for the environment, we could not live. Without the sun, earth, air, water, plants, animals, energy, other people (family, friends, neighbours, teams, towns, county’s countries, humanity) we would be dead, or if still alive, life would not be worth living. Bless the government (and Lib Dems in particular) for taking care of the environment, as it is our only future. Ultimately, nothing else is more important that nurturing our enviroment.
  • signed 2013-12-21 10:37:52 +0000
    I’m GREEN, not deep green, because the environment matters a lot to me as an individual in so many ways. As a human I’m supported and nurtured by ‘nature’ all round me; we could (and do) poison ourselves and our planet in so many ways. And when we get it wrong we can’t just start again!
  • signed 2013-12-21 10:24:19 +0000
    ed, you know that this is nonsense and that your policies are destroying British jobs and offshoring emissions thus increasing CO2 levels: get off your high horse and tackle complex problems rather than spin
  • signed 2013-12-21 09:54:38 +0000
    Because the UK could be a leading nation in developing green technology and making a cleaner, fairer world; one which respects nature and humanity.
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  • signed 2013-12-21 08:07:28 +0000
    We need to build a sustainable future for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. The whole premise of an economy which is based on consumerism is in danger of destroying the environment. It isn’t just about green, it is about finding a new paradigm for the way we live our lives and share resources.
  • signed 2013-12-21 01:09:55 +0000
    We are. Only looking after the earth and so far we are well on the way to destroying it if you want the human race to survive we need to start now in implementing towards sustainable methods more airports is not the way. We are not the only living creatures to live on earth, other animals have the right of life also. I feel not enough is being done to prevent disaster. Yes people want to get around and greedy people only care about making money but we will all pay the price by their insistence that we use damaging methods. Insist. That more of their vast profits are used to find better ways to reach that sustainable goal.

    Cannot donate any money as I’m a pensioner on a very limited income please don’t ask again thanks

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