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 2013-11-07 17:12:14 +0000
    I have been green for many years and am a member of RSPB and FOE. Were it not for the ridiculous taxation policies of the Green Party, I would probably have joined them rather than the LIB Dems. I grow a lot of my own vegetables on an allotment and we have solar panels on our roof. The green lobby needs to come clean (sic) about wind power because it isnt all its cracked up to be. When a new installation goes in it should report the expected power output rather than the maximum operating output which is at least 3 times higher than the actual. To see people at the Balcombe protest with ‘Wind not Gas’ signs is ridiculous. Wind power alone will never supply the UK’s needs and all parties need to realise that. There are other potential renewable sources that need to be developed quickly, namely wave which operates 24/7 due to the rotation of the earth and tidal power which will give predictable electricity for about two thirds of each tidal cycle. Instead of subsiding individual landowners to put single turbines up, this ’green levy; needs to be redirected into research into new (relatively) carbon free sources.

    Rant Over!
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:10:42 +0000
    Dear Nick

    I’m ‘green’ because I’ve been an environmentalist since 1971, helping establish Friends of the Earth UK, by writing, designing and producing the poster campaign (free) that won them circa £150,000 of free press and TV coverage in ‘72, and quadrupled the organisation’s membership in months. As I write, I’ve just signed a Woodlands Trust petition (I’ve supported them for years) against your government’s latest blunder in threatening our nation’s woodlands through under funding. (As if the wretched Caroline Spellman’s attempts weren’t difficult enough for the Woodland Trust and many another outside Westminster to overturn.) PLEASE SUPPORT THE WOODLAND TRUST YOURSELF WITH A DONATION. Good Man!

    Seán Gallagher
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:10:18 +0000
    I’m green because this world is our home, and we should look after it. If you were truly green you would vote against HS2 which will tear into ancient irreplaceable forests, and you would vote to channel money into reopening closed railway lines and improving existing services. The arguement that HS2 will generate business is spurious.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-11-07 17:09:26 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:08:39 +0000
    I’m green because I want this beautiful planet to be here long after I’ve gone.
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:08:21 +0000
    Because I care about the environment and its future!
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:06:37 +0000
    I care for the environment and the future of the world. What we do today IS the legacy we leave our children to clean up tomorrow. If we think with our wallet and lifestyle we leave a trail of dirt and a mess to clean. I am green because I care about more than myself
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-11-07 17:03:43 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:02:53 +0000
    I agree with you Nick. I am also green because I want the diversity of life to be maintained. We must not allow our native species to disappear.
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:02:37 +0000
    Having read the science I don’t see any other choice. It seems only the minority don’t get it, but they seem to have a lot of power and influence. Working in an active transition town the public understand the need to move away from fossil fuels and become more sustainable and resilient, unfortunately many decision makers and the media don’t.
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:01:30 +0000
    I’ve probably been green most of my life without realizing it. i was born with one foot in the countryside and one in an industrial town. By the age of ten I was an avid cyclist and then I read Conditions of the Working Class in England and later Dialectics of Nature by Frederick Engels. That was when I began to take a real interest and became a committed green. I am now approaching my 70th birthday. The bike remains my principle means of personal transport and the need to protect the environment and therefore the future of the human species is still the centre of my political outlook. However, I have yet to be convinced that either you or your Party are committed to green policies.
  • signed 2013-11-07 17:00:37 +0000
    Nick, I’m sure you know more than any of us – the devil is in the detail – it’s not simply a question of ‘being green’ or not. These missives appear to be targeted at imbeciles. May I suggest that more concrete, workable policies are what will attract votes, not woolly ideals that no-one takes seriously.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:59:21 +0000
    I’m ‘green’ (not literally) because tress are the lungs of this planet, and without the rain forests, and all the other trees, there is literally no future for mankind. I’m green also because without open spaces and a natural abundance and variety of flora and fauna, there is no quality of life in the future for mankind; only apocilypse. That is an intolerable prospect, and so that is why I am ‘green’.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:57:26 +0000
    During our time on Earth we are custodians of the precious resources we all share – it is our duty to protect what we have and invest for future generations.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:56:37 +0000
    As a scientist, I have a good understanding of the way that the carbon dioxide molecule works. So I know that the more CO2 there is in the Earth’s atmosphere, the warmer the planet will become. I also know that at some level of CO2, the increase in global temperatures will cause considerable damage.I am deeply concerned that we are not doing enough to reduce the growth in CO2 in our atmosphere.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:56:19 +0000
    I’m a Christian; any other approach to our use of creation would be inconsistent with my faith.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:55:18 +0000
    I am a mother and soon to be a grand mother and I feel strongly that it is our responsibility to leave them with a sustainable policy.
  • signed 2013-11-07 16:54:54 +0000
    Because I believe in environmental and social justice. I am an egalitarian – I do not believe anything has any more or less right to be on this planet than any other thing, and nor does it have less right to be successful or respected, or more right to rape and destroy the eco system in which it lives. Apparently that is called ‘being green’. I call it common sense.
  • signed 2013-11-07 15:46:43 +0000
    I’m not green. I’m a average normal person, who doesn’t want to continue sociopathically using energy sources created over millions of years, in just decades, in the name of profit for a few: Search THE ROTHSCHILDS – a family instrumental in making this happen.

    Let’s get some sense back, thank you LibDems for battling against this long long corruption. I just hope you haven’t become corrupt in the process of working with those corrupt leaders.`
  • signed 2013-11-07 15:13:19 +0000
    Putting up with the status quo isn’t good enough for future generations
  • @CllrBobBarr tweeted link to this page. 2013-11-07 13:52:38 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • signed 2013-11-07 13:51:44 +0000
    Because I don’t want to pass our energy and climate change problems onto my children. But I also don’t want to commit them to paying unaffordable prices for green energy.
  • @ tweeted link to this page. 2013-11-07 13:49:27 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • signed 2013-11-07 13:49:09 +0000
    in the long term, it will reduce energy bills, make Britain more independent and protect our world from the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced: Climate Change.
  • signed 2013-11-07 13:45:47 +0000
    a sustainable world is a fairer world.
  • @Hoggle42 tweeted link to this page. 2013-11-07 12:48:49 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-11-07 12:48:49 +0000
    I've just told the Lib Dems why I want to tackle climate change. Tell them why you're green too! #whyiamGREEN
  • signed 2013-11-07 12:48:00 +0000
    The threat to the biosphere from unrestrained human activity must be addressed. It is a moral imperative to leave the planet to our descendants in a survivable state, and we are currently heading for a global extinction of every complex species including our own.
  • signed 2013-11-07 12:28:21 +0000
    I oppose fracking, don’t support new nuclear power stations, and am for a 2030 decarbonisation target in the Energy Bill. Also, I support a total ban on neonicoinoid pesticides which are killing our wild bees, and I’m against badger culling.
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