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Government Inaction on Air Pollution Could Lead to 50,000 Premature Deaths, Claim Green MEPs

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Research released by Green Party Members of the European Parliament suggests that the UK’s air pollution crisis is set to cut more than 50,000 people’s lives short. The research has been published in a report commissioned by Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East – “Polluted Cities”.  Continue reading


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Young Greens Join International Campaign to Save Bees

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The Young Greens of England and Wales have joined the international movement to protect bees from dangerous pesticides. Launched at the Global Greens Conference earlier this year, the campaign is calling for a ban on neonicotinoids pesticides, for local councils to create bee-friendly areas and for members to take personal action by planting bee friendly plants.

The Young Greens have now stepped up their efforts, opening applications for Young Greens groups to apply for £500 of shared grant funding, for the ‘Save the Bees’ campaign. Continue reading