Local Green Party Campaigns Visit our website leamington.greenparty.org.uk for more information about all the campaigns in this leaflet. Recent press releases are in the ‘News’ section. Choose ‘Downloads’ and ‘Reports’ for the reports on the incinerator, council investment in the arms trade, climate change and on-street parking. Local renewable energy Janet Alty, longstanding Green Party activist, has been thinking about renewable energy since first visiting the Centre for This issue focuses on five of the Green Party Alternative Technology in 1975. She is now working with Encraft. co.uk and Action 21 to install a gable end wind turbine. This will campaigns in Warwick and Leamington be fully monitored and provide much needed information about whether micro wind is effective in an urban situation : we need • Ethical Investment: the Green Party is challenging the councils’ the facts to know if such installations really can contribute involvement in the arms trade to local electricity generation. • Local renewable energy: the Green Party is supporting the trial Janet Alty and Ian Davison to see if wind turbines on local houses is effective • Reduce rubbish: find out how to reduce the amount of rubbish rather than build a massive incinerator • Climate change: the Green Party welcomes the council’s launch of their climate change strategy and we are campaigning to turn the rhetoric into effective action • On-street car parking: the plans to charge for on-street parking could increase congestion Promoted and published by Janet Alty, 18 Lillington Road, L/Spa, CV32 5YY 01926 427773 Designed by Dave Steele and printed on recycled paper by – see inside for a Cadmanprint, Unit 7D Jenton Road, Sydenham Industrial Estate, CV31 1XS Green alternative Ethical Investment On-street Parking Plans Warwickshire Pension Fund had over £9 million invested in the The council plans to charge for on-street parking in Leamington, largest weapons companies. These weapons terrorise and kill Warwick and Kenilworth town centres. They are also increasing the people and make the world a more dangerous place. So part of your number of parking places, so this scheme will increase traffic flow council tax finances the arms trade. Rob King is leading a campaign and congestion. This will be a disaster for Warwickshire residents to change this. and be bad in terms of climate change. As quoted in the Courier, Ian Davison suggests a greener alternative: “This is a golden opportunity to reduce See the questions we’ve raised with the number of on-street parking places Warwickshire councils Visit our website to see the Green Party and create cycle routes into the centre press release and response to these of Leamington.” Contact Rob King to join our Ethical plans Investment campaign for a safer world Rob King Janet Alty and Ian Davison have given Reduce Rubbish several climate change talks to local Climate change groups. Contact them if you would like a talk given to your local group. The Warwickshire Waste Strategy was Climate change threatens to make launched early 2006 amidst council see back page See Ian Davison’s letter spelling out for website details reasons to abandon the councils’ Britain uninhabitable by the end of the Read Ian Davison’s article on “Meeting claims to be Green. Yet the strategy planned giant incinerator. the Challenge of Climate Change”. century. The Green Party is delighted has no targets to reduce rubbish and that Warwickshire County Council proposes a giant incinerator to burn up is slowly beginning to accept the to 250,000 tonnes of rubbish per year. seriousness of climate change and is committed to a 60% reduction The Green Party has been campaigning in CO2 emissions by 2050. hard for a more enlightened policy. Ian Davison says: “I wrote to over 100 councillors explaining why their incinerator plan was wrong. Of Unfortunately, the council is still failing to make decisions that the 23 who replied, only 4 said they supported the giant incinerator. will cut CO2 emissions. For example, their plans to increase traffic Under pressure from the Green Party and others, the council has and build a giant incinerator will both lead to more emissions than slightly improved their policy, but much more needs to be done to Green Party alternatives. reduce waste rather than burning more and more rubbish.