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Big Branch Meeting: Air Pollution in Glasgow - Where Next?

Mon 23 Apr, 2018

Join us this Thursday for discussion on air pollution in Glasgow, and what we can do about it.

We'll be hearing from Emilia Hanna from Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie MSP, Cllr Martha Wardrop, and active travel campaigner John Chivall.

We'll be at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street, this Thursday, 26th April.  Doors open at 6:30pm with tea and coffee, and the meeting itself will start at 7:00pm.

Do come along and join us!

Why Greens Support Providing Safer Places for People to Use Drugs

Kim Long Thu 5 Apr, 2018

Scottish Greens have long held the view that the use of drugs - including alcohol and tobacco - should be treated as a public health issue and not a criminal justice one. We know that punishment has not worked to reduce the numbers of people addicted to harmful substances, and we advocate for proper regulation of drugs based on a harm reduction approach. We were the only party to argue that drugs law should be devolved under the Smith Commission.

Greens Call for Opposition to Anti-Abortion Tactics

Wed 21 Mar, 2018

Members of Glasgow Green Party are taking a stand against a demonstration by an American pro-life group.

The branch's Women's Network will be taking part in a counter demonstration to voice their support for a pro-choice approach to abortion. This will be in opposition to the ‘40 Days for Life’ rally taking place on Sunday in George Square. This event will mark the end of the group's Lent-long 'vigil' outside of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where patients attend for abortion services in the city.

Glasgow Greens Welcome Strengthening of Low Emission Zone Plans

Mon 19 Mar, 2018

Proposals for Glasgow’s coming Low Emission Zone (LEZ) - the first in Scotland - were considered today by Glasgow City Council’s Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Policy Development Committee. The committee voted to accept an amendment brought by Labour and seconded by the Greens to bring the full implementation of the LEZ for all eligible  vehicles forward to 2021, and to include enforcement measures against bus operators for not meeting interim targets from December 2018.

Clean Air in Glasgow - How the Greens are Pushing to Improve Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone Plans

Martha Wardrop Mon 19 Mar, 2018

Tomorrow (20th March), councillors on the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Policy Development Committee, of which I am the vice convenor, will consider an update on plans for a phased introduction of a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow. This has the potential to improve the health of everyone in the city and make Glasgow a more pleasant and liveable city.

Low Emissions Zone Plans Not Tough Enough to Deal With Public Health Emergency

Fri 16 Mar, 2018

Hope Street in Glasgow’s city centre remains one of the most polluted streets in Scotland, with the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide in the country, and around 300 Glaswegians are killed every year by the effects of breathing the city’s toxic air. Green councillors are worried that plans being considered by Glasgow City Council will not do enough to clean up the dangerously polluted air that residents are forced to breathe.

Green Wins in the Glasgow Council Budget

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Yesterday, Glasgow City Council passed its first budget under the SNP minority administration. For your Scottish Green Party councillors, this was the culmination of a long hard effort to ensure that Glasgow breaks from the legacy of decades of single party rule and starts to invest in a better, more equal and sustainable future.

Glasgow’s Green Budget - Low Carbon Infrastructure to Improve Health and Connect Communities

Martha Wardrop Mon 19 Feb, 2018

Green councillors are pressing Glasgow’s SNP minority administration to ensure that their first annual budget for the city invests in a sustainable future. In a city where more than half of households don’t have access to a car for their own use, it’s vital that decisions on infrastructure spending allow communities to be connected in ways that benefit everyone.

Better Conditions for Workers – A Key Green Test for Glasgow’s Budget

Allan Young Sun 18 Feb, 2018

As Glasgow’s SNP minority administration prepare their first annual budget for the city, Green councillors are pushing for those who deliver our vital public services to have better working conditions.

Greens' Key Tests for the Glasgow Budget

Allan Young Tue 13 Feb, 2018

As Glasgow City Council’s SNP administration prepare their first annual budget for the city, your Green councillors are working hard to ensure that vital services are protected.