Ecological campaigns – Els Verds http://elsverds.org/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://elsverds.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Ecological campaigns – Els Verds http://elsverds.org/ 32 32 The Jane Goodall Institute denounces the Predator Free 2050 and Aerial Poison campaigns as unethical https://elsverds.org/the-jane-goodall-institute-denounces-the-predator-free-2050-and-aerial-poison-campaigns-as-unethical/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:38:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/the-jane-goodall-institute-denounces-the-predator-free-2050-and-aerial-poison-campaigns-as-unethical/ Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6:38 a.m.Press Release: Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa welcomes the publication of a new article published by the Jane Goodall Institute and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at the University of Ghent in Belgium. The Ethical Cost of Predator Free New Zealand 2050: Suffering […]]]>

Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa welcomes the publication of a new article published by the Jane Goodall Institute and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

The Ethical Cost of Predator Free New Zealand 2050: Suffering in the Name of Conservation
calls the New Zealand campaign “unethical, unnecessary and unrealistic”.

“This eradication program is causing a prolonged agony of intense suffering for millions of animals. In addition to target animals such as opossums, rats and stoats, poisoning victims also include endangered native birds, farm animals and pets, especially dogs.”

The document calls for an immediate ban on the highly toxic chemicals 1080 Sodium Monofluoroacetate and Brodifacoum used by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in aerial operations over hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest in New Zealand each year. Instead, the author argues that “the New Zealand government should invest in alternative and compassionate conservation solutions, such as fenced sanctuaries, birth control methods and translocations.”

Asha Andersen, Aotearoa’s Flora and Fauna administrator, said today that Flora and Fauna are delighted to see this international newspaper calling on the New Zealand government to end aerial poisoning and reassessing the slash-and-burn mentality of the Predator Free 2050 campaign.

“It is shocking that DOC still shows so little ecological knowledge regarding the true effects of chemical poisons. There is a complete lack of compassion for animals and the suffering they endure, not to mention the damage done to communities living next to poisoned forests or the impact on access to wild foods and medicine. This is compounded by DOC’s failure to properly consult with those affected by operations or to recognize harm when it is reported.

Andersen said the so-called consultation process has been questioned time and again as a complete farce, with the DOC overriding local objections, and even lying about the support they have for carrying out such poisonous operations in the first place.

“Earlier this month, a 1080 aerial poison operation was carried out on Moehau, a sacred mountain in the Coromandel Peninsula, despite the establishment of a Rahui by local mana whenua who refuse the use of poison on their land,” Andersen said.

“For Maori, this is a clear breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and runs counter to traditional practices that seek to protect the Wairua and Mauri from whenua and taonga species. The DOC simply does not account for the widespread collateral damage that poison operations create, let alone intergenerational damage or impacts on our climate.

“It is also important to note that as the global economic recession deepens, the impact on New Zealand is likely to be severe. The ineffective and harmful use of aerial poisons is an outrageous waste of our money and prevents citizens from tapping into free and invaluable natural resources such as water, wild food and medicine without significant health risks.

Flora and Fauna said the ethics of the Predator Free 2050 campaign had been carefully and scientifically questioned by the Jane Goodall Institute. But acknowledging that introduced animals are also sentient beings has not conflicted with the development of alternatives that so many in New Zealand are calling for.

“If the leaders of government and the Department of Conservation genuinely listened to the resounding calls for change, we might have a chance to find real solutions to our conservation problems. The poisoning of our forests must stop and this document clearly demonstrates why and shows how we can start moving forward in a sustainable and environmentally sound way.

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The Ethical Cost of Predator Free New Zealand 2050: Suffering in the Name of Conservation

Koen Margodt, Ph.D.

https://www.thejanegoodallinstitute.com/case-study-the-ethical-cost-of-predator-free-new-zealand-2050

More than 1080 poison airdrops this year include the Hunua Ranges, where much of Auckland city gets its water supply. The Raukumara Ranges in the Bay of Plenty, Mount Pirongia in the Waikato and even the Waipoua Forest, home of giant Kauri Tane Mahuta in the North.

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The Catholic Church campaigns to stop plastic pollution https://elsverds.org/the-catholic-church-campaigns-to-stop-plastic-pollution/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 06:54:56 +0000 https://elsverds.org/the-catholic-church-campaigns-to-stop-plastic-pollution/ The Catholic Church’s campaign aims to “protect humanity from self-destruction” while ensuring intra- and intergenerational justice for current and future generations. Archbishop John Wong presses the button and officially launches the PROTEC campaign. Photo: Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish KK FB The Catholic Church in Malaysia has launched a year-long Protect Our Earth, Protect Our Children […]]]>

The Catholic Church’s campaign aims to “protect humanity from self-destruction” while ensuring intra- and intergenerational justice for current and future generations.

Archbishop John Wong presses the button and officially launches the PROTEC campaign.
Photo: Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish KK FB

The Catholic Church in Malaysia has launched a year-long Protect Our Earth, Protect Our Children (PROTEC) campaign to protect the environment in the country.

Bishop Joseph Hii Teck Kwong of Sibu launched the ‘Stop Plastic Pollution’ campaign

PROTEC is a five-year campaign inspired by Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si.

The campaign aims to “protect humanity from self-destruction” while ensuring intra- and inter-generational justice for current and future generations. It takes place over five years, from 2020 to 2025, with a different theme each year.

The current PROTEC campaign will run from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

Malaysian Catholic Bishops support this campaign, which focuses on different themes each year.

The Catholic Church campaigns to stop plastic pollution
Malaysia’s nine dioceses with their banners during the entrance procession for the Mass to launch PROTEC Year 3 and Season of Creation 2022 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu on August 31. Photo: Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish KK FB

Bishop Hii, chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Creation Justice, called on Catholics to shun selfishness and connect more with the environment during the inaugural event at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kota Kinabalu.

The prelate said Catholics need ‘the Spirit of the Lord to give us a heart of flesh to replace our heart of stone, leading us away from’ego at eco,’ to be interconnected with all of Creation and to listen to the voice of Creation.

Moreover, the Prelate also reminded the faithful of the God-given privilege “to participate in God’s creation as a collaborator.”

The church has also launched Season of Creation 2022 to mark the Global Day of Prayer for Creation which runs from September 1 to October 4 this year.

This year’s theme is “Listen to the voice of creation”.

The Catholic Church campaigns to stop plastic pollution
Celebrants join the congregation to watch the video presentation ahead of the mass layoff.
Photo: Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish KK FB

The Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu and the Dioceses of Keningau and Sandakan are jointly coordinating the campaign across the country.

The themes for Year 1 and Year 2 were “Use Less Electricity” and “Reduce Meat, Dairy and Food Waste”, respectively.

Various dignitaries and activists attended the inaugural event.

A World Wildlife Fund report published in 2020 states that Malaysia has the highest recorded annual per capita plastic consumption at 16.78 kg compared to other Southeast Asian countries such as India. Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The report states that plastic is the second highest waste generated in the country, with a low recycling rate of 20%.

In 2021, the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) launched the Malaysian Plastics Sustainability Roadmap, 2021-2030, which comprehensively governs the production, consumption, recycling and management plastic waste.

This roadmap demonstrates the department’s initiative to transition the plastics economy to a circular economy and provide new ways to mitigate emerging risks to enable the plastics industry to innovate.

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9th Circuit Judge Highlights Judge William O. Douglas’ Environmental Campaigns https://elsverds.org/9th-circuit-judge-highlights-judge-william-o-douglas-environmental-campaigns/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 11:11:41 +0000 https://elsverds.org/9th-circuit-judge-highlights-judge-william-o-douglas-environmental-campaigns/ Justice William O. Douglas might be known for his fiery opinions, turbulent personal life and long-running presidential ambitions. But Judge M. Margaret McKeown highlights her groundbreaking environmental advocacy in Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas, Public Advocate and Conservation Champion. McKeown, who sits on the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of […]]]>

Justice William O. Douglas might be known for his fiery opinions, turbulent personal life and long-running presidential ambitions. But Judge M. Margaret McKeown highlights her groundbreaking environmental advocacy in Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas, Public Advocate and Conservation Champion.

McKeown, who sits on the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, was hiking when she came across a shack belonging to two Justice friends, Olaus and Margaret Murie. Learning about the Muries’ history as conservationists and conservationists set her on a path that led to Citizen justiceshe tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles in this episode of The Modern Law Library.

Considering that he had the right to defend as a citizen the causes he believed in – despite his seat on the United States Supreme Court – Douglas did not hesitate to lobby federal agencies and the general public to protect wild areas of development. McKeown discusses how that could conflict with the code of ethics to which she and other federal judges — but not U.S. Supreme Court justices — are bound, and the implications for public trust.

Douglas’ childhood in Yakima, Wash., was marred by frailty and illness, but he became an avid outdoorsman and hiker through his teens and adulthood, keeping a fast-paced, roaming clip of many kilometers per day. One of his favorite places to hike in the Washington, DC area was along the disused Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. When the editorial board of The Washington Post argued for the construction of a boardwalk over the old canal, Douglas wrote a letter vigorously opposing it and inviting editors to join him in a hike of 187 miles the length of the C&O Canal to see the desert he wanted to protect. It became the first of his “protest hikes” and marked one of his favorite methods of convincing others of the importance of conservation: taking people camping, fishing and hiking in areas wild.

A loyal New Dealer, one of the few areas of disagreement between Douglas and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was FDR’s shift toward conservation rather than preservation of public lands, McKeown says. She discusses the development of conservation and environmental protection movements, in which Douglas was a powerful player. Douglas was even the first judge to use the word “environmental” in a Supreme Court opinion. She also delves into Douglas’s positions on Native American rights, which were supportive, if not opposed, to fish interests.

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Punjab civil rights group campaigns to ‘expose’ 75th anniversary of independence https://elsverds.org/punjab-civil-rights-group-campaigns-to-expose-75th-anniversary-of-independence/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/punjab-civil-rights-group-campaigns-to-expose-75th-anniversary-of-independence/ By Harsh Thakor* Punjab civil rights organization Lok Morcha, launching a campaign engulfing 14 districts in the state, has taken the position that there is a need to ‘expose’ the true nature of 1947 independence to the light of its 75th anniversary. Organizers have particularly targeted the Congress, pointing out how the party has strayed […]]]>

By Harsh Thakor*
Punjab civil rights organization Lok Morcha, launching a campaign engulfing 14 districts in the state, has taken the position that there is a need to ‘expose’ the true nature of 1947 independence to the light of its 75th anniversary. Organizers have particularly targeted the Congress, pointing out how the party has strayed from the path of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru by “diluting the cutting edge of the class struggles of the working class and the peasantry”.

Civil rights leaders have sought to analyze the various junctures of the freedom movement – be it the Quit India movement, the non-cooperation movement or the civil disobedience movement – where they say Congress “cancelled the resistance militant of the broad masses”. “
According to them, the Congress and the Muslim League “never led a secular resistance” to fight partition, but rather danced to the rhythm of the “notorious policy of divide and conquer of the British”. They added that there was a clear dichotomy of the paths of Gandhiji and the Congress leaders vis-à-vis those of Bhagat Singh and the Ghadar party.
Speakers discussed how the base of feudalism, imperialism and capitalism was not “erased” and how foreign capital was allowed to enter India. Examples were given to show how “servile policies” continued in factories, fields, educational institutions, transportation and health centers. They said the land reforms initiated by Congress were “superficial,” while noting that industrial workers’ right to strike was cosmetic.

Giving examples of how the Telengana armed struggle and the Naxalbari movement were crushed, they claimed, Congress leaders adopted diversionary tactics in order to subdue the democratic revolutionary student and youth movements of the 1970s. as well as the JP movement.
Pointing to the removal of rights during the Indira Gandhi-imposed emergency, they insisted, Congress “encouraged Hindu communalism.” At the same time, they condemned the “diverting nature of Akali Dal and Sikh fundamentalism”. In fact, they said, laws were introduced of the type that existed in the colonial era to “suppress” democratic movements and activists.
They believed that liberalization and globalization from 1991 broke the backbone of the organized movement of the working class, leading to large-scale entrenchment, entrapment of the peasantry in debt, leading to mass suicides and destroying the livelihoods of the tribal community, along with the multinationals. taking over their land.

It was explained how the monopoly of the exploiting classes reached an unprecedented level during the reign of Congress, pointing out that agro-friendly or local industries were liquidated and farmers were unable to obtain seeds at affordable prices.
Regarding what they called Hindutva fascism, they said, the Narendra Modi era from 2014 was riddled with fundamentalist ideology penetrating all spheres of society on an unparalleled scale, bolstered by the suppression of democratic dissent.

The manner in which Democratic activists were charged with false accusations and Muslim minorities were stripped of their rights, they said, recalls the dark days of the emergency in a more pernicious form. They gave the example of the Anti-Terrorism Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), currently used to suppress dissent.

The liberalization and globalization that began in 1991 broke the backbone of the organized working class movement

Economic disparities have reached new heights, they said, adding that industrialists and businesses were allowed to profit without any restrictions, strangling the broad masses like never before. Rising prices in recent years have wreaked havoc among the masses with no control over inflation.

The leaders asserted that true independence could only be won with a genuine revolutionary movement where the class struggle of the people was sharpened and no stone was to be turned over to challenge the exploitative base of the social order.

Rallies were held in several districts including Barnala, Bhatinda, Faridkot, Patiala, Moga, Sangrur, Muktsar, Ludhiana and Amritsar with an average of around 400 people gathering at each of the meetings.

There was token participation of the Punjab Students’ Union (Shaheed Randhawa) and Naujwan Bharat Sabha in these meetings. Executives from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) and the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union also participated. Jagmel Singh and Shireen Kussa were prominent speakers.
Many leaders have said that it is debatable whether the independence of 1947 was genuine or whether it was simply a transfer of power or whether leaders like Gandhiji made a positive contribution. However, no one can deny the glorious contribution of comrades like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, the Ghadar party or the Kakori martyrs, and how Gandhi and other leaders gave little respect to popular revolutionary uprisings.

Some wondered if the Lok Morcha Punjab campaign could serve as a model for other states in India by exposing the alleged failure of the current social order. The decentralized method of undertaking the campaign was, however, felt to be “impressive”.

*Freelance journalist who has covered mass movements all over India, especially in Punjab

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Take off your gloves as Bolsonaro and Lula launch campaigns https://elsverds.org/take-off-your-gloves-as-bolsonaro-and-lula-launch-campaigns/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/take-off-your-gloves-as-bolsonaro-and-lula-launch-campaigns/ SAO PAULO – Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro exchanged insults on Tuesday as they kicked off their campaign for Brazil’s October elections in dueling rallies underscoring the deep divisions in the southern giant American. The two favorites, who have actually been campaigning for months, made it official on opening […]]]>

SAO PAULO – Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro exchanged insults on Tuesday as they kicked off their campaign for Brazil’s October elections in dueling rallies underscoring the deep divisions in the southern giant American.

The two favorites, who have actually been campaigning for months, made it official on opening day with events that also showcased their polar opposite styles.

Bolsonaro, 67, kicked off his campaign with a rally in Juiz de Fora, the small southeastern town where an attacker stabbed and nearly killed him during his 2018 campaign – cementing his image in people’s minds diehard supporters as their “Messiah”, or Messiah, his middle name.

“This is where I was born again… This is where the creator saved my life so I could give my best for our nation as president,” an emotional Bolsonaro said to cheering supporters packed in the street where he was stabbed by a man later found mentally unfit to stand trial.

Hitting hard on the themes of Christianity and family values, Bolsonaro acknowledged Brazil’s “serious problems”. But the former army captain called himself the best candidate to lead the country, warning his opponent’s return would be a “step backwards” and usher in “communism” and “gender ideology”.

Lula meanwhile kicked off his campaign with a visit to a Volkswagen factory in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the industrial heartland of Sao Paulo state where the 76-year-old launched his political career as a labor leader in the 1970s.

“I’m coming back so we can take back our country,” he said in his characteristic gravelly voice, riling up the crowd with a fiery speech.

Denouncing Bolsonaro as a ‘genocidal fake president’, he condemned the ‘lies’ he said the incumbent president’s camp was spreading about him in a bid to win the powerful evangelical vote – around 31% of the 213 million inhabitants of Brazil.

“If anyone is possessed by the devil, it’s Bolsonaro,” he said.

If no candidate wins more than 50% of the valid votes in the October 2 election, a runoff will be held on October 30. AFP

  • Key words: Jair Bolsonaro, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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HCMC youth participate wholeheartedly in voluntary campaigns | Ho Chi Minh City https://elsverds.org/hcmc-youth-participate-wholeheartedly-in-voluntary-campaigns-ho-chi-minh-city/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/hcmc-youth-participate-wholeheartedly-in-voluntary-campaigns-ho-chi-minh-city/ Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh and his team help local students in Thap Muoi district use computers. (Photo: SGGP) Day by day, with the help of local residents, HCMC University of Education students participating in the Green Summer Campaign have completed the “Lighting Up Country Roads” construction project in the township of Tan My from Lap […]]]>
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh and his team help local students in Thap Muoi district use computers. (Photo: SGGP)

Day by day, with the help of local residents, HCMC University of Education students participating in the Green Summer Campaign have completed the “Lighting Up Country Roads” construction project in the township of Tan My from Lap Vo district in Dong Thap province. 34 new solar-powered streetlights have been installed on a one-kilometre street for safer traffic at night.

“I am so happy that the street is safer at night and traffic users can move around easily. All thanks to the efforts of these young students. We welcome them with joy, but now we are so sad to say goodbye to them,” shared Mr. Sau – a resident of Tan My Commune.

Besides this meaningful project, these young volunteers have also organized summer schools to help children here revise their lessons and learn social skills. They built a small bridge and helped locals decorate the exterior walls of public buildings.

Anh Thu, a member of the campaign this time, said that since it was her first time, she felt a little anxious, but she quickly got over it thanks to the care of locals here. Her volunteer spirit is always high because she does such useful activities.

Participating for the second time, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh from Young Research Scientists Team for Technology Transfer feels really happy as she could complete more projects after 2 weeks in Thap Muoi District of Dong Thap Province .

Using his accumulated experience and enthusiasm, Ngoc Anh and his team have worked tirelessly for construction projects, medical care projects serving the people here. More remarkably, his team was able to support local authorities in administrative reform by training local elected officials in the processing of level 3 and 4 administrative procedures on online portals.

During this summer, participants of HCMC’s green summer campaign also came to Phu Quy Island district of Binh Thuan province. After 2 weeks, they have completed many public facility construction projects, such as installing solar-powered lighting on the island’s national mast, repairing old electrical systems in many homes.

They built a creative library for the neighborhood children, equipped with a virtual reality system for educational purposes. The charming decoration has made this library a pleasant place where students come to read books. In addition, recycled materials have been used to form a small play area for children.

In the province of Champasak in Laos, young people from HCMC have left a positive impression in the minds of Lao citizens through meaningful projects. these young volunteers repaired a reading room and built new bookshelves, as well as providing over 2,000 books to serve the children here.

The leader of the volunteer team in Laos, Le Hoang Minh, said that despite the difficulties, his whole team feels happy and satisfied as they can contribute to strengthening the friendship between the two countries.

During his visits to volunteer teams in Dong Thap, An Giang and Ben Tre provinces, HCMC Party Committee Undersecretary Nguyen Van Hieu said that the work done by HCMC youth volunteers has significantly reduces the problems of the local population when traveling and producing transport. Soft skills courses or training on administrative reform have helped both residents and local authorities to better integrate information technology into their work and daily life. Meanwhile, this campaign offers a chance for young people to mature and accumulate useful experience for future life.

By Ngo Binh, Hong Hai – Translated by Thanh Tam

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Har Ghar Tiranga: DC Anantnag reviews IEC campaigns https://elsverds.org/har-ghar-tiranga-dc-anantnag-reviews-iec-campaigns/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/har-ghar-tiranga-dc-anantnag-reviews-iec-campaigns/ ANANTNAG, 23rd JULY: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a district level officers and committee meeting to review the IEC campaigns carried out by different departments in the district under of the celebration of Har Ghar Tiranga under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Program. While expressing his satisfaction on the progress made in […]]]>

ANANTNAG, 23rd JULY: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today chaired a district level officers and committee meeting to review the IEC campaigns carried out by different departments in the district under of the celebration of Har Ghar Tiranga under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Program.

While expressing his satisfaction on the progress made in the framework of the campaign in the district, the DC asked the officers to intensify the IEC activities for the better implementation of the modalities defined for the Har Ghar Tiranga Initiative.

Education, Health, FCS&CA, MCs, RDD and ICDS officials have been instructed to vigorously scale up IEC activities throughout the length and breadth of the district to reach all the inhabitants of the district.

Dr. Piyush continued the IEC action plans of the departments concerned, in addition to asking the SDMs and Tehsildar to review the campaign in their respective jurisdictions and to involve all departmental field officers for the IEC campaigns.

Instructions were also given to the Tehsil and Panchayat committees for the same.

The meeting was informed that the departments have undertaken IEC activities in accordance with their submitted action plans, in particular by the Departments of Information and Public Relations, RDD, Health and FCS&CA.

The DC further stated that the district administration has put in place all the necessary arrangements for the Har Ghar Tiranga initiative and urged all stakeholders to work in coordination and cooperation to observe all events in accordance with the plans. action planned.

He also insisted that all stakeholders strictly adhere to the flag code instructions and follow the standard protocol to honor the national flag.

The meeting was attended by ADC Anantnag, CPO, SDMs, ACR, district level committee members, Tehsildars and other concerned officials.

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GPEx Elections 2022 – Campaigns Coordinator https://elsverds.org/gpex-elections-2022-campaigns-coordinator/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://elsverds.org/gpex-elections-2022-campaigns-coordinator/ I joined the Green Party as the only party that had serious solutions to the huge environmental and social problems we face, and that was joining the dots between them. And, like many other Greens, I want our party to do more than just campaign to win elections, however crucial they may be. In my […]]]>

I joined the Green Party as the only party that had serious solutions to the huge environmental and social problems we face, and that was joining the dots between them. And, like many other Greens, I want our party to do more than just campaign to win elections, however crucial they may be.

In my view, the primary role of the Campaigns Committee is to provide local members and parties with opportunities and resources to campaign on the big issues they are passionate about. It’s not just good in itself; it also helps raise the profile of our party, encourages people to join us and makes membership more fun and fulfilling. And all of this contributes to making us a more effective electoral force.

The role of the Campaigns Coordinator is not to decide alone which issues to campaign on, but to work with the Campaigns Committee, Party Leadership Team, Internal Communications Coordinator, Policy Working Groups and others to identify opportunities and campaign priorities. And then to develop and deploy them in a way that they are easy and engaging for members. We currently have no financial resources as a committee, so our success is critically dependent on working with these other elements of the party.

Since I was co-opted as Coordinator, I believe we have managed to achieve such positive collaboration and have developed several effective and distinctive campaigns on (for example) the Police Bill and the Right to Protest, and on a policy of “dirty profits”. tax” on North Sea oil and gas. For the Dirty Profits Tax, this involved working with policy task forces to get emergency policy approved in response to soaring profits at North Sea oil and gas companies. For the Policing Bill, this involved close coordination with our team in the House of Lords and with non-party activists. The #ProtestIsNotACrime campaign not only generated a huge response on social media – it also helped put significant pressure on the Labor Party which enabled opponents of the bill – led by Jenny Jones in the Lords – to reject many of its worst aspects.

We have the ability to respond quickly to opportunities, as we did with the campaign for the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill, also known as Ella’s Law, which unexpectedly topped the poll of private members’ bills in the House of Lords earlier this year. But there are so many pressing issues that we could campaigning, and our capacity as a committee is limited, so we need to focus on how we prioritize campaigns.

The Campaigns Committee considers that the ‘cost of living’ crisis (in reality a crisis of extreme poverty and inequality) will certainly dominate the political agenda in the short and medium term, and we want all our campaigns to be related to this, while highlighting how this crisis is linked to the accelerating climate and ecological emergency, and how solutions to one must work in tandem with solutions to the other.

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Aston Martin tells Vettel to check environmental campaigns https://elsverds.org/aston-martin-tells-vettel-to-check-environmental-campaigns/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:03:45 +0000 https://elsverds.org/aston-martin-tells-vettel-to-check-environmental-campaigns/ Aston Martin wants Sebastian Vettel consult with the team before launching surprise environmental campaigns at Formula 1 races. The four-time world champion has received a lot of criticism as well as praise for his new cultural, social and environmental activism. In Canada, the local energy minister slammed Vettel, 35, for speaking out so vehemently about […]]]>

Aston Martin wants Sebastian Vettel consult with the team before launching surprise environmental campaigns at Formula 1 races.

The four-time world champion has received a lot of criticism as well as praise for his new cultural, social and environmental activism.

In Canada, the local energy minister slammed Vettel, 35, for speaking out so vehemently about oil sands development while sponsored by Saudi Aramco.

“Everyone has their opinion on this,” Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack told Sport1.

“I don’t think you can muzzle high level, smart athletes and I think it’s not fair to criticize him for his commitment. What happened in Canada is the best example of that.

“But as a representative of the team, what I would like is for Sebastian to work even more closely with us on his actions and talk to us about them beforehand. Together we can do more,” added the German.

Some believe the clash between Vettel’s environmentalism and his job as an ambassador for Aston Martin and Aramco explains the delay in negotiations over a new contract for 2023.

Krack insists the team aren’t putting pressure on the German.

“We have a very good relationship with Sebastian, so we don’t want to set a deadline. He knows our opinion,” he said.

“He knows that we really want to continue with him. There are discussions in which we basically exchange ideas on how we can imagine a future together, and we take our time with that.

“Of course there comes a time when you have to make a decision, but I don’t feel like he buys time.

“I think after the summer break is the time when we can and should be more precise. Until then we don’t have a plan B,” Krack added.

Vettel’s protege and friend Mick Schumacher has been mentioned as a possible ‘plan B’, but Krack says he’s not ready to consider it.

“We are not talking about potential successors,” he insisted. “Neither with him nor with the others.

“We want Sebastian to stay with us.”

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Team ask Vettel to check environmental campaigns https://elsverds.org/team-ask-vettel-to-check-environmental-campaigns/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 09:08:39 +0000 https://elsverds.org/team-ask-vettel-to-check-environmental-campaigns/ Sebastian Vettel, Austrian GP 2022 © Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin wants Sebastian Vettel to consult with the team before launching surprise environmental campaigns at Formula 1 races. The four-time world champion has received a lot of criticism as well as praise for his new cultural, social and environmental activism. In Canada, the local energy […]]]>

Sebastian Vettel, Austrian GP 2022

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Aston Martin wants Sebastian Vettel to consult with the team before launching surprise environmental campaigns at Formula 1 races.

The four-time world champion has received a lot of criticism as well as praise for his new cultural, social and environmental activism.

In Canada, the local energy minister slammed Vettel, 35, for speaking out so vehemently about oil sands development while sponsored by Saudi Aramco.

“Everyone has their opinion on this,” Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack told Sport1.

“I don’t think you can muzzle high level, smart athletes and I think it’s not fair to criticize him for his commitment. What happened in Canada is the best example of that.

“But as a representative of the team, what I would like is for Sebastian to work even more closely with us on his actions and talk to us about them beforehand. Together we can do more,” added the German.

Some believe the clash between Vettel’s environmentalism and his job as an ambassador for Aston Martin and Aramco explains the delay in negotiations over a new contract for 2023.

Krack insists the team aren’t putting pressure on the German.

“We have a very good relationship with Sebastian, so we don’t want to set a deadline. He knows our opinion,” he said.

“He knows that we really want to continue with him. There are discussions in which we basically exchange ideas on how we can imagine a future together, and we take our time with that.

“Of course there comes a time when you have to make a decision, but I don’t feel like he buys time.

“I think after the summer break is the time when we can and should be more precise. Until then we don’t have a plan B,” Krack added.

Vettel’s protege and friend Mick Schumacher has been mentioned as a possible ‘plan B’, but Krack says he’s not ready to consider it.

“We are not talking about potential successors,” he insisted. “Neither with him nor with the others.

“We want Sebastian to stay with us.”

(GMM)

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