Talking #ClimateSense


Green Party members in Reigate and Banstead are campaigning for a strong agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. And we’re also campaigning on issues in our area which impact on the global climate.

Please join us!

Talking Climate Sense: Dorking, Wednesday 25 November

Next Wednesday, 25 November, we are co-hosting a meeting with Mole Valley Green Party to discuss the Paris climate talks, divestment and community renewables.

Speakers will include Amelia Womack, Green Party Deputy Leader, and Peter Sims of Guildford Greens, who was part of the campaign that recently succeeded in persuading the University to sell its fossil fuel investments.

Anne Brewer of Dorking Quakers will be talking about divestment by religious institutions. There will also be updates from Steve MacDonald on local petitions and community renewables, and Lucy Barford on activism against oil drilling.

We are also asking Surrey County Council to take its money out of fossil fuels. This is a step that other councils like Oxford and Bristol have already taken – whilst Surrey still has 6.29% of its pension fund (or £176,765,000) invested in fossil fuel companies.

The meeting is at Dorking Christian Centre, Church Street, RH4 1DW starting at 7.30pm, and all are welcome. If you’d like to travel with us from Redhill, we’ll be catching the 6.43pm train to Dorking Deepdene.

Find out more and RSVP at

Climate sense 2015
March for Climate, Justice and Jobs: London, Sunday 29 November

As politicians set off for the Paris climate talks, our demands need to be ringing in their ears, so on the eve of the talks, we’re joining the biggest climate march ever planned in the UK.

Governments are coming together in Paris to sign a new global agreement to tackle climate change. This will determine what kind of future we are shaping for our children and our planet. We are calling on our political leaders to agree to strong measures to end carbon pollution from fossil fuels by the middle of the century. This is critical if we are to keep global temperature rises below 2°C.

In too many areas, the policies being pursued by the UK government don’t make sense for our climate. The government wants to expand airports, promote fracking, and crack down on renewable energy. All of this conflicts with their declared climate change objectives; it doesn’t make climate sense.

If you’d like to march with local Greens, we’re travelling on the 10.43am train from Redhill.

Find out more about the march:

Green bloc at climate march 29.11.15
Say no to new runways and onshore oil drilling

We’re campaigning hard against the proposed new airport runway at either Gatwick or Heathrow. A Government statement is expected shortly on which airport it will expand, although the full position may not be clear until later next year. The Green Party is against expansion at either airport because of the potential impacts on the global climate, as well as the local impacts which include noise and local air pollution. A bigger Heathrow or Gatwick could make a huge addition to the UK’s carbon emissions.

We’re also opposing oil drilling, which is on the cards locally at Horse Hill (near Horley) and Leith Hill (near Dorking).

Please join us in these campaigns! Come to one of our meetings, join us on the march, or check our website for ways to get involved. You can always contact us at:


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