VISION TO CAMBRIDGE
TONY JUNIPER AND RUPERT READ TOGETHER FOR WEEKEND
THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CAMPAIGNER AND WRITER ON THE
ENVIRONMENT, TONY JUNIPER, IS THE MAIN SPEAKER AT A PUBLIC MEETING IN
CAMBRIDGE ON SATURDAY (MARCH 15TH).
Green Party activists will be
meeting people on the streets during an Action Day in the city as part
of the campaign behind Rupert Read, lead candidate for the Greens in the
European elections on May 22nd.
Later, the two will discuss how to
create a healthy low-carbon economy, and the important role that
Cambridge researchers, businesses and residents have to play in moving
to a sustainable future for our region.
Mr Juniper, a former executive
director of Friends of the Earth, who now advises companies
internationally on sustainability issues, was the Green Party candidate
in his home city of Cambridge at the 2010 general election when he more
than doubled the Green share of the vote. He will be endorsing the Green
Party and Rupert Read in the forthcoming European election.
Dr Read, a
writer and philosophy teacher at UEA, will be talking about the way in
which we are still using up the earth’s resources at too fast a rate. He
“Britain’s ‘footprint’ on the world is at present as if we had
three Earths, rather than just one. Changing this is going to involve an
extraordinary economic transformation: a great transition, which needs
also to be a just transition. The exciting thing is that the East of
England – from the Cambridge Research Park to our ‘energy coast’ – is in
pole position to play a key role in this transition. As your MEP, I
would seek to help offer leadership in this epochal change.”
OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE GREENS’ STREET CAMPAIGN BY CALLING
RUPERT READ FROM 1000 SATURDAY TO ARRANGE A RENDEZVOUS, OR TO MEET TONY
JUNIPER AND RUPERT READ AT 1600 AT KEYNES HALL, KING’S COLLEGE,