South Belfast Green Party

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Help shape the future of green politics

During 2012, the South Belfast Green Party will host a series of discussions, starting this Wednesday (28 March) with a session on the topic ‘Green politics and the new Northern Ireland’.

This event is open to members and non-members. We hope to hear a range of views from across the green movement on why green politics matters and how the party and the movement as a whole can best work to achieve our objectives in the coming years. Continue reading

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Christmas ballot now on!

Great prizes are up for grabs in the South Belfast/East Antrim Greens Christmas ballot.

Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased by cash or PayPal – contact southbelfastgreenparty@gmail.com if you would like to buy one for yourself or, even better, buy a book or two of tickets to sell on to friends.

Prizes are: Christmas hamper, selection of wines, meal voucher, bottle of whiskey, box of chocolates.

With warchests depleted by this year’s elections, the annual fundraiser represents a vital step towards re-filling the coffers ahead of a likely 2014 local government poll.

As the Green Party does not accept corporate donations, our campaigns are dependent on members and supporters getting behind fundraising efforts.

MLAs back fracking moratorium

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MLAs back fracking moratorium

Green Party MLA Steven Agnew supports Fermanagh residents as they submit a petition against shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing at Stormont.
On Tuesday (6 December), the Assembly backed a motion co-sponsored by Steven Agnew calling for a moratorium on fracking to allow further research into the impact on human health, agriculture and the natural environment.
The vote is not binding on the Executive and the Green Party’s anti-fracking campaign continues. See http://www.greenpartyni.org for the latest.


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Green MLA ready for the challenge

Steven Agnew MLA pictured at Stormont with Ross Campbell, secretary of the South Belfast Green Party constituency group.

The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has told local members he is ready for the challenge of being Northern Ireland’s only Green Assembly member.

Steven Agnew MLA attended the August meeting of the party’s South Belfast constituency group to update activists on his fist few months at Stormont and preparations for the new Assembly term. Continue reading


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Your questions answered on regeneration

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland inspects plans for new housing in the Village along with members of the community design team during his visit in July.

Residents of the Village area of South Belfast with questions about ongoing regeneration work are being invited to attend a public information evening.

With demolition continuing in the redevelopment area, plans for new housing, construction of which is due to begin in 2012, will be on display at Richview Regeneration Centre on the Donegall Road from 7.30pm on 25 August. Continue reading


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Technology to eliminate fuel poverty is available now

The Green Party is calling for the construction of more energy efficient housing, like this development in East Belfast, to cut Northern Ireland's energy bills and carbon emissions.

Domestic energy bills could be reduced to almost zero if Northern Ireland embraces the latest sustainable construction technology.

A seminar in Newtownards this week saw industry pioneers demonstrate how developments like low carbon, passive and zero carbon housing can make a difference to household budgets, the wider economy and the environment, not in the future but right now.

The Green Party has called on the Executive to make support for sustainable construction and energy efficient housing a key element of a Green New Deal to aid Northern Ireland’s economic recovery. Continue reading