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The Shetland Greens promote the Scottish Green Party’s vision of a more equal society.
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Climate Change - the most rapid period of heating in the history of the earth - has come about because of a huge epidemic of consumption, predominantly in the rich countries of the global north.

Consumption used to be a common cause of death; it was the word used to describe the late stages of tuberculosis as the human body became overwhelmed and wasted away. Modern consumption is just as...
The Highlands and Islands Climate Change Community Grant scheme, supported by UKRI, offers funding of up to £4,500 to support community groups in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to work with a researcher and run a project on a local climate change issue that matters to them.
We would love to hear your ideas on how you plan to buy local, recycle, reuse or buy second hand this year or any other ideas on a sustainable Christmas.

LOCAL environmental campaigners are urging people to reject Black Friday consumerism as they are launching their Dunna Buy Bruck campaign. They say that attempt to challenge climate breakdown must also confront the epidemic of consumption,...
Rent controls are so needed.

A commitment to introduce rent controls to combat soaring prices has been welcomed by one of the region’s politicians.
With only 5 women on the present council, we need more to consider standing.

As part of the drive to encourage more people to stand for the Council in next year’s elections, a special event is being held on Mon 22nd focussing on opportunities for women - find out more here 👇
Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said his party will continue to push for climate action.
Shetland Green member Rod Read demostrating his wind turbine.
Shetland Greens are inviting members of the Shetland public to put forward local policy ideas and provide feedback on the party’s local political activity. We have created an interactive document where folk can comment on and contribute to a wide range of green ideas, policies and initiatives. The process is open to all members of the Shetland public and is safe and confidential.
Greens deliver for the under 22s on free bus travel starting in January.

The commitment is part of the Scottish Government's drive towards more sustainable forms of travel.
As it says in the article, we will be calling for this if we get Green councillors next year.

SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has been encouraged to “pioneer a healthier lifestyle for our young folk” by thinking about offering free school meals for all pupils. Shetland Central councillor Ian Scott said he believed such a move for both primary and secondary pupils...
Shetland Greens were out flying kites and sending messages for COP26.
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Securing a sustainable future for Shetland
A NEW handbook has been created for anyone thinking of standing in the next council elections. A number of current elected members have also shared their thoughts on the role, touching on the key skills required for the job and also some of the challenges involved. The next...
Worried about bills and money? Our advice adds up. The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is launching ‘Our Advice Adds Up’, a campaign to help people who are facing money issues this autumn as the furlough scheme ends, the value of Universal Credit is expected to be reduced and the energy pric...
This is a a great idea and alongside counsellors in schools this will be welcomed by many.

The project will ‘help to provide our young people with the skills and resilience they need to take steps to recover from the pandemic’
Thanks to all our volunteers who campaigned in Foula last week.

It was great to hear so much support for marine protection of local waters from industrial fishing.

Sustainable management of fisheries could support a thriving community here.
Shetland Green members were amongst the 500 plus people at the council’s Pedal Lerwick event on Sunday.

There were all different shapes and sizes of bikes, with unicycles, tandems, cargo bikes, folding bikes, e-bikes, tricycles and recumbent bicycles being ridden by people of all abilities.

The event came the day after Scottish Green Party members voted overwhelmingly to approve a deal with...
A SHETLAND based new energy company has been awarded £40,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to help make kite energy a reality. Rod Read recently moved from Lewis to Shetland and is now in the process of setting up a larger test centre at the former oil airport at...
There’s nothing glorious about the intensive and damaging killing, burning, and degradation of our landscape that is associated with driven grouse shooting #NatureEmergency #Inglorious12th
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