Green X Code
Not so much "look left, look right" as looking at what the left and right political parties have planned for the environment if they get elected! In the run up to the General Election, Friends of the Earth have launched the "Green X Code" campaign. This involves people writing to their parliamentary candidates, asking them to make up to 5 pledges to help the environment. These pledges are:
- Climate change
protect the world's climate by cutting carbon dioxide emissions by a fifth and generating a fifth of our electricity from renewables by 2010.
make biotech companies responsible for any harm caused by GM crops and food by introducing strict liability legislation.
treble investment in buses and traffic-calming by 2005 so that everyone has access to regular public transport and can live in a safe street.
make businesses accountable to society by requiring Directors to report on, and take into account, their environmental and social impacts.
provide every household with quality doorstep recycling ensuring no new incinerators are needed and half our waste is recycled by 2010.
Please write to your prospective parliamentary candidates asking them to sign up to the above targets.
More information on national FoE's "Green X Code" campaign can be found on the web at http://www.foe.co.uk/general_election/
Manchester FoE (0161 834 8221, email@example.com)
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