- Written by Gus Jones
- Category: Debates
- Published: 01 April 2015
"I have read through the Scottish Environment LINK’s Manifesto for the Westminster General Election. It is an excellent piece of work and I can say we wholeheartedly support the ideas and aims.
I come from Organic farming stock so my heart lies in permaculture and food production. The food system has a profound effect on nature, human health and equality. We need to ensure that we create and protect sustainable practices that make good food affordable and accessible to all.
The Scottish Green Party policies are the best way to integrate the social, ecological and economic issues, facing our country, instead of playing them off against each other.
Climate change is a huge problem but I believe it is a symptom of the real issue. Capitalism is the biggest problem we face. There is widespread consensus that economic activity is putting life on earth at risk. We need to reject right wing individualism ideology and work together to create a compassionate society and a healthy environment.
Preserving the rich biodiversity of life on this planet is a core aim of the greens. To combat the deepening ecological crisis and decline in species, our policies aim to conserve, protect and restore land marine and freshwater habitats.
We are committed to halting biodiversity loss and aim to introduce measures to ensure that protected areas promote biodiversity growth and planning decisions fully consider impacts upon the natural environment and introduce mitigation measures where appropriate.
I am very much looking forward to hearing lots of ideas from the Badenoch and Strathspey conservation group on these and many other issues."