Food Poverty - a Conference "taster" - GLD conference 19th May

May 8, 2018 5:14 PM
By Keith Melton
Originally published by Green Liberal Democrats

The short video here is a brief interview with one of the speakers coming to the Green Liberal Democrat conference on Saturday 19th May.

Click this link for the video >>>> https://youtu.be/93fhHpn3VYs

Penney Poyzer will be speaking about food poverty and some of the solutions she and her colleagues have put in place in the City of Nottingham. Research has shown that we could provide up to 10% of our food requirements by growing stuff in our cities and towns, but that requires a completely different mind-set for politicians to recognise the possibilities and develop the political will to convert public spaces to achieve anything like this potential.

If you want to hear more about these initiatives and the difference they have already made in Nottingham, get yourself registered with the Green Liberal Democrat conference at the jubilee Campus of Nottingham University. As well as Penney Poyzer there will be a star-studded cast of Liberal Democrat luminaries speaking, with Sir Simon Hughes opening the conference, as he did the inaugural GLD conference, also in Nottingham, back in 1988.

Sir Ed Davey will be speaking about the GREEN contribution we made during the Coalition - something that is sadly overlooked after we got clobbered in the 2015 General election. Wera Hobhouse, MP, will be talking about Air Pollution and ways of tackling that problem and Sir Vince Cable, MP, will be talking about his contribution to the Brundtland Commission, which brought us the concept of Sustainable Development, as well as the ways the Liberal Democrats can capitalise on our longevity in developing sound environmentally oriented policies, to bring a new radical edge to Party Politics going forward.

To register for the conferece go here >>> https://goo.gl/qqfofg

For more information about the conference go to the front page of the Green Lib Dems website www.greenlibdems.org.uk