22 Oct 2008
The Caroline crunch?
Well A big challenge for the Green Party of England and Wales, in early incarnations our membership crashed in both the 1981 and 1991 recessions...this time with a more established party and a bit more to say on economics we should do better.
Far from recession in green the early 1990s saw the flowering of a militant direct action environmental movment around Earth First and the anti-roads movement in the UK.
Could we greens face a Caroline crunch or will the leadership team rescue us? Watch this space.
Any way on to Guy's new blog for his thoughts on the crunch for greens
I thought you might be interested in a new blog I've just started writing. It's called The Green Museum and it's about the history of the environmental movement. What can we greens learn from our history? How have previous generations got to grips with the idea of sustainability? How did we get where we are today?
Possible answers to these questions and others will be debated at http://greenmuseum.blogspot.com/.
My latest post is on climate change and the Credit Crunch: will environmentalism survive the downturn, or get forgotten like in previous recessions?
Comments, criticism and your thoughts gratefully received!
With best wishes,
Auckland, New Zealand