Meg and Sacha chat with Pippa Lee and Laurent Coffre of the Green Party. This time, questions were gathered from the public. They discuss a lot of topics from eco-anxiety to the fairness of the voting system, all from their perspective.
Pippa has lived in Langrish in the South Downs National Park for the past thirteen years and believes that we must all work together to combat this destruction and create a world in which we live in harmony with the planet and its other inhabitants. This means putting the planet first when it comes to decisions both locally, nationally and globally.
Laurent believes it all adds up if we all stand up: it is good for us, it is good for our communities, and it is good for the planet. “What can I do?” Faced with global issues such as Climate Change, we all feel powerless to influence the course of events. Yet, addressing environmental matters can start with us.
Meg Allin and Sacha Fairweather meet Catriona Cockburn, a local environmental campaigner who is part of the newly formed Charity Petersfield Climate Action Network, or “PeCAN”.
“I feel very privileged to live and bring my children up in Petersfield. I want to ensure that this beautiful place can be enjoyed for generations to come. The climate crisis is the greatest single threat humanity faces and we need to act now. I believe we need to understand the Climate Crisis, be Empowered with Solutions and Be The Change”.
PeCAN’s mission is to help Petersfield and surrounding villages reduce their carbon emissions as quickly as possible and protect nature.
Generation Green is where you can hear young voices from Petersfield with the environmental issues they care about.
This time, Sacha Fairweather and Meg Allin meet councillor Russell Oppenheimer.
Councillor Oppenheimer serves for both Hampshire County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority.
His roles for Hampshire include chairing the Economy, Transport and Environment select committee that takes responsibility for waste management, climate change, land management and protection of the environment in our area.
Sacha and Meg chat with Russell about the current state of sustainability in and around Petersfield and the future plan to improve it.