Greens to thank commuters for taking the bus with locally grown, organic
apples - and stickers! - all available on the day.
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Place: London Bridge bus stops 1.30 pm
Time: 1.30 pm, Thursday 16th February 2006
London launch of Europe-wide climate campaign by the European Green Party:
"Stop climate change: Play your part".
Greens are today out on the streets of London thanking bus passengers for
helping to make London a cleaner, healthier and friendlier place to live -
giving out thank-you presents of locally grown organic apples for people to
enjoy during their journeys
London Assembly Members Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson will be joined by
other Greens to thank commuters for using public transport and mark the
start of a Europe-wide climate campaign by the European Green Party, "Stop
climate change: Play your part". This is being launched today in Strasbourg
by 42 Green members of the European Parliament, including the UK's two Green
MEPs, Jean Lambert and Caroline Lucas.
Jenny Jones AM - recently appointed the Mayor's Green Transport Advisor -
says of today's event: "Environmental campaigners sometimes use too many
sticks and not enough carrots when talking to the public about climate
change. In London, millions are already playing their part by using public
transport. Thanks to improved services and people's concerns about the
health of our city, bus ridership is up 32 per cent since 2001, and the
Green Party has decided to mark the start of our Europe-wide campaign by
thanking those who have contributed to this success. Today we are giving out
some carrots for a change, in the form of delicious, locally grown, organic
Darren Johnson AM comments: "The Energy Review currently underway is about
meeting Tony Blair's desire for more nuclear power stations - and ignores
the fact that the fastest growing user of energy is transport. Nuclear power
would reduce UK carbon dioxide emissions by a tiny amount, but the real
tough decisions are being made every day by ordinary people choosing to take
the bus instead of the car, and we are here to say 'thank you' to them."