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Natalie Bennett visits Green Ladder at UCLan

Wednesday 12-02-2014 - 18:18
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Natalie Bennett - leader of the Green Party - visited UCLan students' union recently, demonstrating her support of the Green Ladder project, and Students' Green Fund.

Nearly 50 staff and students attended an open Q&A with Natalie, on the subjects ranging from student-focused issues like tuition fees, to global environmental sustainability

In one of her responses, Natalie suggested that while individual action on climate change is good, collective political action is also important and effective. Students need to make their voice heard by voting in elections, she said. If you don't vote, you have no say in your own future.

This is especially resonant just one week on from NUS' national voter registration day (#NVRD) where students' unions across the country helped tens of thousands of new students to register to vote. Undoubtedly, this gives student-led sustainability a much stronger political voice, as we move towards next year's General Election.

Following her open discussion, Natalie signed the Green Ladder pledge - giving her public support to greening action across the student movement. Students' Green Fund is about putting higher education on the map for its sustainability credentials, and this marks a huge step towards that.

Natalie Bennett's visit to UCLan students' union is a huge endorsement from the Green Party - amplifying our political voice, and reinforcing the impact of our work.


Hear a full audio recording of the hour long discussion below.


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