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Young Greens, People & Planet and Friends of the Earth to speak on stopping climate chaos at the Progressive Students Conference

Register now for the Progressive Students Conference 2011 by emailing info@progressivestudents.co.uk with your name and university/college or register on the day.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and we are delighted that leading voices in the youth green movement will be joining the Progressive Students Conference line up this Saturday (22 October) at the University of London Union to discuss how we can combat it by investing in a greener future.

Speaking ahead of the conference Adam Ramsay from People & Planet said:

“It’s absolutely crucial that our generation comes together to work out what kind of world we want to live in, then works together to build it. The global economy is collapsing again. The rich are getting richer whilst we’re all are getting poorer, and the planet has been driven to the brink. The job facing us is enormous. It can be overwhelming. But if we work together, and in a multitude of ways contribute to that effort, then we will succeed.”

Ash Haynes, female co-chair of the Young Greens added:

“It’s becoming ever clearer that our politicians have failed us. It’s now up to the younger generations to make them realise that they can’t run a system based on the here and now, but have to plan for the future of the planet, and of society. Successive governments have failed to take the needs of future generations into account and we are now left fighting for our education, healthcare and housing as well as for our environment.

“I’m really looking forward to attending the progressive students conference and meeting students who understand why we need to change society. We have to fight to get our voices heard if we’re going to bring about the kind of fair, sustainable and forward-thinking politics that future generations should be able to expect.”

Donna Hume, Campaigner Friends of the Earth said:

“Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity, unless we solve it billions of people will be face homelessness, starvation and drought across the world, with some of the world’s poorest countries threatened to go underwater. But by tackling climate change we can solve our other problems. Investing in a greener future will create jobs, boost the economy as well as cutting carbon. The student movement has a vital role to play in fighting for action that benefits both people and the planet.”

Themes of the conference include

· Resist the cuts – We are the 99%: alternatives to austerity
· Turning back the racist tide: opposing Islamophobia and the fascist BNP & EDL
· Taking on Tory bigotry: advancing women, disability, Black and LGBT rights
· Peace not war: cancel Trident, stop the wars and end the siege of Gaza
· Power to the people: supporting social progress and democracy in Latin America & the Middle East
· Stop climate chaos: investing in a greener future

Click here to view the full list of confirmed speakers, including Josie Long, Owen Jones and Jeremy Corbyn MP.

Register today

To register your place in advance please email info@progressivestudents.co.uk with your name, university/college/organisation.

Registration fee is £4 payable on the day of the Conference.

The Conference is taking place at the University of London Union, Malet Street. The nearest tube stations include: Euston, Euston Square, Russell Square and Kings Cross.

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