Tuesday, 31 March 2009


Lezz Emmisions mission is to Green Your House - today he meets Robert... You're next!

More clips can be found on the YouTube channel:

Monday, 30 March 2009


The Green Party and Young Greens have presented the ‘FIRE SAMMY PETITION’ to the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister

The Minister’s ranting about climate change has also inspired 2,551 people to join a Facebook group call REMOVE SAMMY WILSON AS ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Speaking from the steps of Stormont Neil Halliday, a Young Green who set up the group said: “Minister Wilson's censuring of advertisements and his attitudes to climate change are incompatible with his role as Environment Minister. Not only are his opinions on the issue contrary to the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change, but his decision to ban the adverts is tantamount to censorship and is an affront to democracy in Northern Ireland. His arrogant dismissal of a no-confidence motion by the Environment Committee undermines democracy and makes a mockery of ministerial accountability.”

Some of the comments left on the FIRE SAMMY WILSON PETITION included:

James McLarnon
While Sammy Wilson is Environmental Minister, I agree Northern Ireland will never be taken seriously, however I also believe that Northern Ireland will never have the much needed public debate on future energy production it desperately needs. We have great potential resources for tidal and wind which could be utilized at a local and national level. Projects to take advantage of these resources could create employment and pave the way for a renewable future. Unfortunately men like Sammy Wilson have their head firmly stuck in the sand.

Mags Adams
NI politics has a reputation for ignoring real political issues and blatant climate change denial does nothing to encourage me that much has changed. This man should not be in public office in the new NI.
Morgwn Trolinger
Disputing scientific evidence with one's own opinions is not appropriate if in a public office representing a country

Jonny McCormick
I don't understand why this appointment was made in the first place when he clearly either really doesn't know anything about the environment, or just doesn't care.

Shauna McCollum
silly man!

S Crook
Censorship at it's most ignorant.

Barbara Groves
He is a national embarrassment.

Paul Conlon
A minister is supposed to represent the electorate, the people who put him in office. He/She is not supposed to go on continuous rants derived from his own personal opinions.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Dear Dissidents, Hear Our Plea - Please end the Killing Spree

Marcus MacCormaic of the Young Greens (r) with Steven Agnew Green Party MEP Candidate (c) and Karly Greene QUB Greens Co-Chair (l)

QUB Greens spokesperson Marcus McCormick sent a message to dissidents responsible for the murder of a policeman and two young soldiers at a massive peace rally held in Belfast city centre today.“Dear Dissidents, hear our plea – please end the killing spree.”

Green Party MEP Candidate Steven Agnew joined the Young Greens with thousands of others on the streets of Belfast today in a huge Peace Rally called by the trade union movement in protest at the three recent murders.

Mr. Agnew said: “I am heartened that so many people have come here today, to show solidarity with the families of the policeman and soldiers murdered and to send a clear message to the gunmen that they are not wanted, are not supported and are not needed in new Northern Ireland. This rally today should give people hope and send some comfort to those grieving that they are not alone. The gunmen do not represent me nor anyone one else."

Marcus wrote a short account of the days protests at another blog which can be read by clicking here.

Monday, 9 March 2009

QUB Young Green elected to Green Party NEC

At the Green Party's convention in Wexford, Karly Greene, Co-Chair of the QUB Greens, was elected to the Green Party's governing body, the National Executive Committee.

Incredibly, Karly (pictured in an entirely unrelated photo) was elected on the 3rd count out of 12, surprassing many other well-known figures, elected representatives and long-time party stalwarts.

Karly, with her squeaky-clean record, will enchance the exemplary reputation of the Young Greens on the NEC... ;)

The Young Greens takeover of the Green Party continues...

Congratulations Karly - we love you!