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Foamstream, a Green alternative to glyphosate!

In 2015 – following a resolution made by Green Councillors Alyson Black and Emma George – Glastonbury became the first UK Council to ban traditional, chemical herbicides such as glyphosate.  This film looks at the alternative weed-control method that Glastonbury Town Council has chosen: Foamstream.

Glastonbury Town Council’s resolution to ban chemical herbicides and use a plant-based alternative has been used as an example by both Bristol City Council and Shaftesbury Town Council in their moves to change from chemical herbicides to more environmentally friendly solutions; the Green Councillor’s initiative has been praised by literally thousands of people on social media and Glastonbury’s story has featured in articles and publications.

If you would like your Council to ban chemical herbicides – please share and re-post this video.  Let’s show that there is a different way of doing things for the common good!

Town hails weed control after banning chemical from Horticulture Week (29 April 2016).

South West Greener In

On 23 June, the UK goes to the polls to make a big decision: whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.

Greens believe that we must work together to address our greatest challenges, such as limiting climate change, stopping international tax avoidance and securing our future peace and security. It is essential that we make the case for the environment in this referendum campaign – as the establishment parties will not make it, because they are in hock to their corporate and wealthy individual funders.

We need your help so that the Green Party can make the responsible case for the UK remaining a constructive part of a Greener Europe, and to help us elect more great Green Councillors across the South West, like those featured in this short film.

Please donate what you can. here:
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Any surplus funds raised and not used for the Greener In referendum campaign will be split equally between the South West’s 2019 European Parliamentary election campaign fund and Green Party South West’s day-to-day budget for supporting Green Party activity in the South West.

The Glastonbury GREEN – By-election Special !

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Glastonbury at the Green Party Conference

Glastonbury at the Green Party Conference with Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, Her Worship Denise Michell - Mayor of Glastonbury, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Deputy Mayor of Glastonbury Cllr Jon Cousins, and Cllr Emma George

Left to Right: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, Her Worship Denise Michell – Mayor of Glastonbury, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Deputy Mayor of Glastonbury Cllr Jon Cousins, and Cllr Emma George

Wells meets Wales - the Green Party's Candidate for Wells, Cllr Jon Cousins, meets the Leader of the Wales Green Party, Pippa Bartolotti, at the Green Party of England and Wales Conference - also in the picture is the Right Worshipful Green Mayor of Glastonbury, Cllr Denise Michell.

Wells meets Wales – the Green Party’s Candidate for Wells, Cllr Jon Cousins, meets the Leader of the Wales Green Party, Pippa Bartolotti, at the Green Party of England and Wales Conference – also in the picture is the Right Worshipful Green Mayor of Glastonbury, Cllr Denise Michell.

 

Glastonbury Bans Glyphosate!

‘Weed out the cancer risks’ Glastonbury bans glyphosate - 18th June 2015, Central Somerset Gazette.

‘Weed out the cancer risks’ Glastonbury bans glyphosate – 18th June 2015, Central Somerset Gazette.

Glastonbury Town Council has banned the herbicide glyphosate from being used on all publicly-owned land in the town.

Green Councillor Emma George said “Many Glastonbury residents became concerned about the herbicide following an assessment of its carcinogenicity by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization – who classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans in March 2015”.

Cllr George and fellow Green Cllr Alyson Black have been holding talks with Mendip District Council, the Landscape Group, and Weedingtech – the makers of the non-toxic weed-control ‘Foamstream’ – to look at trialling an alternative approach to glyphosate herbicides.

‘Changing how town tackles weeds’ – glyphosate article – 27th August 2015, Central Somerset Gazette.

‘Changing how town tackles weeds’ – glyphosate article – 27th August 2015, Central Somerset Gazette.