Former Directors of Friends of the Earth Back Darren Hall
Jonathon Porritt is a respected environmentalist, writer and broadcaster, and is the Founding Director of Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit organisation working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.
Jonathon was a prominent member of The Ecology Party (now the Green Party) from 1978 to 1984. In 1984 he wrote his first book 'Seeing Green'. This influential book inspired Caroline Lucas to join the Ecology Party and to go on to become Britain's first Green MP in 2010.
From Jonathon: "The value of having just one outstanding Green MP over the last 5 years is now widely acknowledged - so just imagine how brilliant it would be if there were 4 or 5, including Darren Hall, the Green Party's candidate in Bristol West. Voters here have an unprecedented opportunity not just to elect an excellent MP but to strengthen the presence of the Green Party in Parliament at an absolutely critical time in UK politics. Which means that the Green Party's simple message - 'vote bold, vote brave, vote for what you believe in' - probably matters more in Bristol West than in any other constituency in the UK."
Jonathon reported yesterday how the Green party led in an audit from a group called Academics Stand Against Poverty. This independent audit reviewed a range of policies from housing, to benefits, to banking regulation and the NHS and found Green Party policies to be far more progressive than all of the other major parties in England.
Tony Juniper speaks and writes about many aspects of sustainability and is the author of several books, including the award winning “Parrots of the World”, “Spix’s Macaw” and “How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet?”. He was a co-author of Harmony, with HRH The Prince of Wales and Ian Skelly, and his multi-award winning best-seller “What has Nature ever done for us?” was published in January 2013 and nominated for Polemic of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014.