Brian Lucas Joins The Crew

I hope you will all join us in welcoming a new regular contributor to the blog. It’s none other than former Mayor of Ventnor and Green Party member, Brian Lucas.
Brian knows a thing or two about green issues, so each week he’ll be keeping us …

I hope you will all join us in welcoming a new regular contributor to the blog. It’s none other than former Mayor of Ventnor and Green Party member, Brian Lucas.

Brian knows a thing or two about green issues, so each week he’ll be keeping us up to date and making suggestions on how we can help make a difference.

Brian Lucas Joins The CrewIn a series of articles I will be pointing out what Ventnorians, as well as other less fortunate folk can do to be greener. On a scale of 1 to 10, I reckon we are only at 5, and we could do better. We are only “pale” green or “Kiwi Burst 5″ on the Dulux colour chart

At the coastal Conference in the Winter Gardens the week before last, Andy Sutton the IOWC leader signed the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change committing his council, to reduce carbon emissions. Believe me Mr Sutton, there is much to be done before you can say that you “walk the talk”.

But as the Chinese say, “a journey of 1000 miles start with one step”

Step No 1. Recycle by asking the IOW council to give you a free green and a black recycle box. Only 30% of island households have taken up this offer and Ventnor should show a lead by getting this much higher. Brian Lucas
[Image courtesy of Dulux Professional Paints]

Monday, 4th June, 2007 2:21pm

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Bertie
Judging by the lack of delegates at the International Conference and the cynicism of most people that this issue is just another means of extracting more taxes from the gullible public, he will have his work cut out. I recycle glass, paper and kitchen waste. I use low energy light bulbs. I drive a car whose emissions are 183 ppkm CO2. I switch of my TV and… Read more »
Mark
Hi Brian, This is a very welcome surprise. Excellent idea to have a regular Green column. A thought and a question. Smoking in public places comes to a stop on July 1st (0600hrs in the morning according to the IOW Council environment team). Is there any chance of a glass recycling bin, positioned in the town? If there is one, please accept my apologies, for being blind!… Read more »
Brian Lucas
Well done Bertie you are giving a lead. The delegates at the Coastal Conference were experts who paid £600 odd for the privilege, and so I was not surprised to see only a few lay folk, like me, attending. I got a freebee invite. Incidentally, the general view was that sea levels will rise anywhere between 200 and 700 mm in the next millennia, but that storms… Read more »
Bertie
Thank you Brian. It makes a pleasant change to hear someone not predicting the end of life as we know it. 200 to 700 mm in the next millennia is a whole world away from the exaggerated claims of those who purport to be more powerful and knowledgeable than nature. And, to be honest, is still just a prediction. What I am doing is basic common sense.… Read more »