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Welcome to the home of Cambridge Young Greens

Having been established in 2013, we are a group of young adults across the city who are committed to campaigning for greater environmental awareness and action on climate change, social justice and equality, and a fair and free society for all. We organise many events over the year in which all are welcome to attend, from talks and debates, to canvassing and pub meetings, and we encourage anyone with an interest in these issues to get involved, and help us make a difference.

Our committee currently consists of:

  • Oscar Hughes – Co-Chair
  • Shanna Hart – Co-Chair
  • Joāo Cardoso – Treasurer
  • Joseph Powell – Secretary

We are always looking for more people to join us on the committee to help with organisation and outreach, so please do not hesistate to get in touch (cambridge@younggreens.org.uk) if you’d like to get stuck in.

We also have a facebook page to keep you up to date!


 

Students Top 10 Wish List

1

SCRAP TUITION FEES - While Labour introduced tuition fees for higher education and would now reduce them to £6k per year, we believe that education is a right which should be funded through progressive taxation.

 

2

CANCEL STUDENT DEBT - That's right, we will write off all your “outstanding debts” on student loans. Undergraduate tuition fees and maintenance loans, and any resulting interest would also be written off.

 

3

DECENT HOMES - Student housing is often expensive and poorly maintained. We would cap rents and regulate private housing so that landlords can’t treat you unfairly.

 

4

FAIR PAY IN HIGHER EDUCATION - Everyone working in universities should receive a fair wage. The highest-paid university employees should not receive a salary more than ten times that of the lowest-paid employees.

 

5

PROTECT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Universities should be hubs of multiculturalism. Greens believe that the location of someone's birth should not be a determinant of the education they receive or can afford.

 

6

CHEAP ENERGY BILLS - We would insulate homes and investment in clean, renewable energy so we have a reliable source of energy for the future.

 

7

TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT- We would create lasting green jobs and apprenticeships for a more secure future for young people.

 

8

END UNPAID INTERNSHIPS - Internships can be valuable sources of work experience, but we believe they should be paid.

 

9

A LIVING WAGE- Low pay is a major issue, especially for young people. We believe that the minimum wage should be raised to £10/ hour so that every single job pays enough for somebody to live on.

 

10

BETTER TRANSPORT - We would re-nationalise rail services and create affordable public transport for all.