Vote Green Party for Green spaces
With a recent study showing that fewer than ten per cent of children play in wild places; down from 50 per cent a generation ago, the Green Party calls for anyone committed to the health of their children to vote Green on May 3rd.
Emma Pruen, Children and Families Campaigner and Green Party National Executive member says “Children are more at risk falling out of bed than from a tree. There are very clear dangers of not getting outside enough: increasing childhood obesity and depression among children and young people, are just two examples. The Green Party recognises the link between healthy children and a healthy environment and has a manifesto filled with pledges to improve both.”
The roaming radius for kids has declined by 90 per cent in one generation. The reasons for this include increased road traffic, a decline in wild spaces and a breakdown in community life making parents fearful of ‘strangers’. The Green Party election commitments include making our streets safer, cutting our carbon emissions and giving everyone access to nature.