Baroness Bennett outlines 'The Future of Green Politics'
We were delighted to welcome Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to St Benedict's - Green Party Leader 2012-2016 - to talk about 'The Future of Green Politics'.
Natalie Bennett, who led the Green Party between 2012 and 2016, gave the latest talk in the St Benedict's Lecture Series: 'The Future of Green Politics'. It was attended by students from St Benedict's and three local schools, parents, staff, and members of the Ealing Green Society.
Caitlin (U6th) reviews the event:
On the evening of May 12th, I was very lucky to chair a fascinating talk with former Leader of the Green Party and current member of the House of Lords, Baroness Natalie Bennett. She began the lecture by explaining her background in Agricultural Science, and how that informs the environmental policies she advocates. Her comments were truly thought-provoking, questioning how the government is representing the opinions of the population, the effect of past generations on our current climate crisis, and new hope for green legislation following the recent local elections. She then went on to answer student questions about reforming our system of government, corporate greenwashing, and the effectiveness of the Green Party as a governing body, drawing on her personal experience and wealth of knowledge throughout. I thought the Baroness answered each question excellently, with a candour we rarely see in our parliament today. It was a true honour to be a part of this discussion, and vital to learn that green politics is more than just the environment: it's about the people. As Baroness Bennett says, "Politics is something that you should partake in. It's not something that should be done to you". Valuable food for thought.