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Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is passionate about the 'green' agenda which drove him towards a career in politics from a very early age.
He has focused heavily on the issue since becoming Prospective MP for this constituency in late 2006; one of his first acts was to host a special screening of Al Gore's Oscar winning film An Inconvenient Truth at The Screen, Winchester.
Steve says; "I am a pretty positive person and I happen to believe the massive challenge posed by climate change can be an even bigger opportunity if we approach it in the right way. Moving to a low-carbon economy does not need to be all pain and it should not be about turning the clock back to some pre-industrial age. If we wag our fingers at people in Winchester for living their lives we will get nowhere and we will lose the argument. We need to work together and take every opportunity to change behaviour in an evolutionary way that will reduce our carbon footprint in line with locally agreed targets.
"This will be the greenest Government ever and I am proud to be a part of that, both in Westminster and in my constituency. Susie and I have been members of Friends of the Earth for more than 15 years and I look forward to pursuing some of their key campaigning issues during my time in Parliament."
Related stories and films ...
Green Win - Steve takes Winchester organisation to the heart of the Dept for Energy & Climate Change
The Greening Campaign - Steve hosted a big reception for the Hampshire based Greening organisation
Fourth Carbon Budget - Steve welcome Government decision
WATCH Steve speaking in the Commons Energy Bill 2nd Reading Debate (04:40:30 on the iplayer)
Steve welcomes Energy Bill - read what Steve said in the Commons as the 2011 Bill is introduced
A local eco-home - read about & watch Steve with Rob Veck at his Colden Common home
Home Heat Helpline - free help and advice on your energy bills is available now
Climate Week 2011 - your MP backs the big event in March 2011
ecocarcare opens in the Brooks - Winchester's newest and greenest car wash!
MP and Mayor unite for new green opening in Twyford - see what LSLCo is all about
Coalition colleagues in high-level climate change talks - Steve teams up with Chris Huhne MP
Steve supports Renewable Heat Incentive - backing FOE on the RHI
Watch David Cameron sign Britian's Government up to the 10:10 initiative in May 2010
Do you have a local issue you would like to campaign on alongside Steve Brine? Get in touch today - see here.