Dave Applebaum is the Green Party candidate for Dore & Totley Ward in the local elections on May 2nd 2019.
I live in Bradway, and work as a professor of mathematics at Sheffield University. I am standing in this election as I am seeking to join other Green councillors in implementing sustainable policies for Sheffield. This could bring our city to the national forefront as an example of a modern 21st century eco-city using technological advances and renewable energy to transform lives for the better. We need to invest in local businesses to create more jobs in our community and stop the privatisation of council services. We must also focus on care and support for the weakest and most vulnerable in our society, particularly the sick, elderly and homeless.
A council run by Sheffield Green Party would never contract out the fate of our precious trees and other natural resources to a private, profit-driven company. We would ensure that these are managed in line with the best scientific knowledge available so that our environment can thrive, and be passed on in good shape to generations to come. We will also do all we can to ensure that Sheffield is at the forefront of national and international efforts to counter the undesirable effects of climate change. In particular, we will take active steps to reduce the council’s carbon emissions to zero, for example, by switching to use of electric vehicles for all transportation.