Utrecht, city for everyone

GroenLinks (GreenLeft) is building a sustainable and socially responsible city where everyone can feel at home. We’re building a healthy city for young and old. A city for everyone, regardless of race, creed, colour, gender er sexual identity. A city that can include you even if you earn a little less or don’t have a job. We’re building a city that feels responsible for the generations to come, and does what it can to end climate change. GroenLinks wants to change The Netherlands. For years GroenLinks has played a major role in Utrecht’s politics and shown what this change looks like.

A Healthy Future

We’re the first generation to suffer the consequences of climate change and the last with the ability to halt it. GroenLinks is all in on a sustainable future. This means recycling and reuse of waste; better insulation of buildings and homes; and a focus on clean energy. This means solar panels and wind turbines in the polder and the transition from heating our homes with  natural gas to all electric. With your help we’ll continue building a healthy city by investing in bike lanes, bike parking garages and -bridges. Less polluting cars and more space for bikes, pedestrians and public transport. This how we change Utrecht into a healthy and sustainable city.

Sharing

GroenLinks want’s opportunities and prosperity to be shared equally. That’s why we stand up for people who can use a helping hand, that’s why we invest in combating poverty and problematic debts. We want Utrechters who need help to be approached from a position of trust. That means no mandatory volunteer work or financial penalties if you make a small mistake while on government assistance. It means working with people and looking for solutions together. This is how we change Utrecht into a city where everyone can participate.

Affordable housing

GroenLinks fights for everyone to be able to live in Utrecht. That means affordable housing for students looking for a room, but also for the senior who -with extra care- wants to continue to live in his or her own neighborhood. For the teacher who makes ever so slightly too much to live in a rent controlled home and for the family that has to live of of government assistance. It shouldn't be about big profits for developers and landlords, it’s about a safe and comfortable homes. If the city government doesn’t start regulating, rents will skyrocket. That’s why the cities housing market has to change. Housing isn’t a market, housing is a right.

Change starts in Utrecht. Vote GroenLinks on march 21st!