Thank you to all the candidates who completed the survey.
The puffin ratings below are based on their answers to the multiple choice questions we posed to them across three key issues, with four green puffins indicating the best answer down to 1 green puffin indicating the least environmentally friendly option. We did not factor the candidates' free form text answers (visible by clicking 'Read More' to get to their candidate page) into the ratings.
Candidates who did not engage with the survey received zero green puffins.
The States questions also contain informative environmental responses for some candidates:
Which statement best aligns to your views on the climate crisis?
We should take further steps to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions where it's practical and in Guernsey's interests to do so.
Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.
Being honest, its not something thats been on my agenda as a priority for my immediate concerns while I try to bring up our son, run my business and pay our mortgage. We are conscious of our own impact on the environment and do take more responsibility with how we live. We moved to reusable nappies for our son very early. This was something that always made me think how much we waste whenever id have to go to the tip. The amount of disposable nappies being dumped in a hole every day. We were almost about to buy an e cargo bike to reduce our car journeys at the beginning of this year but lock down stropped that and now cant really justify a £3500 spend on a bicycle. I do think we need to balance protecting whats left of our natural environment with the need for future housing and infrastructure needs to keep Guernsey a viable place to live and operate a business and keep its "countryness"...
Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?
I believe the States need to prioritise Guernsey's biodiversity, and should invest more funding in protecting it where possible.
Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.
I don't like to see us lose shoreline BUT there may have to be a massive compromise on losing some for Longue Houge south and a deep water berth. Maybe this should only be done with a compromise of a thorough relocation over a year of as much of the plants and animals living in the areas. Also conservation areas that have compulsory dogs on leads restrictions as opposed to just a voluntary request. We could also have a small area rotated each year restricted from shore gathering. These are just ideas and certain groups who I am included in both would probably resist quite strongly but its something I could live with as i'm not entitled enough to believe that my own personal wants outweigh the benefits to the environment. Its not what you want to hear, or myself but we will need creative thinking and compromises to move forward.
Transitioning to a greener economy could result in major, potentially unequal, social and economic impacts. Which statement best reflects your view of how these should be managed?
We can do more than just avoid unfairness - we can and should use climate action as an opportunity to build a better, fairer society, for example, through green job creation and progressive funding solutions.
Please let us know more about your perspective on climate equity and transitioning to a greener economy in your own words.
I know those who wanted to participate in the ebike subsidy couldnty because of the cost, even with the discount. If we were really worried about climate equity we would look at some more budget models for lower earners to buy. When its cheaper for someone to buy and run an old polluting car than an ebike, somethings wrong eh?
THE NEXT 4 YEARS
Where the environment is concerned, what outcomes do you think the States should achieve in the next four years, in your own words?
Children leaving junior school with a good appreciation of how to treat their home