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 reach net zero carbon emissions as early as possible (and no later than 2040), and take this opportunity to transform Guernsey into a climate leader and innovator.
Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.
Something needs to be done now! Guernsey is a unique island. I was shocked to hear the lack of support from the current states on such important matters. Laws need to come into place to protect our flora, fauna, wildlife & marine life, now before its too late.
Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?
I believe urgent action is needed to save Guernsey's biodiversity, and the States should immediately invest more funding to protect it, introducing new legislation as appropriate.
Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.
With no laws of protection put in place we have already lost so much of guernsey's unique flora and fauna, habitats and Greenland. Education is needed and support as currently it is left to volunteers. Nature doesn't need us, but we need nature! Everybody can and should be doing their bit.
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.
We need localization first. — such as the intention to increase local renewable energy generation, decrease reliance on imported products and increase local food production, we are too reliant on outsourcing everything, we are an island with a growing heritage which needs to be revived. Growing industrial Hemp is a potential strategy for helping our island achieve multiple sustainability outcomes spanning environment, economy, health, wellbeing, and equity. It reduces Co2 20% more than trees, puts nutrients back into the soil and filters out metals, which in effect is beneficial to rotation crops! We have so much arable land in the Bailiwick, Hemp uses less water, doesn't need pesticides. It is so versatile it can be used for feed, food, sustainable materials, rope, building products that are mould resistant, fire resistant eco-friendly, paper, plastics. The list is endless
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?
By putting laws of protection in place and giving more support to these incredibly important issues. Involve the community with green projects.