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गौ माता: उत्तर प्रदेश में 'गौ माता' को 'राज्य माता' घोषित करें

Since the current condition as mother cows is worsening day-by-day, we, a small group who love mother cow, wanted to come forward and make government declare mother cow as "State Mother" (Rajya Mata). The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri Yogi Adityanatha ji, is a great lover of mother cows. So, Lok Parmarth Seva Samiti-Lucknow petitions Him to declare mother cow as "State Mother"(Rajya Mata) of Uttar Pradesh. Our group prays to all of you to please come forward and sign this petition in large number so that the worsening condition of mother cows can be revived and we can revive the Vedic culture with the help of mother cows.  Hindi Translation:   चूंकि मां की गायों की वर्तमान स्थिति दिन-दर-दिन खराब हो रही है, इसलिए, हम एक छोटा समूह जो मां गाय से प्यार करते हैं, आगे आना चाहते हैं और सरकार से मां गाय को "राज्य माता" (राज्य माता) घोषित करना करने के लिए प्रार्थना करते हैं। उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री, श्री योगी आदित्यनाथ जी, मां गायों के एक महान प्रेमी हैं। इसलिए, लोक परमार्थ सेवा समिति-लखनऊ ने उन्हें उत्तर प्रदेश के "राज्य मां" (राज्य माता) के रूप में घोषित करने की याचिका दी है। हमारा समूह आप सभी को आगे आने के लिए प्रार्थना करता है और इस याचिका पर बड़ी संख्या में हस्ताक्षर करने की मांग करता है ताकि गायों की खराब स्थिति को पुनर्जीवित किया जा सके और हम गाय माता की मदद से वैदिक संस्कृति को पुनर्जीवित कर सकें।

Jitendra Singh
2,060 supporters
Petitioning keiko , costa rica, oneoceandiving , missionblue , Cressi, greenropeita , projectbiodiversity , cremacr , finsattached , galapagosevolution , tortuguías , equipo tora carey, International Union for...


 The government of Costa Rica is folding under the pressure exerted by the powerful shark fin lobby, and may allow the exportation of over 5 tons of endangered hammerhead shark fins to Hong Kong, banned as of March 1st of 2015 after the species was listed under Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) in March of 2013.  The exportation of this stockpile would constitute a flagrant violation of Costa Rica’s Wildlife Conservation Law, Article 75 of which bans the exportation of products belonging to such listed species, unless they can be traced to artificial cultivation methods.   In a total disregard towards domestic legislation, Costa Rican authorities are setting their hopes on modifying the recommendation of Costa Rica’s Council of Scientific Authority Representatives known by its acronym as CRACCITES, issued in August of 2016, from supporting a continued ban on the exportation of hammerhead shark fins to an allowance under conditions that guarantee sustainability.  This would technically open the door to export the stockpile.  Furthermore, the authorities have gone through a considerable degree of work to modify the rules that govern CRACCITES by promulgating an executive decrees that basically results accommodating to the interests of the shark fin exporting industry.  To pull this off, the authorities must not only disregard domestic legislation, they also decided to ignore that CITES allows for countries to promulgate legislation even stronger than the convention’s regulations. Let´s tell President Luis Guillermo Solís to stop his adminstration’s actions to export the 5 ton stockpile of hammerhead shark fins, and to order the authorities to abide by Costa Rica’s Wildlife Conservation Law.  Otherwise, Costa Rica will make a mockery of CITES, by allowing the exportation of stockpiles to undermine the spirit of the convention, and will affect the country’s reputation as a conservation minded country.  The Costa Rican Center for Restoration of Endangered Marine Animals CREMA ( the Colorado based marine conservation organization Fins Attached ( and the Spain based non-profit Nakawe Project, working together as the #SharksAlive coalition, are determined to prevent this governmental action.  The allowance to export the stockpile lacks any technical justification whatsoever, it further threatens endangered hammerhead shark populations, and is motivated by nothing else than short term financial profit. Sign the petition and show the Costa Rican authorities your concern for these actions and let them hear that you will not allow them to violate our own domestic laws for financial gain. Hammerhead sharks are the country’s natural resource, they belong to all Costa Ricans.  We need them in our waters to guarantee functional ecosystems, so the ocean can provide the ecosystem services we need as a society, including food security.  They do not belong to the longline industry to exploit until extinction. Sharks Alive Campaign Coalition CREMA – Fins Attached - Nakawe Project     Dear Mr President,  Through this letter I would like to express my most sincere protest against the continues efforts of your government to disobey our international commitments to protect the hammerhead sharks. Almost 4 years ago (March 2013), Costa Rica proudly lead the global process to protect hammerhead sharks under the Appendix II of CITES. Unfortunately, your government has been and keeps making huge efforts to avoid this commitment and responsibility. Currently, important members of your government are trying hard to convince the Council of Authority Representatives CITES to allow the export of more than 5 tons of hammheard shark fins stockpiled since the ban export in March 2015. This export constitutes a major threat for the endangered hammerhead shark and a direct violation of the 75th Article  of the Wildlife Conservation Law, and a mock of CITES. I beg you to continue with your good practices to protect the hammerhead shark and strictly obey our National legislation and international commitments.

Nakawe Project
1,480 supporters
Petitioning McDonald's, Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mother Nature, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Exchange Disposable Plastic Utensils into Reusable Silverware in McDonald’s Philippines.

EXHALING THE CHANGE  According to, 8 million tonnes of single-use plastic are being dumped yearly. The UN estimates that every year, a third of all food produced is either discarded, by consumers or retailers, or spoiled due to poor handling. The disposable plastic utensils that are being used by the fast food chain, McDonald’s, are easily thrown afterwards without hesitation. These composition of this plastic normally takes 1000 years to decompose in landfills, which results to the interminable pollution in the environment.In our case, students from our school, Colegio San Agustin-Biñan is exposed to the McDonald’s branch located nearby in Southwoods, Biñan, Laguna. This stimulated more students to engage in using disposable plastics from our school. Thus, this became an alarming factor in our community because this accumulated more disposable plastic waste in the environment. WHY WE WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE?The McDonald’s fast food company have a goal in eliminating waste, although the resources being used are not maximized which results to not completely eliminating the waste.This further indicates that supplying paper bags, paper cups, and paper plate containers as alternatives for plastics, isn’t all-inclusive enough to eliminate the usage of single-use plastics.Our team would like to make a petition to promote the utilization of reusable silverware in McDonald’s to restrain from the usage of disposable plastic utensils. In this way, we can contribute in minimizing the non-biodegradable wastes that pollutes the environment.WHY IT MATTERS?Everyday, thousands of customers go to different McDonald’s branches. This signifies that thousands of disposable plastic utensils are also thrown away after being used by its customers. Up to this date, McDonald’s is way behind from the unceasing usage of disposable plastic utensils compared to leading fast food chains; Jollibee, KFC, Chowking, and Mang Inasal which implements the usage of reusable silverware in their respective branches. This becomes a huge obstacle in creating a sustainable environment with the state of McDonald’s usage of disposable plastic utensils.We need to act immediately to resolve this problem. Our team believes that this petition could create a mark in having clean, developed, non-biodegradable environment. By reducing the use of disposable plastic utensils, we may be able to lessen the use and production of plastic waste which aren’t easily recycled in the environment.HOW CAN THE CHANGE BE DONE?Disposable plastic utensils must be prohibited inside the fast food chain. These should be shifted into reusable silverware as an ecological alternative. Posters/signages showing relevant information about: 'How one can help the environment by switching to reusable silverware', must be produced and publicized among all McDonald’s branches. This aims to advocate awareness and promote compliance.Through refraining from the usage of disposable plastic utensils, we can be able to foster the conservation our environment. This petition will not only help us in our project, but also to help maintain the place we all live in. —————————————————————————————Thank you for taking the time to read our petition, it’ll really mean a lot if you support us by signing up! Exhale the change to inhale a better future.Sources:  

Eli Galez
190 supporters
Petitioning Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Mother Nature, United States Department of Health and Human Services

No to Plastic Straws! Yes to Stainless Steel Straws!

Using Stainless Steel Straws would be a great help to our Mother Earth. Most of the time, we are at a fast food. We order a drink and get a straw, sip through, and chuck our straw in the trash bin. I realize that there are a lot of plastic straws that have been thrown away. Everyday millions of straws are used and thrown out. Apparently, those plastic straws are also the reason why our place is polluted. If we continue to use these plastic straws, it would be harmful to the environment. As we all know, it takes a lot of time like 200 years to decompose or breakdown the plastic waste. It takes centuries and never biodegrades naturally. Over the years this excessive plastic has accumulated in our landfills and oceans, leading to the injury and death of numerous marine animals around the globe. Using of Stainless Steel Straws is environmentally friendly, it is reusable, easy to clean, and perfectly safe to use. It is better for our environment and better for the ocean. Environmentally friendly, why? According to Mother Earth Living, the manufacturing of plastic products releases a whole set of carcinogenic, home-disruptive and neurotoxic chemicals into the atmosphere. These products eventually find their way to our ecology through the air, water and land pollution. Using Metal Straws encourage us to reduce the use of plastic made products and recycle. If we use this, we can help our Mother Earth. This can lead to prevention of pollution here in our place. Refuse plastic straws. It is reusable, why? Stainless steel straws are reusable and can last for ages if you clean them properly. In addition, stainless steel does not leach chemicals and does not interact with the product you are consuming. On the other hand, plastic straws can only be used once and leech harmful chemicals. We can use it for several times because it is reusable. It will not break easily. Just like what we use at our home. Choose reusable over disposables. It is easy to clean, why? Rest assured, cleaning a stainless steel straw is as easy as it could be. Most metal straws are dishwasher safe so all you have to do is rinse the straw and toss it inside the dishwasher and you are good to go. Just like how we clean our utensils at home. Perfectly safe to use, why? Unlike plastic products, stainless steel straws are perfectly safe to use and BPA free. Plastic straws have been known to leech harmful chemicals into the bloodstream. Using Stainless Steel Straws or Metal Straws is handy. You can carry and use it anytime and anywhere. Use stainless steel straws, not only are they environmentally friendly but it will last longer than any other plastic straw. It is better if we use this kind of straws, we can prevent pollution and also it is good for our personal purposes. For me, it is hygienic if we have our own straws, rather than use plastic straws. It is very beneficial for us. I already see a lot of reviews using metal straws and it is great. Let us try to be a bit more environmentally friendly because we do have a bigger effect on this world than we think. Small action leads us to big, meaningful change.   

Ghabie Panganiban
110 supporters