Create a policy to stop the use of destructive palm oil products by New York State
  • Petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Governor of New York State
Governor Andrew Cuomo
United States Senator from New York
Senator Charles Schumer

Create a policy to stop the use of destructive palm oil products by New York State

    1. Petition by

      Palm Oil Consumer Action

The government of the United Kingdom already has a policy on its use of palm oil and states :

"Palm oil production is often linked to deforestation and peatland drainage,mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia. This has major impacts on biodiversity, climate change and also land rights for local people."

The New York Comptroller has also acknowledged the problems with conventional palm as causing climate change and affecting global biodiversity.

Global warming is leading to rising sea levels and we are already seeing parts of Long Island being affected. Scientists have already projected that many coastal communities in New York state will have to move inland if we can't stop global warming.

It is time that New York state, which banned the sales of shark fins, to protect the ocean's biodiversity, speak up for the forests biodiversity and commit to using only sustainably produced palm oil!  

Please sign this petition and urge your friends to do it also. Aubree Jones who is leading this campaign for New York will make sure it gets delivered to Senator Schumer. 

 

 

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Indonesian villagers sue their government over climate change!

      The palm oil fires have affected their lives also and they're suing the government for negligence!

      http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0911-dparker-villagers-sue-indonesian-president.html?fbfnpgn

      Indonesian villagers sue president over climate change

      Eight Indonesian villagers have sued the country's president and a number of other high-level government officials over the impacts of climate change and environmental destruction in their province, reports Mongabay-Indonesia.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. UK Statement on Palm Oil

      Using sustainably produced palm oil - Sustaining and enhancing trees, forests and woodland - Policies - GOV.UK

      Palm oil is the world's most used vegetable oil, and global consumption is increasing. It is used in food, animal feed, soap and cosmetics, and to produce biodiesel. It can be produced at higher volumes per unit area of land than other vegetable oils.

    5. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Kelly Plessas ALBANY, NY
      • 16 days ago

      This is absolutely heart breaking. Please bring these horrific practices to an end.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 21 days ago

      “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs.' The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.”

      ― Michael Crichton, The Lost World

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    • Narciso Tosti SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • 3 months ago

      sign = assine

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    • Lois Sturm NEW YORK, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Environmental destruction affects everybody.

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    • Beth Conlon TUCKAHOE, NY
      • 5 months ago

      As a registered dietitian, I am one of the leading food and nutrition professionals in this country. We have a responsibility to not just ensure individuals are consuming nutrient-dense foods and diets appropriate for their medical conditions, but also foods that are sourced ethically and sustainably. It is time to reinvent the definition of "healthy food" to not just include nutrients, but also how each ingredient was sourced. The consumption of palm oil at the expense of our global climate, the rainforests, and the lives of thousands of species of animals is inexcusable.

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