young minds to make them more socially aware and conscious citizens of the future. It is time to make America conscious about our past. I also would like to implement that teachers teach the young men andRead more
Processed sugar typically is made using Bone Char. Oreo has stated that they do not know whether their sources come from Bone Char processed Sugar or Vegan/Ethically processed sugar. According to veggl.com, "Processed sugar is often made using bone char, from the bones of cattle, as a filter. This process bleaches the sugar to achieve the white color that most people think sugar is 'supposed' to be."
Oreo (Mondelez International, Inc) has consistently made statements that they don't know which suppliers of their sugar utilize Bone Char or not. Email from Mondelez International, Inc
Shouldn't organizations that supply our food know which processes and filtering systems are in the ingredients they use?
I know that Nabisco (Mondelez International, Inc) is capable of only using Vegan Friendly Sugar sources. There has been a lot of innovation in the Sugar Filtration industry! Here are some steps Sugar companies are taking to move away from Bone Char. Bone Char Alternatives
Nabisco (Mondelez International, Inc) could easily source sugar from these Vegan Friendly sources!
Sign this petition now to make Nabisco (Mondelez International, Inc) change their Sugar sources and adopt more Sustainable and Animal friendly practices! No more cows should die for Oreos! Read more
Health is wealth. In order to be healthy and strong, each of us should see to it that we should have a well balance diet and observe or do a healthy lifestyle for us to boost our immune system against any disease that may attack us. Eating the right kinds of foods, doing the proper health habits are some good examples and practical health habits that help start off towards healthy living. Read more
It is indisputable: climate change is real. Between melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, our world is already facing the consequences and it will only get worse if we do not take action to protect our home. Climate change causes natural disasters and increases the risk of contracting water and food borne illnesses. In order to deter global warming, we must make drastic changes, and that begins in our own community. Signing this petition sends the message that the environment is a priority and that Chicago needs to do its part to protect the earth. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that transportation produces, I propose reducing CTA fares to encourage more people to take public transportation and reduce the number of vehicles. I also suggest imposing a higher tax on gas to deter people from driving as much, and implementing more bike lanes and rental bike stands around the city. Transportation accounts for 28% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, so cutting down on transportation would have a major impact. Let's make the world sustainable for generations to come!Read more
Our right to have a say on what is built in our local areas is at risk. The Government is changing the rules on how decisions are made on roads, homes, power stations – anything that needs permission to be built.
We have started this petition to make the Government give us a right to have a say on the rules for making decisions on roads, homes, and renewable energy.
Silencing the people’s voice on what happens in their local communities would be disastrous for the places we all live and the unique viewpoints, culture and situations that are found across the whole of the United Kingdom. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill is an unprecedented attack on local democracy which would leave local people powerless as the Government could construct anything on “crown land” without ever consulting local people.
Right now, the “local plan”, created by local councils and in consultation with local residents, is the most important factor in decisions on what is built in a local area. For example, a developer might want to get permission for housing, but it’s going to be hard to get permission if its not in the “local plan”. Without the “local plan” being the most important factor, new coal fields, fracking sites, prisons, detention centres and housing developments that are strongly opposed by those living nearby, could get the green light from the Government in England, and override local plans.
We are Aide, Joshua, Rhianna and Theo, we’re from a student group for action on climate change in Lincolnshire. We are so worried about these changes because of the harm that this can cause to our environment and to our futures as the Government makes our voice even less important in our local area.
It is my future and the future of other people like me that is being decided now. 600,000 development decisions are made every year in England alone. We need as many people as possible to sign the petition to stop these changes to the law being made.Read more
Lincolnshire Climate Conscious StudentsLincoln, United Kingdom
Why do we have to choose our pets or the environment? Why can't we choose both?
As animal lovers and pet owners, people purchasing from Royal Canin choose to do so because of the good quality. However, there is a problem with the packaging Royal Canin uses. It goes straight to landfill. This is something a lot of pet owners have to face, whether it be for a dog, cat, or even a snake. The world around us shouldn't have to to be sacrificed when buying the best for our pets.
It would be fantastic if Royal Canin is able to offer recyclable cans for wet food. To add to this, compostable or paper bags for dry food would make a great change.
I recently adopted a 5-month-old kitten named Bluebell. He loves to curl up on my chest, play with old birthday balloons left hanging around and makes a precious 'mewl' whenever its time for food. When doing research, I found that Royal Canin was my preference for Bluebell. However, I was completely conflicted because I, like many others, strongly value the environment, and this brand wasn't doing great in terms of packaging. Why did I have to choose between the health of my animals and my love for the environment? I chose to feed Bluebell Royal Canin, but hope that sooner rather than later they step up and be responsible for the waste they produce.Whether you have pets, know someone who does, or just want to help the earth out a little, you can contribute to helping the pet industry lower their environmental impact.Read more
Meg BlenkironBallarat, Australia
Created Sep 24, 2020
Petition to Community Leaders, Educators, Corporate decision makers, Organzational Leaders
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines noise above 65 decibels (dB) as noise pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana has set permitted noise levels in residential areas at a maximum of 55 decibels during the day and 48 at night.Noise Pollution is a health concern. A 2011 WHO report indicates that exposure to prolonged or excessive noise causes a range of health problems, from stress, poor concentration, communication difficulties, fatigue from lack of sleep, to cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, tinnitus and hearing loss.Currently, residents of parts of Accra are enjoying peace and tranquillity, thanks to the ban on drumming and noise-making. The month-long ban on noise-making, which begun in Ga Mashie on May 10th, and ends on June 10th, 2021, precedes the celebration of the Homowo Festival by the Chiefs and people of Ga Mashie, and requires silence and tranquillity.The Accra Metropolitan Authority (A.M.A) has issued notice that over the duration of the ban noise levels should be at the the barest minimum.The ban is a welcome break from the cacophony of incessant noise pollution that engulfs our communities, our homes and our places of work, from morning till night, seven days a week, and should be upheld all year round. Our health and well-being is being damaged daily by the unbridled noise-making from road-side preachers plying the streets behind our homes and across our places of work; calls to worship from mosques; churches; drinking bars pounding unbelievable decibels of noise from their sound systems; fuel stations; social events – funerals, engagement ceremonies, and parties; sellers with loudspeakers mounted on their vehicles or trolleys; refuse or borla collectors playing a loud, irritating tune.A nation cannot develop amidst noise pollution, indiscipline and lack of consideration for others. Every citizen is entitled to peace and quiet all year round, in order to remain healthy, productive, reflect, recharge their batteries and recover from the stress of every day life. The next generation will not benefit from this unbridled display of indiscipline, inconsideration, and contempt for our laws.The bye-laws of most municipalities state that noise should not go beyond the confines of one's premises. In addition, section 296 (h) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) makes it an offence to beat or plays a drum, gong, tomtom or any other similar music instrument between eight o'clock in the night and six in the morning without a licence in writing from the minister or local authority. Section 287 (a) further states that “A person who without lawful authority or excuse, the proof of which lies on that person, carries on a noxious, an offensive or a noisy business ... so as to impair or endanger the health of the public inhabiting or using the neighbourhood of that place....commits a criminal offence”.Noise pollution causes Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), and can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress. Continuous exposure to noise pollution causes an increase in cholesterol levels and can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Studies have associated exposure to excessive noise with hypertension, neurosis and nervous breakdowns.To restore sanity, productivity, and for the citizenry to enjoy peace and tranquillity all year long, laws on noise abatement must be enforced all year round.
We wish to petition Parliament to:
1) Ban the use of loudspeakers in and around residential and mixed residential areas unless they are used in soundproofed buildings approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
2) Make it mandatory for Assemblies to have Noise Teams who can be called outside normal working hours to deal with noise pollution.
3) Make it mandatory for the Police to have training on Noise Pollution and relevant laws and bye-laws, including the Criminal Offences Act 1960, specifically Sections 72, 287 & 296 and Article 12 of the 1992 Constitution, so they understand that Noise Pollution is criminal offence which must be dealt with when Citizens make a complaint, and not dismissed as a matter for the Local Authority or the Environmental Protection Agency.4) Introduce on the spot fines to deal with Noise Pollution.5) Decline to re-zone Parks and Gardens Department HQ in Cantonments, Accra from Green Civic to exclusively Civic, as parks and green spaces are essential to our health and well-being.Read more
Awula SerwahCricklewood, United Kingdom
Created May 17, 2021
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