Petition to António Guterres, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May, Jagmeet Singh, Andrew Scheer
Canadian leaders: Act like we’re in a climate emergency
French | English The UN has just brought world leaders together in New York for a global climate summit that could bring humanity back from the brink of climate chaos. I’ve read the reports, and I think about what the future holds for me and my two children. The fires and floods that we are seeing today are just a preview of what’s to come if our politicians let us down. In the last few years, the Canadian government has started to take action for our climate, but it’s too little, and soon it will be too late. Our government has declared a climate emergency, but our politicians aren’t acting like it’s real. Will Canada do its part? This is the Canadian version of a global petition calling on world leaders to go #AllInForClimateAction at the UN summit. There are local petitions started by people in 70 countries, all delivered to the UN Secretary General. Sign this petition to add your name and show that Canadians want bold climate action to: Cut global warming in line with 1.5 degree threshold that scientists say will avert the worst damage Ensure that all climate plans include a just transition for workers, support for the communities hardest hit by climate change and reconciliation with First Nations people I’ve worked in energy efficiency for years. We have the technology, we just need our politicians to treat the climate emergency like it’s an urgent crisis, and bring us all together to build a cleaner, better world. I’ve lived in three provinces and wherever I go I meet Canadians who love our environment and want us to do our part to stop catastrophic climate change. Let’s show the world that it is possible to support policies and solutions that cut global warming and protect the most vulnerable. Check out the global movement page at change.org/allinforclimateaction
Petition to Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Marie-Claude Bibeau
End food waste in Canada!
French | English Every year, $31 billion of food ends up in a landfill in Canada alone. This isn't just stale bread and mouldy produce. This is good to eat food of all sorts. Produce, dairy, grain, protein, and everything outside of those. Yet, nearly one million Canadians rely on food banks each month, and about four million Canadians are "food insecure", of which 1.5 million are children. In 2015, the French government passed a law forbidding supermarkets from wasting and deliberately destroying food that can still be eaten. Instead, supermarkets have since been required to donate all unsold food products to charity such as food banks. A similar anti-food waste law can and should be implemented in Canada, nationwide. As it is, Quebec has a programme to recuperate unsold food from supermarkets, although it is not yet required for big surface stores to establish partnerships with organizations for redistribution. Having a programme on a federal scale that takes this program a step further is not inconceivable. It is doable, and it is already being done in communities worldwide. In addition to the people who would be positively affected, food waste contributes greatly to climate change. Reducing food waste would benefit our environment. This petition urges the Government of Canada through the Hon. Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture, to create a federal program to combat food waste. The program will: Bar supermarkets from intentionally destroying and wasting unsold, still edible food Require Canadian supermarkets to give unsold, still edible food to Canadian food banks Require Canadian supermarkets to give wrongfully packaged or damaged, still edible food to Canadian food banks The law passed in France began with a simple petition not much different from this, on this very website. That petition received over 200,000 signatures. Our goal is to obtain 100,000 and to gain national attention to this very real issue. With your support, we can make a difference, and we can show our government what matters to us. We need you. We need your voice. We need your support. Please sign and share this petition to bring change and to bring this law into Canada! Use the #WhyWasteFood and #FoodDeservesBetter when sharing or discussing this campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! -- Learn more: A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global Help the environment, reduce food waste
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, Rachel Notley, John horgan, Brian Pallister, Scott Moe, Wade MacLauchlan, Philippe Couillard, Bob McLeod, Paul Quassa, Sandy Silver
We want the Freedom to choose how we create energy for our homes.
Have you ever wondered why you pay what you pay for your electricity? Are you tired of rising energy costs? Have you ever thought I would love more choice in how I get my electricity? Are you frustrated with your Energy Utility provider? For far too long, we have been restricted and very limited on how we're able to acquire the energy we use in our homes. We have little to no choice. Work with one of the monopoly utility companies or work with another one of them. That sucks because that creates zero competition and unfair pricing structures. We want home owners to be able to choose how they produce their energy. Today we're able to actually produce energy from our own roof leveraging the great technologies of the solar industry. It is more efficient, more cost effective and once the system is paid off you now have access to free abundant energy for the lifespan of the system (which today is 40-50 years with a warranty on the system of 25 years). More energy hits the earths surface from the sun each hour than we require for a full year...crazy!We believe that now is the perfect time for home owners and citizens in Canada to unite around the better way of the future. We have the ability to make change by standing together. Join us and help us lead Canada to a future powered by Solar Energy.
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Ban plastic bottles in Canada
A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute - which breaks down to 20,000 plastic bottles a second - and that number will jump another 20% by 2021. Usually we consider power plants, chemicals manufacturers and industrial activities as the main culprit, but not ourselves going about our daily business. Plastic, however, is a source of pollution that has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. Its proliferation causes some plastic to end up in our oceans impacting marine creatures and even our own food. Currently, it is estimated that in the world’s oceans fish outnumber plastic particles by 5:1 (by weight) and that by 2050 plastic particles will outnumber fish. Sign to put an end to plastic bottles! Un million de bouteilles en plastique sont achetées dans le monde chaque minute, soit 20 000 bouteilles par seconde. Ce nombre augmentera encore de 20% d’ici 2021. Nous considérons généralement les centrales électriques, les fabricants de produits chimiques et les activités industrielles comme le principal responsable, mais pas nous-mêmes dans nos activités quotidiennes. Le plastique, cependant, est une source de pollution devenue omniprésente dans notre vie quotidienne. Sa prolifération fait que du plastique dans nos océans finit par avoir un impact sur les créatures marines et même sur notre propre nourriture. Actuellement, on estime que dans les océans du monde, les poissons sont plus nombreux que les particules de plastique de 5 à 1 et qu'en 2050, les particules de plastique seront plus nombreuses que les poissons. Signez pour mettre fin aux bouteilles en plastique! Sources:https://www.waterdocs.ca/water-talk/2018/4/7/facts-about-bottled-waterhttps://www.headstuff.org/topical/science/plastic-bottle-oceans/
Petition to Doug Ford, Ontario Government
Rescind the order to cancel the funding for Ontario's 50 Million Trees Program!
Get to know about the 50 Million Trees program by watching this video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=zFZBaj08kS0 For some FAQ about the 50 Million Trees Program, visit the Forests Ontario website here https://www.forestsontario.ca/blog/2019/05/15/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-50-million-tree-program/ Eliminating the 50 million trees program weakens Ontario’s ability to fight climate change and absorb the impact of extreme weather events. This move is yet another signal that the Ford government is getting out of the business of land stewardship, something past PC governments supported. The trees planted by this program offset emissions equivalent to taking 1.1 million cars off the road for an entire year, in addition to delivering $82 million annually in environmental benefits from flood prevention to pollination. These short-sighted cuts also disregard the 310 full time jobs provided by this program. It is reckless and short-sighted for this government to ignore the free services that nature provides, even as flood waters rage in Bracebridge and threaten parts of Muskoka. For a government that calls itself fiscally responsible, it sure seems willing to throw out the jobs, work, and savings of good environmental programs. The program must be re-funded and implemented on a scheduled basis. The order to withdraw funds for the program must be rescinded. We need trees, we need green cover for a sustainable future!
Petition to Justin Trudeau, HEALTH CANADA, Auditor General of Canada, Joyce Murray – Vancouver Quadra, Dr. Hedy Fry – Vancouver Centre
5G= intense RF radiation. Demand a 5G moratorium in Canada until Govt can prove it's safe.
The rollout of 5G will adversely affect every family’s: health, security, privacy, & property values. We demand a moratorium on 5G until conflict-free research shows us it's safe.5G microwave microwave radiation is exponentially more intense than what we have now and require small cells installed every 150ft. There will be no escaping 5G’s 24/7 radiation. And this will be in addition to the wireless radiation that we are already exposed to with cell towers, cell phones, tablets, video games, Wi-Fi, baby monitors, smart meters from our homes and that of our neighbours’ wireless signals reaching us. We cannot just sit back and accept industry and government assurances (like they did with big tobacco, oxycodone, asbestos, mercury...) that there will be no harm when scientists are warning us otherwise. Thousands of conflict-free scientists all over the world are speaking out on the dangers of 5G https://www.emfscientist.org and calling for our extremely outdated Radio Frequency (RF) safety limits to be updated. **Please watch the video below**“Ontario Doctors Warn of Rising Health Care Costs after 5G Roll Out” https://youtu.be/S16QI6-w9I8 07:39 minute mark Dr. Magda Havas PhD states: Levels of microwaves radiation today are trillions of times higher than they were 50 years ago.The scientific debate about the health effects of microwave radiation is over. Microwave radiation, at levels to which we are currently exposed, adversely affects human health. Of that there is no longer any doubt. The current debate is, “can we afford the health care costs that are likely to follow the roll out of 5G?” Recent peer-reviewed, independent studies have confirmed that chronic low-level exposure to wireless radiation that we are already exposed to can cause serious health problems including: • anxiety • memory loss • headaches • irritability • insomnia • itchiness • dizziness • poor concentration • nausea • digestive issues • fatigue • mood disorders ie. depression • heart palpitations As well as chronic diseases such as: • Cancer • Alzheimers • Heart Problems • DiabetesFrank Clegg (former CEO of Microsoft Canada) is also warning of the dangers of 5G. Please check out his website “Canadians for Safe Technology” http://c4st.org to learn more about 5G, wireless radiation and what you can do to mitigate your exposure. Kids are especially vulnerable to the effects of wireless radiation as their skulls are thinner and their SAR (specific absorption rate) of radiation is much higher. Side note: please turn your WiFi off at night to reduce your & kids' radiation exposure. Peer reviewed scientific evidence that wireless radiation is harmful here. Feel free to copy this post, edit it and send it to your reps. Wireless activism toolkits can be found online ex.http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/signs/ Please contact the media to request that they run news stories to educate the public on our outdated RF safety limits and the dangers of 5G. Huawei is not the only 5G issue! Please share this petition wherever you can.5G is not a foregone conclusion. The time to ask our legislators for NOW. Please take a moment to send a letter or email to your government reps. & legislators to demand a moratorium on the 5G rollout until conflict-free research can prove that 5G is safe. Government contact info can be found here: http://bit.ly/CndGovContacts Thank you!
Petition to Bonnie Crombie, Justin Trudeau
Daisy's City Wide Community Garbage Clean Up in Mississauga, ON
Hello, my name is Serena Sutherland, I am a resident of Mississauga where I was born and raised. I am an entrepreneur who is passionate about the sustainability of earth as well as creating solutions to polluting problems such as, gas, one use plastics, paper, mass produced dyes for clothing, material for clothing and the list goes on. I have decided to create a day in the summer of 2020 where the whole city will come together to clean up garbage around Mississauga. The event will be in the heart of the city, celebration square with activities, food, music and prizes all catered around climate change and how it is effecting us. This event is for us, and by starting in our home city we will be able to start a chain reaction for other surrounding cities to follow us and soon influence the rest of Canada to do the same. We cannot stand around waiting for someone else to save the day, we start here, we start now, we can start small but we are creating a better future for all. In other words it will only take one city to begin the change! Climate change is killing our home, living arrangements for us and animals, creating undrinkable water, unbreathable air and food quality worldwide. It may have not impacted us yet but why should that matter, why would we wait? Not only for us but also for animals, insects, birds, fish, marine animals and ecosystems we must live in harmony with nature. If we are kind to nature, nature will be kind to us. It is effecting every living thing on earth and it is our fault. This event will need funding but the proceeds will all go to making this event possible and a percentage will go to charity, to plant trees and to help combat climate change world wide. We all need to start taking personal responsibility for our actions, we all share the same home and we are responsible for the damage we have released upon it due to selfish decisions. I am one person who stands with the trees, whom refuses to wait until it is too late. This is my home... this is our home, so please tell everyone you know, they don't have to be from Mississauga, encourage them to come out and make this the beginning of change! Sign this petition to show them that we mean business when it comes to saving our home and confirm your participation in Mississauga's first city wide clean up!
Petition to Steve Berman, Brian Saunderson
Letter Of Support For The Declaration Of A Climate Crisis
We the undersigned support the motion before Collingwood Town Council at the upcoming October 16th meeting to declare a climate crisis. The acknowledgement of a genuine crisis on the part of the municipality demonstrates environmental leadership at a time when leadership is desperately needed. It is our sincere hope that this motion is adopted by the town, creating the necessary sense of urgency to enact policies that support our climate and ecosystem. The severity and inevitability of global heating will be acknowledged by incorporating climate risk and mitigation into all areas of local planning and decision-making.