Petition to Ikea, Timber Industry
The Earth is our responsibility, stop deforestation before it's too late
How many of us are actually aware of what is happening to our Earth? The Earth is currently going through global warming. You must be thinking, how serious can global warming be? The temperature of the Earth rises every year. There are many factors that causes global warming. But today, we are going to look into one of the factors, deforestation. 200 000 acres of forest are cleared each day. That is 139 acres each minute. Assuming there are around 400 trees per acre, making 55600 trees being destroyed every minute. At this rate, we are going to lost all the trees in the world in a century's time, or maybe lesser than that. How are we going to explain to the future generations? Without the trees, our oxygen would be heavily affected as trees are our main source of oxygen. Furthermore, without trees, the carbon dioxide level in our atmosphere would increase. This would cause more heat to be trapped in the earths atmosphere which would lead to global warming.Cutting down rainforests to create land for plantations or logging affects the lives of indigenous people, which is the social impact of deforestation. Besides losing their homes, indigenous people are forced to adapt to a new way of living.The loss of tropical rainforests means they have to find other ways to survive. This displacement from their homes also often causes indigenous tribes to disperse and cultures to disappear. The ranforest is home to half the living species and 1 quarter of medicine. Here are some other impacts of deforestation: 1. Economic Impact - depletion of natural resources. A natural resource is anything for the natural environment that people can use to satisfy their needs such as food, shelter, clothing, air and water. Tropical rainforests provide this natural resources. Rapid deforestation often destroys the rainforest faster than it can replenish itself. As a result, many natural resources provided by rainforests are being depleted. 2. Environmental Impact - loss of biodiversity, loss of water catchment areas, increased risk of flooding, soil erosion and sedimentation and enhanced greenhouse effect. The enhanced greenhouse effect affects people and the environment. For example, increased temperatures can caused ice caps to melt! This can result in a rise in sea levels and flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Simply adding your voice to a petition can be a powerful statement and is absolutely worth doing! Please share this petition with your friends. The Earth is our responsibility, save the Earth before it's too late!!! #stopdeforestation2018
Petition to UN Secretary General - António Guterres
Accept the Trash Isles as an official country & help protect our oceans
English / Deutsch As you read this, obscene amounts of plastic are making their way into the oceans – in total eight million tonnes a year or a rubbish truck full of plastic every minute. There is now so much of it, an area the size of France has formed in the Pacific Ocean. With no one paying attention to this catastrophe LADbible, alongside the Plastic Oceans Foundation, is taking this country sized trash patch and turning it into the world’s 196th country – named the Trash Isles. We have submitted a Declaration of Independence to the United Nations, but need your help. To be specific we need you to ‘become a citizen’, to pressure the United Nations into approving our application and recognising the Trash Isles. If we become a country and a member of the UN, we are protected by the UN’s Environmental Charters, which state.... “All members shall co-operate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the earth’s ecosystem” Which in a nutshell means that by becoming a country, other countries are obliged to clean us up.So, come on fellow Trash Isles countrymen let’s put down the plastic, get off our arses and pull together to ensure the world’s first country made of Trash, is its last. *** What the founding citizens of Trash Isles say ***Sarah Roberts, who has campaigned about plastic pollution at education institutes up and down the UK – and an important Trash Isles ambassador, says: “This indestructible material upsets every level of the food chain. If our oceans can’t function properly, they won’t be able to support fish stocks, absorb carbon to protect us against global warming or generally do any of the things that our lives are dependent on.” Tim Nunn, an ex-surfer photographer who’s dedicated to documenting plastic pollution around the world and another Trash Isles ambassador says: "We're now finding dead whales washing up in Norway and The North Sea with stomachs full of plastic bags. It's no longer an isolated problem. Wherever I go, from the most populated coastlines on Earth to the remotest Arctic beaches, we find plastic. If we don't all act now, then we face an ocean devoid of life in the near future." So join Sarah & Tim to become a Trash Isles citizen and make the pledge to cut down the amount of plastic you consume (from using a refillable bottle for water to bringing own own carrier bags when we go shopping) and to make as much noise as necessary until people start to listen; to our bosses at work, to our local politicians, to our world governments.
Petition to United Nations
We Are Going To Die
Because of human kind, the world is suffering. We have only been here on this planet for 600,000 years, yet we are the ones who has done the most damage to Earth. We are the cause of various catastrophes all over the world. Look around you, and you'll see the effects of everything we have ever done. Overpopulation is affecting Global Warming. There are too many people, which means that there should be more houses or infrastructures to sustain the needs of the people. Therefore, cities grow more and pollution increases, more trees in the forests are cut, and there will be more trashes in landfills or dumps. Due to having many children, some parents do not have the funds to send them to school. This is why many are not educated. When a person is not educated, he is more likely to be unaware to the effects of what he is doing, thus increasing the number of ignorant people. In the Philippines, there is a saying which translates as: "The garbage you throw improperly will come back to you". It is true. It comes back to you by flooding, landslides, and other disasters. Think about our future, think of what would happen if we do not change. Think of the children, think of the long-lasting effects of what you do. You do not have to be a politician or a celebrity, you do not have to be rich, you do not have to do big things to help change the world for the better. I am just a student, and you might just be a citizen of some country, but small things matter. You can recycle your things, throw your trashes properly, plant in your yard, spread what is happening, or be a good role model to others. If we start to change how we live, there is a greater chance that our children, and their children after them, will have access to what we have right now. We will never know if some animals living in the forests will be extinct or if there will be no more forests left for them to see. We will never know if there will be clean air or if there will be clean water left to them. Small things matter. We should act now before it is too late. The ice caps are melting, bodies of water are drying, and forests are burning. When will you open your eyes? When someone important to you dies because of a disaster? The GHGs in the atmosphere are rapidly increasing, this means that Global Warning will intensify. Would you still stand idly by and watch?
Petition to PUBLIC PLACES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Ban Smoking on Public Places and Be Brighter Put Down The Lighter !!!
As more cities consider ban on smoking in public places,Osmeña Blvd. Cebu City, as one of the heavier tobacco-using , will undoubtedly continue to debate the pros and cons of this issue with considerable . As a health and physical educator, I feel the need to weigh in on this topic. As you might expect, I support smoking bans with few reservations. Here are four reasons why. Secondhand smoke has serious negative health consequences. I personally don’t care what you do to your own body, although the educator in me would advise you to quit for your own good. I do care that your behavior affects the health of others. We need to stop, and it should stop here. Smoking is proven time and time again that it reduces life satisfaction, economic output and life expectancy. We have a cure to prevent 30% of all cancers and 90% of the most deadly form. It is eliminating smoking. Public Places, Private/Public School produces global leaders, innovators, and has an enormous impact on the world. A recent survey of Private/Public student put out by the Anti-Cancer Society shows that about 1 out of every 4 students currently smoke. It is time to change that. We need a ban of smoking across Public Places insider and outsider. We need to greatly increase smoking cessation programs on campus. We need to take a leading role, and stop cancer in its tracks. Strong leadership with the World Health Organization Help us Councils across the country with Tommy Osmeña (including President Rodrigo Duterte) are signing up to the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control. This declaration states the high priority given to tackling tobacco by these authorities and outlines steps to be taken to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco, including protecting public policy from the influence of the tobacco industry. Local authorities are well-placed to lobby national government to enact tobacco control legislation. Local authorities have the best opportunity to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking in their boroughs. Protecting children from the harmful effects of tobacco and helping smokers to stop is probably the best gift any local authority can give to its residents for 2018. By signing this petition you are supporting a healthier future for all. You are asking Public Places and Private/Public School in the Philippines to strengthen their “Smoke Free Policy” to ban smoking from insider and outsider of the campus and to increase their efforts with smoking cessation. “With an estimated 10 Filipinos teenager/adult dying every hour due to diseases from tobacco products, it is wise never to start the addictive habit of smoking,” So once again ! be brighter put down the lighter ! and don't smoke in the public grounds and also much better if you don't try to use tobacco products. You must to support and sign up our petition so that we would make a better change to our school in public places this would be the pollution that we face right now! Adults/Students and also Senior Citizen smell the dead air when they go out to school in some adults and teenager start smoking outside of the campus using vape,cigarettes,tobacco! All we want is change to our school and public places policy!
Petition to Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business - RT. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, The Speaker of Parliament of Uganda - RT. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Uganda Minister of Water and Environment - Hon. Cheptoris Sam
Enact a Fair and Equitable Climate Change Law for Uganda
As you are aware, Uganda has already witnessed some of the negative effects of climate change, and many more are expected to impact the country. The major manifestations of climate change in Uganda include: severe water shortages; increased incidents of drought; reduced crop production especially the value of the Arabica and Robusta coffee crop which could fall by half by 2050 due to the contraction of the area that can support its production – with the cost of the associated losses from the fall in production estimated at US$ 1, 235 million; reduced potential for hydropower development due to a reduction in rainfall and water availability – with the decline estimated at 26% by 2050; and damage to the country’s physical infrastructure due to extreme weather events, with losses estimated at 0.1–0.4% of Uganda’s GDP in 2050 (Ministry of Water and Environment, 2017). The impact of climate change on Uganda is also manifested by the declining surface area of the Rwenzori ice caps which has reduced by 49 percent between 1987 and 2003, and is projected to disappear within the next two decades. Thus, adaptation and mitigation action is required in all major sectors of the economy including: agriculture; energy; health; transport and physical infrastructure; and water. A proposed National Climate Change law (now a bill) is expected to accelerate Uganda’s efforts to undertake adaptation and mitigation action across all the key sectors of the Ugandan economy. Since the draft National Climate Change Bill, 2017 came out at the end of July 2017 for public review, the Climate Change Department in collaboration with different stakeholders have held several meetings involving Government Departments and Agencies; Civil Society Organizations; Private sector; Members of Parliament through the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change, among others. According to Mr Chebet Maikut - Commissioner of the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment, 'The proposed climate change law is deemed crucial in filling up the existing gaps in sectoral laws enacted by Parliament of Uganda'. Equally, CSOs are optimistic that the proposed law will create a clear regulatory framework where all the actors in Uganda are obliged to collectively and individually take up climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. In advancing the concerns already expressed by civil society on this draft climate change bill, we would like to petition you and other relevant law makers - that when this important Bill comes before the floor of Parliament of Uganda, the following specific glaring equitable and fairness related gaps must be addressed: Under the proposed National Climate Change Advisory Committee, wider representation is needed to include in the membership of the committee, a representative of the youth, a representative of cultural and traditional institutions. Therefore membership of the committee should be increased to include: Representative from National Youth council, Ministry of Education and Sports and Ministry of Gender Labour & Social Development. The draft Bill requires the Climate Change Department to prepare an annual report on climate change for consideration by Cabinet and Parliament and provides the major contents for that report. It is important that among the contents, there should be a specific section detailing special measures and initiatives carried out to make the most vulnerable communities and persons resilient to effects of climate change it is proposed that Uganda’s CC law should establish an annual multi-stakeholder climate change platform at both the national and district local governments for mutual accountability between duty bearers and the general public. These forums would also be very important in terms of promoting public participation in decision-making and access to climate change information. However, an elaboration of this should be done as much as possible to uphold this important step towards promoting sustainable development in Uganda (for example, a schedule on composition of the multi-stakeholder forum). The draft Bill is weak with respect to the question of public participation in climate change decision-making. To be progressive, Uganda’s climate change law should make it possible for the public to challenge decisions taken where there has not been meaningful participation. Similarly in relation to the Right to petition court in defense of climate change adaptation and mitigation, Uganda’s climate change law should provide for the right of any person to apply to court where a person or entity has acted in a manner that has or is likely to adversely affect efforts towards mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change. A failure to address the above gaps will imply Business as Usual where citizens, communities, groups, private sector and legislators will NOT be in position to among others: promote robust measures to enhance public participation and accountability; impose the much needed duty on local governments to mainstream climate change in their policies, plans and budgets; require all the key sectors of Uganda's economy to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation plans through mobilization of the requisite resources.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull - Switch to Renewables and Save Our Reef!
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is relying on other countries to do the hard work to cut carbon pollution and save our beautiful Great Barrier Reef from the sinister threat of climate change. Please sign the petition and tell the PM to step up, show leadership on global warming and rapidly switch to renewables - in order to save our beautiful Great Barrier Reef and all the animals that rely on it.
Petition to Government
Stop spraying our skies.
Geoengineering Patents: The 1st Geoengineering patent registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office0462795 – July 16, 1891 – Method Of Producing Rain-Fall http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/links-to-geoengineering-patents/ What is being done now after more than 120 years of research into weather modification is unimaginable for most people. This should not be allowed to continue. Geoengineering is real & is happening in plain view, most people I see these days are looking down at their mobile device. Take the time to watch, learn & spread the word. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TscKwcgCjL0
Petition to Simon Fraser University
Save SFPIRG! Provide leased space at SFU!
The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre at Simon Fraser University (SFU) dedicated to engaging students and community in social and environmental justice. All students at SFU, both undergraduate and graduate, are members of SFPIRG – and have been since 1981! Areas of work include education, action, research, and community-building. SFPIRG brings together a diverse range of people and our work is all centred on a shared set of values. Ultimately, a thread that runs through all our work is advocating for a more just and inclusive world; one which prioritizes everyone’s wellness, access, and participation. SFPIRG currently subleases office and lounge space in the Rotunda from the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). The SFSS is currently building a new Student Union Building (SUB), and will be relinquishing its lease on the Rotunda once the SUB is completed. This means SFPIRG will need a new home on campus to keep engaging students and community in social and environmental justice! SFPIRG serves approximately 30,000 students at SFU, including undergraduate and graduate students. Our current lease is for approximately 1,400 square feet in the Rotunda. To continue our current programs, SFPIRG needs: Space that is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. The Undergrounds, which SFSS has mentioned but has not formally offered, will require extensive renovation to meet this need. We currently collaborate on events and programs with the other independent student societies on campus. The allocation of space to SFPIRG cannot mean that our fellow organizations will be rendered homeless. To continue our existing programs and services, we will require space that is functionally equivalent to our current office and lounge space. If organizational space can be arranged to work for several work study students, a volunteer Board of Directors, various volunteer teams, three permanent staff, and all those students who come to our organization seeking support and a place where they feel safe, we are prepared to accept space no smaller than 820 square feet – the size of the smaller organizational suites in the SUB. Who has the power to meet these needs and house SFPIRG? SFU can decide to lease to SFPIRG directly, in the Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) office space that the SFSS will be vacating when they move into the SUB. The SFSS can decide to lease the "organizational suites" in the SUB to the independent student societies on campus, including SFPIRG, Embark, CJSF, and The Peak. Either of these options would meet both SFPIRG's space needs AND the needs of SFU students! If SFPIRG loses its space and is forced to relocate elsewhere, the SFU community risks losing one of the few hubs where students can come together to engage with social justice issues and explore alternatives to the status quo, as learners and also as leaders. SFPIRG is a place where students who are facing social barriers here at SFU can find emotional and practical support that is grounded in an awareness that social injustice is a real thing. We regularly hear from students that SFPIRG is one of the only places on campus they feel safe talking about their experiences of injustice. Students need more than simply space – they need a wide array of programming and support. SFPIRG is one organization meeting part of that need. We call on SFU and the SFSS to do the right thing, and lease appropriate campus space to SFPIRG! Support student leadership! Support student engagement! Support social justice at SFU! What do current and former SFU students have to say about SFPIRG? "I regularly apply the skills I gained from SFPIRG to my life, studies, and grassroots community organizing efforts, leading to employment as a women's centre coordinator. SFPIRG's active commitments to disrupting all systems of oppression, supporting resistance struggles, and uplifting systemically marginalized voices on their own terms resonate with me, and having such safer, accessible space on campus has been integral to my growth and wellbeing as a student." - Maisaloon Al-Ashkar, BA in First Nations Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies "There are so few resources on campus for students and faculty alike to so easily draw on for support in the difficult work of unlearning our privilege, identifying the intersections of oppression and power that we are all entangled in, and growing in our capacity to do our work in ways that foster inclusion, respect, and welcome. SFPIRG offers the support to do this, and so much more." - Scott Neufeld, BA, MA, PhD Student in Psychology, Vanier Scholar "It is more essential than ever to protect spaces like SFPIRG, true hubs for empowering engaged, critically thinking leaders. And this is precisely what we need most in order for a just world to blossom - dedicated leaders, with space and time and room to grow with and into and beyond themselves. SFPIRG nurtured me to be the leader I am today." - Aleks Besan, BA in International Studies, 2014 Valedictorian of Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences "The layered benefits of a community space are many: the lifelong friendships forged through balanced discussions; a place of refuge between busy classes and the demands of life; a work environment for students to get hands-on experience; a research hub where students and community can reach symbiosis. At every point of interaction with the SFU community, SFPIRG has lasting positive change and provides an essential bridge between students and their communities." - Isaac Louie, BA in Psychology, BEd. w/ minor in Environmental Education "If we want to believe that the university produces ethical and responsible persons, we need to also believe in the on-campus communities, like SFPIRG, that make that possible. Academic spaces need to be in collaboration with social-justice-centric organizations that present different, creative, and alternative approaches to making a better world, and to surviving in one that is not there yet." - Tavleen Purewal, BA in English and French "An engaged university facilitates student access to organizations that provide opportunities to wrestle with the social and environmental issues of our time. It is in SFU’s best interest to ensure that SFPIRG continues to exist, as it contributes to SFU’s overall ecology of engagement on campus, while providing students grounded opportunities for professional and personal growth. I cannot imagine an engaged SFU without SFPIRG." - Alyssa Serpa, BEnv. in Human Geography, Minor in Music