Topic

climate

26 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to doctors, Hospitals, DOCTOR, physician , health system, Government, Schools, UNIVERSITIES, Youth, student, Parents, mothers, health ministry, media, Journalists

HELP BEAT AIR POLLUTION & IMPROVE PHILIPPINE AIR QUALITY & MONITORING STANDARDS

"Air Pollution Kills 120,000 Filipinos Every Year" We, the undersigned, acknowledging that lives of about seven million people around the world every year as reported by the World Health Organization are destroyed by poor air quality that causes diseases like stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory infections such as pneumonia; Recognizing that outdoor air pollution is linked to 4.2 million fatalities while indoor air pollution is claiming 3.8 million lives yearly; Considering that in the Philippines, about 120,000 die annually because of air pollution putting the country as second in the Asia-Pacific Region in terms of mortality rate due to household air pollution and third on outdoor air pollution; Cognizant that particulate matter with a diameter of between 2.5 and 10 micrometers (PM10), and particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) like sulfate and black carbon can penetrate deep into the lungs or cardiovascular system; Aware that our continued dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel for energy drives outdoor and indoor air pollution; Emphasizing that we, as health professionals and advocates of environmental and people’s health, are responsible to defend the public from air pollution-related health risks; Noting that we are in a position to lend our expertise to the Department of Health (DOH) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) , Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Energy (DOE), and other concerned government agencies on their initiatives to address air pollution in the country; HEREBY RESOLVE to advocate for clean air by supporting clean, renewable energy sources, encouraging policy and technology development that can prevent, remove and treat air pollutants from the environment and household levels, improving the current air quality and health monitoring systems, and promoting healthy lifestyles that can reduce carbon footprint; To urge the government in developing a roadmap with a direction of improving air quality towards a health-based standards in sync with WHO’s guidelines in order to protect people’s health while supporting the achievement of relevant sustainable development goals; and To actively engage with the DOH, DENR, DOTr, DOE and other government agencies on their various initiatives to address air pollution in the country. HEALTHY AIR NOW! PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH! LET FILIPINOS BREATHE CLEAN AIR! LET US BEAT AIR POLLUTION TOGETHER! To know more about this campaign, please send an email to info@no-harm.org or visit noharm-asia.org

Health Care Without Harm SE Asia
26 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, United Nations, United States Supreme Court, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Governors, U.S. Department of State

WE NEED TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE!!! US government please wake up and help!!!

Dear US government, At this point it is stupid that you can not realize the damage made to our planet. Stop thinking about the money and start realizing WE NEED TO SAVE OUR ONE AND ONLY PLANET!! You have put this off for too long and we are in deep trouble right now. The truth is the “we have 12 years to save the planet” isn’t exactly true. By 2030 we have to have cut down carbon emissions by 45% below they were in 2010, and by 2050 we shouldn’t emit anything at all, otherwise, we are doomed. Please don’t see this as saying 2030 is far away because  that is only 11 years to fix the horrific atrocities we have put this planet through. The reason I am contacting you, the US government,  it’s because you are a global superpower. If we take action to stop climate change  many, many countries will follow in our lead, and truthfully we are also a big part of the problem.  Please help us save our planet, it’s the only thing we have, and if we don’t, it’s the only war everyone on this planet will lose.  We don’t have enough time to move to Mars, there’s no point in trying to look for other planets we could live on outside of our solar system because we don’t have the technology to get there fast enough. We have to save what we have now!  Please if you are willing to just have a conversation with me. There are many, steps we can take to help this. And they don’t have to be big huge steps either. For example, California made a a law where most grocery stores, retail stores with a pharmacy, convenience stores, food marts, and liquor stores will no longer be able to provide single-use plastic carryout bags to their customers. Instead, these stores may provide a reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag to a customer at the point of sale at a charge of at least 10 cents. If a law like this got passed nation wide we could reduce so much waste created by plastic. There are so many more things we could do that aren’t even that big of a change that could help climate change, but we need to start now. There is no planet B. All we did is a discussion.   Please join me and signing this petition and getting it to the US government. I’m not asking for any form of money but only that you share it to his many people as you can to get the word out that we need to stop climate change!

Ruari Root
511 supporters