Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Tell Congress: Help Save Vanishing Species
The Multinational Species Conservation Funds, run by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, play an important role in helping to protect the planet’s remaining populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes and marine turtles. To help boost these funds, Congress created the Save Vanishing Species Semipostal Stamp – commonly referred to as the “Tiger Stamp” - which lets consumers support these wildlife conservation programs every time they send a letter. Since the Tiger Stamp went on sale in 2011, more than 35 million have been sold, raising over $3.7 million for international conservation at no cost to US taxpayers. This great program will expire later this year unless Congress acts to renew it. Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Multinational Species Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act.
Petition to Gary E. Knell, Michael Tribble, Susan Goldberg
National Geographic: Stop Wrapping Your Magazines in Single Use Plastic Bags
For many years I have enjoyed reading National Geographic. Thanks to you, I've been able to learn how plastic waste is destroying our planet's ocean ecosystems and the importance of decreasing unnecessary, non-reusable packaging. Articles in your magazine make it clear that pollution is having serious, negative effects on our climate and our planet's ecosystems. So when I received your magazine subscription as a gift, I was shocked to find it delivered in a non-recycleable, single-use plastic bag. What was even more upsetting is it appeared the main purpose of the bag was to protect advertisements to subscribe to the magazine (which I was already subscribed to). The National Geographic Society and the National Geographic magazine stand for global, environmentally-conscious ideas. Your mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Part of your agenda is preserving wildlife and the ecosystem in the best way possible, and this is also expressed throughout your magazine. Your magazine is filled with tales of warning about the negative effects of plastic waste in our environment. In fact, National Geographic is a front runner in speaking about climate issues as well as ways to move forward in these uncertain times. According to your magazine there are more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash floating around in the ocean. In addition to that, at least 8 million more tons are dumped in our oceans every year. National Geographic has also stated that Americans create approximately 4.6 lbs of trash per person PER DAY. How can we stop this when even you can't change your ways. Despite all this, you continue to deliver the National Geographic magazine to subscribers packaged in a single-use plastic bag. This practice reflects badly on The National Geographic Society’s morale and goes against your own anti-pollution campaigns. When I read your magazine I want to know that I am not actively contributing to plastic waste on our planet. Right now, I don't feel that way at all. I urge you to stop this practice and abandon the plastic packaging. Please use more sustainable practices to incorporate your advertisements if you find them necessary. Be the example you try to set with your magazine and tv channel. Pioneer the change you champion for. Or at the very least find a 100% renewable resource to house your magazine if you find it absolutely requires a cover. Plenty of other magazines are able to deliver through mail without any plastic covering-- despite being filled with ads. Every time I receive my magazine all I can think about where my plastic cover will go after this. If it's doomed to wash up on a beach... or get swallowed by an animal and lead to its demise. It's time to practice what you preach. Sharing the knowledge isn't enough. Set the example and your subscribers will follow. Your magazine has taught me that WE have to set an example for our world. The change starts with you. Stand up for science. Stand up for climate change.
Petition to Commissioner Frank Carollo, Commissioner Ken Russell, Commissioner Willy Gort, Commissioner Francis Suarez, Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Mayor Tomas P. Regalado, Daniel J. Alfonso, Victoria Méndez, Nathan Kurland, Rafael Duharte, Jose Gell, Marlene Avalo
Save Bayfront Park - Stop Ultra and Rolling Loud!
Bayfront Park is for the enjoyment of residents, not a cash cow for the city! We, the residents of Downtown Miami and its neighboring communities deserve to have daily access to Bayfront Park - our neighborhood park. Instead, since the beginning of 2017, Bayfront Park has been closed to the public or in a state of disrepair for over 100 days because of mega-concerts like Ultra and Rolling Loud. In recent years, the Bayfront Park Management Trust booked an increasing number of these events in the park. Marked by lengthy set-up and tear-down periods, these events have become larger and much more disruptive to our residential community. In addition to destroying the park's environmental elements, including trees, turf and landscaping, these events regularly force thousands of Downtown residents to flee the area to avoid the unbearable noise, traffic, and alcohol/drug-related violence present at and around these events. Ultra's contract is up for renewal. Rolling Loud's producers announced their intent to return to Bayfront Park next year. Tell the City of Miami, the Bayfront Park Board members and its Chairman, Commissioner Carollo: No More! The park is for the enjoyment of residents, not a cash cow for the city! SAVE BAYFRONT PARK - STOP ULTRA, ROLLING LOUD AND ALL FUTURE MEGA SIZED CONCERTS!
Petition to Secretary Zinke
Tell Trump: Don't threaten our national parks and monuments!
President Trump signed an executive order attempting to eliminate or shrink national parks and monuments that have been protected by our presidents in recent decades. This is an attack on parks and our shared American history and heritage. The Department of the Interior is accepting public comments about the review until July 10, 2017. Sign the petition and tell Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to protect our parks.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Christy Clark, Honourable Todd Stone, Mayor Jack Froese, Honourable Rich Coleman, MP Honourable Mark Warawa, Premier Christy Clark, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, MP Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Honourable Claire Trevena, Honourable John Aldag, Patrina Arnason, David Davis, Charlie Fox, Bob Long, Angie Quaale, Kim Richter, Michelle Sparrow, Blair Whitmarsh
Stop the 216th interchange project until a Walnut Grove transportation plan is approved.
Keep Walnut Grove a peaceful place to live, please sign this petition to have the MOT and TOL engage our community with a transportation plan that manages the traffic on 216th St. from Hwy 1 to 96 Ave. within Walnut Grove. The BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and the Township of Langley (TOL) are planning a 4 lane interchange at HWY1 and 216th St with full on and off ramp capabilities. The new interchange is to support growth on the south side of Highway 1 in a new subdivision called Williams, currently in the planning stage with TOL. This highway interchange will drive unwanted semi truck and excessive car traffic into the pristine North Langley residential community of Walnut Grove. In Walnut Grove, 216th Street is lined with single family residential homes, two elementary schools, bike paths, and crosswalks. Our young children should be kept safe from the planned 4 lanes of traffic. The excessive traffic will increase the hazards of walking and biking in the quiet residential Walnut Grove neighbourhood, as well as on 216th St, and will restrict popular cycling paths in Forest Hills. We expect a significant increase in noise pollution, air pollution, and a negative impact on our property values. The need to improve infrastructure in Langley is important, but it needs to be done with the best interests of each community affected. The TOL is doing a great job of engaging the public in the Williams planning exercise. However, the TOL has not developed a transportation plan from Hwy 1 to 96th Ave. An unapproved plan for 4 lanes, without noise abatement, from Hwy 1 to Telegraph Trail and a 4 way light at Telegraph Trail will be presented to TOL for budget approval, but no planning or consultation has occurred beyond this, particularly with the 2 elementary schools and residents in North Langley who are directly impacted by the overpass from HWY 1 to 96 Ave. The Walnut Grove Community has alternative recommendations to decrease the negative impact on our neighbourhood: Clearly show why Glover Road is not a feasible, or superior option for an Interchange instead of 216th Street. An existing plan to extend Labonte Ave to 216th St. will service Williams and this interchange will better service TWU, Fort Langley and Langley City. Decrease the planned 216th Street overpass to two lanes and guarantee this route north of HWY1 will not be a commercial truck route. Limit access to 216th St., North of Hwy 1. (Hwy 1 on and off ramps to service south of Hwy 1 only.). The TOL shall initiate a public consultation process to define the transportation plan from HWY1 to 96 Ave and ensure plans are COMPLETED AND FUNDED BEFORE the 216th interchange is approved. This transportation plan shall include such analysis and discussions as traffic studies, traffic abatement plans, school safety planning, environmental impact analysis including noise and air pollution, eliminating semi truck traffic with the use of roundabouts, and limiting the width of the roads to reduce traffic as much as possible. Here is a video showing the traffic in 2045 on 216th North of Hwy 1, The traffic from 96th to Telegraph trail is not shown, but will have to pass through 2 elementary schools. https://youtu.be/hHL124JjVEI Additional information from the Mar 30 meeting at Alex Hope Elementary is here. https://youtu.be/odLCEo2ZldM Thanks for signing the petition and ensuring our community is engaged with a complete transportation plan before the interchange design is completed. For more information on the 216th St. Interchange and to share your feedback directly with the MOT: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/highway1and216/
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Florida State House, Florida State Senate, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission & NOAA, NAUI, SDI, SSI & PADI
Continue the prohibition of shark feeding in state waters Fla. Admin. Reg. 68B-5.005. Stop Baiting-Feeding of Sharks: increase fines, protect federal waters and punish offenders.
Although feeding fish has been banned in Florida waters since 2002, some tour operators are trying to skirt the regulations, resulting in charges being brought against four men accused of illegally feeding sharks and other fish within Florida’s territorial waters. An investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was launched after they received several complaints of shark feeding going on during dive trips, with one diver saying that the sharks were becoming so aggressive she felt she had to exit the water. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office were able to catch video footage of feeding on two separate dive boats, leading to the charges of the men operating the boats and participating in the actual feeding. Each of the four men has been charged with operating a vessel for hire within state waters to allow passengers to observe feeding, while only the men actively feeding were charged with fish feeding. Both are second-degree misdemeanors, punishable by fines of up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail. Please continue to enforce laws against Shark Baiting, increase fines, protection in federal waters and punish offenders. The offense: http://bit.ly/1hDQj6d
Petition to Dow Chemical
Stop May 9 FUMIGATING RESIDENTIAL AREA with CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS (1,3 Dicholorpropene).
STOP DOW CHEMICAL. PREVENT GASSING RESIDENTS in Tampa, Florida or any other neighborhood in America by signing to STOP TOXIC CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS in our environment. Curfew by Dow Chemical (1,3-Dichloropropene) is made by the same folks who brought us Agent Orange. It is a Carcinogen: IT CAUSES CANCER. 1,3 Dichloropropene is completely banned in Europe. It kills BIRDS, BEES and FISH. Endangers the health of our NEIGHBORS & PETS and those who cannot leave for days. It should not be used in residential areas and confined to agriculture, if that. It is used on high school athletic fields. Ridiculous. Immoral. WHAT ABOUT PROPERTY RIGHTS AND GAS DRIFT? The EPA buffer zone was changed based on research done by DOW CHEMICAL. PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS MADE PEOPLE SICK. See Tampa, Dunedin, Tarpons Springs, Florida and who knows where else? Read the Precautionary Principle: DO NO HARM. Stop cancer in our lifetime and sign this petition please.
Petition to Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer and Community Board 2 Members
Stop The Construction of 10 Story Residential Building in Sunnyside!
Our Woodside and Sunnyside neighborhoods in New York City are developed and congested to their limits. Yet a large real estate corporation is looking to build a massive apartment building on a site that is not even zoned to allow residential use! The Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance describes the threat: “Phipps Houses, once a model landlord and neighbor, has shocked our close community with its desire for a major zoning change and a 10 story apartment building on Barnett Avenue, pressed up against two blocks of busy railroad tracks. The site is zoned for manufacturing, not for residential use, and for decades it's been a much needed parking lot for 225 to 250 neighbors, including the 472 apartments in Phipps Garden Apartments, where the Phipps corporation never provided parking. The proposed new building would tower at least twice the height of the tallest adjacent buildings, and bring more crowding and congestion of every kind, including increased traffic and parking woes, threats to safety and quiet.” We don’t have the infrastructure to support the new tenants moving into this building. Our public transportation is poor, with the #7 subway the most crowded in the entire system. Our local schools are already overcrowded, and there is not a Middle School. Local parking is now a dramatic problem, yet the new building would eliminate several hundred parking spaces for both private cars and commercial vehicles. Traffic on many residential streets is already a grave danger that would be seriously exacerbated. The problems go on. Read more in the Sunnyside Post news story and from the Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance. Our neighbors have compiled an itemized page of reasons for objecting to a new building that you can read and print as a PDF. Please help us prevent the construction of this enormous and invasive building and keep Woodside and Sunnyside the amazing neighborhood that we love. Tell City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Community Board 2 that you oppose this building!