Petition to Woolworths and Coles supermarkets
We don't care what size and shape our fresh food is!
Some of the largest amounts of food waste occurs before the food leaves the farm, due to strict cosmetic standards (watch War on Waste for example). This useless waste of fresh produce is more than just bad for the environment, it's also costing farmers millions! PLEASE join me in letting the big brand supermarkets know you disagree with this wasteful attitude and will happily buy "oddly" shaped and sized fruit and veg. P.S. Most fruit and veg don't need to ride in a plastic bag on the way to your home. Looking at you banana bagging people!
Petition to Gladys Berejiklian, Daniel Andrews, Mark McGowan
#BanTheBag in NSW, Victoria and WA
The Project has teamed up with Clean Up Australia to call on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, and WA Premier Mark McGowan to #BanTheBag. These three great Australians could see single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags banned across Australia, thanks to existing bans in South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, the ACT, and an impending ban in Queensland. Support for existing bans is overwhelming. In South Australia, 81% of the consumers strongly support the ban. As do 73% of Territorians, and 70% of Australians living in the ACT. Currently, Australians use an estimated four to six billion plastic bags each year. That’s 10 million bags every day. Every minute, we send 7,150 plastic bags to landfill. But 80 million plastic bags never make it to landfill, and instead end up in our litter stream, killing 100,000 birds and marine life every year. On average, it’s estimated we use a single-use plastic bag (like you’d find at Coles and Woolies) for just 12 minutes. And that same bag could take up to 1,000 years to break down. A plastic bag you use today will share this planet with your great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren. Many countries around the world, from China to Italy, Papua New Guinea to France, Taiwan to The Netherlands, have already banned plastic bags. But despite supporting in spirit, the banning of plastic bags, the Premiers of NSW, Victoria, and Western Australia are yet to lead on the issue. We want them to #BanTheBag so that Australia is not left behind as the rest of the world addresses this serious and avoidable environmental disaster. So who will lead the way. NSW, Victoria or Western Australia? Who will ban the bag first? Gladys Berejiklian, Daniel Andrews or Mark McGowan? Whose name will our great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren read in their history books? Once you’ve signed, contact these three great Australians directly and encourage them to lead the way and #BanTheBag! GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN NSW PREMIER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 02 8574 5000 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gladysnsw/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GladysB DANIEL ANDREWS VICTORIAN PREMIER EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: 03 9651 5000 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DanielAndrewsMP/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DanielAndrewsMP MARK MCGOWAN WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 08 6552 5000 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MarkMcGowanMP/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MarkMcGowanMP
Petition to Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, Coles
Stop wrapping small portions of herbs, vegetables and fruit in plastic and styrofoam.
The world is overloaded with plastic. Consumption of disposable plastic is a major contributor to plastic pollution. These items may be used for a day, or just a minute, but remain in the world forever — plastic does not disintegrate. Wrapping fresh food in plastic is an unnecessary use of non-biodegradable materials, which is leading to the proliferation of harmful waste, much of which is ending up in our oceans.
Petition to Minister Sarah Mitchell, Board of Hammersmith, Minister Gabrielle Upton
The Awabakal women's Butterfly Cave is a sacred place that must be saved!
Dear Ministers - Aboriginal women's business still matters in 2017. The Awabakal women's Butterfly Cave is a sacred site at risk from a Roche Group housing development. Our initial petition to Roche Group - who refuse to acknowledge the significance of the site - has been signed by over 37,800 people. We now need to focus on key decision makers within the NSW Government who have the capacity to save the Cave but to date have failed to do so.
Petition to Stephen Mansfield, Brett Smith, Stephen Hepworth, Patrick Troughton, Suzette Harrison, Commissioner
Save our platypus
This petition has been initiated by Friends of Fernglade in an attempt to secure more support and funding for Fernglade Reserve in Burnie, Tasmania. This 50 acre conservation area along the Emu River, is home to 11 threatened species, over 50 bird species, and a healthy and reliably seen platypus population. Situated only minutes from the Burnie CBD it feels like it’s a world away, and is a much loved area by the local community. The ecotourism potential for the area is enormous. The wild platypus viewing is considered one of the top 3 sites in the country, and the only one located near a port, hosting a rapidly growing cruise ship industry. Visitors frequently enjoy viewing platypus, wallabies, echidnas, giant freshwater lobsters, eagles and a huge variety of birdlife. Possums, bandicoots, quolls, Tasmanian devils and much more also call Fernglade home. Friends of Fernglade are concerned with ongoing incidents of illegal lobster poaching, rabbit trapping, trail-bike riding, lighting of fires, the presence of dogs, vandalism and hooning. Lobster poaching recently resulted in the deaths of 3 platypuses within the reserve. Please sign our petition asking for more support and funding for Fernglade. Friends Of Fernglade are a voluntary group assisting Burnie City Council and Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service in the management of the reserve.
Petition to Tom Tate, Town Planning Department
OBJECT TO A PETROL STATION IN MERMAID BEACH
Ask yourself these questions: Would I like to live next door to a large, noisy, smelly, brightly lit, busy 24hr petrol station and convenience store? Would I like my children to be exposed to daily carcinogenic petrol and gas fumes and the risk of contaminated drinking water? Would I be happy if I had just purchased a home in a quiet street where I thought my children could safely play, only to find it was about to become a thoroughfare for hundreds of cars? Would I be happy for my investment property or home to suddenly be devalued by 100's of 1000's of dollars? Would I be happy if I couldn't rent my property at all, or for what it is worth because no one else wants to live next door to a petrol station? A petrol station is being planned for the corner of Hilda Street, Gold Coast Highway and Seaside Avenue in Mermaid Beach. It is to be built around 2 sides of a newly renovated beach cottage, located in the corner of the rectangular site, and will impact severely not only on this home but on the other residents in Hilda, Seaside and Hedges Avenue, in terms of 24hr traffic, noise, lighting, activity, smell, dangerous emissions, risk of ground contamination, crime and many other planning and environmental factors. There will be noise and constant activity from regular delivery trucks, fuel tankers, pumps, vehicles entering and exiting the site, customers buying fuel, food and convenience items in the early hours of the morning, additional traffic using the side streets to head north instead of using the already congested filter lane opposite, traffic heading north from Hedges Avenue and down the side streets, the risk of crime associated with robberies and the smell of rubbish from large bins on the site. Research on the dangers of living so close to a petrol station is well documented in terms of carcinogenic fumes and the risk of contamination to water pipes from leaking tanks. The fumes from petrol and gas will constantly be in the air poisoning neighbours and polluting the environment. In addition to the health costs, this petrol station will seriously devalue the sale and rental prices of properties nearby. It will immediately rob home owners of their future investment potential and will ruin the serenity of these streets where children usually play. This site encompasses 5 residential blocks and has a Medium Density Residential zoning in the New Gold Coast City Plan 2015. It is not zoned for this type of development and will require an Impact Code Change to go ahead. Although the council has created this zoning it is only through objections from the community, stating solid planning and environmental reasons why it should not proceed, that it will be denied. There are 5 petrol stations within 2.6km of this site, 11 within 5km and 7 of these are on the Gold Coast Highway. This development will take business away from nearby convenience store owners, newsagencies and food outlets and will adversely affect the lives of many families in the Mermaid Beach community. It is unnecessary will have only a negative impact. Please support the neighbours of this proposed development and the Mermaid Beach community by signing this petition or find out how to lodge your individual objection by calling 0412 834 833. The form to use and Lot numbers will be explained. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.
Petition to Margaret Strelow
Build a FREE waterpark
Because Rockhampton has debilitating heat, ample water but crocodiles and a huge family base, and Rockhampton is a gateway north, south, west and east so travel costs and fuel are high ... families of industry must live here... in this heat awaiting loved ones. Now a lot of us want out. Once a major service centre with a massive water abundance and a huge number of schools and therefore family ties... living conditions ARE directly responsible for a happy healthy community. A FREE water feature park due to the heat experienced here should not be underestimated as a major drawcard for families remaining in the area. Examples like 17 rocks in Brisbane and Southbank are just two that generate a nice view and energy for that city. It is time for Rockhamptons City Council to lure the community out of air conditioned boxes and keep them here! If only for a day of feel good leisure in water that does not break a families budget... but instead increases the feel good attitude about living in this Hot city with water we can't swim in!? I wish to petition The city Council on behalf of visitors, surrounding local communities and families of Rockhampton to build a FREE water recreation play area before this heat sends more families indoors or packing.
Petition to Peter Haynes, Glenda Fryer, Lee Corrick, Graeme Easte, Rachel Langton, Margi Watson, Jessica Rose, benjamin Lee
Save Chamberlain Park
The Albert Eden Board have decided to chop up Chamberlain Park. They want to develop the land, but have no formal plan and no committed funds. Their decision was based on incorrect information and a flawed consultation process. This development will destroy a well used and loved public green-space open to all Aucklanders . In 2014, 534 people signed a petition to keep Chamberlain as it is, but were ignored. To date we have over 1000 signatures on paper and near 4,000 on this site. Sign our petition and show that you care about Auckland's green spaces and fair decision processes. We are aiming for 10,000 signatures this time. For further information go to: www.savecpark.org