Petition to Scott Morrison, Clover Moore, Josh Frydenberg
OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE
OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE5.78 Million dollars is set to be spent on 2019/2020 New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney alone while: 69% of New South Wales is currently in drought 970,000 hectares have been burnt – nearly as much as the last three fire seasons combined “Catastrophic” warnings have been issued for Sydney for the first time ever Three people have died and 100 have been injured, including 20 firefighters 150 homes have been destroyed More than 575 NSW schools are closed Is this really how we want to be spending our taxpayer dollars? Filling the sky with fire and smoke, spending 5.78 Million dollars on 12 minutes of entertainment, while our house is literally on fire. NSW Fires: "Due to the scale of the fires and the dangerous conditions, if you need help today you may not get it" Rural Fire Service’s Deputy Commissioner: "Don’t expect that there is going to be a fire truck coming to your home if it is threatened, simply because we do not have enough trucks to be able to cover every single possibility." Let Sydney set an example for the rest of the world. Let us be known as the city that cared enough for its land and its people, rather than the city with "the best Firework display in the world". These fires are not normal, something needs to be done and our government are not listening.Be the change.Sign this petition to have the Sydney firework budget of 5.78 Million dollars re-allocated to the New South Wales drought.
Petition to United Nations, United Nations Environment Program, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations)
The World Two Child Policy Petition
Our charitable mission is to reduce climate change, environment damage, species extinction & habitat loss. We believe the biggest cause is the overpopulation problem. We understand there are also other causes. Every day the human population grows by an extra 200,000 and to feed, house & transport them all we have to deforest & burn lots more carbon. The population is currently 7.7 billion & we are quickly heading to 10 or 11 billion which is the generally accepted maximum the planet can feed, house & transport, and at great expense to the environment and wildlife. In 2017 Germany kindly took in a million refugees whose carbon footprint will now be quickly growing as most get cars and larger houses. Over the coming years it appears most developed countries are going to have to increase their refugee intake by millions. We the signatories are respectfully petitioning the United Nations to call for a Voluntary World Two Child Policy as we are confident this is the most important contribution any one of us can do to help bring back balance to our Earth. We believe millions will eventually adopt this policy and it will slow the overpopulation problem & reduce climate change, environment damage, species extinction & habitat loss. In other words we are calling for a maximum two child policy per couple. Child free & one child is an even more generous action for a sustainable environment. We also want to stop the ancient mindset of praising & encouraging large families. Millions will not agree with this petition for many good reasons and that is fine. And we are not criticizing people for having more than two children as most humans don’t or didn’t know about the overpopulation problem. And there is a lack of well educated people who act towards a balanced earth. Some of mankind will claim this petition is denying them enjoyment of life, but it’s going to give their children & grandchildren more life. And you are most welcome to sign this petition even if you have already had more than two children, as you now understand & think it is a good solution. Even if only half of the humans embrace this movement, it will help mankind & the many millions of other species of animals & plants. The good thing about this policy is if we are wrong, we are not going to hurt anything, including financial markets as this movement will not stop population growth but hopefully slow it. To help with our mission we are also asking governments to stop encouraging large families with taxpayer subsidies. We thank you so very much for your kind support Sincerely the founders of this petition Friends For a Balanced Earth Owners of the family icon organisation mark in regards to 2 child policy & the charitable world two child policy petition. Copyright © 2019. All rights reserved. We are a New Zealand based unregistered charity that may become registered if this petition becomes popular.
Petition to All Australian Federal Politicians
Support the #SchoolStrike for climate action!
Join our Sept 20 Global #ClimateStrike We're school students from all across Australia. Most of us have never met before but are united by our concern about our planet which is dangerously warming. We're striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis. Will you sign our petition so kids across Australia know you back our demands for all politicians to: Say no to new coal, oil and gas projects Power Australia with 100% renewable energy by 2030 Fund a just transition and job creation for fossil fuel workers and communities Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the world and it isn’t being addressed quickly enough. The United Nations tells us we have just 12 years to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet our politicians are helping billionaire Adani to build one of the world's largest coal mines. Can you join our campaign so that politicians know that you support our strike? In Australia, education is viewed as immensely important, and a key way to make a difference in the world. But simply going to school isn’t stopping climate change or dangerous coal mine. Our politicians aren't doing nearly enough to stop this crisis. To join us: www.schoolstrike4climate.com
Petition to Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Jon Krause MP
Protect rural communities from water mining by bottled water giants
As the worst drought in history devastates Australia, our small town community is fighting big business bottled water giants for our own water supply. I’m a local resident of Mt Tamborine, and I’m furious that the bottled water industry is stripping us of our local supply while we are struggling with the drought. That’s why I’m calling on the government to apply State Water Act 2000 to limit or prohibit commercial water extraction during water shortages. Big business shouldn’t be able to steal our water and sell it back in plastic bottles! We are dependent on rain and bores as our only source of water. Our bores and tanks are running dry, yet the commercial water tankers are emptying our precious reserves of groundwater to sell in stores in plastic bottles. Unfortunately, it is not just us - at least 10 other communities across Queensland, NSW, Victoria and WA are battling unsustainable water mining. The entire commercial water bottle industry is driven by big business like Coca-Cola, who produce Mount Franklin bottled water. It’s an unnecessary, greedy industry. They drain nearly-exhausted water reserves in drought-stricken areas only to put them in small plastic bottles and sell them for 2000 times of tap water. Bottled “mountain spring water” is actually bore water that has been purified, and is no different to tap water. We need to keep our water in underground aquifers to support the rainforests and our ecosystems, not in small plastic bottles on supermarket shelves. These single-use bottles are increasing plastic pollution and adding to the environmental waste hazard. Our creeks and waterfalls are running dry. Dead platypus have been found along the banks of the dry Cedar creek. We are going to face potentially drier and hotter climate in the future. We shouldn’t be allowing this water mining in such desperate times. Please join me in calling Queensland government to lead the way in prohibiting commercial water extraction during water shortages, so other states can follow suit. Our beautiful little community is up against the big boys of bottled water. Can you help us by signing and sharing my petition?
Petition to Minister of Conservation
Save East Harbour Regional Park from developers
Two large parts of East Harbour Regional Park in Lower Hutt have had the reservation status removed. One of the parts has had a large area zoned 'Hill Residential' which allows urban development. The areas in question are the two large areas in orange on the map with this petition. Hutt CIty Council has a poor record looking after reserves. On the western hills of the Hutt they sold off many reserves to allow clearance and development. The parts of the park that have lost the protection are covered in mature native forest. They are an important part of the landscape above the harbour and above Wainuiomata. This petition asks for permanent protection for the native forest and asks the Minister of Conservation to step in and acquire the land for inclusion in the conservation estate.
Petition to Biozet , Unilever Australia, Radiant Laundry, Aldi Australia
Return the Scoop
Every time I open a new box of detergent, I get a new plastic scoop. We're a family of four with young children in cloth nappies and so we do a LOT of laundry. ** update: the scoop is recyclable but why we need one with every box of detergent is beyond me. **So, I'd like to encourage all major Australian detergent producers to take a leaf out of the UK detergent companies' book and stop including a scoop in every box and make consumers order one if the need one. Join me in collecting and returning detergent scoops to the detergent producer of your choice. I use Biozet so, I'm grabbing my 6 Biozet scoops and sending them to: Customer serviceLevel 2293 Camberwell RdCamberwell VIC 3124 I'd love it if anyone else would join in! For OMO users, the address for Unilever is: Unilever Australia Level 17 2 Park Street Sydney NSW 2000 Radiant: PZ Cussons Australia Pty LtdBuilding A, Level 113-15 Compark CircuitMulgrave, Victoria, 3170 I got asked to add Trimat's (Aldi) details but I've been unable to find the manufacturer so here are Aldi's customer service details: ALDI StoresLocked Bag 56St Marys Delivery CentreNSW 2760
Petition to Gold Coast City Council
STOP THE EXPANSION OF THE OXENFORD QUARRY
Oxenford Quarry has applied to expand and run for a very long time...it is surrounded by communities who constantly have to contend with and breathe in silica dust which as we are now aware is a major health risk...there is wildlife habitat within the area that will be affected....people who live in the area have to contend with cracks in their homes from the blasting and for some it is very frightening...also We want to protect the visual aspect of our community....the quarry was due to close in 2017 but was given another 5 years of operation until 2022....As our community is quite large now, surrounding the quarry and in close proximity are many residential estates along with schools ,movie world...wet and wild and top golf which is full of visiting tourists daily....we have deep concerns of health issues for our residents from air quality that may arise in the coming years ...Please sign this petition and help us save our community
Petition to Borough of Queenscliffe
Queenscliffe: the time to act on the climate emergency is NOW
More than 11,000 scientists across 153 nations recently signed a statement declaring “clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency." Sir David Attenborough told the United Nations in December 2018: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisation and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon … time is running out."Coastal communities like Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are already experiencing the impact of global warming. The Victorian Government has recognised that the Borough of Queenscliffe is a priority area for assessment of coastal inundation, storm surge and erosion. Areas of our municipality are also at high risk of bushfire, likely to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. The time to act is now. We acknowledge the work the Borough of Queenscliffe has already done to mitigate and adapt to climate change, but more is urgently required. As the smallest local government in Victoria, we have the unique chance to become a world leader in responding effectively to the climate crisis. We can overcome the climate emergency if we work together. We are excited to work with our community and Council to achieve this. We call upon the Mayor and Councillors of the Borough of Queenscliffe to: - Recognise that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local councils. - Declare a climate emergency in the Borough of Queenscliffe and in doing so join forces with more than 1180 governments around the world who have made the declaration (including the United Kingdom, New York City Council and more than 20 local councils in Victoria, like the Surf Coast Shire and the City of Melbourne). - Commit to working in partnership with the community to develop and implement a climate emergency response plan for the Borough of Queenscliffe. - Make climate action a strategic priority for Council. Embed climate action in all council strategies, plans and action. - Educate the community on the impact they can make, individually and together. - Advocate for more climate action from state and federal governments. For more information visit: https://www.queenscliffeclimateaction.org Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff residents and visitors to the region are encouraged to complete this short and anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QCAcommunitysurvey