Petition to Girl Guides of Canada
Stop the use of Palm Oil in Girl Guide cookies!
Palm Oil is used in 90% of products you see in stores today. It's an oil made from oil palm trees which primarily grow in tropical countries. There's a massive problem: it's extremely destructive. It creates mass deforestation and uses child and human labour. It is also causing thousands of animals like orangutans to become endangered or extinct. The way Wilmar (the main Palm Oil producer) harvests Palm Oil makes it impossible to re plant the rain forest to the way it was before, so we need to stop them before its too late! Girl Guides uses Palm Oil in their cookies. We can swap to a more sustainable oil. I am a part of Girl Guides of Canada and am trying to get them to change their recipe as well. I already sent them an email (over a year) explaining the same information as here and got no response. I am hoping you will sign this to help me get my message across to a great organization that helps women around the world. If you sign you are helping the environment around the world and encouraging a large organization to change and set an example for other businesses as well. If you do sign, Thank you.
Petition to Hon. John Horgan, Hon. Katrine Conroy, Hon. Nathan Cullen
STOP LOGGING OLD GROWTH IN THE WHISPERING CREEK WATERSHED OF CHÁ7ELKWNECH (GAMBIER ISLAND)
It is critical that the provincial government in British Columbia accept and immediately implement all 14 recommendations from an independent panel’s strategic review of old growth forest released by the province in September 2020. Despite promised action, little has been done to address these highly respected and long overdue recommendations. A private woodlot operator on Gambier Island has up until now confined its clearcut logging practices to the Mannion Creek catchment area. Recently they have built roads across the drainage divide into the Whispering Creek watershed. The logging in Whispering Creek, which could start any day now, will include the clearcut logging of a portion of old growth forest and cause serious and irreparable damage to the watershed. All logging in this cutblock must halt immediately before these ancient forests are lost forever. Across British Columbia these old forests are rare, disappearing rapidly and too valuable for log export. Endangered species are at risk, as is the drinking water for the local community. The health and wealth of this spectacular creek will be severely compromised. We are seeing more and more people standing up to protect British Columbia’s old growth forests. It is now time once again for us to take a stand for what’s left of the ancient forests of Chá7elkwnech (Gambier Island).
Petition to Southold Town Planning Board
Save Mattituck Inlet
Stop the irreversible environmental destruction that would result from the Storage Buildings project at Strong's Yacht Center! The developer currently plans to cut down almost 500 trees, haul away 134,000 cubic yards of sand over local roads, replace nearly 4 acres of native forest with two enormous buildings for yacht storage, remove a natural feature that protects against the effects of climate change, and potentially harm a significant coastal wildlife habitat. This project would seriously compromise the adjoining publicly owned Mill Road Preserve.
Petition to North Vancouver City Council, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver Mayor, District of North Vancouver Mayor, City of North Vancouver, City of West Vancouver Mayor, WEST VANCOUVER CITY COUNCIL
Help Save Our North Shore Trees!
Where are we heading? Imagine our world without trees! Please sign this petition and support our community of tree-caring people from across the North Shore and the First Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. WE NEED STRONG TREE PROTECTION BYLAWS in place immediately! They say, 99% of old growth trees have been cut down, and tree protectors have been arrested in our province. This situation is ongoing. Recently, North Vancouver citizens, from children to elders, protected a 205-year-old giant Red Cedar tree together. After 50 days of guarding the tree consistently from dawn to dusk, with the support of 2 petitions which gathered over 28,000 signatures, this old growth tree was finally saved. What came to light was the severe lack of laws that provide real protection for trees in the City of North Vancouver. Often, trees can be cut before the development proposal or tree survey is even finalized, without the consent of the community. We have been telling our local government; "Replacing small trees with saplings doesn’t work!" Trees don’t fully provide their life-supporting services until they are at least 20 cm in diameter. We need to aim for sustainable development. So many trees have already been lost. Fungi, insects, birds and animals also disappear with trees! Recent extreme weather and record-breaking temperatures reinforce the need, to create STRONG TREE PROTECTION BYLAWS. The North Shore is an irreplaceable gem. Trees are gifts from our ancestors and a precious inheritance for our children and future generations. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! Thank you for your support!!! * * * * Here is our message to the North Shore municipal and district councils: · Trees protect all living systems, and therefore we must protect the trees! We are in a Climate Emergency and mature trees are a vital carbon sink. · Our North Shore governments need to protect our urban forests by creating meaningful well-crafted tree protection bylaws for trees on public and private lands and provide adequate funds for tree care/protection. · The public needs to be engaged and educated with the aim of creating a better understanding of the vital “services” provided by trees in our communities. · Trees must be recognized as important and valued infrastructure. Every effort should be made to preserve existing trees. · No trees should be cut until all plans have been approved. As well, sustainable architecture and engineering must be employed in the design of building or development. · There should be appropriately large fines for illegal tree cutting. · Communities suffer when trees of the urban forest are not adequately protected and we need to celebrate and appreciate this valuable resource.
Petition to Kenora City Council
Save Central Park Greenspace Kenora
Please sign the petition to save Central Park! Urban greenspace is vital to the health and resilience of a community. Does Kenora need more housing? Yes! Does it have to be an urban greenspace? NO! Central Park has been a park for over 100 years but it has fallen into disrepair due to neglect. In 1895 Mayor Barnes first identified a need for park lands because at the time there was a recognition that sports were necessary for both health and leisure in spectacular sports like baseball and soccer. Good urban planning incorporates Greenspace, and does not remove it. Moreover, there are already apartments of high density on First Street. A WHOLE park revitalisation would benefit the current ratepayers of this neighbourhood by adding an outdoor shelter or splash park, for example. I formally objected by letter before the City of Kenora Council Meeting March 23, 2021, regarding their decision to: 1. Violate their Official Plan 2. Re-zone urban green space for development and thus qualify to appeal these decisions through the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and submitted $800. (***Please do NOT donate to this site! Contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org ***). At the hearing I will present this petition on behalf of the citizens of Kenora. Please help this appeal by signing below:
Petition to Mayor, Linda Hepner, TransLink Minister, Peter Fassbender, Councillor Tom Gill, Councillor Bruce Hayne, Councillor Vera LeFranc, Councillor Mary Martin, Councillor Mike Starchuk, Councillor Barbara Steele, Mayor, Ted Schaffer, Councillor Paul Albrecht, Councillor Jack Arnold, Councillor Dave Hall, Councillor Gayle Martin, Councillor Rudy Storteboom, Councillor Val van den Broek, Councillor Judy Villeneuve, Councillor Dave Woods, Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation
Change the proposed Surrey LRT to SkyTrain
In 2012, TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation released the Surrey Rapid Transit Study analysis, which looked at 14 alternatives for building rapid transit South-of-the-Fraser. The best of these alternatives was "RRT1A", which combined a SkyTrain extension to Langley with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to White Rock, Newton and Guildford. RRT1A served all of the proposed transit corridors, met all capacity requirements, and had the most transportation benefits of any alternative. Instead, Surrey has decided to pursue a street-level Light Rail (LRT) system - even though it was not considered the best alternative. The study actually found that building an LRT would result in a net loss to society, rather than a net benefit. The LRT alternative did not have a positive benefit-cost ratio, and would not cost less to build than the RRT 1A alternative - instead costing more to operate in the long term. A street-level LRT is not the system that will serve Surrey best in the future. With its total costs now topping $2.6 billion, it will be the most expensive mistake in our region's history. SkyTrain for Surrey's campaign vision is to see an Expo Line: Langley Extension on Fraser Highway and a Bus Rapid Transit system on King George Blvd & 104 Ave, instead of a street-level LRT. Passengers boarding an extended Expo Line at Langley Centre Station would reach Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver in less than 60 minutes. Why we oppose LRT: CLICK HERE // Our Vision: CLICK HERE
Petition to Sarah Guillemard, The Honourable Marc Miller, The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Prevent Disastrous Intentional Flooding of South Indian Lake Indigenous Lands!!!
SAVE THE LAND, LAKES & PEOPLE OF SOUTH INDIAN LAKE from continued ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION! #WATERISLIFE Manitoba Hydro, a crown corporation, flooded and destroyed the land at O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation/South Indian Lake in 1974 when they diverted the Churchill River to generate Hydroelectric power. In doing so, they caused immeasurable environmental devastation to the lands, rivers, and lakes- destroying entire ecosystems and polluting aquatic and non-aquatic wildlife. The socio-economic effects of this mass destruction in the name of progress have been immeasurable to the community's Indigenous people and are still being felt today. In 1973, Manitoba Hydro was granted an Interim Licence that allowed operation and fluctuations of 2 feet over a twelve-month period, much like fluctuations in nature. Manitoba Hydro has not followed the terms of the Interim Licence since 1979! Manitoba Hydro has deviated from the Interim Licence, called the Augmented Flow Program (AFP), which allows 6 additional inches of flooding, 1 foot of further dewatering, and 4.5 feet of lake fluctuation. This operation is devasting and unnecessary for current Manitoba needs! Regrettably, on May 13, 2021, the Minister of Conservation and Climate, Sarah Guillemarde, granted MANITOBA HYDRO a final licence for the Augmented Flow Program. Augment just means increase or raise, and they have raised water levels greatly- causing MASS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION! What is truly problematic is that the Minister falsely stated in a press release that the decision was made after “decades-long consultation with Indigenous communities.” Consultation is meaningless if it is done merely as lip service and a formality. Consultation must actually be implemented and this has not been the case. What would we like to see happen?Ultimately, we want the province of Manitoba to rescind their issuance of a final “licence to destroy” to Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro is a crown corporation and is owned by the province, which puts the province in a serious position of conflict of interest. In order to do the right thing, they must recuse themselves and have a neutral, third party examine the issue, following actual, meaningful consultation and implementation of Indigenous people’s concerns. Now, we are calling upon the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to intervene. This is not solely a provincial issue because it involves Indigenous lands and Indigenous peoples!!!! Manitoba is required under the Constitution of Canada to conduct a section 35 consultation regarding the Churchill River Diversion Final Licence issuance regarding potential impacts on Aboriginal & Treaty Rights. Once again, despite fictitious claims to the contrary; this did not happen! Chief Shirley Ducharme of South Indian Lake has been very clear on her opposition to this project. She has called repeatedly for meaningful consultation and action. It doesn’t seem like Manitoba Hydro is listening to her and it’s unfortunate. We'd like to see Manitoba Hydro engage in meaningful consultation with South Indian Lake, Split Lake, Cross Lake, and other impacted First Nations. A community member in South Indian Lake who led the consultation process has said repeatedly and publicly that he’s frustrated he went through the process of engaging community members, but that Manitoba Hydro rejected the views of the community and there has been no follow-up. When the Minister issued a Final Licence to Manitoba Hydro without the required meaningful consultation under Sec. 35 and more importantly, Accommodation of the impacts on Aboriginal & Treaty Rights as required by the Canadian Constitution of 1982- she did so in violation of the Constitution! In sum, please support us by signing this petition and asking MP Marc Miller and MP Carolyn Bennett to rescind Manitoba Hydro's issuance of a final license to destroy the land, water, wildlife, and Indigenous peoples in Northern Manitoba! The honour of the Crown is at stake and our rights as Canadians are collectively being violated! The provincial government of Manitoba MUST NOT get away with these vile actions! Kinanaskomitinawaw (thank you, with extreme gratitude) for your support! We must protect our environment and preserve it for future generations to come!
Petition to John horgan, Justin Trudeau, Geroge Heyman, Jonathon Wilkinson, Parks Canada
Help create “Great Bear Rainforest National Park” before its too late!
British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest has been dubbed one of the wildest places left on earth. It is home to rivers, lakes, mountains, valleys, ancient forests and of course, BC’s massive costal temperate rainforest and it is the largest of its kind in the world. With a variation of species such as wolves, cougars, birds, fish, deer, elk, Orcas, whales, and the most famous of them all, the Spirit Bear, “the rarest bear in the world. However, despite its significant importance to the world, the Great Bear Rainforest is extremely threatened. The main threats to this unique ecosystem are: rampant clearcut logging, fish farms, the new CGL Pipeline and tankers, and possibly new oil pipeline. My proposed National Park Reserve, would encompass 5 main islands as well as a good chunk of marine area. The 2 main islands are Pitt Island and Princess Royal Island (which has the most Spirit Bears on Earth). The land portion i am hoping to get set aside is around 4,700 km2 with the marine area being another 1,300 km2. These would make a total park size of nearly 6,000 km2 making it the largest national park in BC. I would also propose to leave a channel out of the park, so to allow ship traffic to Kitimat. As you can see the Great Bear Rainforest is a place like no other, sadly the government does not understand this. So it is our job to show them! By signing this petition, you are helping to preserve not only the Great Bear Rainforest, but BC’s future with it. Help save one of the natural wonders of the world and by doing so, helping to stop BC from destroying the “Amazon of the North”! Thank you, and lets hear it for Great Bear Rainforest National Park!!!