Petition to Roseanna Cunningham, Jo O'Hara, Nicola Sturgeon
Save the Scottish wildcat by protecting Clashindarroch Forest!
The Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world; there are only 35 of them left on earth. A third of them live in the publicly owned Clashindarroch Forest in the Scottish Highlands, but they are in danger from logging by the Scottish Government’s Forestry Commission Scotland. If this doesn’t stop immediately, the wildcat will become extinct. I’ve always loved cats, and these wildcats - often dubbed the ‘Tigers of the Highlands’ - are particularly special to me. I'm a filmmaker and got to really know about them 12 years ago filming them for a wildlife documentary. Learning they were truly on the verge of extinction I knew I had to act and, with some expert help, I set up a project to protect and conserve them called Wildcat Haven. But now I need your help to keep them alive. Wildcat Haven have found 13 wildcats in this forest. It is their last and only known major stronghold and breeding site. But logging is taking place in the middle of kitten season, disturbing wildcat mothers, which could make them abandon or even eat their young. The logging will tear the wildcat population apart, and threaten many other rare animals that live in the forest alongside them. Please sign our petition urgently calling on the Scottish Government to immediately halt the logging and exploitation of Clashindarroch Forest to ensure the iconic Scottish wildcat survives. You can stay up to date on the campaign at facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven
Petition to Sainsbury, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Lidl, Theresa May MP, Zac Goldsmith, aldi, MORRISONS, asda
Supermarkets : BAN all palm oil from own brand products
My name is Bella Lack and I'm a 15 year old conservationist determined to help cease the large-scale decimation of the rain forests in Borneo and Sumatra- which are home to the Orangutan (who share 97% of our DNA). Palm Oil: a ubiquitous oil found in over 50% of all packaged products on the supermarket shelves. It is packed into pizza, makeup, chocolate, margarine, shampoo, noodles, bread, crisps, detergent, ice cream and many more products... With 5 football fields of rainforest being cut down EVERY second, we simply cannot continue in this reckless and egocentric fashion. This trail of rampant destruction that we leave in our wake is driving species such as the orang-utan, Asian elephant, tigers, leopards and many more to extinction. Orangutans have endured life, unchanged and consistent in their home of rich greens and exoticism for over a million years. While we have enrolled in brutal battles, created flying machines and populated the world, sprawling across the continents, they have settled in the rain forests, being representatives and stewards of their home, dispersing seeds and ensuring the continuation of the forest, procreating, fabricating their families and perfecting the art of survival. All of this effort done composedly, with slow deliberate movements and resourceful, inventive minds, only for us to bulldoze into their home with acrid smoke and burning flames because we want some oil to add texture to our snacks... With the Orangutan predicted to go extinct within the next 10 years, we have no time to procrastinate. Moreover, cutting down such large swathes of rainforest is a great contributor to climate change. Furthermore, isn't it time we realise that once all the trees are cut down and the animals have been driven to extinction, the money derived from our greed will be of no use. We will also go extinct unless we hurriedly make a concerted effort to shift our unsustainable approach. Last month, Iceland became the first UK supermarket to ditch palm oil from its own brand products. This was a commendable leap towards greater sustainability and has proved to consumers and other retail brands alike, that it is possible to eradicate this substance from products. It is possible for sustainable Palm Oil to be produced, however, at the moment, the line defining sustainability is blurry and undefined. It is unclear whether organisations that are supposed to be promoting sustainability have had much influence on what actually has been happening in the field as 'forests continue to be torn down and local people shunted to jail for protesting the taking of their land.' It's time that we ensure our voices as consumers are not disregarded. This is not a problem that we can delay until we have the resources available, we need to act NOW otherwise we will be left staring at barren deserts devoid of life, wondering where the richly-biodiverse forest went. (Furthermore, Palm Oil is so high in saturated fats that it increases your chance of developing metabolic disease, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. 'Appetite for Destruction features the filmmaker, Michael Dorgan, participating in a groundbreaking new experiment, led by a group of Swedish scientists, in which they compare eating muffins containing large amounts of palm oil to eating muffins with an equal amount of sunflower oil each day. The relative impact on human health is surprising. In the film, Michael has a healthy 4.6 percent body fat when he starts the experiment. Just a few weeks into the study, after eating palm oil every day, his body fat jumps to 7.4 percent (nearly doubled), which adds two kilograms of fat to his body and results in a kilo of muscle loss.')
Petition to Mr David Fraser Sutherland, Kirkwood Homes Ltd., Historic Environment Scotland
STOP! NO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD!
STOP! NO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD! This petition is addressed to David Fraser Sutherland, Kirkwood Homes Ltd. and Historic Environment Scotland Culloden Battlefield is the location of the last pitched battle fought on British soil. On this site, the Battle of Culloden was fought on the 16th of ApriI, 1746. The Jacobite army led by Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' was defeated by Government forces commanded by the Duke of Cumberland . The Battle claimed the lives of 2000 men. The Battlefield is essentially a grave site. There, beneath the topsoil, lie the bodies of those 2,000 men. The Battlefield at Culloden is designated as being of National importance. It sits firmly within the National consciousness as a symbol of national identity, of cultural and historical significance and, of International importance to those outside Scotland who share a common cultural and historical background. In 2011, Inverness Properties submitted a planning application to Highland Council to build a 16 unit housing development at Viewhill Farm near Inverness and in close proximity to the National Trust protected enclosure of Culloden Battlefield. This development was rejected by Highland Council. The Developer appealed. The matter went to a Government Reporter who had the power to approve or dismiss the development application. The Group to Stop Development at Culloden was created during this time. Thousands joined us in the fight to save Culloden Battlefield from a development - which lies within the Inventory of Battlefields designated as of "National Importance". The Development would be 400+ metres from the battle enclosure and well within the newly designated in 2015 Culloden Muir Protection Area. The Government appointed Reporter approved the development in January of 2014. Recently, a company operating under the name of Kirkwood Homes Ltd. of Inverurie has declared their intention to build, “An intimate and extremely luxurious development of just 16 stunning and spacious 4 and 5 bedroom detached homes”, at the Viewhill site under the name “Cairnfields”. "Cairn" an obvious reference to the Cairn monument on the Battlefield dedicated to the Battle of Culloden and the memory of the men who fought and died on that "field" April 16, 1746 . They have proposed amendments to the original application, which are currently under consideration by Highland Council. Highland Council has not yet rendered a decision. The admin and members of GSDC, and all who sign this petition are very concerned that this land will disappear under houses and pavements; thus creating an irreparable scar on Culloden Moor and ultimately will generate disrespect towards those who died and lie buried under its unforgiving moorland. The building of 16 luxury houses at Viewhill farm would convert the existing agricultural land use to suburban, subdivided parcels. Probable widening and extensions of roads accessing this property do not comply with the Culloden Muir Conservation Area. If allowed, this development will affect the area in a dramatic, negative way. Increased traffic, street lighting, issues with drainage and unsightly rooflines, and increased residential noise will greatly affect the Battlefield experience. The area will lose its ability to convey a sense of historical and cultural significance, as a memorial, in which to sit and contemplate, as a place of connection for millions of people around the world. This is not appropriate use for this land. STOP THE DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN. Group Web Site Our Facebook Group Twitter: G.S.D.C.@GSDCCulloden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Department of Environment
Stop TDM Berhad from converting 4,515 ha of gazetted forest land into palm oil plantation.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is deeply concerned over the recent degazetting of 4,515 hectares of permanent forest reserves in the state. The society’s Terengganu branch chairman Wong Chee Ho said the move would affect the ecosystem concerning carbon storage, air and water purification, flood control as well as wildlife sustainability. He said recent media reports highlighted that degazetted forest reserves, roughly the size of more than 4,500 football fields, were to be given to Terengganu government linked company TDM Bhd for their plantation expansion. Malaysia is recognised as one of 12 mega biodiversity countries supporting an unprecedented wealth of wildlife contained within our natural tropical forests.Forests provide a variety of valuable ecosystem services to Malaysia’s people, such as carbon storage, air and water purification, and flood control. Researchers from FRIM and Duke University have quantified the impact of deforestation on flood mitigation services in peninsular Malaysia.They found that the conversion of 1 per cent of inland forest to oil palm increased the number of flooded days by 26.8 per cent. Malaysia is also on the edge of losing its tigers, and the world is one step nearer to losing another tiger subspecies: the Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni). Camera trap surveys from 2010-2013 have estimated that only 250-340 Malayan tigers remain, potentially a halving of the previous estimate of 500 individuals. THE PETITION HERE IS TO STOP THE EXPANSION OF PALM OIL PLANTATION AND PROTECT REMAINING FOREST LAND. HELP MALAYSIA PROTECT ITS BIODIVERSITY.
Petition to SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT
SAVE STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE
PETITION: No further damage should be done to the archaeological landscape of Stonehenge. Future generations would be appalled at those who decided that road widening should be at the expense of England’s most iconic World Heritage Site. If A303 widening at Stonehenge is felt to be essential it should be done by means of a deep bored tunnel at least 4.5km long. Anything shorter would cause irreparable damage to this landscape, in breach of the World Heritage Convention. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? The UK Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”. The whole site, extending to beyond the horizons around the famous stones themselves, is c. 5.4 km across. All of it makes up a “huge ancient complex” that holds many secrets yet to be discovered. The proposal is to put the road into a tunnel where it passes the stones, but the tunnel would be at most only 2.9 km long. This would result in at least 1.6 km of above-ground 21st-century road engineering within the WHS, consisting of new dual carriageway descending in massive trenches to the tunnel portals and possibly a new underpass with slip roads on the western WHS boundary. All archaeology in the construction zones would be destroyed and the A303 would become the largest ever human intervention in an area fashioned and revered by over a hundred generations of our ancestors. The whole Stonehenge landscape has an outstanding universal value that is of immense significance for all people for all time, and this transcends any consideration of sorting out a 21st century part-time traffic jam. PETITION IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese; Dutch; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Slovenian; Spanish. HARD COPIES OF PETITION You can download hard copies of the petition and collect signatures here. RUNNING TOTAL OF SIGNATURES This is a world wide petition and is linked to an identical one at 38 degrees for UK addresses only which records the running total for both petitions. See here.
Petition to Tun Dr.Mahathir, Pakatan harapan, Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah
Support Wong Tack to be Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Congratulations on your sweeping majority! This new parliament will hopefully be a turning point for Malaysia to regain its standing on the world stage, especially on the topic of environmental action. Malaysia has been recognized as one of the 12 mega biodiversity countries in the world, and well-known for its beautiful nature. Malaysia is reported to have more than 1,000 species of plants that have medicinal properties that are used for treating ailments from headaches to malaria and cholera. In additional, Malaysia’s have one of the oldest rain forests on Earth. At 130,000 million years, it is older than the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and the Congo Basins. It supports more than 10,000 species of plants, 1,000 types of butterflies, 140 types of animals, 350 bird species, 100 kinds of snakes, and 150,000 kinds of insects. As above mentioned resources is priceless treasure from the mother of earth. The action to control, maintain and well used of our natural resources is needed immediately without doubt and extremely urgent. In light of this, I propose the following: Please appoint Wong Tack (Parliament of Bentong, P89),to the Natural Resources and Environment Minister in your new Cabinet. He is leader of the Himpunan Hijau (Malaysian environmentalist movement protesting against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant, a rare earth processing plant operating in Gebeng, Kuantan, Pahang set up by the Australian company Lynas.), and also cooperate with NGOs toward protecting our natural resources. We need a strong voice in Malaysia. Appoint the best people to your cabinet, regardless of party affiliation. Let's work together to make Malaysia the best it can be. Quote from Wong Tack, "Our next generation deserve to enjoy valuable services provide from the ecosystems, such as clean water, fresh air, sources of protein, medicine, recreation and many more." Please sign and share this petition widely!
Petition to Mayor Keri Shannon and Councillors
Town of Cambridge to ban plastic straws, cups, plates, cutlery and single-use bottles
We've all seen pictures of what plastic does to our planet. Some of us may have become a little more 'plastic-conscious'. We carry our grocery shopping in eco-friendly bags. Re-usable coffee cups are becoming more popular. Little steps... Individually... Hoping for a change. What if the Cambridge Town Council followed the lead of Bassendean Town and Brisbane City Councils? The community spirit in the Town of Cambridge is incredible. How about encouraging something bigger than individual little steps? How about making a difference for us, our children, the generations after, our beaches, our planet? Please sign, share and promote this petition!
Petition to President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Deputy President Hon. William Ruto, Raila Amolo Odinga, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Judy Wakhungu, Prof. Goeffrey Wahungu, Joseph Muganda, Bob Collymore, Joshua Oigara, Charles T. Sunkuli
Let's stop #DirtyKenya from being one of the filthiest countries in the world!
Clean Up Kenya is an environmental project that was started in July 2015 to draw attention to Kenya’s public sanitation crisis and to empower the dream of a litter-free Kenya through education, collaborations and fostering of policy Interventions. We need your help to stop Kenya from being among the filthiest nations in the world. ----------------------------- In July 2015, we started an online campaign against littering and illegal dumping in Kenya. Since then, our message has reached over 6 million people online, led to the creation of over 500,000 conversations and inspired thousands of positive actions across the country including the signature decision by the Government of Kenya to ban plastic carrier bags. We have also managed to conduct specialized public sensitization campaigns in five Kenyan towns of Limuru, Githogoro, Kilifi, Naivasha, and Bisil and Ngong in Kajiado. These campaigns have been followed by major cleanups where thousands of volunteers and hundreds of organizations have participated. Our projects have also involved children under the age of thirteen who participate in a Clean Up Kenya clinic and football tournament which we organize after every cleanup. We have also written to over 1000 organizations operating in Kenya asking them to join our campaign with several hundreds joining us in projects we have held across the country. As an indication of the seriousness of our work, we were hosted in early 2017 at the United Nations Environment headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi, where we got a chance to address dozens of UN employees. Following this visit, UN Environment and UNESCO led the larger UN family in partnering with us in the Naivasha project which came on the heels of the 2017 World Water Day. Together, the UN family sent over 150 volunteers to the project where over 1500 persons participated in cleaning seven official sites around Lake Naivasha area. A total of 34 other local organisations including Kenya Wildlife Services Training Institute and several horticultural farms also participated. On 9th May 2017, Clean Up Kenya Founder and CEO, Mr. Betterman Simidi, at the Invitation of UN Environment Director, Eric Solheim, joined a small group of government, business community and civil society representatives from the region in having a round-table meeting with Mr. Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss coastal and marine pollution and the land-based activities that leads to this problem. President Thomson noted: The time has come for communities to lead the way in becoming more environmentally and socially sustainable. It is also clear that the UN can play a crucial role in supporting cities, especially in developing countries, to move in that direction. HERE ARE THE 5 THINGS WE NOW WANT: We want His Excellency the President of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, to declare littering and illegal dumping a national crisis. We want the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the state agency mandated with waste management, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), to immediately start planning for a National Waste Management Conference to be held not later than twelve months from the publication of this petition. This conference should bring together several stakeholders from across the country to develop a road-map with clear timelines to get Kenya litter-free by 2020. We want those who have been elected as Governors across the country to immediately organize Waste Management Conferences in their counties and to also come up with a road-map to make their jurisdictions litter-free by 2020. As part of these road-maps, relocation of key dump-sites and the modern management of new ones is key. We want organisations operating in Kenya to start playing an important role in our campaign. This is especially for media-houses. As agents of public opinion, these organisations have a unique role in society. We call upon them to use this position to draw attention, demand action, educate and foster change. On the other hand we have many industry and market leaders in the country and they owe the nation a modicum of gratitude by raising their moral voice to the problem of waste management that faces the nation. Lastly, we want to remind every Kenyan citizen and organisation that waste management is a collective responsibility. We thus demand of you to stop littering or engaging in acts of illegal dumping. We also call upon you to promote and support public awareness for a cleaner Kenya, and, to actively participate in and support any cleanup activities organized in our communities Please sign and share this petition to help us realize the dream of a litter-free Kenya by 2020. If you would like to support our work with a donation kindly do the following: Use our MPESA BUY Goods and Services Number: 747048 Or visit our Online Fundraising Page You can also email us on email@example.com to get more information on any strategic partnerships. Other Useful links: MAKE A DONATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE UN ENVIRONMENT OFFICIAL SPEAKS ABOUT OUR WORK CLEAN UP KENYA DOCUMENTARY KENYA CHILDREN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE PROJECT 2016 CLEAN UP KENYA LIMURU DAY 2016 CLEAN UP KENYA KILIFI DAY 2017 CLEAN UP KENYA NAIVASHA DAY 2017 CLEAN UP KENYA BISIL DAY NAIROBI PUBLIC SANITATION STORY MAP NTV REPORT