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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.

Stonehenge Alliance
9,088 supporters
Update posted 7 hours ago

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!

Wong KK
60 supporters
Update posted 10 hours ago

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 info@cleanupkenya.org 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  

Betterman Musasia
1,277 supporters