Petition to BBC
Show Simon Amstell's 'Carnage' on BBC1!
Petition to air Simon Amstell's 'Carnage' on prime-time BBC1! Carnage shows a 2067 utopia in which animals are no longer 'used' by humans, everyone is vegan. The youth of this generation look back on ours today as completely barbaric. This funny, informative and very cool mockumentary shows us the likely route our planet is heading...if we know now, why wait until 2067? It is so important that as many people as possible see Carnage, all you need is an open mind. So sign this, watch Carnage...and have a cracker!
Petition to Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.
Gaston Browne: Don't let Chinese Developers break laws conserving our Marine Protected Areas.
Recently a Chinese development company purchased some 1600 acres of undeveloped waterfront land with the intention of creating hundreds of villas, several marinas and luxury hotels, a casino, a school, a hospital, a horse racing track and two golf courses. All of it lies within an incredibly delicate marine ecosystem which is currently protected by the Laws of Antigua and Barbuda. Among several laws which aim to conserve this national treasure is a section within the Fisheries Act dealing with Marine Protected Areas. All of the coastline within this project are within the North East Marine Management Area (NEMMA) which was designated a Marine Protected Area in 2005. Despite this, plans show vast marsh lands, mangroves, flats, reefs and nesting vegetation cleared to make way for the project. This would mean laws either being broken or changed for the developer. This can not be permitted to happen. For thousands of years settlers have sustained themselves with the fruits of these delicate habitats. Currently fishers and tourism based stakeholders utilize the environs that revolve around the delicate mangroves and surrounding habitats. These natural resources are hugely important assets not only to them but to all hotels in Antigua and more importantly to the ecosystems of the wider Caribbean and the world. This large area was made a Marine Protected Area because of it's huge importance and it is our duty to ensure that it remains intact for future generations to come. Antigua and Barbuda needs development but not at the expense of areas which we thought prudent to protect just a blink ago in time. Tourism is a relatively new industry and its fickle nature is susceptible to many threats which we have no control over. Terrorism, fuel crises, hurricanes, climate change, sea level rise, market crashes and many other factors all are not unrealistic threats. One day we may not be able to rely upon tourism to sustain our people and we must be able to look once again to the natural resources for sustenance. If we permit these critically important resources to be destroyed then we will only follow them in the future. It is essential that we continue to protect these life giving resources. No amount of concrete and golf courses will feed us in the future. We need sustainable development and not destructive development. It is imperative that the Prime Minister is shown that the people who care about sustainable development in Antigua and Barbuda are not a fundamentalist minority as he recently described them at the ground breaking ceremony. He has the power to ensure that this important development is done in accordance with the Laws of Antigua and Barbuda and with the health of future generations of nationals and their natural resources in mind. Tell him you care by signing this petition because you are not a fundamentalist. You are a caring visionary.
Petition to Chris Grayling, John Green, Anne Western, Dean Collins, Lewis Rose OBE, Sarah Fowler, Matlock Mercury, Derby Telegraph, BBC Radio Derby, Radio Free Smedley Street, Caroline Lucas, BBC East Midlands Today, Andrew Hollyer, Charles Lawley, Adam Scott, Alistair Forbes, Jake Kelly, Alex Hynes, Mark Carne, Rt Hon Michael Portillo
Re-open the railway line between Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Manchester.
A feasibility study was carried out in the past and although financially unviable at the time, a decade has now passed and it's a whole different situation. Passenger numbers have grown astronomically, all but one of the stations along the current Derwent Valley Line have seen passenger numbers more than double over this time. Rail travel is also in demand more than ever. Tourism and the local economy would undoubtedly be boosted in the town of Bakewell, as well as other areas the route covers. There would be opportunity for freight traffic to use the line from quarries around Buxton who currently have to use road transport when rail is the preferred alternative if it were an option. The line would also provide a much needed link that would offer a diversionary route for other lines during times of engineering works and also take pressure off other lines where capacity is an issue, such as where freight is being routed that way when this line would offer a more direct route.
Petition to Tesco, MORRISONS, aldi, Lidl, sainsburys, asda, Marks & Spencers, Waitrose
Force UK Supermarkets to Provide More Choice With Palm Oil Free Products
Palm Oil is a huge contributor to climate change and plays a major role in the extinction of endangered species. At the moment as consumers, we aren't being given the choice to choose alternative products because major Supermarkets in the UK aren't stocking any alternatives. Sign this petition to force supermarkets in the UK to take more responsibility for the products they stock on their shelves and to always have a sustainable option available. Palm Oil is now used as an ingredient in almost everything (scroll down for a full list of ingredient names that derive from the palm plant at the bottom of this page). Why not do a test the next time you do your weekly shop. These are some products that contain palm oil that might surpise you: Packaged bread Store bought pizza bases Instant soup, as well as most soup stock Chocolate (Cadbury, Galaxy, Mars, Quality Street etc.) Sweets (Haribo...) Cereal (Kellogs) Granola Bars Packaged Cookies Store Bought Puff Pastry/Shortcrust Soap/ Shampoo I've even seen it in Lemonade Why do companies use it? It's cheap.Why is it so bad? 1. Companies buy palm oil from plantations in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia where corrupt governments are bribed into allowing the deforestation to make room for Palm Oil Plantations. 2. The deforestation is carried out through purposeful forest fires. Tropical deforestation is currently responsible for about 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change. 'About 90 % (2011) of the world's palm oil is currently being produced in Malaysia and Indonesia. Indonesia's oil palm plantations alone already cover nine million hectares, an area the size of the state of Maine (about 39% of the UK's land mass). 26 million hectares are projected for 2025' - More info here: https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/topics/palm-oil/questions-and-answers#start 3. By default, this destroys the habitat of a number of rare and endangered species like the Asian elephant, Orangutan, Sumatran rhinoceros and tiger. It is thought that a number of these animals will be extinct within the next 10 years without significant change. For all of you Vegans and Vegetarians: I would consider not eating palm oil products due to the companies lack of respect for wildlife, for their own financial profit. More info here: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/innocent-animals-suffering-at-the-hands-of-the-palm-oil-industry/http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/innocent-animals-suffering-at-the-hands-of-the-palm-oil-industry/As consumers we are led to believe that we have free choice over our purchases. That the market will change if our choices change. In these circumstances we are not being given a choice. How will corporations understand our preferences as consumers if we never have the chance to choose? This petition is calling for all Supermarkets to have a sustainable or palm oil free option for each and every one of their products. Let us make our own choices. This is a petition to all major UK Supermarkets including Morrisons, Tesco, Lidl, Sainsburys, Aldi, Waitrose, Marks & Spenser and Asda. What can you do? 1. Sign this petition 2. Share with everyone you know 3. Educate those around you - Family/Friends/Colleagues 4. Try to avoid foods with palm oil until the these companies start to understand that we aren't interested in their immoral products. 5. Write to your MP and let them know your concerns Sustainable Palm Oil - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an organisation that certifies companies by its standards of producing 'Sustainable Palm Oil' Some of their standards include: "...no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared. Other RSPO principles stipulate a significantly reduced use of pesticides and fires; fair treatment of workers according to local and international labour rights standards, and the need to inform and consult with local communities before the development of new plantations on their land."Find out more: http://www.rspo.org/certification/how-rspo-certification-works Companies that have been certified by the RSPO include: COSTCO, Domino's Pizza, Boots, UK Limited, Mackies, M&S plc, Mortons Rolls, Quorn. You can find a full list of members here: http://www.rspo.org/members/all All of the ingredient terms below can be attributed to palm oil: Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerolAlkyl PolyglucosideAluminum Myristates/PalmitatesAluminium stearateAluminium, calcium, sodium, magnesium salts of fatty acidsAmmonium laureth sulphateAmmonium lauryl sulphateArachamide meaAscorbyl palmitate (304)Ascorbyl stearateAzelaic acidBeta CaroteneBTMSButyl MyristateButyl stearateCalcium lactylateCalcium MyristateCalcium oleyl lactylateCalcium stearateCalcium stearoyl lactylateCapric triglycerideCaprylic acidCaprylic / Capric GlyceridesCaprylic triglycerideCaprylic/capric triglycerideCaprylic/capric/stearic triglycerideCapryloyl glycineCaprylyl glycolCarotene (Sometimes made from palm)Castile soap (often from palm)Ceteareth (2-100)Cetearyl alcoholCetearyl ethylhexanoteCetearyl glucosideCetearyl isononanoateCeteth-20Ceteth-24Cetostearyl AlcoholCetyl acetateCetyl alcoholCetyl ethylhexanoateCetyl hydroxyethylcelluloseCetyl lactateCetyl MyristateCetyl octanoateCetyl palmitateCetyl ricinoleateCitric and fatty acid esters of glycerolCocoa butter equivalent (CBE)Cocoa butter substitute (CBS)Cocamide DEACocamidopropyl betaineCocoyl Sarcosine Conditioning emulsifierDecyl GlucosideDecyl MyristateDecyl oleateDiacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerolDilinoleic acidDisodium laureth sulfosuccinateDisodium lauryl sulfosuccinateDistilled Monoglyceride PalmElaeis guineensisEmulsifiers: E304, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433, E434, E435, E436, E470, E470a, E470b, E471, E472, E472a, E472b, E472c, E472e, E472f, E473, E474, E475, E476, E477, E478, E479, E480, E481, E482, E483, E493, E494, E495Emulsifying waxEpoxidized palm oil (uv cured coatings)Esters of Myristic AcidEthyl lauroyl arginate (243)Ethyl myristateEthyl palmitateEthylene glycol monostearateEthylhexyl hydroxystearateEthylhexyl MyristateEthylhexyl PalminateEthylhexyl palmitateEthylhexyl stearateEthylhexylglycerinFatty acidsFatty alcohol alkoxylateFatty alcohol sulphatesGlycerinGlycerin or glycerol (442)Glyceryl cocoateGlyceryl DimyristateGlyceryl distearateGlyceryl laurateGlyceryl monostearateGlyceryl myristateGlyceryl oleateGlyceryl polymethacrylateGlyceryl RosinateGlyceryl stearateGlyceryl stearate SEGlycol distearateGlycol stearateGuineesis (palm)HexadecylicHexyl laurateHexyldecanolHumectant 422Humectant glycerolHydrogenated palm glyceridesIsobutyl MyristateIsocetyl alcoholIsocetyl MyristateIsocetyl stearateIsodecyl MyristateIsodecyl oleateIsopropyl isostearate Isopropyl MyristateIsopropyl palmitateIsopropyl titanium triisostearateIsostearamide DEAIsostearate DEAIsostearic acidIsostearyl alcoholIsostearyl isostearateIsostearyl MyristateIsostearyl neopentanoateIsotridecyl MyristateLactic and fatty acid easters of glycerolLauramide DEALauramide MEALauramine oxideLaurethLauric acidLauroyl sarcosineLauryl betaineLauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagenLauryl lactateLauryl glucoside (from palm)Lauryl MyristateLauryl pyrrolidoneLauryl Sarcosine Linoleic acidMagnesium myristateMagnesium stearateMethyl MyristateMixed tartaric, acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerolMono and di-glycerides of fatty acidsMono glycerides of fatty acidsMyreth 3 MyrisrateMyristateMyristic acidMyristic Cetrimonium Chloride AcidMyristoylMyristyl myristateMyristoyl SarcosineMyristoyl SarcosinateMyristyl alcoholMyristyl myristateOctyl palmitateOctyl stearateOctyldodecyl myristateOctydodecyl stearateOctyldodecyl stearoyl stearateOleamide MIPAOleic acidOleyl betaineOleyl MyristateOleoyl SarcosineOlivem 1000Oliv-emulseOliv-wax LQCPalmesterPalm fruit oilPalmitoleic acidPalm kernel cakePalm kernel oilPalm oilPalm olein oilPalm stearinePalmatePalmitatePalmitamidopropyltrimonium chloridePalmitic acid Palmitoyl acidPalmitoyl alcoholPalmitoyl myristyl serinatePalmitoyl oxostearamidePalmitoyl oligopeptidePalmitoyl tetrapeptide-3Palmitoleic acidPalm Methyl Ester PBS BasePalmfonatePalmosaltPentaerythritol tetra caprai caprylatePentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracapratePentaerythrityl tetraisostearatePeptide complexPG dicaprylate/caprate Planta cleansePolyethylene (40) stearate (431)Polyglycerol esters of fatty acidsPolyglycerol esters of interesterified ricinoleic acidPolyglycerol-2 oleyl etherPolyglyceryl-3 dilisostearatePolyglyceryl-4 isostearatePolyglyceryl-4 lauratePolyglyceryl-4 oleyl etherPolysorbate 60 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearatePolysorbate 65 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearatePolysorbate 80 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monoolatePolysorbate-20Polysorbate-40Polysorbate-80Polysorbate-85Potassium MyristatePotassium stearatePropanediol dicaprylatePropylene Glycol Alginate Propylene glycol esters of fatty acidsPropylene glycol lauratePropylene Glycol MyristatePropylene glycol stearateRetinyl palmitateSaponified elaeis guineensisSlearethSLESSLSSodium cetearyl sulphateSodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)Sodium Isostearoyl LactylayeSodium lactylate; sodium oleyl lactylate; sodium stearoyl lactylateSodium laurateSodium laurelSodium laureth sulfateSodium laureth sulphateSodium laureth-13 carboxylateSodium lauroyl lactylateSodium laurylSodium lauryl ether sulphateSodium lauryl glucose carboxylateSodium lauryl sulfateSodium lauryl sulfoacetateSodium lauryl sulphateSodium lauroyl sarcosinateSodium Methyl Cocoyl TaurateSodium MyristateSodium palm kernelateSodium palmateSodium palmitateSodium stearateSodium stearoyl lactylateSolubiliser PS20Sorbitan esterSorbitan isotearateSorbitan laurateSorbitan monostearate (491)Sorbitan oleateSorbitan palmitateSorbitan sesquioleateSorbitan trioleateSorbitan tristearateSorbitan tristearate (492)Stearalkonium chlorideStearalkonium hectoriteStearamide MEAStearamidopropyl dimethylamineSteareth-10Steareth-2Steareth-20Steareth-21Stearic acid Stearic acid or fatty acid (570)Stearoyl sarcosineStearyl alcoholStearyl dimethiconeStearyl heptanoateStearoyl Sarcosine Sucrose stearateSucroseesters of fatty acidsSulphonated Methyl EstersSurfactant CCGTaxanomicTEA-lauryl sulphateTEA-stearateTetradecyloctadecyl MyristateTocopheryl linoleateTriacetinTriacetin (1518)TribeheninTricaprylinTridecyl MyristateTristearinVeg-emulseVegetable emulsifierVegetable glycerinVegetable OilVitamin A palmitateYeast with 491Zinc MyristateZinc stearate
Petition to Norfolk County Council, Community and environmental services
Stop An Environmental Disaster On The River Wensum
Fears 150,000 tonne a year waste plant in Lenwade could pollute the River Wensum. Headline from the Eastern Daily Press on the 16/3/17, stop this planned environmental disaster before it happens. Please sign to help stop the River Wensum getting destroyed by pollution from this planned waste plant. I urge you to pass this on to all your contacts, people power can sway decisions, make the decision makers listen for once. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/fears_150_000_tonne_a_year_waste_plant_in_lenwade_could_pollute_the_river_wensum_1_4935381
Petition to Faringdon Town Council, The Vale of White Horse District Council, & Secretary of State, Sajid Javid
PROTECT WICKLESHAM QUARRY FROM DEVELOPMENT
The High Court has now granted permission for a full Judicial Review. With your support Wicklesham's CrowdJustice Appeal met its first target of £10,000 in an incredible 16 DAYS! Thank you! Wicklesham Quarry SSSI lies outside the market town of Faringdon, in the western Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. It is in an area of high landscape value, the Corallian Ridge, outside the town's development boundary. Planning conditions state it must be restored to agriculture. However, it is safeguarded in Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan for use as an industrial/ warehousing (B2/B8) site. Natural England calls it “one of Britain’s richest palaeontological localities”. It is an internationally famous geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with a "very rich and unusual assemblage" of over 150 species of fossils, including rare sponges, many of which are known to occur only at Faringdon. It also has fossil reptiles - turtles, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and crocodiles. It is a "type site"- which means Faringdon has given its name to unique aspects of Wicklesham's geology: Faringdon fossils, Faringdon Greensands, and the Faringdon Sponge Gravels. Although the old quarry is no longer being worked, it has still not been restored.* Restoration would involve recreating a fertile soil bed in the quarry base using the original topsoil, and preserving the fossil-rich walls and naturalised plant and wildlife. The quarry's ponds have breeding colonies of toads, smooth and palmate newts, and Great Crested Newts, a European Protected Species. Wicklesham tetrad also has eleven plant species listed as ‘rare’. Following restoration, Wicklesham would soon become an exceptionally rich natural habitat, a local community resource and educational and scientific destination, and an important attraction for visitors. Wicklesham Quarry is part of West Oxfordshire Heights Conservation Target Area- for the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. It lies beneath the viewing point of Galley Hill, at the centre of a network of well-used local footpaths connecting Faringdon to the villages of Fernham and Little Coxwell, and the Iron Age fort of Ringdale, . It is the key to Faringdon's historic landscape setting and coral limestone architecture, mid-way between the chalk downs of the Ridgeway and the Upper Thames. The owner has been trying to turn the quarry into an industrial/ warehousing site for the past eight years. In order to avoid restoring it, it was used for storing imported sand and gravels until 2016. Four independent reviews have found that turning Wicklesham into an industrial site is unjustified and /or unsustainable (URS Ltd 2008 & 2013; VWH District Council Preferred Options Report 2009; Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan Sustainability Appraisal 2014). Faringdon Town Council has rejected every independent assessment, even those it commissioned itself, and the Neighbourhood Plan seeks to safeguard Wicklesham quarry as B2- B8 ‘employment land’. This means the landowner would be able to by-pass normal planning safeguards in order to develop the quarry, regardless of local objections. Supporters of the campaign to Protect Wicklesham Quarry from Development have challenged Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan’s use of evidence provided by local developers, on the grounds that it is inaccurate and misleading. We believe that the plan fails to meet the Basic Conditions. The High Court has now granted permission for a Judicial Review of the Vale of White Horse District Council's decision to adopt Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan. The second stage of Wicklesham Quarry's CrowdJustice Appeal will be launched shortly to raise additional funds. Help me to protect this amazing, irreplaceable site before it's too late! Get in touch with any questions or comments by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. * Oxfordshire County Council has served Grundon Ltd with a Breach of Conditions Notice for failing to carry out the Restoration Scheme, and set a new deadline of 30th June 2017. The main photograph shows one of the ponds that has to be preserved as part of the Restoration Scheme. For recent updates to the story of this campaign, please scroll down the page.
Petition to Mid Devon council
Copplestone: Stop More Houses at Dulings Farm
Help stop the building of approximately 60 houses with means of access on land to the east of Dulings Farm and Dulings Meadow (NGR 277744 102582). It is vital we prevent the building of houses on this land because: - Since 2006 Copplestone has suffered a 60% increase in both population and housing with no improved infrastructure. It is now the size of a town with infrastructure that is only just village-worthy. - Education: such a large number of houses would create more huge strain on the village facilities, first and foremost, the school—which is already over-prescribed and is not able to expand further. - Highways & Road Safety: Copplestone sits on the busy and congested A377; as a result of this development, traffic congestion would largely increase and worsen the road safety issues in the village that have been largely neglected for years. Particularly, the 'walk to school' on Bewsley Hill, which features a busy, narrow junction with low visibility and no pavement for children or parents. - Flood Risk: as a result of the already steep increase in housing in recent years, surface run off has increased hugely in the village; consequently, flooding in many residential areas has become a prevalent problem— this development would only exacerbate the flood risk. - The Land Itself: this development would destroy land used, appreciated and loved by the whole village; it would destroy valuable, arable and historic land; it would disrupt and destroy the strong natural population/habitats of the land, particularly the deer. The land for development lies outside the village boundary; this prompts the question, if this development is approved, when will it stop? More information is available on the planning application service website, here: https://planning.middevon.gov.uk/online-applications/Click on the red link above; click on the 'Advanced' search tab; enter the 'Application Reference': 17/00136/MOUT ; ignore the other boxes and click 'search'. This gives you the option to view the planning application, further information and make comments. To make an objection please either make a comment on the planning application website, as above, or email email@example.com . In all correspondence with the council on this issue you must quote the application reference: 17/00136/MOUT. We do not need more houses in Copplestone, especially not at such a price to the community. Please sign and share this petition to save Copplestone!
Petition to Katie Walters
Save Haywood Road Bowling Green
We have secured the future of Haywood Road Community Centre, however Gedling Borough Council still aim to sell the Bowling Green for a housing development. It is the only green space we have in Porchester Gardens and we want to keep the bowling green and develop it into a space for use by the residents of Porchester Gardens. Please email your local councillor with your thoughts and help us to fight the same.