Petition to Countdown
Reducing Plastic Packaging On Produce In New Zealand
We have a climate crisis. We have a plastic pollution crisis. We want to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging in fruit and vegetables. Cucumbers have their own, natural protective skin. Why are we wrapping them in plastic? If we're serious about the plastic crisis, we need to rethink how well distribute and sell produce and take immediate action. We're targeting major New Zealand corporations such as supermarkets like Countdown. We're planning to do this by showing Countdown the public's opinion on plastic packaging, and how damaging it is to the environment. We need to reduce the amount of plastic packaging, since it's predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. Why do we still have bananas wrapped in layers and layers of plastic? Are we serious about taking action on the plastic crisis? Or are we just going to keep talking about it? If you are as frustrated at the lack of action on the climate crisis as us, please sign our petition.
Petition to Mayor of Mabaruma, Minister of Communities, Regional Authorities, Minister of Public Infrastructure
Save the Rubber Trees of Mabaruma! No cutting!
We, environmentally aware citizens of Guyana, are extremely alarmed at recent reports that the rubber trees of Philbert Pierre Avenue, Mabaruma, are under threat of being cut down in order to expand the roadway. This MUST NOT be allowed to happen. These rubber trees are over a hundred years old and an iconic part of Mabaruma- memorable to all residents and visitors. In addition- by producing oxygen necessary for human survival and absorbing harmful carbon dioxide, these trees are providing a very important public service. It is noted that those in favor of cutting down these trees have proposed a re-planting exercise. However, science has shown that on a tree by tree basis, elderly trees like the Philbert Pierre rubber trees of Mabaruma are carbon "vacuums", absorbing more carbon than younger trees (Source: http://science.time.com/2014/01/15/study-shows-older-trees-absorb-more-carbon/). It is imperative that these trees be safeguarded and not destroyed in order to expand the roadway. We call on the Mayor of Mabaruma, the Minister of Communities, the Minister of Public Infrastructure, the project engineer(2), and all other relevant authorities to find an alternate route and/or build around these trees. Save the rubber trees of Philbert Pierre Avenue, Mabaruma!
Petition to Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Caltech , University of California, National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Science and Technology of India, National Research Council (Canada), Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
The Immediate Halt to the Construction of the TMT telescope on Mauna Kea
We, the global community of Mauna Kea supporters are demanding the immediate halt to the construction of the TMT, 30 Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, Island of Hawaiʻi. The TMT will cause harm to the mountain and destroy a sacred place for Kanaka Maoli’s spiritual and cultural practices. We oppose any construction made on sacred land without the free, prior and informed consent of Kanaka Maoli. Mauna a Wākea is the tallest mountain on earth reaching from her base on the ocean floor to her summit that rises above the clouds. Mauna Kea is ancestrally, culturally and spiritually sacred to Kanaka Maoli, and the spiritual and physical health of the mountain, is reflective of the spiritual and physical health of her people. Mauna Kea is significant to the entire world, connected to all mountains and waters, all places and all people. We, the undersigned, demand the immediate halt to the construction of the 30 Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. WE, the global community of Mauna Kea Supporters will continue to support the Kanaka Maoli and the people of Hawaiʻi in every way possible. This is not just about one mountain in Hawai’i. This is a global movement and the world is watching. For media, resources, questions and information, contact: Bethany Bilowus // email@example.com // @loveletterstohumanity
Petition to Government of India, http://moef.gov.in/
Stop destruction of 177 hectares of forest land in the Western Ghats
177 hectares of forest land in the Western Ghats is being destroyed to set up a power line to Goa through Karnataka. The Western Ghats are a highly ecosensitive region that play a major role in the rainfall and climate across India. We need to draw attention of the authorities and the courts to stop this destruction. We owe it to the flora and fauna in the region and to ourselves.
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. This petition was launched by filmmaker and Wildcat Haven founder Steve Piper and received 511,000 signatures, at the end of 2019 it was passed to Wildcat Haven CIC who supported the petition throughout, to take the campaign forward with legal action. You can stay up to date on this campaign and the organisation that discovered these wildcats and wants to protect them, Wildcat Haven, at WildcatHaven.com and also on facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven
Petition to Exeter City Council
Further investigation into whether our Copper Beech (Caroline Avenue, EX2) can be saved.
The beautiful beech tree on our community green is going to be cut down on Wednesday 11th December. We want to request further investigation to take place by experts not employed by ECC before this is done. We need to be 100% certain that nothing can be done to save even part of it. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yXTf1x8VNVE&t=8s&list=PLJ3g3SuDBVxXVoi3lLDJ15b7hrbdzuHPZ&index=29
Petition to Everyone
BOYCOTT BRAZIL TO SAVE THE AMAZON
BOYCOTT BRAZIL TO SAVE THE AMAZON "A boycott is by far the most effective approach, because it instantly destroys the economic driver of deforestation: profit" The Amazon rainforest is under grave threat - now even more than ever. The Brazilian government is stimulating illegal land clearance. Ecological destruction is happening at a gigantic scale. Indigenous people are being killed and displaced. Trees are being cut at an already disastrous and still ever increasing rate, driving the extinction of untold animal and plant species. The elimination of the Amazon cannot be undone. The removal of immense areas of rainforest will reduce global absorption of CO2. This will accelerate the already very serious climate emergency we are in, putting the survival of humanity in question. But... there is one easy and quick way to stop and revert the destruction. And it depends on each and every one of us... This is by hitting the criminals where they feel it most: in their wallet. A global boycott of Brazilian products, especially meat, leather,* timber, soya, coffee, maize, sugar, palmoil** and all other products linked to the Amazon destruction, will have immediate effect and stop this monumental crime in its tracks. The time for petitions and political pressure has passed. If everyone globally immediately stops consuming and buying Brazilian meat and other 'dirty' products it's for sure they will have to stop this monstrosity. Spread the word. The solution is easy and fast: BOYCOTT BRAZIL TO SAVE THE AMAZON Check every product you buy for its provenance and don't buy Brazilian products, in particular meat or any other products linked to the Amazon destruction. Request your shops, retailers and providers, industry and politicians, to stop buying Brazilian products until the Brazilian government makes fundamental changes (for details see PART TWO of this petition, directed to the Brazilian government, below). Stop the destruction of the Amazon. BOYCOTT BRAZIL TO SAVE THE AMAZON Please help us spread this campaign among your contacts and social networks.. Send it to 'famous' people and influencers. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp.. We need to remain anonymous for security reasons, so we fully rely on you for sharing.. Our identity is not important, it's our joint ideas and positive energy that matter. Help us succeed to save the Amazon.. --- PLEASE AFTER SIGNING COME BACK HERE to also sign and share PART TWO of our Petition: http://chng.it/XkrrwRPQ2N PART TWO adds specific demands to the Brazilian government to restore the institutions that protect the Amazon. SIGN AND SHARE PART TWO as well to put extra pressure on the Brazilian government.. We're already being mentioned! https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/30/corporations-pile-pressure-on-brazil-over-amazon-fires-crisis?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard *It's working! https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1VY1Y3?__twitter_impression=true https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2019/08/marcas-como-timberland-vans-e-kipling-suspendem-compra-de-couro-brasileiro-diz-industria.shtml https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/amazon-rainforest-bolsonaro-trump-yanomami-tribe-indigenous-climate-a9116296.html **https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jun/29/brazil-palm-oil-amazon-rainforest-deforestation-temer-farming-para-cerrado Update : As if the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has not been enough now there are plans by Ecuador and Peru to open up an area the size of Italy for oil drilling... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50719386 Boycott Brazil, and Ecuador and Peru, to save the Amazon! Politicians are listening! https://bit.ly/33ZhbrC #BoycottBrazil
Petition to The Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority
Protect the Lake District's World Heritage status
The Lake District risks losing its UNESCO World Heritage status. One of the most beautiful and distinctive stretches of land near Little Langdale in the UK is being ruined by 4x4 cars and motorbikes that are devastating tracks, have forced a sheep farmer out of the area and are violating the terms of its World Heritage status. We have to save it. We are a group of local residents and walkers. Some of us have lived here all our lives, and for the sheep farmers among us this land is our livelihood. It’s truly one of the most beautiful and serene landscapes in the country - and it’s heartbreaking to see the damage now being done to it. The noise of these vehicles can be heard for miles in the valley, ruining the peace and tranquility of the area that were key reasons for it being recognised by UNESCO. The off-road vehicles have caused so much damage and interruption that a local sheep farmer has had to pack up and leave - and others could follow. This stretch of land near Little Langdale was owned by Beatrix Potter and handed over to the National Trust in the 1930s and 40s to preserve it for future generations. Letting off-road vehicles ruin its beauty and tranquillity is doing a great disservice to her legacy. The Lake District National Park Authority has the power to stop this. We are calling on them to protect this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site by imposing a Traffic Regulation Order to stop 4x4s and motorbikes from doing any further damage. Please sign our petition to help preserve the Lake District’s natural beauty and World Heritage status by protecting it from 4x4s and motorbikes