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 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 // firstname.lastname@example.org // @loveletterstohumanity
Petition to Michael Gove, Lesley Griffiths
Save Britain’s ancient Yew trees before we lose any more
Britain’s most ancient trees are in danger and we urgently need to protect them. We have the largest collection of ancient Yew trees on earth, including some considered to be among the oldest trees of any kind on the planet. Some are over 5,000 years old. They are incredibly precious and a vital part of our heritage - but we are gradually losing them one by one as they currently have no legal protection. This must urgently change. I’ve been enchanted by yew trees, known as immortal giants, ever since I first came across one over 40 years ago. I’ve spent years studying them, writing about them, and campaigning for their protection. Over 500 ancient Yew trees have been destroyed since the Second World War. Two years ago I was heartbroken when I went to check on a yew tree in the Welsh town of Penegoes, only to find it chopped down into pieces and stacked waiting to be turned into firewood. For thousands of years the yew was considered sacred across Britain. They are a living connection with our past. Having survived for so long, the prospect of losing them now is unimaginable. There are approximately 157 ancient Yew trees - aged over 2,000 years - across the UK. The vast majority are in churchyards, which puts the trees at great risk as the church declines and church land is sold off. Currently the only recourse is to go through the long and difficult process of getting a Tree Protection Order, which would mean if the trees were destroyed by a developer, the developer would have to pay a small fine. In parts of Europe, trees of just a few hundred years of age are protected by far greater fines of around 50,000 Euros. Currently there is no legal protection for these beautiful trees. It’s urgent that we protect this vital part of our heritage with specific legal protection before we lose any more. These Yew trees have been a part of Britain for thousands of years. They are our ancient living monuments, our ancient living witnesses to the history of our ancestors and our civilisation. We must protect them as a matter of urgency before any more are lost. Please sign my petition calling for our ancient Yew trees to be protected by law. A list of ancient yew trees can be found at: http://www.janisfryart.co.uk/ancient_yew_tours.htm#yew
Petition to Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick, Environment Minister Theresa Villiers
Help save Britain’s hedgehogs with ‘hedgehog highways’!
Hedgehogs in the UK are in serious trouble. Repeated studies have shown that the nation’s favourite animal is being wiped out. But there is something we can do to save them. I’m an ecologist and author and I’ve been studying hedgehogs for over 30 years. I know that a key cause of them dying out is that our landscapes are being fenced off into ever smaller fragments. We need to make sure new housing developments include ‘hedgehog highways’ - a 13 cm hole in the bottom of a fence that allows hedgehogs to move freely between gardens to find food and find a mate. This simple move would have a big impact on the UK’s hedgehogs - and it’s cheap and easy for developers to carry out. So I’m calling upon government to ensure every new housing development builds in these holes for hedgehog highways. This will allow gardens to be connected, creating the pathways they need to survive. We can’t sit back and let hedgehog numbers keep plummeting. It’s estimated that numbers are already down 95% since the 1950s. We have to act now. Please sign here to call on the Ministry of Housing and Planning to make hedgehog highways a legal requirement of new builds.
Petition to UK Parliament
Stop needless posting
Even if you choose to receive key banking communications by email or other electronic means. It still seems that changes in terms and conditions get sent as actual post. This can happen multiple times a year. Are rarely read and are a waste of resources and contributors to climate change. This needs to stop. Now. No need for it in 2020.
Petition to Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University to switch its energy supplier to 100% renewable's
Petition to get Canterbury Christ Church University to switch its energy supplier to ensure that it is on a Tariff using 100% renewables rather than the 50% fossil fuel mix which it is currently on. According to the university's publically available Sustainability Annual Report 2017-18: "In September 2017, following a review of the University’s energy procurement it was decided to move away from fixed term contracts for gas and electricity (normally 12 or 24 months duration) to a flexible tariff." The University is now part of a customer portfolio for its gas & electricity procurement, BiU (British Independent Utilities) were selected on a three year contract to act as the University’s energy procurement specialists for gas and electricity. However, according to the annual sustainability report, this means that, whereas: The University’s previous electricity supply contracts had been on a “blue” tariff (Energy generated from renewables and nuclear), with the BiU contract the University are on a standard “brown” tariff with electricity generated from a number of sources such as coal, natural gas and nuclear (see photo for current energy mix). Fig. 24: The University Energy Mix through BiU This means that where the university used to have nearly all its energy from renewable sources now it has over 50% of its energy coming from gas and coal power. According to the annual sustainability report: should the University wish to return to a “green” tariff... based on the University’s consumption... the premium would be in the range of £4,200 to £6,600 per annum. The report goes on to say that: "Consideration should be given to how the choice of tariff potentially effects the University’s “green” credentials" Please join us in signing this petition to ask the University to ensure that its energy supplier is using 100% renewables and avoiding all fossil fuels.
Petition to Boris Johnson
Stop the Big Ben Chime and Save the Aussies
Eastern Australian communities are suffering from unprecedented bushfires and desperately need support for volunteer firefighters, displaced communities and wildlife, largely caused by global warming. The UK government is promoting crowdfunding of £500k to enable Big Ben to chime at the stroke of Brexit on 31 January 2020. This is an unacceptable waste of money and the funds should be diverted to support the Australian crisis.
Petition to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Countryside Not Car Park - Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent
Would you rather see a car park or the view above? To all environmentalists out there, the National Trust are planning to destroy good farming land at Ightham Mote and build a five acre car park. The field is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) located in Greenbelt Land. This cannot be right environmentally and particularly considering its impact on Climate Change. We should be discouraging cars rather than enticing more cars into an environmentally fragile environment, such as Ightham Mote. To object to the planning application go to the link: https://publicaccess2.tmbc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=Q1XF2MQHLQ500 or send an email to email@example.com and Refer to Planning Application 19/02842/FL & 43/FL