Petition to Ashok Gehlot
Save the Great Indian Bustard
The Great Indian Bustard is one of the most important birds in India. It was going to be the national bird of India but was replaced by the peacock. It is only left in Rajasthan and there is a lone hope left in Gujarat. Let's join hands and save it!
Petition to Hon. Prime Minister of India, Hon. Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Vocal for Local Trees: Plant Native Trees and Help Restore Ecosystems in our Cities
During this Covid-19 pandemic, the one thing we have learned is that we must try and avoid another one. According to a report prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat one of the best ways to do that is to restore our ecosystems by bringing in more biodiversity. Read more: https://www.cbd.int/health/infectiousdiseases Today we see an alarming decline of birds, butterflies, and other biodiversity within cities all around our country. This is an irreplaceable loss for our Nation. One of the major causes is the planting of foreign plant species in our cities both by municipal landscapers and private citizens. This can and must be corrected immediately because wrong trees planted today will damage our environment for decades to come, causing ecosystems to decline and allowing pests and diseases to grow. Planting native Indian trees is a simple and effective way to bring our biodiversity back and create healthy and disease-free ecosystems in our cities. Commonly planted non-native trees like Gulmohar, Copperpod, Bougainvillea, Frangipani, Royal Palm, Eucalyptus, Silver Oak, Rain Tree, Lantana, etc. do not support our local biodiversity. These trees were imported into India during the colonial era, and decades later still continue to damage our environment. Many of these trees have assumed local sounding names, and often people mistakenly think of them as native, and some of them are even on our government’s native plant lists. By making better planting decisions, we can support our birds, insects and other biodiversity. For example, we can choose to plant a red flowering native tree like Palash that supports over a hundred diverse living species, instead of the commonly planted Gulmohar tree, a native of Madagascar, which supports only three species. Such small changes in planting decisions can have huge impacts on biodiversity. This is because specialised relationships exist between native plants, insects and birds. Local insects feed only on native plants that they have co-evolved with, and insects in turn feed birds and other fauna. According to the National Wildlife Federation, a decline in native plants is one of the biggest reasons for a decline in biodiversity. This is an appeal to our Hon. Prime Minister, and our Hon. Environment Minister to support the “Vocal for Local Trees” initiative by putting out new rules that give preference to native trees in all government and municipal planting. Please sign our petition to help bring back our native biodiversity and create a healthy environment for us all. Please look at the video above or visit www.therightgreen.org for more information on the ecological importance of native plants
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Save the Vetal Hill: Thousands of Trees will be Cut for building the new Tunnel
To,Mr. Uddhav ThackerayChief Minister of Maharashtra Dear Mr. Thackeray, Pune is the only city in India which boasts of a long hill range, right in its middle, reserved for a biodiversity park.The Pune BDP (Bio Diversity Park) was a progressive, visionary and pro-active idea aimed at positioning Pune as a model city with a large green cover of the BDP serving as a carbon sink and an oxygen generator. It is meant to assure citizens of a balanced and healthy environment for generations to come. The BDP hills are home to a wide variety of flora, birds, reptiles, insects, rabbits and have several water bodies that hold rain water and recharge the water table for many adjoining parts of the city. Many citizen groups are active in different parts of these hills in greening efforts and they have protected, planted, nurtured and grown thousands of trees on the hills. They still spend several hours of their time as well as their own money in taking care of the trees and have successfully converted large chunks of barren land into native forest. The experiment in growing a forest based on the Miyawaki model (on the Panchavati side of these hills) has been inspirational to organization like Alaap which are now working hand in hand with the government in creating forest patches in the denuded slopes of the Kumaon Himalayas. Are we going to let all these citizen-led initiatives go?Vehicular pollution has shot up in the city in recent years. During such a time, the local government needs to take measures for reducing the pollution to ensure health for citizens. However, they are planning quite the opposite. They are proposing to build roads and dig tunnels through the lungs of the city i.e. our hills. It is now common knowledge from studies all over the world that indiscriminate road building and road widening has not solved vehicular traffic problems. On the contrary, it has encouraged more vehicles to come on the roads. What can help is solid public transport such as metros with a robust feeder system of buses. Once the roads and tunnels are built by Pune Municipal Corporation, it will not be long before the hills will be converted to commercial and residential properties and all the flora, biodiversity and water bodies will be lost forever. The people of Pune and the State of Mahrashtra will be the losers. Mahrashtra would have lost a golden opportunity to set an example for other cities in India and abroad.Dear Mr. Thackeray, please help us stop this disaster from happening. We request you to instruct authorities to leave the hills of Pune untouched. Please direct concerned authorities to concentrate their energy and our resources in improving public transport for Pune city instead of destroying the pride of Pune and Maharashtra – our hills. Sincerely,Concerned Pune Citizens
Petition to National Green Tribunal, NGT , Karnataka Lake Conservation And Development Authority, Centre for Lake Conservation, Anekal PLanning Authority, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Pmo, Narendra Modi, karnataka forest department, Yamere Panchayat, Sarjapura panchayat, sarjapur panchayat, yamare panchayat, PTI
Save 26 Lakes of Sarjapura Hobli. Stop Debris and Garbage Dump, Revive our Lakes.
Purpose:Living in the outskirts of Bengaluru, 26 Lakes in a radius of 7 kms in Sarjapura Hobli is our only hope for WATER. With a Petition on Change.org we request everyone (including Government Authorities) to support us to revive and rejuvenate Lakes in and around Sarjapura area. Bring this lakes back to life for the long term survival of Ground Water Table and avert disastrous water crisis in coming years. AIM of the Sarjapura.RWA (SRWA): To Revive and Save the 26 Lakes in Sarjapura Find ways and means to interconnect the lakes Create an Awareness campaign among the residents of Sarjapura Make the Govt Officials, Panchayats aware that the residents are concerned about the Lakes, and actively work with them to find solutions, starting immediately. About Sarjapura:Sarjapura village/town is located in the south of Bangalore Urban District. A small group of residents in the area who had been concerned about the obvious encroachments and the depletion of the water table at the lakes started to visit the lakes that they knew of to see how corrective measures could be taken. Much to their astonishment, they realized that Sarjapura has about 26 lakes in a radius of 7 kms! The largest lake of these is approximately of 271 acres in size, according to documents at the Anekal Planning Authority. The most important step to ensure that Sarjapura remains a place where people can live with water availability, is to ensure that the lakes stay alive, and serve as a catchment for rain water, sustain the ecological life that is around them. This is an area of grave concern for residents who are spending lakhs of rupees on their dream homes in Sarjapura area, and who may not be in a habitable environment a decade from now! Sarjapura.RWA is very concerned that taking immediate action is the only way to avert a huge disaster. Details of 26 Lakes:https://goo.gl/QfymrE Latest Debris Dump in Yamere Lake:https://goo.gl/zy5ETT A Marthon to Highlight 26 Lakes and it's time to Revive.https://goo.gl/oMiiyJ Video: CNN News18:www.goo.gl/CeVF2w 'Sarjapura Save Lakes Marathon' Event Page (Media Clips) on FaceBook:https://goo.gl/JkQrBE Flash Cleaning Drive: Found Liqour Bottles herehttps://goo.gl/nFlqCc
Petition to Madhya Pradesh Government
"STOP BUXWAH MINING PROJECT"
Trees = Life. A Healthy tree can give oxygen to more than ten people for the LIFETIME.Recently Madhya Pradesh Government has permitted Aditya Birla Group to cut more than 2.15 Lakh Trees of the Buxwah Forests for starting the Chhatarpur 'Diamond Mine' which is totally unbearable.We humans are not understanding that what is the 'Real Diamond'. In 50 years, a single tree gives 11,57,500 rupees of oxygen.This means if they are cutting 2.15 lakh trees they are losing 2,48,86,25,00,000 rupees.Nature is the biggest gift that God has given to us and we should respect it.During this time of the pandemic, when everybody needs Oxygen to breathe, they are cutting millions of trees just for diamonds. Forests help in maintaining the oxygen and temperature levels of the atmosphere. Plants during photosynthesis release oxygen, whereas it consumes carbon dioxide. This is the complete phenomenon that humans do. Also, forests are a huge reserve of trees and plants. Thus, they help by playing a significant role in balancing the oxygen level of the entire atmosphere.Forests also help in preventing the global warming levels of the Earth. The increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere results in the greenhouse effect on Earth. Thus, it is majorly responsible for causing global warming on Earth.And, overall, forests are the home for millions of animal species on the earth. So if we will cut the forests, we will be responsible to destroy the habitat of these species.What it will feel if someone comes and removes you from your house for no reason? Tell me what is the use of diamond if you are dead?So, my friends, I request you all to sign this petition and become a nature savior and save 2.15 lakh trees!Thanks,Tanmay Upadhyay, Kartikey Awasthi, Prajwal Tiwari, Jhanvi Shukla, Alishna Patel & Himani ParwaniStudents of Joy Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, M.P, India.
Petition to WWF, tata , Friday's for future, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, Project Greenworld International, Shri Prakash Javedkar (Cabinet Minister - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting)
Fines on people polluting & literring surroundings:A step towards a healthy environment
People always act greedy and show carelessness towards the things that they get for free! Environment and all other natural resources are one among them ! Due to this there has been immense damage caused to the environment and other natural resources and their producers over centuries! We have been studying about environment betterment practises since school days but real life implementation has hardly occured! Writing an essay on environment is not enough!! Remember "upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all!" If we really want to save the environment we have to work together,all of us, all 7.8 billion people living in this world and not just the associations and NGOs working for the same! For that we can contribute in many ways like practising activities step wise (eg: Area,City,State,Country level) starting from home and local areas! Just keeping our surroundings clean , preventing littering , regularly servicing our vehicles, using public transport often, performing social activities with associations and NGOs at local level(if possible) can also play a significant impact on the environment! But most importantly , There should be mandatory fines on people polluting and littering areas and strict punishments for them as well!(Which I have never seen around because this topic is never respected and taken seriously)But Which should be respected and be of equal importance as that of crimes like theft and robbery as that's what we are doing "stealing a healthy environment and other natural important resources from the future!" Introducing certain rules and regulation protocols on littering and polluting environment and collection of fines(chalan in india) just like that of fine on not wearing masks (under COVID-19 rules and regulation protocol ) or fines on breaking traffic rules,etc. should be implemented for this topic as well so as to create a significant impact on the actions of local people!Collecting mandatory fines from people literring the environment and polluting surroundings will definitely reduce their number manifold times and only then we will be able to see a positive change in the environment and along with this, initiatives like Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan will also be successful side by side! But all this will only be possible if everyone takes this matter seriously,just sharing paragraphs and posts of other people like me or Greta won't make any difference! I personally want to serve as an individual and so wants the people like me all over the world,if we get the right opportunity and platform we can do whatever we can to help fix the damage that has been caused to this planet! But implementation on the fine on literring and polluting surroundings is also mandatory! Waiting for that day to come! I hope this petition reaches as many people as possible around the world and also hope it reaches the Government and right platforms which can help us take actions against whatever is happening! Because, "actions speaks louder than words!" I would like to request all those people who agree with me,who wants to see a positive change around and wants to take a step forward for the betterment of the present and future to sign this petition and share as much as possible so that we can reach the right people, associations and NGOs who can guide us for the same! Because "Where there is unity there is always victory" Regards, Nishi Thaker
Petition to Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sadhguru
Choose eco not ego.
Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire globe, and we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I understand it is very concerning, and all of us need to have some role in saving the planet. Have you ever considered checking the "Air Index" of your residencial city? go, google it now and I'm pretty sure it will be alarming to your senses. It is obvious that we can't stop using our air conditioners, refrigerators, vehicles, etc. What else can we do? How do we breathe in a carbon free environment? During these turbulent timem of Covid-19, what can be done to? I know too many questions must be arising in your mind. But as educated, civil citizens there are some steps we can take on our individual level. Our role to stop Global warming *Preserve whatever has been left over, conserve the available resources. *Practice afforestation to restore our environment. *Join social-clubs, online campaigns, encourage your friends/family. *Design new plans and strategies. *Revive the broken factors of our environment. *Create awareness and organize campaigns. *Educate our friends, families, and our younger ones as well. Change begins on the inside. It is our responsibility to do all that we can. Your heartful efforts make a difference, and what you do is significant to our coming generations. Someone doing something is so much better than nobody doing anything! Let this petition be more than just blocks of words; Let it awaken your heart to the reality. Remember, you are the change that you are looking for in the world!
Petition to Parimal Suklabaidya, Forest Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, PCCF wildlife, Assam
Ban movement of private vehicles inside Manas National Park
It can be seen that, Manas National Park is witnessing heavy crowd of private vehicles inside the park at Bansbari Range. This crowd of private vehicles inside the park is not only causing disturbance to the wild animals but also depleting the aesthetic beauty of the wilderness of the park. It is a good sign that, people are nowadays getting more interest to visit wildlife areas, but too much of everything is bad. The uncontrolled crowd inside Bansbari Range of Manas National Park causing serious disturbance to the wildlife. Sometimes even people have to face hour long traffic jams in the main road to Mathanguri. It is our request to impose a ban on entering private vehicles inside the boundaries of Manas National Park. Please take some actions to save the pristine habitats of the park.