environmental impact

9 petitions

Started 4 days ago

Petition to Ron Olson

Go Green in Killeen! Reinstate Curbside Recycling and Make Changes to Recycling Program.

According to information received from the City of Killeen, the residents of Killeen contributed a total of 53,378 TONS of trash to the landfill in the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY).  This is NOT environmentally sustainable. Our only option remains to reduce the amount of trash produced by each household, and the only two ways to do that are to reuse what we can, and to recycle what we can't. The City of Killeen suspended its curbside recycling services for FY 2017 and FY 2018. Many city officials cited a general lack of participation in the curbside recycling program as the reason for its suspension. To that, we say this: If residents weren't recycling when these materials were conveniently picked up from their homes, how much less recycled material is being collected now that residents have no choice but to personally deliver their recyclable materials to one of the city's two drop-off locations? How many more tons of perfectly recyclable materials are ending up in the ever-expanding landfill as a result of this decision? According to the City of Killeen’s Adopted Budget for FY 2018, found here, The Solid Waste Division’s mission is, “to collect and dispose of solid waste,” and the “mission elements” include, “Administer programs to INCREASE RECYCLING and reduce litter,” “COLLECT RECYCLABLES,” and, “Conduct at least one Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event each year.” The truth is that the fiscal year has just begun, and by choosing to not reinstate the curbside recycling program, and not revamping the entire recycling program itself, the Solid Waste division has already failed to meet two of the three “mission elements” stated in the budget. Furthermore, their goals include “[Performing] ongoing route analysis to allow for the MOST EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES WHILE ENCOMPASSING THE GROWTH OF THE CITY.” How is anyone making decisions concerning “the growth of the city,”and its resources, without implementing better, more sustainable, practices when it comes to waste management and recycling? In FY 2018, during which the curbside recycling service remains suspended, and the total staffing of the recycling department under six employees, the adopted budget is $365,537. This is over $46,000 more than the actual budget in FY 2017, and almost $24,000 more than the actual budget during FY 2016 when the curbside recycling service was readily available to participating residents. This doesn’t make economic or environmental sense! Our tax dollars will be spent one way or another, but it’s time that we stand up and demand that they are spent wisely in a way that promotes environmental sustainability in Killeen! Our community is quickly expanding, which means that the amount of trash we produce will only grow in number. The answer is NOT suspending curbside recycling services; the answer is revamping our recycling program, expanding the number of accepted recyclable plastics, and promoting recycling as a priority, not merely entertaining it as an option. Go Green in Killeen! Tell City Manager Ron Olson to reinstate curbside recycling services, and revamp our recycling program to make Killeen a more sustainable, and environmentally progressive community in Central Texas! Check out this infographic to see how Killeen compares to neighboring cities.  

Seka Berry
47 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand First, The Green Party, Damian O’Connor, David Clark

Remove industrial Hemp from the Misuse of drugs act MoDA 1977

New Zealand is officially the last place in the world you can NOT use Hemp as a food for humans, and now Anaimals are restricted as well. Hemp is one of the most versatile, nutritious and healthy foods on the planet, hemp seeds contain the perfect balance of omega 3 6 and 9 containing good amounts of minerals and 19 amino acids which make up human DNA 9 of these our own body can not produce, leaves can be made for juice and teas and a wide range health products. Our last NZ govt can pass a bill in 48 hours for public to drink at 5 am to watch the AB’s. For 16 years people have been breeding new Hemp cultivars and petitioning the govt for change why are we able to grow Hemp in NZ yet not allowed to make products from the whole plant as regulations allowed before the last Govt passed a amendment in MoDa September 7th determining ANY product with Cannabidiol CBD a prescription medicine. Countries around the world are seeing the proven results for public health and well being from this product made from Industrial Hemp. As a health focused Government We are asking the newly elected New Zealand political parties to see the TRUE world wide economic value The whole Hemp industry presents to New Zealands business, health, housing, environmental, and rural sectors not just fibre and Food which is scheduled for change in November 2018. This is only a portion of the 25000 possible uses for Hemp. Hemp has been around for 1000’s of years as a food fibre and source of vital nutrients for humans, enabling early voyagers to travel the world. Hemp is a cultivar of the Cannabis Sativa L genus that contains no more than 0.35% THC in flowering leaves and tops. THC is the part of the plant that can get you high. Hemp has been tainted with the Cannabis / marijuana stigma, yet there is no justification for this. Now in the Information Age we are able to trace back the events that saw this versitial plant removed from agriculture around the world. Hemp is NOT a DRUG and has no way of being misused as a drug or posing any harm to public’s sfety, (unlike poppy seeds) All Cannabis seed is restricted as a drug by the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1977 even tho no cannabis seed contains THC heavily restricted and it is controlled by the Misuse of drugs hemp regulations 2006 only because it is a cultivar of the Cannabis genus. We ask that the newly elected govt of New Zealand remove approved industrial Hemp cultivars from MoDA and allow the industry to take advantage of all economic oputunities that the industry currently presents without restriction. Isn’t It’s time to lead and not follow the rest of the world ? Hemp answers so many of the current issues New Zealand faces we ask that you do your own research and support our petition.   

Chris Woodney
2,184 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to City Council, Donald Wagner, Lynn Schott, Melissa Fox, Jeffrey Lalloway, Christina Shea, Anthony Kuo, Susan Emery, Sean Joyce, Planning Commission, Dustin Nirschl

Protect the Rights of Irvine Residents; Demand the City put its People *BEFORE* Developers

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UPDATE 6/13/17:  Thanks to our supporters, significant progress has been made!  The Irvine Company has proposed to move the Safari Substation to an alternative site that is acceptable to both the City of Irvine and the Spectrum 5 community (  We are now asking Southern California Edison to agree with the proposal.  Please SIGN OUR PETITION and come to the Safari Substation Public Discussion on Tuesday, 6/27/17 @ 4:00PM to show your support.  For more information, please read the Petition Updates posted below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Call on the Irvine City Council to continue taking decisive action on behalf of the people of Irvine! The Spectrum 5 community originally came together to stop Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Irvine Company from dropping a high-voltage electrical substation in the middle of our fully built-out community.  After nearly 1-1/2 years of petitioning the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission, we have obtained the support of the City Council. Now both The Irvine Company and SCE are speaking to us about alternatives for the Safari Substation.  This is the kind of resident-city-utility-developer dialogue we have been asking for since the beginning. Please sign our petition to let the City Council and City staff know that we appreciate and support their initiative in getting the Safari Substation moved to a safe and compatible location. WEBSITE:           www.NoSubstation.comFACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: TWITTER:         #NoSubstation Original petition content...
607 supporters