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environmental protection

291 petitions

Update posted 7 hours ago

Petition to Laurie Cumbo, Eric Adams

Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Action Alert : Come to Town Hall Meeting Being Conducted by Council Woman Laurie Cumbo.   Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6 pm - Medgar Evers College Preparatory School 1186 Carrol St, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 __________________________________________________________________ In the above photo the orange buildings are developments being proposed.  The big one the right would be the largest residential development in Brooklyn if built. This is an update to the original petition! Please Support Our Fundraiser efforts! In 1991 The Brooklyn Botanic Garden "BBG" got a rezoning along its perimeter to protect itself against tall buildings that would cast shadows and destroy the visual integrity of the Garden. In 2017 a developer, Cornell Realty, wanted to break the height limits of 6/7 stories (60/70 feet) and build buildings as high as 23 stories (230 ft) which is over a 300% increase. We organized and pushed back, got over 5,000 people to sign our petition, so the developer withdrew the application with the promise of coming back when he got local elected support. Now a year later an even larger development is being proposed by developer Bruce Eichner, who wants to build 42 stories in a height limited zone of 6/7 story, that is even closer than Cornell Reality to BBG. Now that Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo is no longer facing an election year, (this is her last term) and the developer Eichner has been reported to have given money to all of the local elected officials it appears that he will not be withdrawing his application. In the meantime, Cornell Reality is simply waiting in the wings to see what happens so that he too can re-apply with his application. Please sign our petition and let our Elected officials know that we care about our sunlight, our air, our public spaces and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Tell them to say NO! to this development.  Let them know that we will fight this both in the streets and in the courts.  That we vow to only support elected officials that support our causes and protect our public assets. Help us preserve and protect this valuable public greenspace, where over 900,000 people a year visit! If you want more information about this, please go to http://mtopp.org/bbgfund.html Or call (718) 703-3086. Further Things You Can Do to Support Please support Our Fundraiser. We need to prepare our own Shadow Study and prepare for a legal challenge.  For more information please click here. Please write an email to Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo telling her to say NO to this proposed development at  mabend@council.nyc.gov Come to Town Hall Meeting Being Conducted by Council Woman Laurie Cumbo Thursday, December 13- 6 pm - Medgar Evers College Preparatory school 1186 Carrol St, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 Volunteer Your Time!  Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do!  Please make a Donation New Directions in Healing is taking contributions on our behalf and all of your donations are tax deductible.  

FLAC - Flower Lovers Against Corruption
7,144 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Michael B. Enzi, Robert Pittenger, Kyrsten Sinema, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, United States Department of the Treasury, United States Mint

Kill the US $1 Dollar Bill with The US $1 Dollar Coin here in America!!!

I want both houses of Congress(Senate and House of Representatives) to replace the US $1 dollar bill with the US $1 Dollar coin. Take the old $1 dollar bill out of circulation. Everyday we don't do this, is waste of tax payers' money on the old $1 dollar bill that has outlive its usefulness.I would also like to demand that we stop minting pennies and get them out of circulation and I want the US $2 dollar bill replaced with a new $2 dollar coin. "Sixty-one percent of Americans back a switch to the dollar coin when they learn about the savings. That is one reason why Congressional advocates for responsible government spending, such as Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senate Budget Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Representative Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have introduced legislation to implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government, including eliminating the dollar note and replacing it with the more sustainable and efficient dollar coin, through the USA Act. It is important to recognize that this change in our dollar currency is long overdue. By one estimate, Congress has already missed out on over $2.6 billion in savings by not converting to the coin back in 2011. The missed savings grows larger every day, despite repeated calls from Congress' own budget watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Over the past 25 years, the GAO has urged Congress to make the switch ten times due to the billions the federal government would save." We have to act know and if your interested in learning more about dollar coins please visit http://www.dollarcoinalliance.org/Every other industrialized nation has made the switch its time for America do the same thing. Dollar coins last 30+ years while a dollar bill only 2-4 years and dollar coins are recyclable because they can be melted down and mint new coins.    The recent COINS ACT(The Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings) also introduced making the Nickel cheaper to produced and stop minting pennies for the next 10 years. So I am in favor of replacing $1&$2 dollar bills with dollar coins, making the nickel cheaper to mint and stop minting pennies. 

Emran Ismail
250 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Civic Leaders of the Town of Lincoln

Support a leaf blower by-law for Lincoln, MA

Fellow Lincoln, Massachusetts residents:  At our March 23 Town Meeting we will have the opportunity to vote on a by-law to place reasonable limits on gas powered leaf blowers.  As a citizen who cares about the health of the community and our shared environment, I am hosting this petition.  The purpose is to gather signatures to show support for this proposed by-law.  As our civic leaders consider this matter, they are interested to know if it has broad public support.  Consider these reasons to sign the petition and demonstrate your support: Gas-powered leaf blowers -- being used around our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces -- generate:1) Noise that far exceeds health and safety standards2) Toxic, carcinogenic air pollution3) Carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas4) Fuel spillage and waste that contaminate our soil and water The use of gas leaf blowers comes with high costs to our health and environment and interferes with the enjoyment of our homes and community. Legislation limiting their use has been enacted in over 150 communities in the US.Many landscapers in Lincoln continue to use two-stroke, gas-powered leaf blowers. After considerable research and consultation, Lincoln’s Leaf Blower Study Committee, a subcommittee of the Conservation Commission, is proposing a by-law that would regulate the use of leaf blowers as follows:1) Gas leaf blowers may be used during specified weeks for spring and fall clean-ups.2) Electric leaf blowers may be used during the spring, summer and fall.3) No leaf blowers may be used during the winter.A public meeting will be held at 7 pm, February 28th in the Donaldson Room at Town Hall to discuss the proposal. I urge all residents to attend. Please indicate if you agree with the intent of this by-law to improve public health, environment, and quality of life for residents in Lincoln by signing this petition.  Important: this petition is intended only for residents of Lincoln, Massachusetts.  Be sure to correctly identify your town of residence as Lincoln when you are signing.  Thank you for your attention to this important issue!  Sponsor: Alex Chatfield, 270 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA (adchat@aol.com) • A copy of the proposed by-law (as well as educational resources) can be found at www.lincolnleaves.org• Questions or comments can be emailed to the Leaf Blower Study Committee at quietlincoln@gmail.com.

Alex Chatfield
212 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Panda Express

End Single-Use Plastic at Panda Express

Having lived in the Puget Sound region for my sixteen years of life, I take pride in my local landscape. Our community is lucky to be surrounded by lush mountains and endless water. We take pride in implementing green policies and on keeping the region pristine. At least, that's the illusion.  Every year, Washington generates tens of millions of pounds of plastic waste, and the majority isn't recycled. Instead, some of this plastic goes into the ocean, where it breaks down into its smaller, toxic components. These components accumulate in the tissues of wildlife and people.   This threatens the health of Puget Sound. It threatens our declining Southern Resident killer whales, and it threatens me and other youth who will inherit this region. But if we care about the well-being of our children, we should hold companies that distribute plastic accountable. One of those companies is Panda Express.  If you have ever gotten a meal at Panda Express, you know how much plastic is generated--a plastic container, plastic utensils, maybe a plastic bag, too. And that's just for one person. But Panda Express has over 2,000 store locations which can process up to hundreds of orders every day. Think about how much plastic could be saved if Panda Express switched to biodegradable products. Subway, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, and other major chains have pledged to cut down on their plastic distribution. Why can't Panda Express do the same?    For the health of my community and others around the world, I urge Panda Express to stop its use of disposable plastic containers and utensils and substitute them for something biodegradable. The people and wildlife of Puget Sound deserve better. 

Isha S
1,207 supporters