Petition to David Scott Taylor, Procter & Gamble, Michael Hsu, CEO, Huggies
Tell Pampers, wireless “smart” baby diapers are not safe!
Companies including Pampers are launching "smart high tech diapers" with sensors attached to diapers to sense wetness and track urine. The sensors work in concert with a Wi-Fi baby monitor and an app that lets parents keep track of their baby's diaper situation indicating when the baby needs to be changed. Parents need to know about safety considerations from electromagnetic exposure when buying wireless tech devices. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reducing exposure from wireless devices. "They’re not toys. They have radiation that is emitted from them and the more we can keep it off the body and use in other ways, it will be safer,” said Jennifer A. Lowry, M.D. Placing wireless tech devices next to developing infants’ genitals is SO WRONG! The World Health Organization also lists wireless radiation as a possible “carcinogen,” which means “cancer causing.” Children’s bone marrow absorbs significantly more energy due to their rapidly developing body. There are decades of peer-reviewed studies demonstrating serious biological health effects including immune dysfunction, sleep and memory disturbances, and potential risk of reproductive harm. We're asking for your support in letting Pampers know that we find the this product unacceptable. Wireless safety was NEVER tested on children, yet Pampers will be right next to a baby’s reproductive system. Experts advise that parents take precautions. "Until and unless we learn that radiation from portable electronic devices is safe, we should assume that it's harmful," says Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine. Huggies also launched a smart diaper in Korea and is planning on bringing to the US soon. Please help us send this message by signing our petition! Thanks in advance for your support. For more information on how to keep our kids safe from common toxic exposures, please get the facts and take action at Families Advocating for Chemical & Toxics Safety (FACTS): www.familyacts.org. To see upcoming Pampers products: https://www.mother.ly/news/pampers-lumi-smart-diapers-track-your-babys-urine-output?fbclid=IwAR2yBimua_P9zRmwSSOF57UOtm1UPc17LIOhhK3ksFNjsoPhANMj5XchbKI https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/30/monit/?fbclid=IwAR3QG0j-MuR7RWo5zYwLzWcs0jLvLF9HoZs-2gEcrl6WygqGtwsi6OEMD_w To see upcoming Huggies products: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/2/18525487/smart-diaper-huggies-monit-pampers-alert-poop-pee https://theweek.com/articles/853590/parents-nose-original-smart-diaper-use Please see the Environmental Health Trust for other tech items to avoid:https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/ridiculous-wi-fi-tech/?fbclid=IwAR0NJArfHvJbt7sLwrQgbuTjTj6qRM0wDUdkM6PrAQQbNc4TGDrkb9XgmNUSee Safe Baby Health regarding health concerns regarding wireless devices around babies: https://safebabyhealthychild.com/baby-monitors-do-risks-outweigh-benefits/
Petition to Suwannee River Water Management District, Nestlé, Governor Ron DeSantis
Stop Nestle from draining 1.2 million gallons/day from Ginnie Springs
Nestle wants to renew a permit bought from Seven Springs. Up till now about .2 million/gallons a day is what has been extracted from the facility near Ginnie Springs however the permit already allows up to 1.2 - 1.7 million gallons a day. Now Nestle bought Seven Springs bottling plant and will be seeking renewal. Resist this permit until we see a financial projection of how much they will need daily as well as a risk assessment of our wetlands or over all health of the state aquifers which supports their volume requests. A large corporation may possibly push the limits of this permit or violate the permit altogether as they have in Tampa, FL and California. We need to slow them down and keep them accountable! Potential risks include: Deterioration of water quality, lowering the water table reducing residential well water supplies, reduction of water to other streams and lakes in the state, destruction of ecosystems and wetlands, loss of support below soils creating sink holes. Although Nestle will pay Seven Springs for the water they bottle at the Ginnie Springs plant the city or state do not benefit from the water sales. They gain all profits, we loose our ecosystems, well supplies and local watering hole without any financial gain to the state. edited :8-12-19 for accuracy based on new information obtained since petition was created.
Petition to Community of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Environmental Impact of Cruise Ships in the Monterey Bay Sanctuary, California
By signing this petition, you are supporting the protection of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary in California. This Sanctuary is home to one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, nurturing a habitat for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, otters, sea birds, hundreds of species of fish, kelp forests, and much more. This year, 19 cruise ships are scheduled to anchor off the Monterey wharf, running diesel engines their entire stay, and sending a smoke stack looming overhead. Threats that face the marine sanctuary from these ships include air pollution from the exhaust, massive oil and sewage spills, endangerment to wildlife, as well as underwater noise disturbance from the engines; impacting wildlife above and below the surface. The Monterey Bay wharf was not designed for cruise ships, nor should a marine sanctuary be subjected to a potential and avoidable environmental catastrophe. It is our duty as a community to stand up for our marine environment and protect this amazing ecosystem for future generations. We can all be apart of the solution by educating ourselves on these issues, attending city council meetings to voice our opinions, and speaking with local residents and organizations to gain support and awareness. As a community, we can set a precedence for marine sanctuaries by limiting our societies encroachment on wild lands and marine ecosystems. Peacefully and politely, let’s make our voices heard, and make it clear that these ships have no purpose here. Millions of tourists travel to admire this beautiful stretch of coastline each year. They come to look out on the Pacific Ocean to see wildlife they never could of imagined. In one day it’s possible to see whales spouting and breaching, dolphins surfing the waves, seals basking on rocks, huge flocks of seabirds, and otters playing in the kelp forests. You could spend a lifetime exploring the magic of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary and barely skim the surface of what this place has to offer. Humanities desire to live in comfort and convenience has a significant impact on the health of the world. By making educated and passionate choices, we can create a future that respects all life on Earth. Let’s begin by banning luxury cruise lines from entering fragile marine sanctuaries to insure a brighter future. Thank you for your support!
Petition to The Canadian Government, Ministry of Agriculture, Species at Risk Public Registry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Minister of the Environment, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service Environment Canada, Environment Canada Inquiry Centre, Environment Canada National Office
Stop the legal slaughter of Polar Bears by trophy hunters
Polar Bears are some of the most majestic and beautiful animals in the world. The global population estimate is between 20 000 and 22 000. This classifies the Polar Bear as 'threatened.' Polar Bears are threatened by pollution High levels of chemicals and PCBs. Another threat is global warming. Without ice Polar Bears are unable to reach their prey. But the most immediate threat is hunting. Over 1000 polar bears are hunted annually! This prevents the Polar Bear population from increasing to a healthier number. Canada is the only nation in the world that allows Polar Bear hunting by non-natives and non-citizens. (Polar Bears also live in Alaska, Russia, Greenland, & Norway) Canada sells polar bear hunting licenses to trophy hunters. The main problem with this is that 60% of Polar Bears reside in Canada. The Canadian government are paying hunters for Polar Bear hides! The government pre-pays hunters for the hides of bears shot in this subsistence hunt, and then sells the hides at auction for up to $11,000 (which also goes to the hunter), it blurs the line between a subsistence hunt and a commercial hunt. Polar Bears are protected under national law and international treaty, so Canada’s Polar Bears can only be harvested by Inuit hunters for subsistence, OR by trophy hunters guided by Inuit. The major threat for Polar Bears in Canada is the commercial hunt. Canada is the ONLY nation in the world that allows Polar Bear hunting by non-natives and non-citizens trophy hunters. Why? The answer is easy: MONEY! Pure greed for profit! Canada charges 750 Canadian dollars per Bear! Allowing hunting by non-natives and non-citizens and selling hunting licenses to trophy hunters creates a bloody business where radical hunters sell hunting tours to Canada and kill Polar Bears. The hunt of one male Polar Bear is offered for 35.000 $ and as we know there are enough rich people who book these tours to get their trophy! There is also an increase in polar bear skin sales! By booking one of these horrifying tours, the trophy hunters are allowed to go to 5 or 6 day hunting trips in which they chase polar bears with several dogs and after a long chase, when the Polar Bear is exhausted from running, he stops to finally try to make the dogs that are surrounding him go away, at which point the hunter gets closer and shoots several arrows (!!!) until he is finally dead. This means pure torture for the Polar Bear. Cruelty on animals can not be worse than this. Tell the Canadian government to stop the legal slaughter of one of the highest endangered species in the world. We are horrified and shocked that you sell the life of one of the most majestic and beautiful animals in the world to hunting tour operators like: http://polarbearhunting.net/ or http://52safari.com/ The irresponsible killing of this threatened species for pure trophy hunting as well as commercial trade in polar bear products must be stopped -- now! Before it's too late! We need a lot of signatures to put pressure on the Canadian Government! So please share this petition to as many people as possible.
Petition to Mayor Bieter, City of Boise P&Z Board Chairman
Save Central Foothills: Petition to the City of Boise to Deny Proposed Development
We request that the City of Boise deny the proposal for the development known as Eyrie Terraces (CFH19-00055 / 2317 W. Winter Camp Drive). We support development that is consistent with the City of Boise’s foothills development priorities, best development practices, and our community’s vision. The proposed Eyrie Terraces development meets none of these criteria. Eyrie Terraces would eliminate open space and reduce trail connectivity. The proposed development requires a road to be built through open space that was set aside in 2008 as unbuildable in exchange for allowances provided to the developer. Allowing the development of this open space would set a bad precedent and run counter to voters’ intent to protect foothills open space. Eyrie Terraces would demolish ridgetops and flatten foothills. The proposed development would require the “cut and fill” off ridgetops of up to 100 feet. Very little of the area to be developed is less than a 25% grade, the City’s threshold for hillside development. The to-be-demolished ridges are adjacent to the Quail Hollow Golf Course and are visible from many parts of the city, as far out as Chinden Boulevard. The proposed development would change Boise’s foothills skyline. Eyrie Terraces would be potentially unsafe. The proposed development only has one access road because, among other reasons, the City of Boise prevailed in a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to deny access to the property from 36th Street. This area is subject to fire risk, having had a 60-acre wildfire as recently as 2015. The development presents a danger to residents and first responders in the event of a fire and resulting logjam traffic on a single access road.
Petition to Public, Bernheim Forrest
Stop the pipelines from destroying the environmentally protected species
There’s the federally endangered Kentucky Glade Cress, a plant found no where else in the world. It would be heavily impacted by some sections of this pipeline. There’s also three endangered bats: the Gray Bat, the Indiana Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat, and vertigo snails which have federal protections https://www.wave3.com/2019/05/15/bernheim-arboretum-research-forest-fights-against-proposed-pipeline/
Petition to Laurie Cumbo, Eric Adams
Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!
Action Alert : Traverse Hearing! Date: Monday, September 9 , 2019 at 9:30 am Location Brooklyn Supreme Court, Rm 456, Judge Boddie The developers are stating they were not served according to the law and thus this case should be thrown out. __________________________________________________________________ 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. In December Laurie Cumbo approved this project and we filed a lawsuit against it and got a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) until our Hearing set for May 3rd, 2019. 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. This development is currently being "assessed" by our City government, elected officials and concerned residents. This is the most crucial time to put political pressure on the city, so you support is really needed at this time. 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 email@example.com 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.
Petition to Escambia County Commissioners: D1 Bergosh, D2 Underhill, D3 May, D4 Bender, D5 Barry
STOP the SWAP of Escambia County’s Roads:
Perdido Key Drive for Beulah Road
Escambia County Commissioners are unanimously in favor of the "Road Swap" of Perdido Key Drive for Beulah Road as they discussed August 8, 2019 at the Committee of the Whole, meeting. The final vote will be September 5th. Commissioner Jeff Bergosh said that will allow folks time to "digest" it in the meantime and Commissioner Lumon May said that will allow for some public input. As of now, Escambia Commissioners consider the road swap a "fait accompli" and they ALL plan to vote to change ownership of the vulnerable 6.2 mile beach road, Perdido Key Drive, from State, FDOT, to Escambia County in exchange for 2.9 mile Beulah Road becoming a State, FDOT, road. Escambia County would then own all roads on BOTH of Escambia's vulnerable beach road systems; Via De Luna on Pensacola Beach AND Perdido Key Drive. District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill wants the road swap because he wants Perdido Key Drive to always remain two lanes as called for in its Master Plan and keep Perdido Key the “sleepy little fishing village” he calls it. District 1 Commissioner, Jeff Bergosh, and District 5 Commissioner, Steven Barry, want to accelerate construction of the Beulah Road/ I-10 interchange and construction of the future 7 mile “Beulah Corridor” north from I-10 to connect to Hwy 29 in the Quintette Road vicinity. District 4 Commissioner Robert Bender mused that the County wasn’t gaining anything from this swap but went along with it in the end. Escambia County Commissioners are not even financially able to maintain and improve our current roads and bridges to meet minimum County desired level of service. For example, our Bridge Program has a $5 million dollar per year shortfall, already! If Florida’s Department of Transportation, FDOT, takes over Beulah Road it will accelerate the tremendous growth boom Escambia is already overwhelmed by, due in part, to Navy Federal pledging to bring 10,000 new jobs to Escambia County. Let's STOP the ROAD SWAP! It will lead to Urban Sprawl on steroids and leave both of our beaches solely Escambia's financial responsibility when Escambia Commissioners cannot even maintain what they already have! Last October, 2018, Hurricane Michael could have caused Escambia's economic and ecological devastation instead of our neighbors’ in Panama City and Mexico Beach had it not been for a low pressure area over Alabama that pushed the Category 5 Hurricane 100 miles to our east. If, or rather when, another powerful hurricane strikes our home, our financially weak Escambia County will be in the position of begging and waiting for FEMA's help and our economy will be destroyed. Tell our Commissioners to be responsible; build up Escambia's financial reserves, plan sensible growth, preserve and protect our environment, proactively address climate change, implement coastal resiliency, and get their collective heads "out of the sand!" Escambia must live within its means and not continue to be financially and environmentally reckless. Even Commissioner Underhill said, “We have a crisis coming!” Commissioners must not exacerbate urban sprawl on top of the construction boom that is already devastating our environment and lifestyle. Climate change is really happening and natural disasters are only getting worse. Our beaches are our jewels, the primary driver for our economy. The Road SWAP would be an environmental and financial disaster for Escambia County. Tell our four, so called, "conservative" Escambia Commissioners; Bergosh, Underhill, Bender and Barry and even our one so called "liberal" Commissioner, Lumon May, to STOP the SWAP and get their Heads Out of the Sand! #STOPtheSWAP