Petition to Costco Wholesale
Ask Costco to stop selling styrofoam products
Did you know Americans throw away billions of styrofoam cups each year -- cups that create pollution that stays in our environment for generations. More and more people are dumping styrofoam -- finding solutions for cups, plates, containers and other materials that don’t poison the environment. Costco sells styrofoam cups and serving trays. We are asking Costco to stop selling styrofoam products to encourage paper products that are better for the environment. Will you join us? More and more corporations are looking for ways to encourage sustainability. Just this year big companies like McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts announced that they would be phasing out styrofoam cups, and companies like IKEA have already said they’d phase out styrofoam packaging. The companies making styrofoam products also make products that are better for the environment. By Costco selling more of the environmentally-friendly products, it will help lower cost and ensure environmentally-friendly products are accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re urging Costco to set a better standard for retail stores, and stop carrying styrofoam products in their stores.
Petition to Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola: Stop Using Plastic 6-Pack Rings!
Our oceans are clogged with millions of tonnes of plastic waste that will not degrade for thousands of years. Plastic 6-pack rings represent pointless plastic waste — there are already completely biodegradable and compostable alternatives available, yet cheap, single-use plastic rings continue to be mass-produced at alarming rates. It is no longer enough to hope that consumers will cut up and recycle plastic 6-pack rings, it is time for producers like Coca-Cola to stop mass-producing and using this harmful plastic packaging. We’ve all seen the damage plastic waste is doing to our planet and our wildlife. Peanut the Turtle (pictured) was found in 1993, her shell permanently deformed by a plastic 6-pack ring which also prevented her organs from fully developing. More than two decades later, we are still needlessly churning this waste into the environment. I’m asking Coca-Cola to stop using plastic 6-pack rings on their products. As industry leaders, Coca-Cola must step up and commit to sustainable packaging that’s 100% biodegradable and compostable. No More Plastic 6-Pack Rings! Consumers Want Sustainable Packaging! #PlanetOrPlastic
Petition to Laurie Cumbo, Eric Adams
Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!
Action Alert : Come out on Tuesday, March 13 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting Hearing, at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, 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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Come to The Community Board 9 meetings on this Rezoning Proposal and Say No! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 Land Use Committee meeting - at Carroll Community Garden Center, across the street from 890 Nostrand Ave. bet. President and Carroll st. Tuesday, March 27 , 2017 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting, at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 Volunteer Your Time! Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do! Please make a Donation
Petition to Rick Scott
Ban styrofoam in Florida
Containers made of polystyrene foam (styrofoam) never fully break down. Every single piece of polystyrene ever manufactured is still out there today, harming wildlife and our environment. Whether or not you live in Florida, this affects us all. With 1,350 miles of coastline, it is our duty to protect the ocean we all enjoy so much. Tell the governor to support a statewide ban on polystyrene.
Petition to Everyone
Replace all plastic straws with hot dogs with holes poked through the center
Everyone knows that plastic straws are bad for the environment. We've all seen the video with the sea turtle. So I propose a solution to the plastic straw problem: replace all plastic straws with hot dogs with a hole poked through the center instead. Just put the hot dog in your drink and when you're done drinking, you can eat the hot dog afterwards! Zero waste!
Petition to Nutella USA
Urge Ferrero to Sell Nutella in Glass Jars
Who doesn't enjoy good-ole' Nutella! It seems to be flawless --- we think. It recently came to my knowledge that Nutella is sold in GLASS jars in other countries! Glass is a more sustainable product compared to plastic. In America, Nutella is sold in plastic jars. I brought my concerns to Ferrero USA, and they affirmed their stance on using sustainable products but didn't give any solution to this issue. This petition will make them see how much we consumers care. Our Earth's future is looking better every day. When companies take small steps like this to better our environment, it makes me believe that there will be a future where our Earth doesn't suffer.
Petition to Dave Eggers, Pat Gerard, Janet Long, Charlie Justice, Karen Williams Seel, Kenneth T. Welch, Jay J. Beyrouti
OPPOSED TO 40-FT 3-STORY 121,920 SQFT STORAGE BUILDING IN RESIDENTIAL ZONE PALM HARBOR, FL
On July 12, 2018, the Local Planning Agency UNANIMOUSLY denied the request from Bayou Development Inc. who wants to build a 3-story 40-foot high 121,920 S.F. Self Storage on 5-acres of land between the Sutherland Bayou Boat Ramp and Missouri Avenue. Over 2,674 people signed petitions (online and hardcopy), wrote emails and/or attended meetings to express their opposition to this change in zoning from Residential, which allows up to 25 homes on the parcel, to Light Manufacturing and Industrial, to allow for the building of a large Storage Facility. HOWEVER, the final decision will be made by the Board of County Commissioners on August 21st, 2018 (at the Assembly Room, 315 Court Street, 5th floor, Clearwater). At this meeting, the community will ask the County to purchase the land for a passive park. The proposed gigantic building would forever change the small town community feel of Old Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach and Ozona. There are no other 3-story Industrial Building along the PinellasTrail from Dunedin to Tarpon Springs. If this is passed and built, it will set a precedent for all types of industrial properties to be built on residential properties in the future. Only residents within 600 feet received a mailed, written notification of these proposed changes. (The County did post it in the paper and does have small signage on the parcel.) We believe that the larger community should be made aware of this pending change since it could have a detrimental impact on our community. We would like to see the County purchase the property and turn it into a passive park. The community is encouraged to attend this final meeting. The community is still encouraged to email letters and comments to ZONING@PINELLASCOUNTY.ORG or fax letters to 727-453-3256 by August 7, 2018. You must Reference: Case No Z/LU-12-06-18 Contact the Planning office at 727-464-3583, if you have any questions. #nostoragebuilding
Petition to Tony R. Buffington Jr., Phyllis J. Randall (Chair), Ralph M. Buona, Suzanne M. Volpe, Ron A Meyer Jr., Geary M. Higgins, Matthew F. Letourneau, Kristen C. Umstattd, Koran T. Saines, Clidd Keirce, Fred Jennings, Kathy Blackburn, Jim Sisley, Tom Priscilla, Eugene Scheel, Jeff Salmon, Ad Barnes, Dan Llyod, Loudoun County PC
Preserve Aldie's Old Carolina Road
- Tuesday July 3rd 5pm business meeting - Call 703-777-0200 to reserve a time slot to express your concerns to the Board of Supervisors. The more people we have signed up for this will help explain our cause to the Board of Supervisors before next weeks vote. - Tuesday July 11th 6pm Board of Supervisors meeting - The Board of Supervisors will be VOTING on the SPEX at this time Locations for both meetings will be at the Loudoun County Government Building in the Board of Supervisors Room. We are residents of what the County describes as the Aldie Mountain Village community and are writing to express our serious concerns regarding application number SPEX‐2017‐0029 submitted by the St. Pope Cyril Coptic Orthodox Church (the “Applicant”) to build a structure and church facility on Old Carolina Road in Aldie, Virginia. We believe the facility as proposed is incompatible with our community and should not be approved in its current form for the following primary reasons: SCALE ‐ The proposed size of the 27,000 SF mega church structure is 6 to 10 times larger than any other buildings in the area, which are primarily residential homes; further, the church will support 600+ congregants and be serviced by a well and drain field. This is in stark contrast to the existing church in the area, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, which supports 150 congregants in a 5,000 SF structure with well and septic. CONDITIONAL APPROVAL ‐ In the special exception application, the mega church has proposed unrealistic operating hours. Parking and septic field designs, as well as the traffic study, assume just one 3-hour church service ONLY on Sunday, an additional 1 hour Sunday school and administrative use during the week. At the church’s present Chantilly location, services occur nearly every day of the week (see enclosed copy of their May 2018 schedule). The church’s move marks an expansion of the congregation; therefore, it seems illogical to believe that activity will be so heavily cut back. This fact raises serious safety concerns regarding the validity and applicability of any investigations or designs created under the assumption of limited operating hours. TRAFFIC ‐ Even considering the proposed operating schedule, increased traffic congestion will cause safety issues at the intersection of Old Carolina Road (a two-lane, country road) and RT 15. The non-signalized intersection has a limited line of sight and the 55 mph speed limit of RT 15 already makes it difficult to turn. We fear the added traffic congestion from the mega church will compromise the safety of the intersection. ENVIRONMENTAL ‐ The Applicant’s proposed septic system is designed to accommodate only the peak usage of their Sunday services and Sunday school. This system will not be able to properly support the facility if they were to at all expand their operating hours, let alone to match the worship schedule at their current Fairfax County location. ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION – Our area serves a number of other uses, some of which contribute to our community and some of which do not. Old Carolina Road already supports Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA), a no‐kill animal rescue that is on 10 acres with over 100 dogs & two large catteries. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays only. Old Carolina Road has become famous through various cycling publications as a cyclist’s haven. Every weekend our roads are filled with numerous pelotons. This adds another layer of complexity to additional development on the road. The property adjacent to the Applicant’s land to the south currently houses a landscaping company. This land has been in violation of zoning laws for the past four years requiring significant time from our county attorneys and zoning staff, a burdensome cost to taxpayers. Thank you for considering our concerns. The precedent of allowing a mega church in a small village setting will not only impact our village but every other village in western Loudoun county.