Petition to Anchorage School District
Change Dimond High School’s name to XXXTentacion High School
X has changed the world in a few years more than A. J. Dimond ever did in his 71 year life. More importantly, the impact X has over all 1,482 students in Dimond is TREMENDOUS. People honor and revere Jahseh every single day and we have him in our hearts. He watches us and gives us the motivation to wake up and face the struggles of going to class and paying attention. A. J. Dimond, on the other hand was brutal enough to give us a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on his birthday, just a few hours before our Crystal Ball dance and to be honest, no one thinks of him even once a month. Jahseh will forever be the backbone of XXXTentacion High School and as a bonus, the acronym XHS will send any other school trembling upon our very might. LONG LIVE JAHSEH!
Petition to His Excellency, Imran Khan
Establish Kartarpur Sahib as the Heritage Village of Baba Nanak
A Petition from Sikh Sangat from all over the World to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Historic Heritage Work on Kartarpur Sahib Mr. Imran KhanPrime Minister of Islamic Republic of PakistanIslamabad, P A K I S T A N We, the humble lovers and followers of Baba Nanak want to thank Government of Pakistan for moving towards opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. With the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor opening, comes a huge opportunity and responsibility for Pakistan to set a shining example for the entire world by recreating Kartarpur Sahib, the way Baba Nanak established and envisioned it for humanity. Kartarpur Sahib - the last abode of Baba Nanak can be a place of inspiration so that the present and future generations of entire human race can make a pilgrimage to this sacred space, paying tribute to the messenger of oneness of humanity — whose message is so needed in this war-torn world — and once there, be able to transport themselves back into history, feel the sanctity of the space there and go back inspired to make this world a better place. We, the of lovers and followers of Baba Nanak earnestly appeal to the Government of Pakistan that while taking forward this noble cause, the following may kindly be kept in view, and adhered to: 1. Heritage Village Baba Nanak spent over 18 years at Kartarpur Sahib – the longest ever, at any one place. The heritage of Kartarpur Sahib are the fields that our wondrous ‘Guru’ tilled with his own hands, the place where he lived, the trees he sat under, the place where he passed his legacy to Guru Angad and everything that he used and touched. The Sangat world-over longs to feel and touch their forehead on the same dusty soil that our ‘Guru’ walked on. Every effort should be made to set up the last abode of Guru Nanak as it would have been in his time. So, Kartarpur Sahib should be planned as a heritage village, a ‘village’ of Guru Nanak as envisioned and established by him and not as a town with modern aesthetics incongruent with the spirit of the holy place. Exploration work should be done to rebuild more heritage sites associated with Baba Nanak in Kartarpur (such as his ex-home), as would have existed in his period and connect them via a walking trail surrounded by nature. Maximum use of existing physical features such as trees, vegetation, dirt roads, water bodies, slopes etc. should be incorporated in the plans. At Kartarpur Sahib, Baba Nanak adopted agriculture as his profession and set up a thriving community as a living example of the three core principles of Sikhi - concept of Kirat Karna (Honest labor), Nam Japna (Being immersed in the love of Divine) and Vand Shakna (Sharing the fruit of labor). And, an effort should be made to create a model community that reflects the spirit and execution of these principles. 2. Village Planning & Architecture The existing complex to be the focal point of the heritage village, while ensuring that the architecture of the current building and premises (including the well) remains untouched. Any new construction should be outside of the current complex and at a considerable distance from the current complex. The wall that separates the Guru’s fields from the Gurdwara should be demolished. The openness of the existing complex should be left intact. Under construction accommodation units should be relocated outside the complex. New buildings may include sarais comprising single rooms with attached toilets; museum & auditorium for digital presentations; library and a health-care facility. Number of such new buildings may be kept to the minimum. Architecture of all new buildings should reflect the Guru period architecture of the Punjab, and it should be uniform throughout Kartarpur Sahib. It can be ensured through a comprehensive, well thought-out prior-approved Master Plan. Buildings should not be more than two storey-high, and there should be no building higher than that of Gurudwara Sahib. Buildings with one or more underground levels should be preferred. Generous separations between each block of building be planned and the space between planted with trees. Use of local building materials such as Nanakshai bricks, mud, wood with minimum use of concrete. National College of Arts, Lahore and other excellent institutions of Pakistan can work with the Department of Planning and Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar which specializes in Guru period architecture for preparation of the Master Plan. Master Plan should also include work on Dera Baba Nanak on the Indian side, as they will work in conjunction with each other, receiving the visitors from India and regulating their flow to Kartarpur Sahib. It is imperative that Kar-Seva groups if allowed to work on Kartapur Sahib be made to comply with the architecture and heritage planning approved by the Preservation Bodies / approved in the Master Plan. 3. The Farms and the Forests Hundred acres of land surrounding the Gurdwara should be dedicated to nature — leaving half to forest area to keep the air clean and encourage the native flora and fauna, as it existed in Baba Nanak’s time. The other half should be farmland that continues to practice Desi Kheti (Organic Farming). The farmland should be cultivated traditionally by growing crops and fruit trees that were grown during Guru Period. The farms can be set up as models and teaching centers for revival of traditional agricultural practices and food processing. 4. Environment, Access & Facilities Number of visitors per day should be regulated. To prevent Kartarpur Sahib from being overloaded with trash from the visitors, use of single-use plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam, and packaged foods should be prohibited in the area. No personal transport should be allowed in the Kartarpur village from either side. Foot traffic should be encouraged, and pedestrians from the border be provided a safe walking trail surrounded by lush vegetation to make the journey spiritual in nature. Electric trams should transport only the disabled and elderly visitors. Parking should be set up at a distance from the Village, beyond which no outside vehicle should be allowed. 5. Cultural and Commercial Activity Village shops or bazaar should be set up in the new complex to encourage commerce as would have existed in the Guru period. Only traditional artifacts, handlooms, and foods prepared by local artisans and vendors should be allowed in the bazaar. Modern day commercial souvenirs should not be allowed. Art of traditional musicians, rababis, and folklorists paying tribute to Baba Nanak and his boli should be encouraged. Schools teaching sustainable agricultural practices in the memory of Baba Nanak, music in the memory of Bhai Mardana, traditional arts in the name of Bebe Nanaki should be established around the village to create an engaging economy for the locals and sustainable tourism for new generation of Baba Nanak lovers from around the world. We, the Sikh Sangat from all over the world assure the Government of Pakistan of their utmost support and cooperation, in taking forward this noble cause along the lines delineated above. Thank You! Gurmeet Kaur & Sangat at #KartarpurSahibCorridorAttachments: https://www.dawn.com/news/print/1451745
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Save 114 year old Cleveland Hall from Destruction
Built in 1905, Cleveland Hall is a three-story white home that sits across from Converse College, at the entrance to the Converse Heights neighborhood on the corner of East Main Street and Mills Avenue. The house was the private residence of Arthur Franklin Cleveland and wife Margaret Chevellette Cleveland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the Converse College Historic District. It is the gateway to one of Spartanburg's oldest, thriving neighborhoods and was recently purchased by a local developer. The plan is to demolish this historic home and build 10-12 homes on the one acre lot. Our community is coming together to save the home. Once restored, it will make a wonderful event space, or could return to its original glory as a single family home. Please sign this petition to show your support for the efforts to SAVE CLEVELAND HALL. Thank you.
Petition to Stephen Levin, Joannene Kidder, Peter Bray, Brian Kavanaugh, Nydia Velazquez, Community Board 2
Save the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports, "The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is backing a plan that would temporarily replace the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) between Atlantic Avenue and Sands." Street.(Read Article) In addition to turning the Promenade into a highway, the Chapin playground and part of Columbia Heights (including several structures) would also be sacrificed. This would cut off important access to Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Promenade is a beloved place to stroll and enjoy the views of the harbor and lower Manhattan. It also acts as an important physical and vegetative barrier to the pollution created by the 150,000 cars and trucks that use the BQE daily. To replace it with a highway is completely unacceptable. It will change the peaceful nature of the neighborhood, increase noise and air pollution and damage the fragile historic homes in the neighborhood. We can not allow this to happen. Please sign and share the petition below. You do not need to live in Brooklyn to participate. The Promenade is important to locals and tourists alike. In addition, if you would like to be kept abreast of news, activity or want to volunteer, please visit abetterway.nyc Thank you for your support.
Petition to Town of Oakland Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Oakland Town Council
Help Save Our Historic Home in Oakland, FL
Please help our family save this historic 1928 home built by William Pratt, the chemist who helped invent Jello, and previously owned by the president of Tupperware. Since 2008 we have been working to protect and restore this house to its former splendor. We've exhausted every option to save our home and are being forced to sell off a portion of the property. By doing so we'll be able to keep our home and preserve the surrounding lakefront. Only the front portion along the highway is going to be converted into residential housing. If we can't get this approved by the Town of Oakland, this historic home and all its surrounding land will be leveled and the entire property will be developed; and our family will be forced out of our home. Time is of the essence as a meeting is taking place in which another party is pushing for its destruction. We're trying everything we can to save our home, please support us by signing and sharing. Thank you so much to everyone that helps. Please sign our petition for the Town of Oakland to approve the land change use and zoning on the Highway 50 portion of the property.
Petition to WA, Issaquah School District 411 Issaquah Wa
Save Providence heights Chapel
Providence Heights Chapel is a mid century architectural and cultural treasure for the Pacific Northwest. It's stained glass windows are the artistic work of French pre-eminent stained glass artist Monsieur Loire. The Issaquah School Board 411 acquired the property through eminent domain saving it at least for the present from the bulldozers. However the district wants the property for a new high school so the fate of the chapel is still uncertain. Please sign this petition to let them know you value of this structure to the community and world beyond.
Petition to Douglas Meurer
Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches
The Fort Myers Beach Arches were removed in 1979 and were a part of our earliest history. They stood as a great iconic unique legendary entrance to Fort Myers Beach for half a century. The remains of the Arches still exist, our group intends to restore them. We have worked with local authorities to try to make this come about. We need to convince them to submit our idea to FDOT in an official request to determine the feasibility of Restoring the Arches over the Road. Please sign the Petition to the Assistant County Manager, Lee County. Tell him you want your arches restored.
Petition to UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, The Waltham City Council, State Senator Michael Barrett, State Representative John Lawn
SAVE WALTHAM'S FARM
We, the undersigned citizens of the City of Waltham, along with citizens of surrounding towns and cities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, encourage the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to conduct a speedy, transparent, public process with our elected officials, to ensure that the historic Cornelia Warren lands in north Waltham commonly known at the UMass Field Station, are in their entirety: transferred to ownership, custody, and control of the City of Waltham at no cost to our taxpayers for perpetual use as a farm and open space as enumerated in the resolution put forward by Councillors George Darcy, Sharline Nabulime, and John McLaughlin as described in the deed restriction as per the original wishes of the Cornelia Warren estate.