Topic

plastic pollution

32 petitions

Started 5 days ago

Petition to General Mills, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Amazon.com, eBay, Walmart, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Walgreens, NIKE, Adidas, Dean Foods, Dole Food, Land O'Lakes, Kroger, Kraft

Urge Companies to Ditch Plastic and Find Alternatives

Plastic is the number one trash problem we have been faced with in our generation. It is in our oceans, landfills, lakes, it blows around our land and is being found in almost all living creatures. It is nearly impossible to go shopping and not buy plastic of some sort. It is time for things to change on a corporate level, it is time for companies to start switching over to other alternatives. There is technology that exists that give us alternatives and it is time for these large companies to start utilizing these technologies. In signing this petition you are making a stand to demand that companies find new solutions and stop being part of the problem. You are also stating that you yourself are going to look for alternatives to plastic and try to work toward a solution as well. We are all affected by the over use of plastic in our world. In a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb, 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic. In a US study they found microplastic in 94% of tap water.  There are about 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. There are studies that are researching the effect on marine life and birds like this one, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. They said "So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050." In 1960 plastic was found in only 5% of birds. During this study the plastic found inside birds includes bags, bottle caps, synthetic fibers from clothing, and tiny rice-sized bits that have been broken down by the sun and waves. Tipa is an Israeli company that produce plastic alternative packaging. Nature works a company in Nebraska creates a plastic alternative made from corn. Biome Bioplastics is one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics. We are demanding change! Big companies, its time to get on board and ditch the plastic!  

keila theiss
358 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to The Unity Eco Village

Unity Eco Village research and development projects

Unity Eco village project- IntroductionThe vision of creating a platform to spread peace and joy in the world by nurturing & protecting nature while promoting Eco tourism. We see nature & mother earth as a living entity and believes in living with the land, with music, Arts as essentials for a peaceful and joyful life. We welcome volunteers of every kind be it architecture, Eco construction, music, literature, arts, anyone who believes in sustainable living in harmony with nature in all its form , to come and be the part of the community. As a community we listen to each others art, learn from each other and grow together & contribute our bit for a world with peace, joy & compassion. Our core values: Eco - orientation – Eco living is the primary purpose of this community. All our activities should be aligned either directly or indirectly towards nurturing nature. Eco-friendly practices- we conduct all the activities of the community in a manner which is Eco-friendly that includes Minimal use of plastic and other non-bio degradable materials Segregation and proper disposal of non-biodegradable wastes Vegetarianism – we as a community adapt vegetarian diet to make the community comfortable for everyone Mutual respect and co-operation – we treat everyone with respect and do not tolerate discrimination of any sort. We also live with co-operation which emerges naturally and voluntarily among the community members by understanding the spirit of community living. We use non-violent communication in all our interactions and resolve our difference of views through healthy open discussions. Life in the community: We practice the art which we carry within each one of us We live here as a community of conscious beings. We take part voluntarily in the community chores which includes cooking ,purchase of supplies, farming activities , maintenance of tools, cleaning the community space and any other activities which are incidental for community living We engage with the local village people especially with children and host workshops for them We also host art workshops for the outside world to give them an experience of life in a serene natural environment How we sustain the community The community activities are co-ordinates by the ‘Stewards of the community’ and carried out by all community members. The Managing committee of the community (founders and other elected members) will provide the policy guidelines to the community and observe the community’s activities whether they are aligned with the spirit of ‘unity Eco Project’. Life in the community: We practice the art which we carry within each one of us We live here as a community of conscious beings. We take part voluntarily in the community chores which includes cooking ,purchase of supplies, farming activities , maintenance of tools, cleaning the community space and any other activities which are incidental for community living We engage with the local village people especially with children and host workshops for them We also host art workshops for the outside world to give them an experience of life in a serene natural environment How we sustain the community The community activities are co-ordinated by the ‘Stewards of the community’ and carried out by all community members. The Managing committee of the community (founders and other elected members) will provide the policy guidelines to the community and observe the community’s activities whether they are aligned with the spirit of ‘Well Being Project’. The community is mainly funded by the community members’ contribution.We also raise funds from the paid art workshops/ events and gatherings conducted for external people. We accept donations from like-minded people who share the passion for self sustainable community living. General Instructions to volunteers -All volunteers who are coming to live in ‘Eco village’, kindly read the below instructions and follow them throughout your period of stay both in the community as well as when you are visiting the nearby villages and forests. * Every community members’ involvement , dedication and passion for community living is essential for the smooth functioning of the community * Participate voluntarily in all the activities of the community * Be respectful and friendly with everyone. * Dress appropriately considering the local cultural sensitivity * Maintain good standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness in the living areas * Be appreciative of nature and excise awareness in using all resources * We are living in a forest which is inhabited by lot of species of birds and animals. Make sure we don’t cause any sort of disturbance to these beings. Familiarise yourself about the safety practices and follow them all the time. -Responsibilities of Steward/ Long term volunteers * Co-ordinating day to day activities of the community. Identify volunteers to carry out the routine activities to be performed and oversee them for proper execution * New volunteers’ orientation. On arrival of new volunteers, brief them about the values and practices of the community. Make sure to complete the administrative tasks relating to new volunteer registration. Take the new volunteers for a tour around the place to make them get familiarized with’ where is what’ in the community. * Conduct community gathering to have discussion with the community members about different aspects of the community * Initiate projects based on the interests and skills of the community members to encourage different arts * Learn about the local legal requirements from the community and work with the administrative team for its proper compliance. * Every month forecast the financial requirement of the community and ensure we have enough funds to run the month smoothly. Also review every month’s receipts and expenses of the farm and take actions to improve the optimum usage of funds * Understand the local seasonal conditions for different period of the year and make necessary arrangements to ensure the community is fully prepared. Unity Eco VillageChapakot986-9091959 https://goo.gl/maps/2AFKfoWFTbC2

Unity Eco village
41 supporters