Petition to Doyle Heffley , State Representative, Beltzville State Park
Save Beltzville State Park from being destroyed by tourists !
Beltzville State Park in Carbon County PA is a beautiful state park with boat ramps and a beach . It is a state owned park that is maintained by tax payers dollars . I am sure this could have been better written by a resident that has lived here longer then I , but in the 6 years I have lived here I have watched this lake be abused by the bus loads of visitors that start Memorial Day Weekend and continue through the summer . I believe tourism helps boost Carbon county's revenue and small business' , however the destruction to this beautiful lake and park is not worth it. Just to name or address a few of the issues with the tourists that use the park and amenities for free : diapers buried in the sand on the beach , adults defecating and urinating outside of the provided bathrooms , beer bottles and trash strewn all over the park , illegal parking up and down Pohopoco Drive , cigarette butts pepper the park and soccer fields that we the tax payers here use for our children , the lake is closed for ecoli bacteria several times every summer due to the filth these visitors bring and leave behind and that's just a handful of the issues . We , the people that live here full time, are told it's a State Park and nothing can be done yet in other states fees are paid for each car or bus that shows up with visitors to assist in clean up fees , parking etc. Please share and sign ! Hopefully our elected officials can help us work toward a solution sooner than later ! Our suggestions : Charge admission , enforce littering laws , maybe close the gate when parking lot is full as they do on both boat ramps , citations for loud music , unruly behavior , illegal parking . I'll be happy if the visitors leave with the trash they bring with them and gates close when lot is full . The current staff cannot handle the behavior of these people ,state police are often called in . It's out of control . http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/feeschedule.htm
Petition to US Forest Service
Tell The US Forest Service To Stop The Smoke....Put The Fires Out!
US Forest Service Administrators are engaged in purposeful fire, smoke and heat growth practices. These dangerous pollution practices are not based on true science and harm us all, including our children, the very young, the elderly, those who are pregnant, respiratory patients, ranch animals, pets, our cherished wildlife, local and regional recreation, visitors and commerce. They degrade the water quality and clarity of our streams, rivers and lakes. Largely unknown to the public and press the US Forest Service has been quietly "growing" fires, smoke and heat with tactics called "Box and Burn", "Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics", and since 1978, engaging in what is known as "Appropriate Suppression Response" (Code for growing fires). As we witnessed last summer, this purposeful US Forest Service assault on our clean air systematically clouded major US Western Cities with toxic smoke plumes reaching from the Western US, to as far east as New York. Tell US Forest Service Administrators to STOP GENERATING TOXIC SMOKE....Stop Growing Fires....PUT THE FIRES OUT!
Petition to San Francisco Unified School District
SFUSD Students' Health at Risk – Cancel Class!
SFUSD is one of the only school districts in the Bay Area that has not cancelled school due to the poor air conditions caused by the North Bay Wildfires. There have been several announcements that San Francisco's air is code RED. This means the air is unhealthy and not safe for students to be breathing. Sign this petition calling on San Francisco Unified School District to cancel classes and spare students from breathing smoke polluted air! Schools and universities all over the Bay Area have cancelled classes for the past two days. San Francisco has been the dumping ground of ash and smoke since the North Bay fires started, yet it’s public school district is one of the only to remain open! Join us in stepping up for our health rights as students. Sign this petition to cancel class for San Francisco students as the air quality worsens! Many students commute to school by walking or public transportation, this means they are exposed to the air for a long period of time. If you are a student in SFUSD and feel at risk due to the air quality, sign and share this petition widely.
Petition to Santa Clarita City Counsel
A new skatepark at Richard Rioux Park: Keep skateboarders safe and off the busy streets!
there should be a skatepark added at richard rouix park because theres a big open space of grass and it doesnt have any use. theres only two skateparks, one in canyon country and one in castaic. there should be one located in stevenson ranch since it would make sense to have one that everyone can go to, rather then having to go all the way to castaic or canyon country which if there was 3, the streets would be less crowded with skateboarders going into heavy traffic and disturbing the peace of other people. Adding a skatepark to Richard Rioux will also prevent all three skateparks in scv from being overcrowded, and keeping skateboarders more safe and occupied with more parks to skate at, rather then being put in danger by skating around the busy streets of scv.
Petition to Eric Garcetti, Paul Koretz, jill werner, Lisa Chapman, RAP Board members, Michael Shull, Jasmine Shamolian, Eric Mellem
Westwood Park's grass field is being replaced by an unnecessary 2nd synthetic soccer field
Dear elected officials, Westwood park is the only green area in the westside area (90024-5) where the neighboring residents can escape from their daily busy city life and have a moment of peace there . Previously this park had been neglected. Drought made it even worse and we thought once that we are loosing our park. Trees were dying, grasses were disappearing and poor maintenance were obvious everywhere. Recently ,especially for the last 2 years, we saw new changes, new trees, a new dog park, a new grass field, a cleaner look and a new management who was working hard to make our park look like a real park again. We surprisingly got a newsletter on April 24th stating that our neighborhood park is drastically changing and per its advisory board our grass field which was recently revived is turning into a synthetic soccer fields plus an outside public toilet ! We don’t know who suggested this project but whoever did couldn’t care less about this park, its green space and the people and children who live in this area and their opinion. From what we hear, nobody visiting this park really likes this change. We undersigned names opposing this soccer field project and believe that its absolutely unnecessary for our community due to the following reasons: The park already has a fenced synthetic soccer field which is locked to the public and can only be used by reservation. The grass field is the only remaining open green space which makes this park to still look like a park not a sport complex where kids and families enjoy playing and spending their time there. We don't know who is behind this project but this is a clear violation of the neighboring tax payer’s rights to change their park to something totally different without even asking their opinion first. As far as we know this project is so awful that even the park director and her staff were opposing It. We think our grass field should be revived and better maintained and not being destroyed or replaced by an unnecessary fenced synthetic fields, like the current soccer field, which reminds you a prison with restricted access and not a park. We want to keep this open space for our children and the families and don't know any other park in LA where its artificial spaces are more than the greens let alone unnecessary extra soccer fields. We urge that this project to be STOPPED immediately and reviewed by the city planing experts and community members before any new changes happen. If there is a donation for this project, the money can be spent on making this park a better place and not destroying its beautiful nature. Thank you
Petition to Narendra Modi, uddhav thackrey, Aditya Thackeray, Jal Shakti Ministry
Rivers in Pune need government attention. Let's raise our voice and stand for Clean Rivers
Rivers in Pune - Mula , Mutha and Indrayani have been destroyed by ignorance of stakeholders. Drainages, industrial effluents, illegal dumping of industrial waste, household waste, garbage are major reasons of polluted water bodies. A huge amount of plastic can be seen flowing in river water and no action is seen being taken to prevent any of these issues. We demand a strong and firm policy with clear targets mentioning every problem and the solution by the government to clearly solve these problems. A specific time frame needs to be given to the public which is optimistic about changes from all the stakeholders. State and Central Government must take the cognizance of the issue and help us save these dying rivers and act on the issues. Conservation of these rivers if not done on time will lead to massive loss to natural ecosystem and biodiversity around these water sources.
Petition to Panda Express, James Thomas, Peggy Cherng, andrew cherng
Dear Panda Express: Stop Giving Out Single Use Plastic
Having lived in the Puget Sound region for my sixteen years of life, I love 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. During my freshman year of high school, I became a volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium. I educated visitors about marine science and conservation. I also learned the shocking realities of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Washington’s severely polluted orca population, and microplastics in our drinking water. This led me to take a closer look at what plastic waste is doing to our home. Every year, Washington generates tens of millions of pounds of plastic waste, and the majority ISN'T recycled. Instead, much of this plastic goes into the ocean, where it breaks down into its smaller, toxic components that accumulate in the tissues of wildlife and people. This is killing the Puget Sound. It threatens our CRITICALLY endangered Southern Resident killer whales, and it threatens me and other youth who will inherit this region. If we care about the well-being of our children, we need to hold companies that distribute plastic accountable. One of those companies is Panda Express. While I love the food, I no longer go to Panda Express because of the single use plastic that is generated there--and I know other customers are turned off, too. If you have ever eaten at Panda Express, you know how much waste they create--a plastic container, plastic utensils, maybe a plastic bag. And that's just for one person. Panda Express has over 2,000 locations, each processing hundreds of orders a day. Think about how much plastic could be saved if Panda Express switched to biodegradable or reusable products. Subway, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, and other major chains have pledged to cut down on their plastic distribution. Panda Express should do the same. Panda Express has already had to respond to some local and state regulations that have forced the company to introduce sustainable packaging in some locations. If Panda Express can do this for some locations, why can't they do this nationwide and became a true leader in sustainable packaging in the fast-food industry? 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 or reusable. The people and wildlife of Puget Sound deserve better.
Petition to Howell Planning Board
Stop Monmouth Commerce Center - Keep Howell GREEN!
We need to keep HOWELL green, our roads safe, and our air clean! Help us stop Monmouth Commerce Center. Monmouth Commerce Center is a 1 million square-foot warehouse project slated for Randolph Road on the corner of Oak Glen. THE SIZE OF 40 FOOTBALL FIELDS!! This project will bring enormous truck traffic to the surrounding areas on our already overwhelmed roadways. Join the fight to stop this monstrosity!