Petition to Target, Laysha Ward, Brian Cornell, Rick Gomez, Janna Potts
Offer a plastic-free aisle at the Target in Daly City.
Why plastic? Plastic is in everything. It's terrible for our environment and our health. Recently, a store in Amsterdam offered alternatives to plastic and opened a plastic-free aisle. They are the first store in the world to do so. Let's get Target to commit to being the first store in the United States to offer a plastic-free aisle. Start local with the Target at Serramonte in Daly City. A few issues with plastics: Sea turtles think plastic bags look like jellyfish. I like sea turtles and would prefer not to harm them. Fish are found to have plastics in their bodies. No thank you. Microplastics are in clothing, toothpaste, face scrubs, body washes, and more. It's 2018. There has got to be some better options. Swimming in a pristine part of the ocean - until you're surrounded by garbage. Seriously, not cool. Plastic is not compost's best friend. It's not about banning plastic, it's about offering alternative products (such as #plasticfree reusable straws) and opening doors for new companies to sell their plastic-free products in a large chain store. Target has the opportunity to broaden and strengthen their commitment to sustainability. So, what do you say Target? Will you offer a plastic-free aisle at the Serramonte location? #plasticalternatives #lifewithoutplastic #plasticocean #plasticpollution
Petition to Mayor Greg Stanton, Vice Mayor Thelda Williams, Councilman Jim Waring, Councilwoman Debra Stark, Councilwoman Laura Pastor, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Councilwoman Kate Gallego
Tell City of Phoenix Mayor & Council that Trees and Shade are a PRIORITY!
The City’s Tree & Shade Master Plan was adopted by City Council in 2010, and calls for preserving, protecting, and increasing the urban tree canopy across the city to achieve 25 percent coverage by 2030. Though the plan was adopted in 2010, citizens have seen little effort to accomplish the goals and requirements set out in the plan. The community-led Citizen Tree and Shade Committee, spearheaded by local groups The Urban Phoenix Project and Rogue Green, brought 18 residents with expertise and passion together to create a set of ordinance guidelines for Phoenix. Modeled on best practices from other cities, but shaped for our arid climate, this document was created to help Phoenix accomplish the goals the City created, but has thus far failed to implement. The effort was sparked in November of last year when the owner of downtown Renaissance Square development planned to remove large ficus trees from their plaza and replace the shade trees with palm trees. There was significant backlash and confusion surrounding not only the removal of the large shade trees, but also the lack of transparency and notice to the community. A petition was created that received 3400 signatures to save the trees. These trees were ultimately cut down, but the building owner did plant shade trees in their place due to the public outcry. On April 4th, a group of Phoenix residents, led by local business owner Dwayne Allen, presented a Citizen’s Petition at the Formal City Council meeting to push for meaningful action on trees and shade in Phoenix. The petition demands that the council officially establish a citizen committee responsible for monitoring and guiding the City’s Tree & Shade Master Plan. The petition also asks the City to implement the ordinance guidelines the volunteer group created to preserve, protect, and increase trees and shade in Phoenix, with an emphasis on both public health and environmental justice. The resident-led committee encourages anyone who is passionate about shade, walkability, and sustainability in Phoenix to sign and share this petition to voice support for meaningful actions surrounding trees and shade, and to attend the Council meeting this Wednesday in support of the citizen-led petition.
Petition to email@example.com , The Dunkin' Donuts Leadership Team, Nigel Travis, Jack Clare, David Hoffman, Scott Murphy, Karen Raskopf, Tony Weisman
THANK Dunkin' Donuts for eliminating foam cups!
Like me, are you tired of signing petitions for what you don't want? Then take a moment to sign this one, and say thank you to Dunkin' Donuts for working toward a future we do want... a future without Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene foam) waste! Dunkin' Donuts announced yesterday (2/7/18) they will begin replacing their ubiquitous foam cup with a new double-walled paper cup (see photo above) in the US this spring, and promise to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020. https://news.dunkindonuts.com/news/dunkin-donuts-to-eliminate-foam-cups-worldwide-in-2020 I stopped drinking Dunkin' Donuts coffee (which I love) due to their foam cups; I look forward to again buying Dunkin' Donuts coffee at my local Leonia, NJ shop -- in a new paper cup as soon as the foam cups are gone! I choose where I spend my consumer dollar, and I want the leadership team at Dunkin' Donuts to know that their actions and policies to protect the environment and work toward sustainability are important to me. It is important to all of us*, to the children in our lives, to future generations. Join me in signing this petition. And since big businesses seem to have more sway these days than the common sense majority, also join me in asking the Dunkin' Donuts Leadership Team to share their example of corporate responsibility and to apply their influence in support of Environmental Protection and Sustainability policies at federal and international levels.If they do this, I'll buy Dunkin' Donuts coffees for everyone at my local Leonia, NJ shop! *When the Leonia Action Alliance, a grassroots community group, worked toward making my small New Jersey town Styrofoam-Free, it identified these Top 5 Reasons to Eliminate Styrofoam:1) Health Hazard (contains neurotoxins)2) Environmental Hazard (manufacturing produces hazardous waste)3) Not really recyclable (difficult and expensive to reprocess - not recycled in my town)4) Not Biodegradable (Styrofoam ends up in landfill and lasts forever)5) Pollutes rivers and oceans; Kills fish and wildlifeLearn more: http://leoniaactionalliance.org/styrofoam-details.php
Petition to California Ocean Protection Council
Save California's Purple Hydrocoral
California’s precious Purple Hydrocoral and bastion of marine ecosystem health is being rapidly destroyed. The Stylaster californicus, or “Purple Hydrocoral,” used to thrive abundantly in Farnsworth Bank on the backside of Catalina Island. But every year, over 200 boats drop anchors on this marine sanctuary, permanently destroying a treasured species endemic to the temperate waters of the Eastern Pacific. In an effort to prevent further damage, Los Angeles diving community Ocean Safari, under the management of Dan Stephens, is calling upon the support of its network and the Secretary of Natural Resource to save the Purple Hydrocoral. In 1972 California State designated Farnsworth Bank a marine conservation area in efforts to stymie hydrocoral harvesting. While this has contributed in a small way to the preservation of Catalina’s ecosystem, the four decades since has proved other ways of harming marine life. Diving and fishing activity has led to boats continually dropping anchors on the pinnacle. With every visit, they cause huge damage to the rich marine ecosystem. And because Purple Hydrocoral takes hundreds of years to grow just one foot in diameter, the harm is almost irreparable. Luckily, a program exists to mitigate this destruction. For thirty-five years Florida National Marine Sanctuary (FNMS) and Hawaii have been using a program that saves hundreds of coral reefs every day. This program involves putting a permanent mooring buoy over a site so that divers and fishers could visit without repeatedly dropping, setting, and resetting anchors. To date, FNMS has established over 750 of these buoys to protect its marine habitats. The Ocean Safari diving community proposes a similar initiative at Farnsworth Bank. Due to buoys’ short lifespans and Farnsworth’s high traffic, establishing two or three buoys is, in effect, more economical for dive-site maintenance in the long run. Setting at least two permanent mooring buoys is undoubtedly the most beneficial solution to the hydrocoral destruction problem. Doing so not only protects one of California’s hydrocoral populations, but also protects the benthic life on the substrate and encourages the growth of a diverse ecosystem. This, in turn, leads to the steady revival of California’s natural, healthy marine environment. Needless to say, that marine environment is integral to the overall health of the Channel Islands’ sensitive ecology.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Ing-wen Tsai, Clare Chiang, 國家主席 , FOX News, New York Times
Rene Helmerichs applies to Taiwan (R.o.C.) as political refugee for asylum from Canada.
這是一個結束有關上帝的宗教爭論的請願書。它有能力團結世界而不受傷害。這是一個很大的爭論，還在不斷增長。 This is a petition to end religious arguments about God. It has the ability to unite the world without harm. It is a large argument that is still growing. 我們需要共同努力，實現可持續的未來。我們必須同意這一點。其餘的都包含在這份請願書中。也許從http://talk2dream.com上的最新更新開始 We need to work together for a sustainable future. We must agree to that. All the rest is included in this petition. Perhaps begin with the most recent update at http://talk2dream.com http://talk2dream.dog 上有一個博客，但它並沒有定期更新。發生了很多事情。真的，我們需要共同努力解決這一切。整個故事可以在 http://talktodream.at （英文）和 http://talk2dream.at 找到（中文）。我們希望獲得諾貝爾和平獎。這個請願書很大。 There is a blog at http://talk2dream.dog but it is not regularly updated. A lot has happened. Really, we need to work together to fix it all. The whole story is available (English) at http://talktodream.at and (Chinese) at http://talk2dream.at We are also after The Nobel Peace Prize in any year. This petition is that big.
Petition to Supervisor Burgis, Supervisor Andersen, Supervisor Glover, Supervisor Gioia, Supervisor Mitchoff
Contra Costa County Urban Limit Line Threatened! Over 9,000 acres of Open Space At Risk! Stop Urban Sprawl into Tassajara Valley!
A high-density 125 home development (“Tassajara Parks”) is being proposed for the undeveloped portion of Tassajara Valley east of Danville. The development is outside the voter mandated Urban Limit Line (“ULL”) that prohibits urban development outside the line and into the county’s protected agricultural lands and open spaces. If the county supervisors approve this development, it will establish a precedent for other developers to follow, and put at risk over 9,000 acres of voter approved protected lands in the county to further development. Add your name to telling the county’s supervisors to reject this development proposal and respect the will of the county’s voters that the Urban Limit Line means “no development outside of the line”.
Petition to MEP's
We Demand that the EU Investigates oil exploration contracts in Portugal
Why do we Demand that the EC Conducts an Investigation into the Contracts Awarded by the Portuguese Government to Repsol and Partex for the Lagosta and Lagostim Concessions Late in July 2015 the Portuguese government published for the first time the concession contracts awarded for the exploration of offshore oil and gas in the Algarve Basin to the consortium Repsol/ Partex. ASMAA’s had the contracts analyzed by legal experts. After extensive discussions with the various legal advisers, we are of the opinion that there are grounds to request an investigation. This investigation is aimed at ascertaining and verifying if the contracts as they currently stand were not drafted as they are, with the intent to circumvent European laws and guidelines. As a result, we will be submitting a written request to the Directorate of Energy in the European Union to investigate the contracts for any breaches. In addition the Portuguese government is at fault by failing to transpose on 19 July 2015 into Portuguese law the European Directive for Offshore Oil & Gas Safety Directive (Directive 2013/30/EU. THIS HAS NOW BEEN DONE ON 9 MARCH 2016 - 9 MONTHS LATER. If you support our application to the European Commission for Energy, we request that you sign the petition and add your voice to our submission. The ASMAA Team Links: Copies of the contracts are on the official Portuguese government department website responsible http://enmc.pt. Copies of Contracts on ASMAA website: Lagostim Contract: http://tinyurl.com/ouzx9vy Lagosta Contract: http://tinyurl.com/qzjs8om More info on our site: http://asmaa-algarve.org ********************************************************************************** Porquê exigimos que CE faça uma investigação aos contractos entre o Governo Português e a Repsol e Partex das concessões Lagosta e Logostim ? No final de Julho 2015 o Governo Português publicou pela primeira vez os contractos de concessão para as explorações de petroleo e gáz Offshore na bacia do Algarve ao concorcio Repsol / Partex A ASMAA encomendou uma analize dos referidos contractos a especialistas juridicos. Depois de extensivas discussões com os advogados, somos da opinião que há base para requerer uma investigação. Esta investigação visa verificar se os contractos, como se apresentam, não foram redigidos com a intenção de contornar leis e directivas europeias. Neste contexto, iremos submeter um requerimento ao Comissariado da Energia das Comunidades Europeias solicitando a investigação destes contractos. Se concorda com este requerimento à Comissão Europeia, pedimos que assinem a petição juntando a sua voz à nossa. ObrigadaA Equipa da ASMAA Links: Copias dos contractos na pagina official do governo portugues: http://enmc.pt Copias dos contractos no site da ASMAA: Lagostim Contracto: http://tinyurl.com/ouzx9vy Lagosta Contracto: http://tinyurl.com/qzjs8om Mais informacao no nosso site: http://asmaa-algarve.org
Petition to Politicos, Governo e Administradores das Grandes Empresas em Portugal
Youth Says NO to Oil and Gas Drilling in Portugal / Os Jovens Dizem Nao A Exploracao de Petroleo e Gas em Portugal
Uma carta aberta dos jovens a todos os líderes portugueses Nós, os jovens de Portugal, bem como Luso-descendentes espalhados por todo o mundo, apoiados por muitos dos nossos amigos nos países em que vivemos, vimos juntar as nossas vozes à campanha da ASMAA "Oilgarve - Algarve diz não ao Petróleo e ao Gás " e pedir-vos que parem a insana exploração de combustíveis fósseis que está a iniciar-se a sério em Portugal - um país que amamos, onde vivemos ou visitamos com as nossas famílias, durante os períodos de férias. A nossa geração será a mais afectada pelas vossas acções – tanto as concretizadas no passado como as que pretendem realizar futuramente – prejudicarão a minha vida e a dos meus amigos se continuarem nessa vossa busca gananciosa e inabalável de petróleo e gás. Nós, jovens de Portugal, assim como os do resto do mundo, encontramo-nos, ainda, sem podermos votar, nem dinheiro para pagarmos lobistas poderosos, como as grandes corporações e as elites fazem em Portugal e com isso influenciarem as vossas acções apenas em seu próprio benefício. Embora não tenhamos os recursos normais que aqueles poderosos lóbis usam para fazer valer os próprios interesses, acreditamos que esta petição é uma maneira de juntarmos a nossa às vozes de todos aqueles que se interessam o suficiente por nós e pelo nosso futuro; aqueles que se preocupam com o meio ambiente e com a sustentabilidade do nosso planeta. Juntos, pedimos que vocês parem este louco propósito de exploração de combustíveis fósseis em terra e no mar de Portugal, de norte a sul. Nós, os jovens de Portugal, bem como os milhares de Luso-descendentes espalhados por todo o mundo, apoiados pelas juventudes de outros países, ao assinar esta petição exigimos o seguinte: Um futuro seguro: Exigimos que o governo Português adopte metas de energia e de eficiência energética renováveis que permitam reduzir as emissões globais de carbono. Distribuição equitativa de energia: Exigimos que todas as pessoas, em todas as regiões, tenham acesso a energias renováveis e tecnologias de eficiência energética. Um fim aos subsídios para as empresas de combustíveis fósseis: As empresas petrolíferas são das corporações mais ricas do planeta e normalmente muitas delas até mais ricas do que muitos países combinados. Elas não precisam de dinheiro do governo (ou dos contribuintes portugueses). O facto de usufruírem dele, origina uma competição injusta e impossível, sem normalidade, nem ética, para as organizações de energia solar e eólica, assim como para outras empresas de energia renovável. Paragem de toda a exploração de petróleo e gás - tanto em terra, bem como no mar, em Portugal. O momento de agir é agora, enquanto os impactos das mudanças climáticas se intensificam. Nós, os jovens de Portugal em nosso nome e em nome de toda a juventude global, vimos por este meio convidar todos os nossos dirigentes portugueses, "a liderar em função da importância do nosso futuro " - definindo-nos no caminho da sustentabilidade, um caminho construído por empregos verdes, um caminho cheio de ar limpo, água limpa, praias limpas, oceanos limpos e ecossistemas intactos para as gerações futuras. Há mais de um século que vocês estão dependentes nas energias fósseis, mas agora é o momento certo para a mudança. Cada ano que esperamos, cada hora que passa, o futuro do planeta e a sobrevivência das gerações futuras é posta em causa. Agora não é o momento para uma a acção incrementada, mas sim de uma acção séria e eficaz. Nesta conjuntura de definição da história humana, pedimos aos líderes portugueses – que se comprometam a oferecer a segurança e oportunidades à nossa geração, como a que lhes foi dada pelos vossos antecessores. Pedimo-vos para aceitarem a responsabilidade que têm de proteger não só a humanidade, e os habitantes deste Portugal que lidera, mas também o planeta que partilhamos, a protecção dos oceanos que nos rodeiam, bem como a nossa terra. Confiando que façam o que esta correcto para a nossa e as futuras gerações Assino a favor da geração jovem Portuguesa e de todos os nossos amigos espalhados por todo o mundo que, de facto, representamos os seus filhos, netos e bisnetos. ************************************************** ADICIONA A TUA VOZ NA CAIXA DOS COMENTÁRIOS Se tens entre os 12 e os 18 anos, esta petição e para ti. ADICIONA A TUA VOZ NA CAIXA DOS COMENTÁRIOS. Se já tens 18 anos, assina a outra petição aqui neste link http://tinyurl.com/nxqqrg2 Não assines apenas a petição, na caixa dos comentários, diz-nos quem és, qual a tua idade e a razão da petição ser importante para ti. ASMAA's website: http://asmaa-algarve.org Obrigada ************************************************************************************ An open letter to all Portuguese Leaders by the youth We, the youth of Portugal as well as Lusa-descendants spread all over the world, supported by many of our friends in the countries we live in, raise our voices in unity with ASMAA’s Algarve Surf and Marine Activities “Oilgarve - Algarve Says NO to Oil and Gas” campaign and call on all of you to stop the fossil fuel exploration and exploitation madness that is starting in earnest in Portugal, a country that we love to live in or visit with our families during holiday breaks. Our generation will be the most affected by your actions - these actions that you have taken in the past and the actions that you will take in the future - but which affects me and the rest of my peers as you continue in the same unabated pursuit of oil and gas in this era of enlightenment. The youth of Portugal just like the youth of the rest of the world find ourselves without the ability to vote yet, and without the money to pay powerful lobbyists like big corporations and the elites do in Portugal, so that we can also influence your actions just like they do. Although we lack the normal resources that these powerful interests use to look after their own interests we believe that this petition will add our voice to the voices of all of these that care enough about us and our future; these that care about our environment, and these that care about the sustainability of our planet. Together we are asking that you stop the fossil fuel exploration madness in the offshores and onshores of Portugal, from north to south. We the youth of Portugal as well as the thousands of Lusa-descendants spread all over the world, supported by the youth of other countries, by signing this petition demand the following: A safe future: We demand that our government adopt renewable energy and energy efficiency targets that will reduce global carbon emissions. Equitable distribution of energy: We demand that all people, in all regions, have access to renewable energy and energy efficiency technology. An end to subsidy money for fossil fuel corporations: Oil and coal companies are among the richest corporations on the planet, richer than many countries combined. They do NOT need government money and it makes it unfair for solar and wind and other renewable energy companies to compete. A stop of all oil and gas exploration - both onshore as well as offshore in Portugal. The window for action is narrowing while the impacts of a changing climate are intensifying. We, the youth of Portugal on our behalf and on behalf of all of the global youth, do hereby call upon you, our Portuguese leaders, to “lead as if our future matters” - by setting us on the path to sustainability, a path built by green jobs, and a path filled with clean air, clean water, clean beaches, clean oceans and intact ecosystems for generations to come. You have been relying on fossil fuels for over a century but now is the time for change. For every year that we wait, for every hour that we stall, the future and survival of the youngest generations - and that of generations to come - is jeopardized. Now is not the time for incremental action. At this defining juncture in human history, we ask you - our Portuguese leaders - to commit to providing the security and opportunity for our generation that you were given by your predecessors. We call on you to accept the responsibility you have to protect the people you lead and the planet we share and to protect both the oceans that surrounds us as well as our land. With Trust. The young Portuguese generation and all our friends from all over the world who in fact represent your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ********************************************************************************** ADD YOUR SAY IN THE COMMENT BOX If you are aged between 12 and 18, then this petition is for you. If you are older than 18 then please sign our other petition which you can find on this link http://tinyurl.com/nxqqrg2 Don't ONLY sign this petition, tell us who you are, how old you are, and why this matters to you in the comment box below. Add your say to the petition. Thank you ASMAA's website: http://asmaa-algarve.org