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sustainability

40 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT

SAVE STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

PETITION: No further damage should be done to the archaeological landscape of Stonehenge. Future generations would be appalled at those who decided that road widening should be at the expense of England’s most iconic World Heritage Site. If A303 widening at Stonehenge is felt to be essential it should be done by means of a deep bored tunnel at least 4.5km long. Anything shorter would cause irreparable damage to this landscape, in breach of the World Heritage Convention. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? The UK Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”. The whole site, extending to beyond the horizons around the famous stones themselves, is c. 5.4 km across. All of it makes up a “huge ancient complex” that holds many secrets yet to be discovered. The proposal is to put the road into a tunnel where it passes the stones, but the tunnel would be at most only 2.9 km long. This would result in at least 1.6 km of above-ground 21st-century road engineering within the WHS, consisting of new dual carriageway descending in massive trenches to the tunnel portals and possibly a new underpass with slip roads on the western WHS boundary. All archaeology in the construction zones would be destroyed and the A303 would become the largest ever human intervention in an area fashioned and revered by over a hundred generations of our ancestors. The whole Stonehenge landscape has an outstanding universal value that is of immense significance for all people for all time, and this transcends any consideration of sorting out a 21st century part-time traffic jam. PETITION IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese; Dutch; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Slovenian; Spanish. HARD COPIES OF PETITION You can download hard copies of the petition and collect signatures here.  RUNNING TOTAL OF SIGNATURES This is a world wide petition and is linked to an identical one at 38 degrees for UK addresses only which records the running total for both petitions. See here.

Stonehenge Alliance
12,347 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Imperial College London

Renewable Energy For Silwood Park Campus

Silwood park is situated in the middle of 100 ha of forest, and is home to several environmentally-focussed post-graduate courses. With this in mind, you would expect the campus to be a vision of sustainability. Unfortunately, this is not the case. We recognise that as a Natural Science campus of one of the top science and technology universities in the world, as well as an influential member of our local community in Berkshire, we have an opportunity to improve our community,  practice our values, AND encourage others to do the same! We believe that we should be able to continue our studies in a sustainable/non-damaging way by reducing our reliance on electricity from carbon-emitting sources. In the light of the recent IPCC report, changes such as those to renewable energy sources need to happen NOW.   We have three requests: To have renewable energy sources on campus which can supply the campus and potentially the wider community. In the interim, and to supplement this, we want our electricity to come from a provider who supplies renewable energy. To be able to control the heating and cooling of the buildings on campus, in order to provide a more efficient use of energy and a comfortable environment to work in (currently it is managed by South Kensington, not us, and isn't appropriate). Sign this petition to add your voice to our call for change! Check our social media for updates! Please state in the 'Reason for signing' section whether you are a current student, alumni, staff, local community, or other. IPPC summary report Facebook  

Sustainable Living Silwood
206 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan, Diane Abbott, Meg Hillier, Jeanette Arnold, Phillip Glanville, Michael Gove

UK Ban - All Disposable / Single use plastic

No time to WASTE the FUTURE needs us!  Lets get London & the UK to the forefront of making a change for the PLANET. We must be an example to other places in the world, as California, France & India have, to name a few!   And now the EU!  Ban All Disposable / Single use Plastic! There are so many alternatives, from reusable to biodegradable. Let's encourage consumers and companies to think about waste impact!  Of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste used by consumers, only 500,000 tonnes is recycled!  Plastics industry has just lobbied to lower recycling targets! Shocking news! Allowing producers of disposable plastic to do as they please.            REFUSE - REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE - REPURPOSE San Francisco enforced ban of plastic bags in 2007, which lead on to the rest of California following.   Irish plastic bag levy 2002 -  all money from the plastic bag tax goes directly to the environment ministry for use in enforcement and clean-up projects.  Dehli, India, ban of all disposable plastic items as of 2017!  France enforced law banning plastic bags in 2016 and by 2020 all cutlery, cups and plates.   UK introduce levy on plastic bags 2015   A simple introduction of 5p charge. UK usage of bags drop 85%        New Zealand and the EU have also voted for a ban!  BAN  ALL PLASTIC BAGS & DISPOSABLE single use items.       The number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets in England in 2014 rose to 7.64 billion - 200 million more than in 2013.   National plastic bag usage is on the DECLINE! This is positive! Imagine the IMPACT of the ban - if we start NOW!  It takes 100 years for plastic to breakdown Plastic is petroleum fossil fuel based Plastic is harmful to wildlife & it often ends up in the ocean Watch 'A Plastic Tide' if you have not already - plastic is strangling our oceans and entering the food chain. You can also join the Greenpeace Plastic Pledge   Please SIGN and SHARE the petition.  Thank you!

Erin Lally
13,427 supporters