Petition to Martin Schulz, Martin Schulz (SPD), Frans Timmermans, Jean-Claude Juncker, Karmenu Vella, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Vytenis Andriukaitis
Stop food waste in Europe #StopFoodWaste
Across Europe, over 80 million people live below the poverty line. Many people struggle to even feed their families and yet every supermarket in Europe throws away an average of more than 40kg of unsold food every day! Thanks to a huge petition on Change.org launched by Arash Derambarsh, a municipal councillor in Courbevoie, France introduced a new law requiring supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity. This French victory has created an echo around the world. It's now time to step up the campaign and call for European legislation to stop food waste in every country in Europe. That's why we've launched this petition asking the European Union to introduce a new directive calling on every supermarket to give its unsold food to a charity of its choice. I've been writing and campaigning about food waste for years and founded the organisation Feedback. The amount of food we waste in the UK and around the world is staggering. I'm not talking about rotten food - I’m talking about edible food that is being wasted on a huge scale. That's why I have decided to join Arash in his campaign to make food waste history across Europe. The European Commission is preparing a new "circular economy strategy” that will include how Europe should deal with food waste. It is a fantastic opportunity to make our voices heard on this issue. A public consultation has been launched. We want hundreds of thousands of people to sign this petition to ask the European Commission to include an obligation for supermarkets to donate their unsold food to charity in its new strategy. The petition will strengthen calls from citizens around Europe during this consultation period. Sign and share this petition! Together, let's stop food waste in Europe! This petition is part of a European campaign working with the NGOs Action against Hunger and the French Red Cross. This petition has been launched in 6 other countries in Europe by people who, like us, want to end the food waste.
Petition to Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Environment Egypt, Dr. Yasmin Fouad, Governorate of South Sinai Egypt, Mr Khaled Fouda
Help save Dahab community icons' sustainable home from being destroyed.
(For Arabic scroll down) On the 2nd of March 2019, Karin Bavinck and Amr Sabry had a surprise visit of government officials, threatening to break down their home. On the 3rd of March 2019, the mayor and a crew were already at the property with a bulldozer and broke down the garden walls, giving them 2 weeks to either find a solution or remove all valuables for the home to be torn down. Karin and Amr are a couple who live in Dahab for over 20 years together and are well known to be the animal rescuers of this town. Karin also regularly initiates and assist in multiple projects involving environmental awareness in general. They have purchased Bedouin land a long time ago and built their house on it, in which they live with their 10 rescued dogs. They are working tirelessly for the welfare of the stray animals by looking after them when they are ill or injured, and by reducing the amount of stray dogs and cats, by organising multiple TNR projects every year and putting any effort into getting stray animals adopted within Dahab or other places around the globe. They are making a huge difference and even take in new stray animals themselves, if no other solution is available. By helping the animals, they also offer a big help to the people of Dahab, because they are helping the community deal with the large amount of stray animals and owned pets. If there is nowhere to turn to regarding an animal, Karin is the first to think of and call and she will always be ready to think of and work actively on solutions. Their home is also amongst the first ones in Egypt that is completely solar powered and they had planned to add wind energy in the future to be even more sustainable. Yet, because of the fact that the land has been purchased many years ago, before laws were strictly in place and because the government now has new plans for the area they live in, they are threatened with eviction. So if they lose their home in a matter of weeks, Dahab will not only lose people that have been at the heart of this community for many years, but also a unique sustainable home. Please sign the petition to ask the Governorate of South Sinai and the Ministry of Environment in Egypt to reconsider this decision and to seriously look at alternative solutions to demolishing this home. في الثاني من مارس عام 2019 ، قام مسؤولين حكوميين بزيارة مفاجئة لكارين بافينك وعمرو صبري ، وهددوهم بهدم منزلهم. في الثالث من مارس عام 2019 ، كان رئيس مجلس المدينة و مساعدية موجودين بالفعل في مكان إقامة الزوجين و معهم جرافة وكسروا جدران الحديقة ، و منحوهم أسبوعين لإيجاد حل أو إزالة جميع الأشياء الثمينة من المنزل الذي يريدون هدمه. كارين وعمر زوجان يعيشان في دهب منذ أكثر من 20 عامًا ، ومعروفان جيدًا أنهما منقذوا الحيوانات في هذه المدينة. كما ان كارين أيضًا تقوم بالمبادرة والمساعدة بشكل منتظم في العديد من المشاريع التي تتضمن الوعي البيئي بشكل عام. لقد قاموا بشراء قطعة أرض من البدو منذ فترة طويلة، ثم قاموا ببناء منزلهم عليها ، حيث يعيشون مع كلابهم الـ 10 التي قاموا بإنقاذها. إنهم يعملون بدون تعب من أجل الحيوانات الضاله في الشارع عن طريق الاعتناء بهم عندما يكونون مرضى أو مصابين, ويبذلون مجهود كبير في سبيل أيجاد متبنيين لحيوانات الشارع داخل دهب أو أي أماكن أخرى حول العالم .. انهم يصنعون فرقاً هائلاً وهم ايضا يتبنون حيوانات شاردة جديدة أنفسهم إذا لم يتوفر حل آخر. من خلال مساعدة الحيوانات ، يقدمون أيضًا مساعدة كبيرة لأهل دهب ، لأنهم يساعدون المجتمع في التعامل مع كمية كبيرة من حيوانات الشارع الضاله والحيوانات التي ليس لها اصحاب إذا كان لا يوجد مكان تلجأ إليه . فيما يتعلق بالحيوان, فأن كارين هي أول من يتم اللجوء اليها و هي تكون دائمًا على استعداد للمساعدة والعمل على إيجاد حلول فعالة. كما أن منزلهم يعتبر من أول المنازل في مصر التي تعمل بالطاقة الشمسية بالكامل وقد خططوا لإضافة طاقة هوائية في المستقبل لتكون أكثر استدامة. بالرغم من كل هذا, ولأن الأرض قد تم شراؤها منذ عدة سنوات ، قبل أن يتم تفعيل القوانين في دهب و بسبب أن الحكومة لديها الآن خطط جديدة للمنطقة التي يعيشون فيها ، فإنهم مهددون بالطرد. إذا فقدوا منزلهم في خلال أسابيع ، فإن دهب لن تخسر فقط أشخاص كانوا في قلب هذا المجتمع لسنوات عديدة ، ولكن أيضا منزل فريد مستدام صديق للبيئة. يرجى التوقيع على الالتماس الخاص بطلب من محافظة جنوب سيناء ووزارة البيئة في مصر إعادة النظر في هذا القرار والنظر بجدية في حلول بديلة بدلا من هدم هذا المنزل.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), RSPCA, Donald Trump
Donald Trump passed a law that it is legal to hunt hibernating and endangered bears!
Donald Trump has passed a law that the previous 2016 ban by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on shooting animals from aircraft, killing bears during hibernation, baiting with food and "denning" (killing wolves, coyotes, and their cubs in their dens), has now been abolished and these monstorous acts are legal again. The previous ban was made to ensure sustainable populations of specifically Alaskan wildlife. After it was introduced, the wolf population in Denali National Park rose from 112 to 127 between 2015 and 2016, clearly showing that it was working towards the previous 200 wolf population average of the park, so why abolish it? The new law applies to more than 76 million acres of national reserves in Alaska, despite the State Law already banning sport hunters from these practices and limiting tactics used by subsistense hunters. The Alaskan state should be allowed to make its own laws regarding it's great wildlife. Please help save the animals of our planet so that future generations will be able to appreciate them too! Trophy hunting must be stopped!
Petition to McDonald's, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Craig Whittaker, Natasha Rutherford
Help McDonald's stop using plastics toys
Hello my name is Blyss Edwards. I am 8 years old and as a school councillor I would like to help McDonalds stop using plastic toys in Happy Meals. This is bad for our environment, our planet and our oceans. When I grow up I would like to live in a world, where the animals in the sea are not in danger from the plastic we use. My idea is to stop putting plastic toys in Happy Meals and use environmentally friendly toys like books made with recycled paper. I am making a difference by asking people to sign my petition at school. Just like me lots of people are really excited and 231 people have already signed on paper! I hope you agree with us, if you do please support my cause by signing this petition online. Maybe together we can inspire McDonald's to change their mind?
Petition to food standards agency, World Health Organization
Please sign and share this petition.
Most vegetables are grown with chemical fertilisers, and some organic food is grown with slaughterhouse by-products. Food in the UK is grown by using one of the methods below: 1. Most food is grown using chemical fertilisers. 2. Conventional organics use animal manure and may sometimes include slaughterhouse by-products such as fish, bone and hoof meal. 3. The Vegan Organic / Stockfree Organic method uses only plant based fertilisers, green manures and vegetable composts. We the undersigned urge the UK Food Standards Agency and the World Health Organization to ensure all fruit and vegetables are labeled indicating the growing system used by referring to the above methods. For more information contact: Vegan Organic Network: 58 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9DZ, UK www.veganorganic.net
Petition to Climate Leaders
Make sustainability a recognised British Value
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, we must act now before it is too late. We are starting a petition to get sustainability recognised as a British Value. Please help to make our Government make this small gesture to inspire a better future for us all.
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.
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 bring in plastic bag ban and the EU have also voted for a ban! UK is Ban of Plastic straws, stirrers and Cotton buds will come in to effect April 2020. 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. Seven major retailers issued 7.6 billion single-use bags in 2014 but that figure was down to just over a billion in 2017-18, estimates suggest. 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 Also please watch Sir David Attenborough's BBC Blue Planet 2. Please SIGN and SHARE the petition. Thank you!