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sustainability

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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. ----- This is a world wide petition and is linked to an identical one at 38 degrees which keeps count of the running total for both petitions. See here: https://goo.gl/ZZWfFS 

Stonehenge Alliance
2,759 supporters
Decision maker responded 1 week ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan, Shirley Rodrigues, Matthew Ryder, london city hall

London Ban - All Disposable plastic

No time to WASTE the FUTURE needs us!  Lets get London 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!    Ban All Disposable 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%             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
263 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Dave Lewis, Dave Lewis CEO, David Potts CEO, Mike Coupe CEO, Andy Clarke CEO

Stop the Rot! Call on supermarkets to tackle food waste in their supply chains

UK supermarkets and businesses throw out over 7 million tonnes of food annually, before it gets to your shopping basket. That’s enough to lift all the hungry people in the UK out of food poverty. Globally, if food waste was a country, it would be the third top carbon emitter after USA and China. I've started this petition as part of Stop the Rot campaign because I want to see an end to this stark injustice. Consumers are currently asked to do the lion's share of tackling food waste, but many businesses waste more in a day than a consumer does in a year. Someone pays for these mountains of wasted food – be it you, victims of climate change, the person who can’t afford to eat, or the supermarket’s suppliers. Food is mainly wasted on farms and in factories, but hugely affected by retailer policy. Imagine spending all year growing potatoes, just to have them rejected for being the wrong shape or size. Or toiling to overproduce cauliflowers for fear of ever missing an order. One farmer had to plough 300,000 perfectly edible cabbages back into the field. These unjust practices need to be stopped. Hidden from view, the waste piles up and suppliers suffer in silence. It’s time to call on UK supermarkets to tackle the food waste their policies cause in their supply chains. Three quarters of the UK’s food is sold through Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons. With a strong movement pressuring them, we can make them act! Join Stop the Rot's call for the major supermarkets to: - regularly publish their in-store and supply chain's food waste data, including collaborating to measure food waste on farms by 2018 to enable targeted reduction. - commit to ambitious targets to reduce their own stores' and their manufacturing suppliers’ food waste by 30% by 2025 Please sign and share this petition! Together, we can stop the rot!

Stop the Rot
243,929 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Ségolène Royal, Nicole Goueta, Patrick Devedjian, Jean-Paul Huchon

YES to R-Urban in Colombes! NO to the temporary car park that is planed to replace it! #saveRURBAN

Save R-URBAN, an internationally acclaimed professional and citizen initiative of resilient regeneration in Colombes, near Paris, and persuade the municipality and other authorities of the general interest of preserving this project whose main site in Colombes is currently threaten to become a temporary parking. R-URBAN was initiated by Atelier d’Architecture Autogeree (AAA) to create opportunities for citizen to change their lifestyle and develop resilient activities: saving resources, recycling, energy production, grey water depollution, social economy, eco-construction, urban agriculture,ecological co-housing, green transports, etc… AAA has started in 2009 several partnerships to develop the first Civic Resilience Units in Colombes (92) funded within the framework of the Life+ programme of Europeen Commission for environmental governance.In this context, the Municipality of Colombes has agreed to host the project and contributed with €240.000 over 4 years (2011-2015).  During the same period, AAA managed to secure more than €1.240.000 (including sponsorship from Europeen Community, Ministere de l’Ecologie, Conseil Régional Ile-de-France, Conseil Départemental Hauts-de-Seine, Fondation de France, etc.) In 2013, the first R-URBAN building Units were finalised in Colombes : Agrocité (Urban Agriculture and Environmental Pedagogy) and Recyclab (Recycling, Social Economy and Eco-construction). Currently several hundred local users regularly develop and run resilience-oriented activities (urban farming, bee keeping, poultry, recycling, eco-design, organic waste processing, etc). Amongst them, dozens of people have been working on the project or have initiated their own jobs.  The ecological balance promoted by these initiatives is exceptionally impressive: 6 time reduction of CO2 emission/year for the Agrocité users,  24t/year organic waste recycling, 50t/year water reduction, 3t/year organic vegetable production.   For their innovative ground breaking intiatives, the R-URBAN Units have received international prizes (Zumtobel, Curry Stone, EIB Social Innovation, European Public Space Prize) and attract numerous visitors   (professionals, urban stakeholders, students, researchers, political representatives, etc.) regularly coming from other cities in the region as well as from France, Europe and other continents (Harvard GSD, MIT, UCL Londres, U Sheffield, U West Sydney, Municipality of Seoul, Municipality of Montreal, MoMA New York, etc). National and International press including France2, Huffington Post, New York Times, The Guardian, Asahi Shimbun (JP) have published R-Urban, which alongside Freibourg, BedZed, and Hamarby, has now become a global reference point in terms of urban resilience. In order to start the implementation of these pioneering activities in Colombes, the R-Urban Units were built on municipal land made temporarily available and designed to be relocated on a mid term basis. These temporary locations were proposed by the Municipality of Colombes which was strongly engaged throughout the Life+ contract to guarantee the dissemination and durability of the project. Suddenly, after the municipal elections in March 2014 and the change of municipal team, the Municipality has asked in June 2014 that Agrocité leave its location without reason given and with no proposal for relocation. Today this decommissioning of the project has been proposed for September 2015, motivated by the municipal team’s desire for the construction of a temporary car park for 2 years. This decision is even more contestable if we consider that after the 2 years car park the site will remain again without use, as no new project proposed for 2018.  In order to find a solution, AAA has mapped several available sites for the alternative parking options, allowing the social and economic development of Agrocité to continue until its relocation, if necessary, after 2018.  In a parallel move by the municipality, Recyclab is also being forced to leave by 30 September 2015, without any concrete reason given.   Only 2 months are left to save R-Urban, as an invaluable model of urban resilient regeneration, and convince the Municipality of Colombes of the need to preserve R-Urban and eventually provide a mid term relocation space for the two units in Colombes, when new urban projects will be approved on the existing sites. We would like to create an international platform of urban resilience, social and economic regeneration, waste reduction, biodiversity preservation and struggle against climate change.  International projects such as Public Works in London Hackney Wick and other partners are now ready to create an R-Urban movement on an international scale. By signing this petition for the preservation of the R-Urban Units in Colombes, you are directly supporting a resilient way of conceiving and practicing urban change.  In addition to signing this petition, you can also: - spread the campaign - get friends to write about it in the press - write letters of support (to be addressed to Mayor of Colombes  - nicole.goueta at mairie-colombes.fr, copy AAA - aaa.contact at gmail.com) - sign the R-Urban Charter and join the R-Urban network Follow us on #saveRURBAN  / @rurban_  www.facebook.com/rurbancolombes http://r-urban.net Related petitions: http://agrocite.wesign.it/fr Oui RURBAN Colombes (fr)

Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée / R-URBAN
3,812 supporters