Petition Tag - environment

1. Ban Plastic Bags in St Lukes Mall Auckland!

Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade – breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits. A single plastic bag can take between up to 1,000 years to break down, but as it breaks down, plastic particles contaminate soil and waterways and enter the food web when animals accidentally ingest them. This effects the animals hugely due to the fact that after ingesting plastic it can very easily kill them. Recently there have been large patches of plastic found in the middle of the ocean big enough to gain the title of 'plastic islands'. We have been finding different ways to get rid of plastic so that it is out of sight, but these actions still have a major impact on our environment. This is why we need to go straight to cutting down the amount of plastic we use so that our environment and animals don't face as much of a risk. We can start by removing all plastic bags from a single mall in Auckland, Saint Lukes Mall, Mt Albert. It is our goal to bring attention to this idea and make it happen. We have already done it in our supermarkets, so I'm sure New Zealand can make it happen in our malls too!

2. Just Plane Wrong

This petition of residents of Dunalley, Murdunna, Connelly's Marsh, Boomer Bay, Marion Bay, Copping, Bream Creek and Kellevie and supporters draws to your attention that on 14 September, Commonwealth agency Airservices Australia introduced new standardized flight paths for planes arriving at Hobart Airport without public notice or consultation.

Consequently, up to thirty flights per day are now on a descent flight path, at approximately 5000 feet directly over, or immediately adjacent to our previously peaceful rural and coastal communities, most of which have never been previously overflown by commercial jet aircraft. More flights are planned once the Hobart Airport runway extension opens in March 2018, including heavy freight and direct international traffic. Hobart airport has no curfew, so these flights could arrive at any time of the day or night.

This significant change to Hobart's airspace was implemented without consultation with affected residents and businesses – in contravention of Airservices’s own Communication and Consultation Protocol.

Our local economy, still recovering from devastating bushfires in 2013, relies on our reputation as a pristine and tranquil area for tourism and agricultural industries such as wine, oysters and other seafood, dairy, cattle, goats and gourmet potatoes. Our beautiful and calm environment attracts people seeking to escape a noisy city lifestyle, both as visitors and residents.

We believe that we should have been consulted about the potential detriment to our economy, lifestyle, property values, health and the environment before such a significant decision was made.

3. Implement Reverse vending machines on the new Western Sydney Liverpool campus

Currently, Western Sydney University Campuses have poor waste management strategies, with numerous instances of over flowing garbage bins, contaminated recycling bins and poor signage. With the rapid population expansion in Western Sydney, it is imperative that the University is at the forefront of developing and supporting innovations to cope with population growth, including waste management. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that around 160 million beverage containers are discarded as litter in NSW per year (NSW EPA 2014-15 data). Reverse vending

With the opening of the new Liverpool campus in 2018, we ask you to consider implementing reverse vending machines in the new campus.

4. Towards Chavez's Ecosocialism

The Chico Mendes International Ecosocialist Front is a worldwide organization promoting ecosocialism as a fundamental way to achieve a new relationship between workers of the world and between workers and nature. We believe that fundamental changes in cultural, social, political and economic aspects of our societies are overdue. Green capitalism is not only something impossible to achieve but also a false slogan to keep us quiet and obtain our acquiescence.
We would like to specially thank our comrades from “System Change not Climate Change” ( and from Ecosocialist Horizons ( for their support and their struggle. It is specially important in the face of US and Canada economic sanctions and Trump’s threats of military action against Venezuela.
Please join our struggle by signing this petition. Become part of this collective effort. We believe that the grassroots movement together with progressive governments of the world can make a real difference.

5. Make Westfield a Solar-Friendly Town

In July of 2016, the Westfield Town Council passed an ordinance restricting homeowners from installing solar panels on street-facing sloping roofs. This would make it impossible for many homeowners to use solar panels to power their home.

In 2010, the Westfield Memorial Library installed solar panels to generate electricity for the library. In 2017, the Westfield school system installed solar panels. The town, however, is not considering installation of solar panels to reduce electricity costs.

6. Relocate Mouille Point desalination plant

The City of Cape Town has employed stealthy tactics. With zero public participation and no environmental impact analysis, the City is trying to proceed with the construction of an industrial desalination plant on the Mouille Point beach promenade and high-density residential area.

We understand the significance of water, and a desalination plant has been necessary for some time. But our plea is simple; relocate the plant. There are several suitable, less invasive location options, either within the many industrial sites within the Cape Town harbour or alternatively next to the unused vacant lot adjacent to Cape Town Stadium, Both of these areas are well equipt to host this plant and would not effect the popular public space of the promenade or the Mouille Point residences.

The effects of the 60db (Louder than busy traffic) and air pollution from the generators will affect local property prices, as well as deter holiday makers (close proximity to the Waterfront and the Golf Course) from the area, but will also remove Cape Tonian's from an incredibly popular public recreational space. Not only do people enjoy the parking lot for the spectacular sea views, but the area is a popular dog-friendly beach as well as a favourite surfing location along the Atlantic Seaboard. This land is a treasure for the City of Cape Town broader public, as well as its permanent residence, and neither party has been appropriately considered in this matter..

No environmental impact analysis was performed, this demonstrates a disregard for the delicate ecosystem into which the discharge from the facility plans on pumping into the ocean. This is a concern for the diverse wildlife in the water, including the sea birds, seals, dolphins, sunfish and whales that frequent these waters. The millions of liters of brine pollution (occures as a result of desalination) is also a health and safety concern for those civilians utilize the sea for recreational purposes such as surfing, swimming, diving and, paddle skiing.

Vote to change the location of desalination plant! There is a more suitable solution that can benefit the City's water solutions without compromising the environment, the residents, tourists and the general public.

7. Protect Chilliwack's Drinking Water

Morning time beckons: Wake up. Brush teeth, flush toilet, water garden, shower. Grab clean bowl out of dishwasher. Make coffee. Fill water bottle.
Isn’t it great the city water supply wasn’t turned off this morning? I’d really like to keep it that way. How about you?

You probably know the Trans Mountain pipeline runs right past city wells, and that the company want to put a second, larger pipeline to triple the capacity of the system from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day. The City is concerned about that going past city wells. They’ve gone back and forth with the company for years. Recently the city requested the following:

“1) Documentation from BC Hydro confirming there is no possibility of proceeding with alternate route P1 and details of the route P1 mitigation alternatives considered to protect the drinking water source for 76,000 Chilliwack residents.
2) That the depth of the new pipeline be limited to a maximum of 2 meters below the existing surface.
3) Require the use of pipeline design and construction methods that both reduces impacts to homes and properties and safeguards our drinking water source.
4) Require automated vapour monitoring be added to the suite of leak detection measures, with monitoring locations as agreed upon by the City.
5) Require the monitoring and spill response plans be developed in close cooperation with and to the satisfaction of the City.

These conditions are non-negotiable.”

Kinder Morgan responded with a heavily redacted copy of a BC Hydro report, going 2.4 to 3.4 meters down (bottom of trench), assurances re construction practices, disagreement on vapour monitoring, and encouraging the city to continue to participate in Kinder Morgan’s workshops and meetings. The City is not satisfied, so they’re going into the NEB’s “Appropriate Dispute Resolution” process with the company.

But are they even arguing about the right thing? Should the city be arguing about *how* to build a second pipeline right past city wells? Or, like when you renovate a house and upgrade the plumbing and electrical while you’ve got the walls open, should they be talking about the new trench for the new pipeline as the opportunity to move both pipelines to a safer route?

Did you know that Kinder Morgan themselves said in a worst case full-bore rupture in the Fraser Valley the new 590,000 barrel per day pipe could spill 1.3-million litres? Or that they also said that up to between 2 and 5% of pipeline flow can leak *undetected* by their safety systems? On the old pipe that’s there now that would be from 39,750 to 99,375 litres per hour. On the new pipeline that would be 78,175 to 195,437 litres per hour. Yes, “per hour”, - undetected -, on a pipeline where a consultant the City hired said that if a spill reached groundwater in the area of our wells the wells would have to be “turned off immediately” to avoid contaminating the city’s system. (Benzene, by the way, is one component of diluted bitumen that is toxic, cancer-causing and dissolves in water. If the water smells funny some day, don’t drink it.)

Either sort of spill would be seriously harmful if it happened into our aquifer. And the old pipe has had 82 spills so far. Several of over 1-million litres, and one in 1992 into groundwater that they are still trying to clean up today, 25 years later. Fortunately that groundwater wasn’t anyone’s source of drinking water.

Of course it’s true that the odds of a spill here are very small, but the odds of a spill in those other 82 places weren’t any different. And an alternate route is available. If they dug the new trench alongside Highway 1 from where it already crosses the highway by Upper Prairie Road (that odd looking thing in a little square fenced pad just south of the highway there is a manual shut off) to where they have a pump station right beside the highway on McDermott Road in Abbotsford, they could decommission the old pipe that’s across the aquifer now, put two pipes in the new trench and completely remove any risk of ever having a pipeline spill into our drinking water.

The Mayor brought up that option of going alongside Highway 1 in a letter to the NEB on April 27. And in the July 4 Council meeting Councilor Lum asked staff to do a peer review of whatever data Kinder Morgan have on the option of going alongside Highway 1.

If you agree the pipelines should be moved, now is the time to support the City to push for that, while the City is in negotiations with Kinder Morgan and before the NEB’s public hearings on the route which will be happening sometime late summer or in the Fall.

Show your support by signing the attached petition. Optimally write the Mayor and Council via the City website at (>125 letters will get the City's attention). Thank you for your time and shared concern.

8. India Uprooted

Mumbai : Thousands of trees which are being chopped for the Metro-3 project is one of the major environmental concern. Trees are an important part of our life. Do you think there was any other option Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd could have used or can still use to save trees/mangroves? And also for the proposed plan to widen the Mumbai-Goa highway, cant the numbers decrease?
Looking for suggestions from people, whats your view on that matter? Is there still any way to prevent it?
#choppingoftrees #mumbai #aarey #metro #trees #environment #concerns #savearrey #mumbaitreemassacre #treesofmumbai #mumbaimetro

9. Ban The Microbeads

We are Ban the Beads, Malaysia. We comprise of youth leaders from around Malaysia, in partnership with Save Philippine Seas and the U.S Embassy in Malaysia. We currently run programmes aimed at raising awareness to the harmful effects of microbeads and the permanent damage they leave in our environment. We have found that, while developed nations like the U.S.A, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and several other have already taken steps towards eradicating the use of microbeads, Malaysia is trailing behind, with little or no agencies actively pushing the nation in that direction. Our objective is to begin conversations with like-minded organisations that are willing to work together with us to move towards the legal banning of all products with microbeads.

10. The Last Straw

A video went viral in 2015 of a sea turtle with debris lodged in it's nose. Once removed, it was discovered that the object was none other than a plastic straw. Straws are something society overlooks in their daily lives, but the usage of straws is becoming overwhelming. Americans alone use 500 million straws a day, which could wrap around the eart two and a half times. These petroleum based, polypropylene tubes are consuming the oceans, injuring and killing wildlife, and threatening the climate. This is the last straw.

11. Stop the plastic “reusable bags" in Hawaii

On July 1 2015, the country applauded Hawaii for being the first state in the country to enforce a plastic bag ban.

The next day, some shoppers in the City and County of Honolulu — where nearly 70 percent of the state’s population lives — were given free “reusable bags,” like the one on picture, at checkout

If it looks like the bag is made of plastic, that’s because it is. And, according to experts, these thicker, “reusable” bags are actually worse for the environment than the flimsy, single-use bags used before the ban.

The City and County of Honolulu’s law allows “reusable bags” as an exception to the ban, defining them as “a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse” and is made of durable materials, “including plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.”

Plastic in general is produced out of the raw material of oil. So if they're producing a thicker material versus a thinner, naturally, it’s going to take more of that resource than it did when they were making the thinner bags.

They were trying to target the most wasteful of all: plastic bags, but we need to redefine the term ‘reusable bag’ [in the ordinance] so that it does not include plastic.

12. Colorado Support Paris Accord

The entire world supports the Paris Climate Accord except for:

Nicaragua (because the Agreement was not aggressive enough)
United States of America

Hawaii has signed into law that commits it to the Paris Climate Accord, Colorado should follow suit.

13. People's Accord

The unprecedented threat to all inhabitants of planet earth, our shared home world, from human impact on our environment has made common action imperative for not only our survival but that of many other species, and to sustain earth as we know it. While 193 countries have signed on to the Paris accords, success requires all citizens of all countries, including the three non-signers (US, Nicaragua and Syria), to not only support the accord in any way they can including holding their countries to their commitment, but to also pull all stops as nothing short of maximum effort individually and in global cooperation can assure success.

It is vital for survival.

14. REDMART: Please Help To Save The Environment

Do you realise that every time the Redmart delivery person offloads his trolley, he will hand you one plastic bag after another and another...and another?

Almost every item is packed in individual strong and large-sized plastic bags. Even items from the same category are often packed in separate bags when they can easily combined. For orders around $100, i can easily get 5 to 7 plastic bags.

Sometimes, they will even give you a box filled with plastic bags of goods. The delivery person does not accept the plastic bags to re-use as well.

We do not need to look far to find appalling facts on how the excessive use of plastics have irreversibly damaged our precious marine life and ecosystems.

15. Bins for the Bank

A group of girls from Melbourne Girls Grammar School, are trying to receive a grant for bins, to be placed on Boatshed Drive, South Yarra.

16. Save the Kapok Tree!

Please sign this petition to help us keep the Kapok tree from going extinct. This beautiful tree has many uses to our daily life without us even realizing it. The problem is, the Kapok tree are one of the most endangered trees in the world. Our goal is to spread the word of how important it is to save this tree and the only way we can do it is with your help. The more people who back us up, the harder it will be for organizations to ignore.
The Kapok tree holds the most natural fibers we could ever use. Due to the low density and insulating properties, the fibers are used to stuff pillows, mattresses, toys, and life jackets. These fibers are very organic and great for our health. Research even shows that toxic substances found in non-organic pillows can cause reproductive and neurological problems. In addition, the seed holds 20-25% oil, very similar to cotton seed oil, which can be used for cooking, and making soaps. Their seeds, leaves, and bark are also used to treat medical conditions. Not only are these a lot of uses to us, but also to many animals. We actually found that some of the most endangered species, rely on this specific tree for shelter and food. These species include the harpy eagle, fruit bats, monkeys, birds, frogs, insects, and even honey bees. If this tree went extinct, these species would follow, one after one. And it all leads up to us.
Please sign this petition, to not only save the tree and animals, but to save us.

17. Create A National Reforestation Day

I want to raise awareness by creating a national reforestation day

18. Ban Plastic Bags in Hamilton, NJ.. then Mercer County, then Statewide!

Americans dispose 100 billion plastic bags a year. Where do they end up? Everywhere they're not supposed to be.
How many plastic bags do you have balled up and stored in another plastic bag around your home? Too many to count right? We do not bring these plastic bags back to grocery stores and reuse them; we just keep collecting more and more. This increases the demand to manufacture and purchase more.
Plastic is a manmade material and is not part of the natural Earth. It does not decompose before our feet. The sun can slowly break down plastic into smaller pieces, however this releases toxins into streams, soil, and oceans. The fragments are called microplastics which enter our food chain and increase in abundance to higher trophic levels. Microplastics have even been examined in the fish we eat and since this is recently discovered information, scientists are unsure the effects this will play in humans lives. But I assure you, swallowing plastic is not healthy.
The production of plastic uses petroleum, oil, which pollutes the atmosphere and increases the carbon dioxide concentration. Petroleum is a non-renewable resource and requires drilling into the Earth. This leads to a high risk of oil spills,
I'm sure you've seen plastic bags caught on tree branches, blowing across beaches or the streets, and the videos of marine life suffocating on plastic bags. Turtles are known to drown from consuming plastic bags, thinking they are jellyfish. We need to protect our wildlife, our oceans, and our planet.

19. Protect the Environment

We believe that the protecting environment and environmental safety should be a top priority in the world today. With the important landmarks being made such as the Paris Climate Agreement, and with many other steps being taken today, we must preserve those steps and move forward, as well as making more strides towards a cleaner and better world.

20. Uzveicam zilaļģi Garkalnes novada ezeros / Clean the lakes in Garkalne from blue-green algae


Mēs vēlamies informēt Garkalnes pašvaldību, ka ir jāķeras pie zilaļģu problēmas risināšanas Langstiņu ezerā, Baltezerā un citur, kur tā novērota neveselīgā daudzumā.

Kāpēc tas ir nozīmīgi?
Garkalnes novada ezeri un sili ir nozīmīgs iemesls, kāpēc cilvēki vispār izvēlas apmesties Novada ciemos. Tāpēc pašvaldības intereses ir uzturēt ūdeņus tīrus.

Aptaujājot vietējos ezermalu ļaudis atklājās, ka zilaļģes (Cyanobacteria) ziedēšana ezeros viņus bezgala satrauc. Vasarās ar atpūtniekiem pilnais Langstiņu ezers un Baltezers zilaļģu ziedēšanas laikā kļūst pamests un tukšs.
Ezeri ne tikai ir vizuāli nepievilcīgi, bet zilaļģe ir bīstama gan cilvēku veselībai, gan arī ūdeņu iemītniekiem. Tā var izdalīt toksīnus, kas sliktākajos gadījumos cilvēkiem var izraisīt elpceļu un aknu mazspēju. Ezeru ūdenī zilaļģes samazina skābekļa daudzumu, radot nedraudzīgu vidi zivīm un citām ūdenī dzīvojošām dzīvības formām.

Ir divi galvenie darbības virzieni, kuros ir jādarbojas, lai zilaļģe pazustu no Novada ūdeņiem: (1) Ir jāsamazina zilaļģu galvenās barības vielas fosfora iepludināšana ezeros no vietējām mājsaimniecībām; (2) Jau ezeros esošās zilaļģes iznīcināšana videi draudzīgā veidā.


Garkalne County is one of the greenest in Latvia. Lakes and forests are one of the main reasons why people chose to live there.
One problem that concerns people is blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) in the local waters. In summer such lakes as Langstini lake or Baltezers are full of people, but when blue-green algae is blooming they are empty. Lakes are not only visually unappealing, but blue-green algae blooms can also be toxic and harmful to human health and aquatic residents.
We are collecting signatures in order to inform Garkalne County Council that in the next term they need to start to clean the local lakes. Particularly acute is the blue-green algae problem in Baltezers and Langstini lake.

21. Express transport from Barrie to Toronto

This service meant to provide easy safe and fast option for people from Barrie to reach Toronto and people from Toronto go back to Barrie. This service is meant to help to create less traffic on the roads by including 15 passengers in one van And not having 15 cars at the same time on the road.this service is meant to keep our environment cleaner by creating less pollution .This service is a familiar too many people from other countries where it used for many years with a big success we are asking to allow people of Ontario using this service.

22. Accessible Green Roof at Bergeron Centre

This petition is to be given to the Dean of Lassonde at York University, Janusz A. Kozinski, for the purposes of making the existing green roof on the Bergeron Centre accessible to students. As of now, there are 2 existing green roofs on the Keele campus, both for stormwater management. With such wonderful benefits of a green space to students in education and health, there are many rewards we are missing out on. The presence of green spaces while studying increase attentiveness, memory retention and has been proven to help children with ADD. It also helps to ease stress, anxiety, and depression. Keele campus is heavily urban, therefore providing easy ways for students to commute to and from school, however, is proven to increase mental health disorders. With the green roofs we hope to bring to campus it will also incorporate ways in which they can positively affect the urban environment of campus by increasing comfort, convenience and green space which contribute to sustainable growth. Green roofs also allow for environmental benefits as well, including, providing a habitat for migrating species to meet in divided urban spaces, increasing biodiversity, and decreasing air pollution. The implementation of green spaces, in specific green roofs allow for more job opportunities in fields such as manufacturing, design, and maintenance. It also allows a new medium for research projects and studies. Furthermore, this place is a ground of community for the students as well as the surrounding North York area, combatting discrimination and oppression. This space will be a place of relaxation intended to increase productivity and mental health. There are many possibilities such as an event space and a community garden that can benefit both student, faculty and community members alike.

23. Tell City Council that you want a Zero Waste New Orleans

No Waste NOLA is asking the New Orleans City Council to develop a plan to become a Zero Waste community, because our trash is making us sick, and causing LOTS of other serious problems too. Support a cleaner, healthier community by telling the city council to pass a resolution committing to reducing waste in New Orleans!

In the U.S., on average, each person produces 1609 pounds of trash a year. So, with about 378,175 people in New Orleans, that means as we are sending 304,241 TONS of trash to our local landfills each year. Cigarette butts take up to 5 years to decompose. Glass bottles last for 1,000 years, - yet New Orleans has very limited glass recycling. Think about all that trash just piling up in our dumps!

As trash piles up and decomposes, it can cause air, ground and water pollution that causes a wide range of irritations and illness for people and animals - from asthma to allergies, and even cancer.

Trash is also a major contributor to climate change. As certain gases escape from decomposing trash, they surround our planet, stopping heat from escaping and preventing the earth from cooling down as it should. Over time, this can increase temperatures and change our climate.

Hotter weather means more pests as well - like mosquitoes and ticks - that can infect us and our pets with Lyme disease, Zika virus, and the West Nile virus. When it’s hot, cockroaches breed more often too – so as temperatures rise, so will our roach population! Expect more creepy crawlies on our streets and in our homes – yuck!

Increasing temperatures change weather patterns as well. When weather becomes erratic, we experience severe events like hurricanes, floods, and super storms.

For all these reasons, and so much more (link to fact sheet here) – we need to be better about reducing waste! Ask our City Council to protect our health, pets and planet by committing to a future with less trash and other waste!

24. Improving Our Street

Wolverhampton Street is a much-used road into and away from Dudley town centre. It's generally looked 'tired' and scruffy for several years.

Two large plots at the junction of Wolverhampton Street and School Street are in a particularly distressing state. Despite repeated discussion with the Council, these large areas have deteriorated further; one has huge amounts of rubbish strewn across it. The other plot includes an increasingly-dilapidated building whose roof is crumbling.

Vegetation encroaches on public footpaths from both plots. A very rough public path past one plot has had holes down into the plot - a danger particularly to toddlers.

People effected by the ugliness of these plots incłude:

* local parents and children on the way to Jessons School
* pedestrians making their way into/out of Dudley town centre
* thousands of vehicle drivers and passengers each day

25. Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a minute to sign the petition to Prime Minister Trudeau, and call or write to your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Every MP's information is available on the website of Parliament at

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

26. We Stand with the Land

We, as local communities, have an inherent right—and duty— to [1] protect the land, water and air that give us life, and [2] ensure the health and safety of our residents.
Since April 2013, we have opposed Spectra Energy’s plan to run a dangerous, fracked gas, export pipeline through the heart of our communities, using every legal means available to us. Yet our system of government, at all levels, has failed to protect us. As 2017 begins, our resolve is stronger than ever to protect ourselves and this land by ensuring the NEXUS pipeline and compressor station never gets built.
- We defy a system of government that tells us we can’t protect ourselves from industrial harms because corporations have been given more “rights” than we who live here.
- We defy the gas industry’s plans to subject our families, communities, and natural environment to catastrophic danger for their own corporate profit.
- We defy FERC ’s conclusion that the NEXUS pipeline would have “less-than-significant” impacts to our air, land, water and communities.

27. Stop Trudeau's Carbon Tax & Use Taxes We Already Pay To Fund Cleaner Resources

Justin Trudeau took 10 vacations last year including the use of a private jet. He is passionate about climate change but instead of using the Canadian people's tax dollars to build the infrastructure needed to start using renewable energy and using fossil fuels more cleanly, he has been using the Canadian people's tax dollars to serve his own agenda and sending most of it overseas for other countries and governments to benefit from racking up a massive spending debt for us and our children to shoulder. Now he wants you to pay a carbon tax in addition to the taxes you are already paying. This tax will affect everything manufacturered and shipped - it will affect everything. Everything you buy; groceries, gas, heat, everything. So his plan is to punish us for the use of carbon.. not actually provide our country with what we need. For the Canadians who remember that the government's money is actually our money and that the government is supposed to serve us and not the other way around.. Justin Trudeau: stop vacationing and schmoozing and use our tax money to help us. Stop using our tax money like it is your own personal schmooze fund and get to work. No to carbon tax, no to more vacations, yes to building and improving energy infrastructure.

28. Moratorium on fresh water extraction consents

Currently, there is no legislation or regulations in place to protect our national freshwater resource from exploitation. The people are being classed as thieves for filling water bottles from outdoor taps when big corporations are taking millions of litres daily of our freshwater for the price of a resource consent.
The fact that government has passed the buck on to local body councils to grant extraction of our national resource for bottling, without giving a clear and concise piece of legislation to work from is irresponsible.

Also allowing an industry to operate without clear regulations when utilizing one of our national resources, allows for exploitation from foreign and domestic corporations.

We believe that any use of our national resource should benefit the entire nation and not a select few corporate elites and definitely not foreign owned corporations.
Let us stand together and fight for water for the future!

29. Ban Plastic Bags in India

In many countries of the world, there has been a phase-out of lightweight plastic bags. Single-use plastic shopping bags, commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, have traditionally been given free to customers by stores when purchasing goods—a popular method considered a strong, cheap, and hygienic way of transporting items. Problems associated with plastic bags include use of non-renewable resources (such as crude oil, gas and coal), disposal, and environmental impacts.
Governments all over the world have taken action to ban the sale of lightweight bags, charge customers for lightweight bags and/or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. The Bangladesh government was the first to do so in 2002, imposing a total ban on the bag. Such a ban has also been applied in countries such as Rwanda, China, Taiwan and Macedonia. Some countries in Western Europe impose a fee per bag. Bans, partial bans, and fees have been enacted by some local jurisdictions in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Myanmar. Concurrently with the reduction in lightweight plastic bags, shops have introduced reusable non plastic shopping bags. Even when disposed of properly, they take many years to decompose and break down, generating large amounts of garbage over long periods of time. If not disposed of properly the bags can pollute waterways, clog sewers and have been found in oceans affecting the habitat of animals and marine creatures.
Petroleum is used to produce plastic bags. A car would be able to drive 11 metres on the amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag. Two primary kinds of direct damage to wildlife are entanglement and ingestion. Wildlife animals or birds can become entangled. When the animals or birds are entangled they drown or cannot fly due to entanglement. In India our landfills are choked with plastic bags creating a crunch for more space for dumping grounds. Our storm water drains are threatened to explode during heavy monsoons due to plastic bags blocking the drainage system. We need to get our Government to ban plastic bags in India totally and put a fine on any one using plastic bags.

30. Be The Change That Climate Change Needs

The circumstances are simple really, Climate Change is going to destroy the Earth and many of our beloved plants and animals.

From the rainforest to the coral reefs the world is being brought it to its knees.

Now as non believers like Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt (head of EPA and basically a human mouthpiece for the coal and oil industry) take center stage it is imparative to say something.