Petition Tag - environment

241. Save the Caspian Sea

Every year, 12 August is marked as an international Caspian Sea Day, the day of coming into effect of the Framework Convention on the Caspian Sea Maritime Environment Protection (the Teheran Convention) which regrettably remains a declaratory document.

242. Bike4Peace

Global climate change, a threat to human survival, is primarily caused by automotive exhaust.

Wars are being fought with devastating effect over the control of petroleum resources mostly consumed by automobiles.

Cars kill hundreds of thousands through accidents and pollution of air, water, and soil. They are also primary components of noise and light pollution. Driving a car is particularly damaging to the health of the driver, but impacts everyone around negatively.

Cars are an unnecessary expense, costing the average driver over half of their income. More than half the cost of driving is subsidized through government maintenance of infrastructure and cleanup. Not only do cars drive you to work, they drive up taxes.

243. Make Puppy Mills Illegal In Canada

Puppy mills are technically not illegal yet. The cruel harsh environments they live in should not be tolerated. We as the people should stand up and eliminate this problem.

In my opinion a puppy mill would be hell on earth. Unclean environment, barely any veterinary care, and a crowded living environment... this isn't right.

Puppy Mills are cruel and need to be stopped.

244. Preservation of Bushland at Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University management have no plans to maintain the majority of bushland areas on the university grounds. It is likely that these areas will be flattened for future development.

Why is this important?
- ECU campuses are known for their iconic Australian bushland surroundings.
- There are currently no intentions to preserve extensive areas of existing bushland at ECU Joondalup campus.
- Urbanisation is a major contributing factor toward climate change, clearing native bushland areas will promote an environmentally irresponsible image for ECU in this respect.
- The bushland areas support a range of native wildlife.
- The surrounding bushland at ECU provide a positive and relaxing learning environment for students.
- These areas are valued by the community outside of ECU.

Ensure the continued existence of bushland areas at all Edith Cowan University campuses by signing the online petition for protected Edith Cowan University bushland areas.

245. Meat Free Monday in Thailand

The connection between meat consumption or animal agriculture & environmental pollution is scientifically proven time and time again. What we eat impacts our health and the health of the environment.

According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined.

Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Thai Government to take action now that will show Thailand’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.

We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Thailand will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Thai Government the need for Thailand to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.

So please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.


ความเกี่ยวเนื่องระหว่างการบริโภคเนื้อสัตว์กับมลภาวะสิ่งแวดล้อมจากการเกษตรปศุสัตว์ได้รับการพิสูจน์จากวิทยาศาสตร์ครั้งแล้วครั้งเล่า สิ่งที่เรารับประทานมีผลกระทบต่อสุขภาพของเราและสุขภาวะสิ่งแวดล้อม
สืบเนื่องจากรายงานขององค์การอาหารและเกษตรแห่งสหประชาชาติ (เอฟเอโอ)ที่มีชื่อว่า เงาที่ทอดยาวของ การปศุสัตว์ ซึ่งได้ย้ำเน้นว่าผลผลิตจากปศุสัตว์จะต้องรับผิดชอบการปล่อยก๊าซเรือนกระจกถึง 18 % ซึ่งมากกว่าที่มาจากรถยนต์ รถไฟและเครื่องบินรวมกัน
เนื่องจากผลกระทบของเนื้อสัตว์ที่มีต่อสิ่งแวดล้อม เราจำเป็นต้องลดการบริโภคผลิตผลที่เป็นคาร์บอนเข้มข้น ซึ่งจะเป็นหนทางที่มีประสิทธิภาพต่อสภาพอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงที่วิกฤติ การร้องเรียนนี้เป็นการเรียกร้องให้รัฐบาลไทยเริ่มลงมือกระทำในตอนนี้เพื่อจะแสดงให้เห็นว่าประเทศไทยให้คำมั่นที่จะจัดการกับปัญหาสภาพอากาศที่เปลี่ยนแปลง
เราขอผลักดันให้รัฐบาลสนับสนุนโดยขอให้ทุกวันจันทร์เป็นวันที่พลเมืองในประเทศไทยละเว้นเนื้อสัตว์ ในความพยายามที่จะปกป้องสิ่งแวดล้อมและหยุดภาวะโลกร้อน

เราขอร้องให้ทุกท่านร่วมกันสนับสนุนเพื่อยื่นข้อเสนอต่อรัฐบาลไทยให้ยอมรับและสนับสนุนให้วันจันทร์เป็นวันปลอดเนื้อสัตว์สำหรับประเทศไทย

ดังนั้นได้โปรดลงนามในการร้องเรียนนี้และส่งต่อให้กับเพื่อนๆและครอบครัวของท่าน

246. Global Overpopulation & Birth Control - An Appeal for Awareness

On March 23 2009, Dr. Nina Fedoroff, the US State Department chief scientist and adviser of Hillary Clinton, stated: " famines that strike a billion people are quite possible in a world where climate change has damaged food production and the human population has risen to nine billion."
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=3626&pst=1013288

Dr. Fedoroff echoes comments by John Beddington, Britain's chief scientist, who forecasts a "perfect storm" of food, water and energy shortages by 2030, when she told BBC One, that humans had exceeded the Earth's "limits of sustainability".

"We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people," Dr Fedoroff added, stressing the need for humans to become much better at managing "wild lands", and in particular water supplies. "
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7974995.stm

Dr. Fedorrof is right; we need to be responsible on this issue. And rather quickly.

247. STOP printed Phone directories

28.4 million Yellow Pages per year (official)
22 million Thomson Local per year (official)

How many are used? and at what environmental cost?

This delivery system comes with at massive environmental cost. Not only with the printing and paper used but with the distribution to every home and business.

How many of use just pick them up and put them straight in the bin? or save them and never use them.

With Global Warming being such a huge problem its time to stop this system of waste. We need to create an 'op-in' delivery program. This is we the printed versions are only delivered upon request therefore eliminating pointless waste.

Join this Protest and help us to live in an environmentally cleaner UK.

This is the first protest from 'The Waste Project'. A project looking for a sustainable world.

248. Help Schools Go Green

To educate students, schools use paper and electricity extensively. Paper is used for worksheets, written exercises, textbooks, novels, and other products that are made from trees, which supply the planet oxygen and help reduce the effects of global warming.

By consuming the carbon emissions that pollute our atmosphere and alarmingly intensify the greenhouse effect, trees help cool the planet, but by cutting down more and more of them, we are escalating the effects of global warming and causing the polar ice caps to melt from the heat of the intensified greenhouse effect.

By using electricity extensively in schools, we are burning coal and releasing more and more carbon emissions into the atmosphere and strengthening the greenhouse effect even more. As this causes the melting of polar ice caps, we can already see what happens when it continues. As ice breaks up and melts in the warmer waters, polar bears and stranded in the water and will eventually drown.

Shorelines are advancing from the excess water from melted glaciers added into the ocean, and beaches are shrinking rapidly. If we don't do anything before its too late, we may make entire coastlines disappear from the swelling sea levels and entire species become extinct from lack of habitats.

249. Creation of a Wholesome Working Environment For Bamboo and Tree Farming

The Philippine National Bamboo Congress was held in Iligan City last 05-07 August 2009 and was participated in by 176 delegates coming from all over the country and this petition expresses the desire of 100% of the participants in their collective desire to help address the problems on climate change and massive poverty in the country.

It has been established during this congress that bamboo could be the best solution to address the two problems because of the natural properties of bamboo like:
1. It is the fastest growing plant in the planet.
2. It is more highly sustainable compared to trees.
3. It is the best substitute for wood.
4. It has lots of uses like food, construction material, clothing, charcoal, source of many chemicals, and it is the best source of bio-fuel/oil/diesel.
5. It is the best for carbon sequestration as it absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide and also emits 35% more oxygen compared to trees. It is noteworthy that if only the world will go into massive bamboo planting, the problem on climate change will be solved in only a span of 6 years.
6. Income from bamboo farming is 4 times more than that of rice farming.
7. It has one of the best industry potential. China's income from bamboo last year was US$15 billion.

Nobody will go into bamboo farming, however, considering their sad experience in tree farming. After waiting for 10 long years for the trees he planted in his own titled private farm to be ready for harvest, it is only then that he finds out that he could not harvest, transport and sell freely his crops as he will be required to apply for permits to cut and transport from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Add to that the many inconveniences along the way like check (cash) points that will ask for money and if he will have to ship his logs via sea freight, he will also have to contend with the Customs which will be another extortion point. Thus, that became the first and last attempt at tree farming. Sadly, the same hostile parameters also apply to bamboo farming.

This is utterly wrong as tree and bamboo farming are supposed to be agricultural activities and that since they are planted, they should not be considered as natural resources. These then should not be under the jurisdiction of the DENR but should be under the Department of Agriculture (DA). That is just why it is call tree "farming" or agro-forestry (agro for agriculture). This is the way tree farming is done in the U.S.A. and other countries.

And since they are planted in private lands, they should be considered as private property and it will then follow that the tree/bamboo farmer need not get any permit to dispose of his private property as guaranteed in the constitution as embodied in the following:
1. Jus fruendi - Right to the yield of plants or soil.
2. Jus dispondi - Right to dispose of a thing.
3. Jus rerum - Right of things.
4. Jus jabendi - Right to have and enjoy a thing.
5. Jus habendi - Right to property, title. Right of a person in a thing that belongs to him. This is a complete and full right.

250. Representative Mike McIntyre needs to act on global warming

In October 2007, Representative Mike McIntyre pledged to address climate change. Nearly two years later, he has done absolutely nothing to address the issue.

Enough Talk, Let's See Some Action! North Carolina residents and UNCW ECO are holding Representative Mike McIntyre accountable and calling for immediate climate action.

* WATCH the video and forward it to every North Carolina resident you know! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZL9TU4M6l0

* CALL Rep. McIntyre at (202) 225-2731. Demand that he take global warming seriously. There is a sample script for calling, below.

* WRITE President Obama, and ask him to rejoin the international community by signing a global climate change treaty. The opportunity to pass a global treaty will arise at the December 2009 UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, and President Obama must be a leader on climate change issues. https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=472

Our elected officials work for us! Make your voice heard. Demand science-based reductions on global warming pollution.

For the sake of the health and livelihood of future generations, demand science-based climate action now!

251. In Support the public strike in Iranian Kurdistan

In support of the public strike in Iranian Kurdistan.

252. Meat Free Monday In Hong Kong

(English translation at bottom)


我們敦促香港政府,特別是行政長官曾蔭權與環境局局長邱騰華JP以及其他的環境和動物保護組織︰

我們正面臨空前的全球暖化,各國傳媒均廣泛報導,氣候變遷日益嚴重,已經引起地球上多個國家受到不同程度的經濟損失甚至人命傷亡,天災相繼出現,令所有個人以及整個社會都受到威脅,各國政府間相繼採取措施希望能減輕全球暖化的影響。

現在已有更多人意識到畜牧業不僅帶來疾病,同時也造成氣候變遷。

根據聯合國糧農組織2006年標題為”畜牧業巨大陰影” (Livestock's Long Shadow) 的報告. 糧農組織發現畜牧生產佔溫室氣體總排放量的18%,包括全球9%的二氧化碳排放量 , 37%的甲烷(CH4), 65%的氧化亞氮(N2O),氧化亞氮這種溫室氣體對全球暖化的影響效應相當於二氧化碳的296倍。

又根據2008年一份研究報告結論指出,生產2.2磅牛肉所產生的排碳量,相等於一輛中型歐洲房車行駛155英哩的排碳量,等量的能源足夠可以點亮100瓦的燈泡約20天。

諾貝爾獎得主聯合國跨政府氣候變遷小組主席帕卓里博士聲明︰“請減少肉食,肉是排碳量高度密集的商品。...” “個人所能採取減少碳排量的唯一行動就是素食。”

基於肉類對環境的衝擊,我們必需減少消費這種排碳量高度密集的商品,做為解決氣候變遷危機的高效率對策。本次請願呼籲香港官員們立即採取行動,展現香港對抗氣候變遷的承諾。
香港金融經濟發達,沒有畜牧業,並不代表不需要對氣候變遷負責,需知道富裕的香港人食用大量的禽畜由外地進口,加上市民對食物有過度浪費的習慣,我們多少也要為受到氣候變遷影響的國家負一點責任。

作為一個負責任的政府,我們應該效法比利時的根特市政府,採取行動鼓勵市民降低碳足跡,已經決定要求市民每週一天無肉,而每週四將會是 “無肉日”。

我們需要向政府官員表達,香港有必要推廣「禁肉星期一」。我們希望政府能夠推動每個星期一作為 “香港市民不吃肉食製品日” 來保護環境並遏阻全球暖化。

所以,請簽署這份請願書,並將其轉發給您的朋友和家人!我們需要每個人的力量支持﹗

253. Support the Cash for Clunkers Program in Canada

The USA government introduced recently a program called Cash for Clunkers. Americans will be given credit towards a new car in exchange for their 1995 or older vehicle.

The Canadian government has talked about it briefly in early July 2009. Canadians want this and the Canadian government needs to hear it for us.

254. Support NSW National Parks Hunting Bill

The Shooters Party's Robert Brown has placed a Bill before the NSW Parliament which will allow hunting access to the State's National Parks.

The value of this Bill as a conservation tool is limitless and if successfully passed will help save countless native flora and fauna populations from predation by introduced and feral animals.

255. Save the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site!

In 2005 Unesco approved the citation of the Vredefort Dome as a World Heritage Site (WHS), and the SA government undertook to formally recognise and regulate the area. The Dome is at the centre of the oldest and largest visible meteorite impact site on earth. We need to petition government to go forward with the WHS as planned.

As many people as possible should sign this petition to prove that there is overwhelming public support for conservation, the protection of heritage, and sensible economic development for the benefit of all.

256. Meat Free Friday Indonesia

For Administrative and coordination purpose, please visit http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/meat-free-friday-in-indonesia.html to fill up your petition. This one will be closed. Thanks. Suman Sutra

(Utk alasan administrasi dan koordinasi, silahkan kunjungi http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/meat-free-friday-in-indonesia.html untuk mengisi petisi Anda. Petisi yang ini akan ditutup). Terima kasih. Suman Sutra

Teks Bahasa Indonesia ada Di bawah:

Indonesia trails only the United States and China in greenhouse gas emissions! A study released by the World Bank and the British government -http://www.worldbank.org/indonesia - shows that Indonesia’s high ranking is primarily due to its high deforestation rate -- about 85 percent (2,563 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent [MtCO2e]) of its emissions (3,014 MtCO2e) result from fires and forest clearing. Emissions from energy, agriculture and waste amount to only 451 MtCO2e - http://news.mongabay.com/2007/0326-indonesia.html.

Indonesia is home to one of the most rich and biological diverse environment on the planet. It has the world’s highest marine diversity and second largest area of forest after the Amazon Basin. However, due to the impact that meat is having on the environment, not only is our nation in peril but our precious plant is also experiencing the effects of animal agriculture too. Thus it is critical that we reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for the government of Indonesia to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Friday” for every Friday, which is also a holy Moslem day and promote the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public.

ENDING WORLD HUNGER
If you want to stop 1 billion people from going hungry at night each day; If you want to stop the needless deaths taking place every 5 seconds due to starvation then a vegan lifestyle is the solution to solve these dyer diet driven situations due to the inefficient use of resources directed towards animal agriculture. Grain currently fed to livestock is enough to feed 2 billion people. According to a recent report by Compassion in World Framing, "crops that could be used to feed the hungry are instead being used to fatten animals raised for food." It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh.

We call on everyone’s support in helping to urge the government of Indonesia and its citizens to adopt and promote a “Meat Free Friday”.

So please sign this petition and forward it to you friends and family.

Concerned Citizens
Vegan Society of Indonesia (VSI)
http://www.vegansocietyindonesia.org

Indonesian Language:
Indonesia hanya mengekor Amerika dan China dalam emisi gas rumahkaca! Suatu kajian yang diterbitkan oleh World Bank dan pemerintah Inggris - http://www.worldbank.org/indonesia - menunjukkan bahwa tingginya ranking Indonesia terutama disebabkan tingkat pembabatan hutan yang tinggi, sekitar 85 persen (2.563 juta ton ekuivalen karbon dioksida [MtCO2e]) dari total emisi (3.014 MtCO2e) hasil dari kebakaran dan pembabatan hutan. Jumlah emisi dari energi, pertanian dan sampah hanya 451 MtCO2e - http://news.mongabay.com/2007/0326-indonesia.html.

Indonesia merupakan salah satu negara yang lingkungannya paling kaya akan keanekaragaman hayati di Bumi ini. Keanekaragaman laut Indonesia adalah yang tertinggi di dunia dan merupakan hutan kawasan terbesar kedua setelah Hutan Amazon. Namun demikian, karena dampak dari daging terhadap lingkungan, bukan hanya negara kita berada di ambang bahaya tapi lahan kita yang tak ternilai juga mengalami dampak dari peternakan hewan. Sehingga penting bagi kita untuk mengurangi pemakaian produk yang sarat karbon sebagai solusi efektif terhadap krisis perubahan iklim. Petisi ini meminta pemerintah Indonesia untuk segera mengambil tindakan dengan menerapkan “Jumat Tanpa Daging” untuk setiap hari Jumat, yang juga merupakan hari suci bagi umat Muslim menjalankan ibadah sholat Jumat, dan mempromosikan manfaat lingkungan dan kesehatan yang baik bagi masyarakat terhadap gaya hidup vegetarian murni (vegan).

MENGAKHIRI KELAPARAN DUNIA
Jika Anda ingin menghentikan 1 miliar orang dari kelaparan setiap harinya; jika Anda ingin menghentikan kematian sia-sia yang terjadi setiap 5 detik yang disebabkan kelaparan maka gaya hidup vegan merupakan solusi terhadap situasi kesengsaraan ini karena tidak efisiennya pemakaian sumber alam. Biji-bijian yang sekarang dipakai untuk pangan ternak sebenarnya cukup untuk konsumsi 2 miliar orang. Sesuai dengan laporan terbaru dari Compassion in World Farming, “Hasil panen dapat dipakai untuk konsumsi langsung manusia yang kelaparan tapi malah dipakai untuk menggemukkan hewan ternak yang kemudian dibunuh untuk makanan manusia.” Memerlukan 16 pounds biji-bijian untuk memproduksi 1 pound daging hewan.

Kami menghimbau setiap orang untuk memberikan dukungan dalam mendorong masyarakat dan pemerintah Indonesia untuk menerapkan dan mempromosikan “Jumat Tanpa Daging”.

Mari ikut tandatangani petisi ini dan teruskan kepada teman-teman dan keluarga Anda.

The Petition:

Please scroll down for English translation!

Petisi ini meminta pemerintah Indonesia untuk mengambil tindakan segera dengan menerapkan “Jumat Tanpa Daging” dan mempromosikan manfaat lingkungan dan nilai-nilai kesehatan dari gaya hidup vegetarian murni (vegan) kepada masyarakat luas.

PERANAN PETERNAKAN DALAM PEMANASAN GLOBAL SANGAT BESAR

Sesuai laporan 2006 oleh Organisasi Pertanian dan Pangan dari Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa (FAO), yang berjudul “Lovestock’s Long Shadow” : Laporan FAO menemukan bahwa produksi peternakan menyebabkan 18 persen dari seluruh emisi gas rumahkaca, termasuk sembilan persen dari seluruh emisi karbon dioksida, 37 persen dari gas metana dan 65 persen nitrous oksida yang 296 kali lebih dahsyat dibandingkan CO2 sebagai gas penyebab pemanasan global. Menurut Dr. Kirk Smith, anggota dari Badan PBB - Panel Perubahan Iklim Antarpemerintah (IPCC) dan profesor dari University of California-Berkeley, metana adalah 100 kali lebih dahsyat daripada CO2 dalam waktu 5 tahun setelah diemisikan.

Para ilmuwan di seluruh dunia telah mengakui bahwa perubahan iklim berlangsung demikian cepatnya, kehidupan bermasyarakat manusia berada di ambang batas ancaman jika kita tidak melakukan sesuatu dalam rentang waktu sekian tahun ke depan yang dengan secara cukup berarti mampu membalikkan kecenderungan laju pemanasan global. Pada waktu yang bersamaan, para peneliti juga menyadari bahwa meskipun CO2 adalah gas yang paling mendominasi berdasarkan berat, meskipun jika kita bisa mencapai ekonomi nil karbon hari ini, Bumi akan tetap terus memanas hingga seratus tahun bahkan bisa mencapai seribu tahun.

Sebuah kajian dalam tahun 2008 menyimpulkan bahwa produksi sebanyak 2.2 pound daging sapi akan menyebabkan jumlah yang sama dalam emisi karbon dari rata-rata mobil Eropa yang melakukan perjalanan hingga 155 mil. Jumlah energi yang terpakai cukup untuk mennyalakan 100watt lampu listrik selama hampir 20 hari.

Penerima Nobel, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, kepala dari Badan PBB – Panel Perubahan Iklim Antarpemerintah (IPCC) menyatakan, “Harap kurangi makan daging, daging adalah komoditas yang paling sarat karbon….” “Tindakan satu-satunya yang seseorang dapat lakukan guna mengurangi emisi karbon adalah vegetarianisme.”

Dr.James Hansen – Ahli Iklim Terkenal NASA
“Ada banyak hal yang dapat dilakukan guna mengurangi emisi karbon, namun mengganti bola lampu dan banyak hal lainnya terlalu sedikit manfaatnya dibandingkan dengan mengubah diet Anda, karena jika Anda mengonsumsi ke dalam suatu mata rantai makanan yang lebih bawah selain hewan yang memproduksi banyak gas di rumahkaca, dan mempergunakan banyak energi dalam proses menggemukkan daging tersebut, maka Anda sesunguhnya dapat membuat kontribusi yang besar dengan mengubah diet Anda dibandingkan dengan berbagai tindakan lainnya. Jadi, itu hanya dalam persyaratan tindakan pribadi, mungkin itu adalah tindakan terbaik yang dapat Anda lakukan.”

Untuk alasan ini, jika kita ingin melindungi Bumi kita bagi generasi anak-anak kita berikutnya, kita perlu mengurangi sumber-sumber gas dan aerosol ini yang menyebabkan dampak paling besar dalam pemanasan global secara jangka pendek, sehingga memberikan kita waktu untuk mengembangkan teknologi pengurang CO2 yang bisa diperdayakan secara komersial.

MOHON PERTIMBANGKAN BEBERAPA RINGKASAN INI SEBAGAI REFERENSI ANDA DALAM PENGURANGAN DAGING DI DUNIA

Kota Ghent, Belgia telah menujukkan sifat kepemimpinannya dan mengakui pentingnya mempromosikan vegetarianisme sebagai solusi terhadap perubahan iklim dan mengurangi jejak emisi karbon dengan meminta warganya menjalani satu hari dalam seminggu tanpa daging. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Negara dan institusi lain juga mengakui perlunya mempromosikan vegetarianisme murni (veganisme). Pelayanan Kesehatan Nasional Inggris (NHS) akan mengurangi daging dan produk-produk susu dari menu di rumah-rumah sakit di Inggris sebagai suatu upaya memotong biaya dan karbon. Ini merupakan satu bagian dari strategi rumah sakit NHS guna mengurangi emisi karbon melalui sistim operasional rumah sakit.

Mengikuti misi Senin Tanpa Daging oleh Paul McCartney di Inggris, restoran Israel juga ikut berpartisipasi dalam menjalani veggie untuk satu hari dalam seminggu. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Monday-missio n.html

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html

Setiap kali Anda makan tanpa kandungan hewani, Anda menghemat 2.5 pound emisi gas rumahkaca, 25 kaki persegi lahan, dan 133 galon air. Jika Anda makan tiga kali sehari, itu akan berjumlah 2.737 pound gas rumahkaca, 26.280 kaki persegi lahan dan 145.635 galon air setahun, dan lebih banyak lagi.

Kami meminta dukungan setiap orang untuk menyampaikan keperluan ini kepada pemerintah Indonesia guna menerapkan dan mempromosikan “Jumat Tanpa Daging”.

Tandatangani dan Sebarkan – mohon sampaikan melalui email dan situs online dibawah “sign petition” link yang membolehkan Anda berbagi situs sosial dan salinan bahasa program untuk halaman web.

Beberapa petisi rekan-rekan kami dari seluruh dunia juga ada dan silahkan kunjungi situs ini untuk daftar selengkapnya dan bubuhkan tandatangan Anda di sana juga http://www.myspace.com/leronr

257. Meat free Monday Canada

Canada is the #4 biggest polluter on earth, yet has a relatively small population. Canada reputation for being a dinosaur in the Climate Crisis must change ASAP.

This petition calls for Canadian officials to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Mondays” and promoting the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public

LIVESTOCK’S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING IS HUGE

According to a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO), entitled “Livestock's Long Shadow”: The FAO report found that livestock production causes 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including nine percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas. According to Dr. Kirk Smith, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and professor at University of California-Berkeley, methane is 100 times more potent than CO2 within 5 years of being emitted.

Scientists across the globe have recognized that climate change is happening so fast, human civilization is under threat if we don’t do something within the next few years to significantly reverse the trend of global warming. At the same time, researchers have also realized that although CO2 is the most prevalent gas by weight, even if we were to achieve a zero carbon economy today, the earth will continue to warm hundreds if not thousands of years.

For this reason, if we want to preserve the planet for our children’s generation, we need to reduce those gases and aerosols causing the greatest effect on global warming in the short term, thus giving us time to develop CO2 reduction technologies that can be commercially deployed.


MEAT REDUCTION AROUND THE GLOBE

Ghent, Belgium has shown leadership and recognized the importance of promoting vegetarianism as a solution to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint by ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Other countries and institutions are also recognizing the need to promote pure vegetarianism (veganism). The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) will be cutting meat (and dairy) from the menus of hospitals across the UK in an effort to cut costs and carbon. Its one part of NHS hospitals strategy to reduce carbon emissions throughout the hospital system.

Following Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday mission in the UK, Israeli restaurants are also participating in going veggie for at least one day a week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Monday-missio n.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html

ENDING WORLD HUNGER
If you want to stop 1 billion people from going hungry each day; If you want to stop the needless deaths taking place every 5 seconds due to starvation then a vegan lifestyle is the solution to solve these dyer diet driven situations due to the inefficient use of resources directed towards animal agriculture. Grain currently fed to livestock is enough to feed 2 billion people. According to a recent report by Compassion in World Farming, "[c]rops that could be used to feed the hungry are instead being used to fatten animals raised for food." It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh.

Animal agriculture is having detrimental impacts on the health of the environment as well as on human health; thus reducing our consumption of this carbon and methane intensive product as an effective solution to halt climate change.

So please sign this petition and forward it to you friends and family.

258. Meat free Monday Canada

Canada is the #4 biggest polluter on earth, yet has a relatively small population. Canada reputation for being a dinosaur in the Climate Crisis must change ASAP.

This petition calls for Canadian officials to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Mondays” and promoting the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public

LIVESTOCK’S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING IS HUGE

According to a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO), entitled “Livestock's Long Shadow”: The FAO report found that livestock production causes 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including nine percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas. According to Dr. Kirk Smith, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and professor at University of California-Berkeley, methane is 100 times more potent than CO2 within 5 years of being emitted.

Scientists across the globe have recognized that climate change is happening so fast, human civilization is under threat if we don’t do something within the next few years to significantly reverse the trend of global warming. At the same time, researchers have also realized that although CO2 is the most prevalent gas by weight, even if we were to achieve a zero carbon economy today, the earth will continue to warm hundreds if not thousands of years.

For this reason, if we want to preserve the planet for our children’s generation, we need to reduce those gases and aerosols causing the greatest effect on global warming in the short term, thus giving us time to develop CO2 reduction technologies that can be commercially deployed.


RAPID PLANETARY COOLING SOLUTIONS:

In March 2009, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that in order to achieve rapid cooling in the short term, we need to reduce methane, ozone (the second most prevalent gas after methane), and black carbon. Reducing the consumption of animal products is the single fastest way to reduce these emissions.


• Reduce Methane: Livestock are the single largest source of human-caused methane in the US and on the planet, and 2/3 of it dissipates from the atmosphere in about 10 years. Note also that the IPCC estimated that even if we were to change the feed of animals and capture methane from manure lagoons, by 2030 we would only reduce 9 percent of the methane from agriculture, so these methods are not viable options for seriously reducing emissions rapidly.
• Ozone, the third most prevalent gas after methane, and CO2, depends upon methane as a building block. Because it dissipates out of the atmosphere in a few hours or days, as soon as we reduce breeding of livestock and the numbers decrease due to lower demand, we will see planetary cooling within hours or days.
• Black carbon is 800 times more potent than CO2, and NASA scientists have begun to realize black carbon plays a role in the melting of the Arctic and Antarctic. Brazilian scientists measuring black carbon in Antarctica found greater levels of black carbon than NASA estimated, and estimated 70 percent of it came from South America, where the single largest source of black carbon is the burning of the rainforests to create crops and grazing for livestock. Livestock are responsible for over 80% of Amazon destruction in Brazil.

MEAT REDUCTION AROUND THE GLOBE

Ghent, Belgium has shown leadership and recognized the importance of promoting vegetarianism as a solution to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint by ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Other countries and institutions are also recognizing the need to promote pure vegetarianism (veganism). The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) will be cutting meat (and dairy) from the menus of hospitals across the UK in an effort to cut costs and carbon. Its one part of NHS hospitals strategy to reduce carbon emissions throughout the hospital system.

Following Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday mission in the UK, Israeli restaurants are also participating in going veggie for at least one day a week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Monday-missio n.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html

VEGAN RESTAURANTS ARE BOOMING DUE TO STRONG DEMAND

Most people have become aware of the health promoting effects of a plant-based diet, and want to reduce their consumption of animal products but 1) subsidies make meat and dairy cheaper and 2) restaurants do not offer them enough vegan options to delight their palate. Their desire is reflected in the growth of vegan restaurants and vegan options in food service.

In spite of the economic downturn, Restaurant & Institution Magazine has noted in several articles in the last year that vegan restaurants are booming.

Cruzer Pizza in Los Angeles demonstrated this dramatically in May 2009 when they added vegan cheese and veggie meats as pizza toppings and their sales went up by 63 percent in one month.

ENDING WORLD HUNGER
If you want to stop 1 billion people from going hungry at night each day; If you want to stop the needless deaths taking place every 5 seconds due to starvation then a vegan lifestyle is the solution to solve these dyer diet driven situations due to the inefficient use of resources directed towards animal agriculture. Grain currently fed to livestock is enough to feed 2 billion people. According to a recent report by Compassion in World Framing, "[c]rops that could be used to feed the hungry are instead being used to fatten animals raised for food." It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh.

Animal agriculture is having detrimental impacts on the health of the environment as well as on human health; thus reducing our consumption of this carbon and methane intensive product as an effective solution to halt climate change.

So please sign this petition and forward it to you friends and family.

259. Meat Free Monday in Australia & New Zealand

AUSTRALIA Preamble (New Zealand below):

We urge the Australian government, especially the Prime Minister - Kevin Rudd; Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts - Peter Garrett; and Minister for Climate Change and Water - Penny Wong, to recognize the many benefits of a meat free diet and promote them to the Australian public in order to slow climate change.

It’s critical that we bring down our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions now. Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies recently said in an interview: “Yes, we’re really running out of time… this next year or two years are the critical time period."

In June this year, research by international climate scientists revealed grave news that the world is facing severe and irreversible climatic events due to the unprecedented accelerated warming of the earth. Though we definitely need to transition from our dependency on coal to renewable, sustainable energy, it takes several hundred years for the carbon dioxide that is already in our atmosphere to break down and dissipate. And meanwhile planetary warming keeps rising because we’re not limiting other greenhouse gases that can abate climate change much quicker than carbon dioxide reductions.

There is hope. We can quickly reduce our impact on planetary heating by focusing on limiting the short-lived greenhouse gases (GHGs) like methane. Reducing the short-lived GHGs will substantially slow down global warming over a short period of time - this is what needs to happen. Methane in particular has a very short atmospheric life. If we stopped all our methane emissions now, the methane currently in the sky will disappear within less than 20 years and that would reduce a substantial amount of warming effect.

According to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane has a warming impact 72 times that of carbon dioxide over a 20 year time frame. Limiting this gas is relatively inexpensive and will produce rapid results.

In Australia, sources of methane are derived from a variety of sectors but the one that produces the most is Agriculture. The emissions produced by livestock production alone have more impact than the emissions from all the coal-fired power stations combined!
(Source: Russell G., CSIRO Perfidy, Vivid Publishing (2009))

As well as being major contributors to global warming, livestock farming and feedlots have extensive impacts on our Earth’s resources:

Deforestation
o In Queensland, 96% of land cleared in 2006 was for animal grazing.

Water Scarcity
o Meat production, particularly ‘feed’ production for livestock consumes large amounts of critically important water resources.

Land Degradation
o About 70% of all grazing land in dry areas is considered degraded, mostly because of overgrazing, compaction and erosion caused by rearing of animals for their meat.

Water Pollution
o More than 2 billion tons of animal manure was produced worldwide during the late 1990s. Assuming an average nitrogen content of around 5%, this makes 100 million tons of nitrogen finding its way into our water systems.

Loss of Biodiversity
o Tropical forests hold half of the world’s species which are becoming extinct at an alarming rate due to deforestation for meat production.

Not to mention the energy resources used to transport, refrigerate and process livestock into meat, and not forgetting the black carbon generated from deforestation specifically resulting from livestock grazing. Black carbon may only stay in the atmosphere for a short amount of time but is an incredibly potent climate warming agent.

Avoiding the Tipping Points
It’s essential that we avoid the tipping points identified by climate scientists – climatic thresholds that are irreversible once exceeded. Surpassing these tipping points will lead to catastrophic climate events such as unprecedented food and water shortages, massive changes in weather patterns, and the further melting of ice sheets that could introduce unforeseen rates of rise in sea level. Focusing on reducing carbon dioxide emissions Even if we could shut down all the coal-fired power stations tomorrow a problem arises in that these power stations generate, as well as carbon dioxide, sulphate aerosols, which have an immediate cooling impact. They lessen the impact of CO2 emissions from coal-fired power stations. Taking out this cooling effect without a quick reduction in other GHGs at the same time, could rapidly lead to an even hotter planet, running the risk of crossing dangerous tipping points. By focusing on reducing methane and nitrous oxide emissions now, we can avoid going over these tipping points, buying us more time to transition to renewable energy.

What You Can Do
In light of the planetary emergency we face, the single most effective thing that individuals can do right now to bring down net GHG emissions that doesn’t cost the earth is, go vegan. If changing to a vegan diet is considered difficult at present then the next effective thing to do is:

* Eat less meat. Choose to eat vegan meals at least twice or more times per week. The less animal products consumed the greater the impact on rapidly reducing our net GHG emissions. If we are to save our world and ourselves from the impending dangers of runaway climate change we need to act as quickly as possible.



NEW ZEALAND Preamble:

Target audience: New Zealand Prime Minister - John Key, Climate Change Minister - Nick Smith and Environmental Groups and Organisations.

Today, almost 40% of NZ’s land has been converted from native forest to pasture for grazing animals.
(State of New Zealand’s Environment 1997, www.mfe.govt.nz)

Per head of population New Zealanders emit nearly twice as much greenhouse gases as the British- we are not far behind the Americans.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are growing rapidly – we are producing 22% more than in 1990.

Our growing dairy herd and energy demand mean that our net emissions are expected to grow to over 70 percent above 1990 levels by 2012. NZ is also the world’s largest exporter of meat and dairy produce.

Despite being a small country, our carbon footprint per capita is very significant. NZ emission per capita greenhouse gas emission in 2000 is 19.3 tonnes of CO2 compared to 22.9 tonnes of CO2 in the USA being a much larger country.
(World Resource Institute WRI)

Expected level of deforestation in NZ between 2008-12 will result in 40 million tonnes CO2 emissions above 1990 levels= excess agricultural emissions.
(www.maf.govt.nz/climatechange)

The risk of drought is expected to increase in already drought-prone areas

The frequency of severe droughts is expected to increase across many eastern parts of New Zealand by 2080.

Droughts may happen in spring and autumn, not just summer

Temps expected to increase, increased risk of forest fires

Very heavy rainfall events predicted to increase in many parts of New Zealand, even in those areas where the average annual rainfall decreases. Increased floods predicted. The sea level is expected to rise.
(www.maf.govt.nz/climatechange)

In 2007, the agriculture sector was the largest source of emissions, contributing 48% (36.4 Mt CO2 -e) to total emissions. As a result, NZ has a unique emissions profile compared to other developed countries where agricultural emissions are typically 11% of national emissions.
(NZ's GHG Inventory 1990-2007)

Plus - obesity, heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer are big killers in NZ - there are already recommendations to reduce meat consumption just for health reasons but meat consumption remains high especially in Maori and Pacific communities.

There are two main issues - first, that we are consuming far too much protein over and above the levels recommended by the World Health Organization. And second, to dispel the myth that it is necessary to consume meat in order to obtain an adequate amount of protein. It is very easy to obtain adequate protein levels through the consumption of plant foods, whilst the over-consumption of protein through the high meat and dairy diet is avoided which also gives the added benefit of reducing certain diseases linked to consumption of animal fats such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes and
obesity.

But we don't need any figures to show that one can obtain adequate protein through a 100% plant-based diet - there is a multitude of vegans out there in Europe, USA and other developed countries - and most are healthy and well-educated about their diet - including Olympic athletes such as Carl Lewis. Protein deficiency is pretty much unheard of in vegans! (That is those with a well-balanced vegan diet - it goes without saying that this may not refer to the malnourished people in developing countries who may be living on a diet of rice and potatoes).

260. Meat Free Monday in the United States of America (USA)

Historically, no nation has emitted more global warming pollution than the United States. From 1960-2005, the U.S. emitted 213,608 MtCO2, 26% of total global emissions. The U.S. also exceeded almost every other nation in per capita emissions.

This petition calls for United States officials to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Mondays” and promoting the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public.

LIVESTOCK’S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING IS HUGE

According to a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO), entitled “Livestock's Long Shadow,” livestock production causes 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including nine percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas. According to Dr. Kirk Smith, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and professor at the University of California-Berkeley, methane is 100 times more potent than CO2 within 5 years of being emitted.

Scientists across the globe have recognized that climate change is happening so fast that human civilization itself is under threat if we don’t act within the next few years to significantly reverse the trend of global warming. At the same time, researchers have also realized that although CO2 is the most prevalent gas by weight, even if we were to achieve a zero carbon economy today, the earth would continue to warm for hundreds if not thousands of years.

For this reason, if we want to preserve the planet for our children’s generation, we need to reduce those gases and aerosols causing the greatest effect on global warming in the short term, thus giving us time to develop CO2 reduction technologies that can be commercially deployed.


RAPID PLANETARY COOLING SOLUTIONS:

In March 2009, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that in order to achieve rapid cooling in the short term, we need to reduce methane, ozone (the second most prevalent gas after methane), and black carbon. Reducing the consumption of animal products is the single fastest way to reduce these emissions.


• Methane: Livestock are the single largest source of human-caused methane in the US and on the planet, and 2/3 of it dissipates from the atmosphere in about 10 years. Note also that the IPCC estimated that even if we were to change the feed of animals and capture methane from manure lagoons, by 2030 we would only reduce 9 percent of the methane from agriculture, so these methods are not viable options for seriously reducing emissions rapidly.
• Ozone, the third most prevalent gas after methane, and CO2, depends upon methane as a building block. Because it dissipates out of the atmosphere in a few hours or days, as soon as we reduce breeding of livestock and the numbers of these animals decreases due to lower demand, we will see planetary cooling within hours or days.
• Black carbon is 800 times more potent than CO2, and NASA scientists have begun to realize that black carbon plays a role in the melting of the Arctic and Antarctic. Brazilian scientists measuring black carbon in Antarctica found greater levels of black carbon than NASA estimated, and estimated 70 percent of it came from South America, where the single largest source of black carbon is the burning of the rainforests to create crops and grazing for livestock. Livestock are responsible for over 80% of Amazon destruction in Brazil.


END WORLD HUNGER
No one wants to see a child go hungry. They shouldn't have to, because there is plenty enough to go around. If you want to stop 1 billion people from going hungry each day, if you want to stop the needless deaths taking place every 5 seconds due to starvation then a vegan lifestyle is the solution to solve these dire diet driven situations due to the inefficient use of resources directed towards animal agriculture. Grain currently fed to livestock is enough to feed 2 billion people. According to the report by Compassion in World Farming, "[c]rops that could be used to feed the hungry are instead being used to fatten animals raised for food." It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh. Clearly, what we eat does affect the rest of the world and we are partly responsible for the lack of resources due to our unnecessary consumption of meat.

MEAT REDUCTION AROUND THE GLOBE

Ghent, Belgium has shown leadership and recognized the importance of promoting vegetarianism as a solution to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint by asking its citizens to go meatless one day a week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Other countries and institutions are also recognizing the need to promote pure vegetarianism (veganism). The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) will be cutting meat (and dairy) from the menus of hospitals across the UK in an effort to cut costs and carbon. Its one part of the NHS hospitals strategy to reduce carbon emissions throughout the hospital system.

Following Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday mission in the UK, Israeli restaurants are also participating in going veggie for at least one day a week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Monday-mission.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html


VEGAN RESTAURANTS ARE BOOMING DUE TO STRONG DEMAND

Many people have become aware of the health promoting effects of a plant-based diet, and want to reduce their consumption of animal products but 1) government subsidies make meat and dairy cheaper and 2) restaurants do not offer them enough vegan options to delight their palate. Their desire, however, is reflected in the growth of vegan restaurants and vegan options in food service.

In spite of the economic downturn, Restaurant & Institution Magazine has noted in several articles in the last year that vegan restaurants are booming.


Cruzer Pizza in Los Angeles demonstrated this dramatically in May 2009 when they added vegan cheese and veggie meats as pizza toppings and their sales went up by 63 percent in one month.

Animal agriculture is having detrimental impacts on the health of the environment as well as on human health; thus reducing our consumption of this carbon and methane intensive product is an effective solution to halt climate change.


See further resources & references below the petition, such as:
Food Inc. - In Theaters NOW across the nation. http://www.foodincmovie.com/
Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.

Please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.

261. Meat Free Monday Taiwan

中文版本請到本網頁下方點選

In recent headlines, the city of Ghent in Belgium has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and has made the brave decision to ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week. Every Thursday will be veggie day.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg)emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined. However a recent report published by the World Watch Institute stated that the livestock sector is responsible for 51% of all greenhouse gases.

Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Taiwanese officials to take action now that will show Taiwan’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.

We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Taiwan will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Taiwanese officials the need for Taiwan to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.

So please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.

262. Save Western Ghats

4 Dams
16 Weirs
21 Kms Mammoth Tunnel
Over 200 Acres of Concrete Structure….are set to cut the throat of Western Ghats.
Over 18 villages will be submerged; over 800 hectares of forest will be destroyed

Destruction of the Western Ghats will not only cause decimation of biodiversity but also accelerate the impact of global warming.

263. BAN HUNTING in Serbia/ZABRANA LOVA u Srbiji

ENGLISH (Scroll down for Serbian, please)

It is not necessary to be a biologist or a ranger in order to spot that there are no wild animals in most parts of Serbia. It is sufficient to be a humane person and have a walk in a forest or a plane and notice that there is no life, except plants'. There are even no unprotected birds, let alone the protected ones. You may spot a hare here and there what concerns bigger animals, but in thirty visits to nature you'll see only one ran-over fox with its dead offspring. In spite of these facts, the officials do not undertake a measure, which is adopted in many countries – ban hunt. May be hunting is not an exclusive cause of the deserted nature, but it is certainly the main one.

Not only because of the numerous guns in merciless hands, but also for the disturbance, which hunt causes in an area for a long time, and also because of the hurting of people, which often occurs. Instead of the «traditional» chases, followed by folk's festivities, the last could be organised with shooting artificial targets and lectures of celebrities, who promote animal rights.

It is also known that artificial raising of «game» causes misbalance in nature, because the so raised individuals do not comply with the rules, characteristic to their species. For instance, the ducks from incubators do not hatch their eggs, in that way reducing the total number of «fowl». Here we do not ponder over guesses whether there is criminal in hunting in general, «mafia», abuses etc. We are concerned with the well-being of the natural world in our country. Therefore we demand

1. Ban on all kinds of hunting, including chases, for at least three years, in all seasons. 2. Permanent ban on hunting migrating birds in all seasons. 3. Strict control of every kind of fishing. 4. Escalating all penalties for breach of the aforementioned and all existing limitations, permanent disarming inclusive. 5. Permanent ban on breeding “fowl”.

At the end of the second year it will be possible to allow hunting boars (exclusively), if they become very numerous in some areas. Such a permit will be issued by the Ministry of agriculture, water management, and forestry.

The aforementioned measures will be carried out on the whole of the Serbian territory. Adequate non-governmental organisations should be included in the control of their implementation. They should also help hunters to take care of their dogs, if they don’t want to keep them. The NGOs should aid the organisations, that live of hunting, to organise tourist or ecological activities, the so called “safari-tourism”, excursions with cameras etc. There are many more persons with cameras than those with guns.

SRPSKI

Nije potrebno biti prirodnjak ili šumar da bi se uočilo kako u većem delu Srbije nema divljih životinja. Dovoljno je biti humana osoba i prošetati šumom ili livadom, pa primetiti da nedostaje život, sem biljnog. Nema ni ptica, koje nisu zaštićene – zeba, slavuja, ševa, senica, detlića, prepelica, mišara – a kamoli zaštićenih. Od krupnijih životinja ćete možda primetiti ponekog zeca, ali u trideset poseta prirodi videćete samo jednu zgaženu lisicu na putu sa nastradalim mladunčetom.

I pored toga, nadležni ne pribegavaju meri kakva je doneta u mnogim zemljama – zabrani lova. Možda nije lov isključivi krivac za pustu prirodu, ali je sigurno glavni. Ne samo zbog brojnih ubojitih pušaka u nemilosrdnim rukama, već i usled uznemiravanja, koje lov prouzrokuje na duže vreme u određenom predelu, a brojna su i ranjavanja ljudi. Umesto "tradicionalnih" hajki s narodnim veseljem, mogu se organizovati narodna veselja sa gađanjem glinenih golubova i posetama istaknutih ličnosti, koje zastupaju zaštitu životinja.

Poznato je i da uzgoj "divljači" dovodi do neravnoteže u prirodi, jer se uzgojene jedinke ne ponašaju u skladu sa zakonitostima, svojstvenim njihovoj vrsti. Patke iz inkubatora, na primer, ne izlegu nasađena jaja, pa se tako smanjuje i broj divljih jedinki. Ovde se nećemo upuštati u nagađanja da li i u ovoj oblasti postoji kriminal, "mafija", zloupotrebe itd. Nas zanima dobrobit živog sveta u našoj zemlji, stoga zahtevamo

1. Zabranu svake vrste lova, uključujući hajke, na najmanje tri godine, u svim sezonama. 2. Trajnu zabranu lova na ptice-selice u svim sezonama. 3. Trajnu zabranu uzgajanja pernate "divljači". 4. Strogu kontrolu svake vrste ribolova. 5. Znatno pooštravanje kazni za kršenje ovih (i dosadašnjih) ograničenja, uključujući i trajno oduzimanje oružja.

Na kraju druge godine moratorijuma moći će da se dozvoli lov na divlje svinje (isključivo), ukoliko se pokaže da su se one prenamnožile u nekim oblastima.

Ove mere će se sprovoditi na području cele Republike Srbije. U nadzor nad njihovim ostvarivanjem treba uključiti odgovarajuća nevladina tela, koja će takodje pomagati lovcima da zbrinu svoje pse, ukoliko ih ne žele zadržati, kao i organizacijama što žive od lova da se bave turističkim i ekološkim delatnostima, tzv. safari-turizmom, izletima s kamerom i fotoaparatom i sl. Daleko više osoba poseduje fotoaparat, nego pušku.

264. Petíció a zuglói légiforgalom ellen

Elvették a nyugodt életvitelhez, pihenéshez való jogunkat, és ezt MI zuglóiak nem tűrhetjük tovább!

ELÉG VOLT!

A repülőgépek 150-300 méterre mennek el a házak fölött, rendkívül nagy zajt okozva. Ennek értéke 70-80 decibel, időnként akár 113 decibeles zajhatás is érheti a lakókat , mely káros hatással bír az emberi szervezet vízháztartására, továbbá a káros gázok okozta légszennyezés, például nitrogénoxid is sújtja az itt élőket! Az alacsonyan repülő gépek életveszélyes helyzetet is teremtenek, mivel háromszáz méteres magasság alatt korrekciós lehetőségük minimális lesz.

A vonatkozó jogszabályokat sajnos nem tartják be. Nincs kohézió a jogszabályok között, hiányzik az ellenőrzés, a számonkérés, a szankcionálás sem működik.

Követeljük, hogy -- minimumként -- a meglévő jogszabályokat tartsák be. Nem tartják be az éjszakai repülési tilalmat, illetve a munkaszüneti napokon meglévő repülési tilalmat.

265. Support the Establishment of a City Farm for Adelaide

Permaculture Education Zone (PEZ) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to create a sustainability demonstration site, or City Farm, at the Old Adelaide Gaol site in Adelaide’s Park Lands. A City Farm is defined here as a place for educating urban residents about agriculture and promoting sustainable living concepts. The purpose of the City Farm is to engage the entire community, young and old, in hands-on learning about sustainability issues via permaculture education. The City Farm will contain various food gardens with informative signage, as well as displays of sustainability products and services and community art projects.

PEZ is the culmination of a concept which was initially developed during a Permaculture Design Course held in early 2008 at the Food Forest in Gawler. The Old Adelaide Gaol site, which has been identified as the ideal location for a productive food garden and sustainability demonstration site, is managed by the Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH). Contact with DEH led to further development of the initial concept and a meeting with representatives from Planning SA, the Capital City Committee and several members of DEH. Negotiations with DEH continue and PEZ is confident approval to use the proposed land will be given soon.

The City Farm will be a venue for providing hands-on education in food production and sustainability concepts, for schools and the wider community. Students and other visitors to the City Farm will have the opportunity to engage in garden design, creation, maintenance and food harvesting, with their work guided by gardening professionals and volunteers. The City Farm will also host a number of static displays and interactive workshops to demonstrate a wide array of sustainable living concepts. Some of the inspiration behind this project can be attributed to the vision of Adelaide’s first Thinker in Residence, Herbert Girardet, a specialist in making cities sustainable.

The core business of PEZ will be education programs to children and youth. PEZ sees an opportunity to deliver environmental education services to school children throughout metropolitan Adelaide. This will be done primarily through educational programs; comprised of incursions to schools and school excursions to the City Farm. These programs will be styled after an existing education system operating out of Melbourne, at the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES). The CERES organisation has been in existence for over twenty five years and has proven to be very successful. CERES’ education programs currently turn over approximately seven hundred thousand dollars per annum.

The initial funding required to commence education programs and preliminary on-site works is expected to be in the order of $25,000. Income sources will include the delivery of education programs and courses, business sponsorship via promotional displays of ‘green’ products and services, and produce sales from the City Farm. Funding from grants will be used to facilitate the development of PEZ, particularly the installation of major works at the City Farm, such as rainwater/stormwater harvesting, storage and treatment. As the business becomes operational and the City Farm is seen as a sustainability education hub, then opportunities to expand the educational services of PEZ will grow rapidly.

Objectives
• Provide hands-on education in permaculture principles to children & youth
• Establish a City Farm that attracts both locals & tourists
• Demonstrate practical sustainable living concepts
• Empower people to grow their own food at home
• Produce an abundance of food from the garden for selling locally
• Foster creativity & innovation via art & garden design competitions at the City Farm
• Raise awareness and educate people about critical issues such as Peak Oil and Climate Change, as well as the following sustainability-related themes: Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Waste, Public Health, Transport & Planning

Incentives and Benefits
• Adelaide does not currently have a City Farm – unlike Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth – this project will bring Adelaide in line with a growing national interest in sustainability education and urban agriculture
• Stakeholders in this project will be demonstrating their interest in environmental education and community empowerment as well as supporting ‘green’ businesses
• This project is an opportunity for Adelaide to showcase current ‘green’ products and services as well as facilitate the promotion of emerging sustainable living innovations
• PEZ will complement several of the objectives in SA’s Strategic Plan, including improving wellbeing, attaining sustainability and fostering creativity and innovation
• This project will encourage greater public use of Adelaide’s Parklands, helping to maintain the Parklands as a public space free from development and alienation

What is permaculture?
Permaculture is the conscious design of ecologically sound, long term human settlements that provide for all our resource needs (e.g. food, fibre, water and energy), as well as social and economic stability, without exploiting or polluting the environment.

266. Replant the Whitehouse Place Gardens, LA

267. Stop the Development of Black Ash Creek

74+ acres of wooded land called Black Ash Creek is for sale as a future site for development. It is important to save this beautiful ecosystem and have it designated protected parkland.

268. Reading's weekly veggie day

The Belgium town of Ghent is the first town in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week. There will be a regular weekly meatless day, in which civil servants and elected councillors will opt for vegetarian meals. Schoolchildren will follow suit with their own veggie day.

It is hoped the move will cut Ghent's environmental footprint and help tackle obesity. Around 90,000 so-called "veggie street maps" have printed to help people find the city's vegetarian eateries. The British city of Liverpool is also following Ghent's lead. We would like Reading to also become vegetarian once a week.

If Reading's citizens went vegetarian one day a week that would save the equivalent of 25,000 tons of CO2 p.a. (that's the same as removing 8300 cars from the roads). If they went vegan (no diary or eggs) then that would be nearly 50,000 tons (that's 16,600 cars!). This initiative would also have a very beneficial effect on our citizens health.

Debate this issue at the Reading Eco Veggie Fayre

269. Echo-Eco – Save Protected Forest, Chengicherla, Hyderabad


In May 2009 consumption of contaminated water claimed the lives of many. The contamination was due to tanneries present in the area. Pressing the panic button, the Government Authorities have decided to shift the tanneries to Chengicerla, a Protected Forest Reserve in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Importance of this area:
Chengicherla and Narapally Forest reserves has been rejuvenated by the local community with the help of M.V.Foundation and it now is a total of close to 600 hectares of forest cover. A precarious ecological balance has emerged where the local flora and fauna support the life and livelihood for the local community. This Forest Reserve is close to the twin cities and hence, also acts as a carbon sink for North and East Hyderabad.

This shift will:
 Destroy the ecological balance in the Forest Reserve
 Pollute the area
 Deplete water table
 Destroy the forests and hence North and East Hyderabad’s carbon sink!!!

What must be done?
 Stop the shift of tanneries to Chengicherla.
 Shutdown the Meat Abbatoir situated at Chengicherla

What can you do?
Sign the petition and stop the authorities from destroying this forest cover. Your voice counts…Let Hyderabad breath clean air…Lets protect the carbon sinks!

270. Canadian "Day of the Honey Bee"

Honey Bee populations all over the world are mysteriously dying and scientists do not understand why. There are many theories ranging from microbes, pesticides, genetically modified crops, to cell phones, to mites, to radiation not to mention water and air pollution. Why are so few concerned by this??

Bees are responsible for the production of a large majority of our food crops. WE EAT VEGGIES BECAUSE OF BEES!!!

Albert Einstein predicted that if something eliminated bees from our planet, mankind would soon perish.
We need to raise awareness of this problem - WHY ARE THE BEES DYING? The Honey Bee feeds the entire world and The Honey Bee is in trouble. All over the world they are dying from unknown causes (Colony Collapse Disorder). There are many theories but we just don't know. Some sources suggest that up to 70 percent of the food crops are pollinated by Honey Bees!!

If the honey bee Dies, There will be BILLIONS more starving people!

I propose that the Govenment of Canada, Canada and the people therein recognize May 29, 2010 as the first annual "National day of the Honey Bee" to help raise awareness of CCD.