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from sarah
7 years ago
Hello everyone!

I created this petition to bring awareness to the largest landfill on Earth, which is floating in the Pacific Ocean! It's grown so large, and is a big hazard to marine wildlife, the environment and even us.

Please help support this petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/NorthPacificGyre

Thank you for your time and consideration! It means a lot!
-Sarah
7 years ago
Greenpeace
Dear Dusty,October 9, 2007

Dingell Destroyer

For most of us, politicians and used car salesmen have a few things in common - sometimes they tell you what you want to hear, but deliver something else. In the case of Rep. John Dingell from the Detroit area, he's taken the bait and switch game to a whole new level. That's because for decades, he's been protecting the auto industry at the expense of your health and the environment.

As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell should be leading the charge for real solutions to global warming. But instead, he's acting like a lobbyist for the auto industry.

Dingell may talk a good game about global warming, but he's actually trying to sell you a lemon. If you take a look under the hood of his policies and kick the tires, you'll find that they just won't go.

Take Action >> Tell Dingell it's time to steer the country in a new direction!

This summer, Dingell voted against a national renewable energy standard and blocked a significant increase to fuel efficiency standards in a concession to the auto industry. Dingell now says he wants a carbon tax and a cap-and-trade system to reduce emissions, but his public comments suggest he may not be sincere.

In a July interview on C-SPAN for example, Dingell announced he would propose the carbon tax but said he would introduce the idea "just to sort of see how people really feel about this." Then last week he added, "a carbon tax is going to carry with it a lot of pain."

Are you buying any of Dingell's slick sales pitch? Me neither. That's why Greenpeace activists decided to park themselves in front of Dingell's office today to display the kind of cars that we would be driving if Dingell and his friends in the auto industry had their way. We've affectionately named the car the "Dingell Destroyer," which runs on liquid coal and comes with such features as poor fuel efficiency and weak EPA pollution standards.

We've had some fun pointing out Dingell's bad policies, but his lack of leadership on global warming is no joke. We're in a race against time to stop global warming, and Congress holds the key.

Take Action

Anonymous
7 years ago
Dear Friends:

Here is a link to the Consumers Union action page and a link to IFAW action page for the USA. They offer many opportunities to make a difference. These are not petitions they are much better. They are opportunities to send messages directly to the decision makers. Please take these actions and share these important links with all your friends. Petitions are below the "links".

Bless You All For All You Do
Catman P

http://cu.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Action_Center


IFAW Link

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=186261


Tell California Governor to Sign Condor Protection Bill
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association and Republican legislators, canning one of his own Fish and Game Commissioners for daring to have an opinion on the protection of endangered California condors from lead poisoning.

click here To Take Action


Another Very Important Action!

In the 2006 elections, Florida's 13th district was marred by controversy as 18,000 votes were lost due to error or tampering with the electronic voting machines.

We can't afford to have another election called into question because of electronic voting machines.  HR 811 will require a voter-verifiable paper record of every ballot cast.

Follow This Link To Take Action


Kia Ora Dear Hearts,

If you don't already know, check this out:

We can tear down Guantanamo Bay one pixel at a time....
47, 361 pixels... Lets take it to 500,000!

http://www.tearitdown.org/

Please support the closing of this "detention Center",

in Peace, Compassion & Unity,
Hine


The Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act legally requires the government to produce a plan that meets Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets. Prime Minister Harper hasn’t even tried. The federal courts can force the government to comply with the law, but crucial and legally admissible public consultation process ends September 20th, and almost no comments have been received!
Please help!!!
Thnx
Cher~

http://www.avaaz.org/en/canadian_climate_crime/c.php/?cl=19521538

7 years ago
Thank you for sharing these!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Let's save the Borneo Rainforest!Signatures : 000202 Goal : 100000 The forests of the Heart of Borneo are some of the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth, possessing staggeringly high numbers of unique plant and animal species. The Heart of Borneo's forest area is 1 of the only 2 places on Earth where orang-utans, elephants and rhinoceros still co-exist and where forests are currently large enough to maintain viable populations.

This area straddles the transboundary highlands of Indonesia and Malaysia, and reaches out through the foothills into adjacent lowlands and to parts of Brunei. The future of this transboundary area depends on the collaboration of all 3 governments as no one country can protect these unique uplands alone.

This petition is to ask Borneo's 3 nations (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) to conserve the area known as the Heart of Borneo - a total of 220,000 km2 of equatorial rainforest - through a network of protected areas and sustainably-managed forests, and through international co-operation led by the Bornean governments.

The remaining Borneo rainforest is the only
natural habitat for the endangered Bornean Orangutan. It is also an important refuge for many endemic forest species, and the Asian Elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Bornean Clouded Leopard.

When we get this goal of 100.000 sign ups we will send the petition to this 3 governments. Please help us to save these wonderful forests. Sign now!

http://www.tree-nation.com/community/petition.php?id=28

http://tree-nation.com/?petition=28 Forward the petition to your friends
Anonymous
7 years ago

Send a letter to the following decision maker:
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson

Subject: EPA Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-QAR-2005-0172

Dear Administrator Johnson,

I am writing under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-QAR-2005-0172 to urge you to strengthen ozone pollution controls and to base the final standard on the best available science as required by the Clean Air Act.

The newly proposed draft ozone pollution regulations fall short of what EPA scientific experts consider safe. EPA scientists have linked ground-level ozone, a dangerous component of smog, to asthma and other breathing difficulties, chest pain, lung damage, and even premature death. According to the EPA's own analysis, tightening the current standard would significantly reduce ozone-related deaths.

I also urge you to eliminate the "rounding loophole." Please ensure that ozone levels are measured to three decimal places instead of two. Rounding off pollution levels allows many communities to claim they are meeting a safe standard for ozone when in fact, they aren't.

I urge you to adopt a final ozone standard consistent with the independent scientific analyses conducted by EPA staff scientists and science advisors.

Sincerely, Ron G.




Sign here: http://ucsaction.org/campaign/8_13_07_ozone_standard_comments?rk=fdw%5f%2dIF1zZGaE

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Dear Care2 member,

Did you know the U.S. right now gets only 2% of our electricity from clean energy sources like solar and wind? We have the technology. We know people want it. We just haven't had the political will.

But Congress is voting this week on H.R. 969, a bill that will dramatically boost solar and wind energy. If it passes, it'll be like taking 37 million cars off the road.1 Along with the rest of the energy package, it'll be the biggest step in two decades toward a clean planet and affordable energy.

Big oil and coal are fighting the bill hard, because it would undercut their stranglehold on our economy. That's why Congress needs to hear from the public that clean energy is a priority. So, today we're launching a petition:

"Congress must act now to move our country toward a clean energy economy based on solar and wind power by voting yes on H.R. 969, the Federal Renewable Energy Standards Act."

Can you sign this petition today? Clicking here will add your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/cleanenergyfuture/o.pl?&id=10885-7052878-s546Ve&t=3

This is the moment on energy that we've been waiting for.

The bill requires utilities to increase the percentage of electricity produced from wind, biomass, geothermal, and solar energy sources. If it passes, utilities nationwide will produce 20% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. This bill alone will reduce 511 million tons of global warming pollution.

Already, over twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have adopted similar requirements. It's a tested and proven solution.

And because the bill allows utilities around the country to buy and sell extra renewable energy they produce, that means more competition and lower prices.

Investing in renewable energy sources would not only curb global warming and protect the environment-the bill is projected to create over 185,000 new jobs, save consumers over $31.8 billion on their energy bills, and provide almost $67 billion in new capital investments in the next couple decades.2

Here what's the San Antonio Express-News had to say about the bill:

Whether one believes in global warming or not, taking steps to reduce our dependence on non-renewable fuels like oil makes sense. It will result in a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations, wean the nation slowly off its dependence on oil and save consumers millions in energy costs.3

Congress need to hear from us now-the vote is expected to be close, and winning would be an important step forward. Can you sign this petition now?

"Congress must act now to move our country toward a clean energy economy based on solar and wind power by voting yes on H.R. 969, the Federal Renewable Energy Standards Act."

Anonymous
7 years ago


Friends of the Earth

Friends,

Companies are putting tiny particles that may be dangerous in your consumer care products.Make the FDA do its job and regulate nanotech!

Several studies have shown the health risks, including cell death, posed by nanoparticles, molecules less than one thousandth the size of a human hair. But despite such findings, many companies are putting these particles into skincare products. Even worse, the FDA is allowing them to do so without adequate testing of the new technology or its consequences for human health.

In the absence of effective labeling or testing standards, Friends of the Earth has compiled a guide, Nanoparticles and Sunscreens: A Consumer Guide for Avoiding Nano Sunscreens, so that you can protect yourself and your family from the possible dangers of nanoparticles.

We asked 128 skincare companies about the ingredients of their sunscreens. Only nine confirmed that they keep nanoparticles out of their products; we know of 24 that do use the technology, either through their own statements or from other sources. Staggeringly, over 90 companies refused to say what's in their products.

Use the guide to see which brands are nano-free and which are to be avoided. Then sign our petition calling on the FDA to require sensible safety testing of products containing nanoparticles and mandatory labeling so consumers can protect themselves.

Sign our petition to the FDA.

Thank you for your time!! Ron G. 

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The EPA Fails to Protect Our Air-Again

Dear Ronald,

Ozone, a chemical that occurs naturally in the upper atmosphere, helps protect us from  the sun's radiation. But, when it's released close to Earth's surface through human activity, ozone is dangerous and can cause numerous adverse health effects such as asthma and lung damage. The Clean Air Act requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control pollution from ozone. based solely on the best available science. Yet the EPA has announced a draft ozone pollution standard that falls short of what the agency's own scientists and science advisors consider safe.

The EPA is currently accepting comments on its proposal. Urge the EPA to use the best available science to set a stronger final ozone standard that protects our health.

Sincerely,

Michael Halpern
National Field Organizer
Scient

Anonymous
7 years ago
Dear Friends

I have created this site so you'll get a better picture of what residents on Kenmar Rd have been dealing with for the past three (3) years. It's time that I make a difference, won't you help? I need you to advocate on my behalf. Those with disabilities are not heard because it's as though we do not possess integrity, what do you think? Please view this page.

Resident of 3608 Kenmar Rd, Baltimore, MD 21244 Brings Trash to Baltimore County

Speak out on my behalf and show the Baltimore County Council and others that those with disabilities do matter. I'm helpless without you. I cannot do this alone. I'm voiceless, no one pays attention to my concerns. So, I urge you to take action on this. Do the RSVP. I have not set a end date on this so that you can do this up to the time I go in September. Please, won't you help. You're keeping America clean by doing this. If you have troubles with the RSVP, e-mail me as someone did and I said, "No problem, don't worry, be happy. You're helping me so I appreciate your efforts. Thank you again and here's the link to the RSVP

RSVP to obtain calling card # & code

The address regarding this matter is
3608 Kenmar Rd
Baltimore, MD 21244
Residents name, Leroy Johnson, owner of trucks - Jim Artis

Thank you and have a great weekend, Richard
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUGUST 2007
8 years ago

WELCOME
Dear Lorraine,
What a magnificent array of wildlife inhabit our public lands, from gentle and curious spotted owls that glide through the Pacific Northwest forests to the elusive panthers that haunt the palmetto thickets of Florida.
When you act to protect our public lands, you act to protect the animals that inhabit them. It's up to us—you and me and others who value wilderness and wildlife—to hold these lands in trust for future generations, and for the creatures that need untouched wilderness to survive.
That's what we try to do, with your help, every single day. Thank you for being a part of it!
Kathy Kilmer


Take Action below.
While the Interior Appropriations process is held up over threatened vetoes and spending arguments, the House energy bill is moving toward the floor for a vote this Friday. That would make it the final measure to be debated before the August recess begins this weekend.
While not all the provisions we had hoped for are in the bill, there is still much to support. The "New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act, (H.R. 3221)" contains numerous provisions to reform the Bush Administration's oil and gas development policies. It also contains provisions to put our country on the road to a more sustainable energy future. Although the oil and gas reforms are moderate and much-needed, the oil and gas industries are working hard to defeat it.


Words to Inspire
"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask."
- Nancy Newhall


The Wilderness Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving American wilderness. Our mission is to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, wildlife, beauty, and opportunity for recreation and renewal provided by pristine forests, rivers, deserts, and mountains. As a subscriber to WildAlert, you join more than 310,000 Wilderness Society members and supporters in our efforts to protect and restore America's wild places.

LARGEST FISH KILL THE WEST HAD EVER SEEN
8 years ago
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2007, 1:02 PM

















Largest Fish Kill The West Had Ever Seen visit site
US Politics & Gov't (tags: animals, conservation, corruption, endangered, cheney)
Robert Stars - 3 hours ago - ens-newswire.com
Because of Cheney's intervention, declaring that there was no threat to the fish. What followed was the largest fish kill the West had ever seen, with tens of thousands of salmon rotting on the banks of the Klamath River.


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8 years ago
Dear Avaaz member,
Bush, Australia's Howard, and other powerful governments are trying to sabotage progress on a global climate treaty
. We need your help to raise 100,000 Euros to fight back--and a donor has pledged to match every contribution!
Click to Donate
There's a new threat to progress on climate change -- and it could undermine all of the work we've done so far.
President Bush and his allies have recognized that the the movement against climate change is too powerful to be directly confronted. So Bush, Australia's John Howard, and a small group of other high-pollution governments are using back-channel pressure to build a bloc of countries--call it an "Axis of Global Warming"--that plans to sabotage the negotiations on a binding climate treaty. It's an extraordinary danger.
They must be stopped. And we've got a plan to do it. We're laying plans for a massive, country-by-country pressure campaign to block the Axis of Global Warming--and we need your help to make it work. A donor has pledged to match all contributions up to 100,000 Euros. Can you donate now to help save the planet?
Bush can only succeed if he rallies enough governments to join his side. But if we show these governments that there's a price to be paid for abandoning the planet, people power can prevail.
The next five months are key. Here are the most critical moments:
September: Australia's John Howard hosts the Asia-Pacific APEC summit, gathering leaders of 21 countries including the US, China, Japan, Russia, and Canada. We need to shame the Axis of Global Warming, disrupt their alliance-building and persuade the swing voters to stay strong for a UN process--and we're working with Australian campaigners GetUp on a spectacular plan to spoil Bush and Howard's party in Sydney.
Then we'll burst into the UN Secretary-General's emergency session on climate change--100 heads of state invited, and your voice will be heard there too.
October/November: a "Major Emitters" conference of the biggest polluters, called by Bush after the G8 meeting in June. This is likely to be the public unveiling of Bush's plan. In the lead-up, we'll empower Avaaz members in each of our countries, pressing national leaders to commit publicly to a real deal--and reject Bush’s game.
December 3-14: UN-led negotiations begin in Bali, Indonesia for a global climate change treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This is the big one: the key to ending the climate crisis. We'll be there in force, virtually and for real. Every nation gets a voice in Bali--and because we have members in every nation, so do we. Avaaz will work outside and inside to influence the negotiations as they happen, day to day and hour by hour.
These are the moments that will define whether the climate crisis can be stopped -- and our ability to influence them together will be determined in part by our resources. For example, we need:
25,000 Euros to build tools enabling Avaaz members to directly contact their leaders--tools capable of sending millions of messages to hundreds of governments in a dozen languages, fast.
8,000 Euros to mount a major stunt at the Asia-Pacific summit in Sydney, grabbing the attention of leaders and the media
5,000 Euros each to buy full-page newspaper ads in key "swing voter" countries like Japan, Canada or ChinaAvaaz has a lot of members, but a small staff--currently just nine people, working from five cities on three continents. We're laser-focused on squeezing every bit of impact we can from every Euro or dollar we spend. This is a David and Goliath struggle, the people of the world versus the Axis of Global Warming--and we simply can't afford to lose. Can you help, by donating whatever you can?

Please add avaaz@avaaz.org to your


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CANARY FIRES DESTROY UNIQUE HABITAT, TOURISM UNHURT
8 years ago
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Canary Fires Destroy Unique Habitat, Tourism Unhurt visit site Environment 
(tags: ecosystems, destruction, animals, habitat )
Jakki Stars - 10 minutes ago - reuters.com
MADRID (Reuters) - Tourist hotspots in Tenerife and Gran Canaria have escaped devastating fires sweeping the Canary Islands but environmentalists said the impact on the Spanish archipelago's unique wildlife was incalculable.
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THE BEST GLOBAL WARMING WEBSITES
8 years ago
Date:Sunday,July29,2007,4:55 PM
The Best Global Warming Websites

In case you want to do research on global warming or need arguments for a row with a denialist, this article provides an outstanding list of websites full of valuable information.
Full Story:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/722063573/437838




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ENVIROMENTAL DEMANDS
8 years ago
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:10 PM
Subject:
Enviromental Demands
A petition published by me from my group

Healers Of Planet Earth
Please sign, pass on to your friends.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/enviromental-demands



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TEN PERSONAL SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING
8 years ago
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2007, 10:43 AM
Subject: Ten Personal Solutions to Global Warming
Individual choices can have an impact on global climate change. Reducing your family's heat-trapping emissions does not mean forgoing modern conveniences; it means making smart choices and using energy-efficient products, which may require an additional investment up front, but often pay you back in energy savings within a couple of years.

Since Americans' per capita emissions of heat-trapping gases is 5.6 tons—more than double the amount of western Europeans—we can all make choices that will greatly reduce our families' global warming impact.

Full Story:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/537645068/430796






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OPEN SPACE CONSERVATION STRATEGY
8 years ago

July 17, 2007
Dear Lorraine,
According to the Forest Service, 64 million acres of open space, recreation lands, and forests will be developed by 2020, with higher rates of development around national forests and other public lands. This amounts to the size of Colorado, with 6,000 acres coming under development per day (about 250 football field's worth of open space every hour).
The US Forest Service recently issued a draft Open Space Conservation Strategy. The plan acknowledges the need to protect rapidly decreasing open spaces but lays out no plans for greater investment in federal land conservation programs such as the Land and Wildlife Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy.
The Forest Service is accepting comments on the draft Open Space Conservation Strategy through July 23rd. Please click here to send a letter to the Forest Service today.
Sincerely,
Kathy Kilmer, The Wilderness Society
What's at Stake
Between 1982 and 2001, about 34 million acres of open space were lost to development (about the size of Illinois). 57 percent of U.S. forest lands are privately owned, meaning they have no protection from development. The Forest Service estimates that another 64 million acres of open space, recreation lands, and forests will be developed by 2020.
To address this concern, the Forest Service issued a draft Open Space Conservation Strategy. The Forest Service's draft is to be commended for several important measures. Firstly, the draft acknowledges the vital need to protect our rapidly decreasing open spaces. The strategy drafts a strong blueprint for conserving these open spaces, including achievable goals and priorities. The draft calls for protections of priority lands through land acquisition and conservation easements, including lands within national forest boundaries threatened by development. Finally, the draft calls for a 21st century vision of an "interconnected network of open space across the landscape that supports healthy ecosystems and a high quality of life for Americans."
What's Missing From The Plan
While the plan does include a strong blueprint for conserving open spaces, funding to achieve these goals is left out of the draft. The Open Space Conservation Strategy should clearly recognize the need for a greater investment in federal land conservation programs, specifically the Land and Wildlife Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy. From 2002 to 2006, funding for the LWCF has been cut by 75%, and Forest Legacy has only a fraction of the funds it needs. Without an increase in funding to these programs, the goals listed in the draft cannot be met.
Furthermore, our national forests should form the centerpiece of any national open space conservation plan. They must be better protected through land acquisition, improved management, protection of roadless areas, and increases in designated wilderness acres.
How You Can Help
You can click here to send a letter to the Forest Service right now.
If you can, add your own words to the letter - talk about the value of forests and open space to your daily life. Personal stories and examples always carry more weight.
The Forest Service is accepting comments from the public until July 23. Contact information is provided below, along with a sample letter that suggests the most important points to make.
Send comments to:
Claire Harper
Forest Service, Cooperative Forestry
Mail Stop Code 1123
1400 Independence Avenue, SW.,
Washington D.C., 20250-1123.
Or via email to openspace@fs.fed.us



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INFINIS SEES POWER OF GOOD ON STALE SANDWICHES
8 years ago
Infinis sees power of good in stale sandwichesTerry MacalisterMonday July 16, 2007The GuardianStale sandwiches and squidgy potatoes - waste food from some of Britain's biggest supermarkets - could be used for fuel in an experimental biomass plant being planned by Infinis, a renewable power company backed by private equity group Terra Firma.Wood and other debris from Hurricane Katrina is also being looked at as a possible source of fuel that could be shipped over and used to power similar facilities being considered by Infinis, which is already supplying electricity for the National Grid using methane gas from 80 landfill sites around the UK.

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Alan Lovell, chief executive of Infinis, said supermarket chains are producing up to 100,000 tonnes a year of old stock that is being buried in the ground.
"We are in discussions with some of the supermarkets to use this waste as a feed stock for our generators. We would like to move down the supply chain so that we could use the waste being produced by food processing companies and the farmers too."

The waste from one supermarket group could provide as much as 5MW of power, enough for 10,000 homes. But food processors produce 10 times as much waste and farmers more again, said Mr Lovell, who had previously been brought in to rescue the engineering and private finance initiative firm Jarvis.
Mr Lovell was not willing to say which supermarkets he has been talking to but Morrisons is believed to be one of them. Burning their waste would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases associated with the retail sector but the issue will raise the embarrassing question of how much food supermarkets waste.
Infinis, which claims to produce 11% of all the UK's electricity that comes from renewable sources and to be the biggest pure renewable power generator in Britain, hopes to have a number of such biomass plants by 2009, using some of the sites where it is already producing power from methane gas.
Terra Firma, run by Guy Hands, acquired the Waste Recyling Group in May last year but sold everything but the renewable power arm which has been renamed Inifinis.
In January of this year Inifinis took on the shares of two other renewable businesses, Re-Gen and ENnate.
Mr Lovell said Inifinis had plans to expand in biomass and wind, hoping to use the landfill sites for these purposes. It already has 27MW of wind facilities awaiting planning consent, with results expected in September.

ALERT: GREENPEACE, COME CLEAN & STOP SUPPORTING ANCIENT RAINFOREST LOGGING
8 years ago
ALERT: Greenpeace, Come Clean and Stop Supporting Ancient Rainforest Logging
Greenpeace supports logging primary ancient rainforestsTAKE ACTION. There is no denying the fact that Greenpeace supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) efforts to certify logging [search] of primary and old-growth forests as environmentally acceptable. It is a matter of public record. FSC's international board is chaired by a Greenpeace forest campaigner and they have long promoted FSC as the source of "green" timber. Greenpeace supports industrial ancient forest logging even as they are apparently suppressing their own report on specific problematic forest certifications. Transparency and depth of ecological understanding are not Greenpeace's strength. When the whole notion of certified logging in ancient rainforests is questioned, the Greenpeace PR machine shifts into full gear and seeks to mislead rather than respond substantively to the concerns of those working to end ancient forest logging as a key response to climate change and requirement for global ecological sustainability... Primary forests are irreversibly diminished when logged. Environmental groups cannot support nonsensical promises of "certified sustainable" ancient forest logging with impunity any longer... Greenpeace has invested years of effort into this nonsense, and presumably now would find it nearly impossible to admit they have been wrong. Let's renew our call that Greenpeace end their support for ancient forest logging, while publicizing the matter and urging their supporters to cancel their membership until they do so. TAKE ACTION
ALERT: PROTECT UGANDA'S MABIRA RAINFOREST PRESSERVE
8 years ago
Climate Change
ALERT: Protect Uganda's Mabira Rainforest Preserve from Sugar Production for Biofuel
TAKE ACTION: Let Scoul Sugar of the Indian Mehta Group know rainforests and their ecological services including water, climate and biodiversity are more important than sugar which can be grown elsewhere. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni continues to pursue legally dubious plans to destroy large areas of the Mabira Forest Reserve [search], Uganda's most important intact and protected rainforest, to produce sugar for biofuels. Some one-third of the reserve, about 7,000 hectares of an area which has been protected since 1932, will lose its protection for sugar cane production by the Mehta Group of India's "Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited" (Scoul). Earlier indications had been that the project was to be reviewed and cancelled, illustrating once again that no rainforest is protected for long... What is so exciting is that this cyber-protest is in support of one of Africa's first grassroots modern ecological protest campaigns - with local peoples organizing boycotts against Scoul sugar company, setting up cyber-petitions and text messaging via cell phones to organize protests. A dramatic discussion is being held in Ugandan society and in the media regarding the legitimacy of giving away forest reserves to private business interests. Efforts to save Mabira rainforest are a spontaneous, home-grown rainforest conservation protest that deserves the international community's continued support... Please contact the entire Mehta Group below; as well as the Ugandan parliament, ministries and embassies, and insist that plans to produce sugar as a biofuel in Mabira protected forest by Mehta Group's Scoul sugar be abandoned. Let them know rainforest destruction for biofuel production [search] is unacceptable, and the Mehta Group will be held accountable if the project proceeds. TAKE ACTION
Anonymous
THE ENVIRONMENT
8 years ago
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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES