• NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY MUST DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS AND RARE EARTH MINING COMPANIES
    If we do not begin to take immediate and direct action against fossil fuel and rare Earth mining companies who are continually investing our money into the destruction and exploitation of our natural world and its' resources, we will continue to contribute a further 2ppm of CO2 to our atmosphere per annum, to the already 400ppm of atmospheric CO2 in the atmosphere. All over the world people are experiencing the impact of climate change, and these impacts are gradually worsening. Our atmosphere will continue to warm at an exponential rate as emissions of greenhouse gases increase. The biodiversity of our planet is already undergoing numerous changes in composition and environmental pressure due to human intervention and exploitation, which is causing a continuous rate of decline in global biodiversity. Newcastle University are not alone in their investment in fossil fuels. This is a global phenomenon that must be brought to heed so that the safety of our planet and our species can be preserved for future generations. Divestment is but scratching the surface of what we can do for our planet, and without Universities who promote Sustainable development making this leap - we will not make the greatest leap of all human innovation - the mastery of cleaner, more renewable energy sources.
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  • Stop Fracking in Ohio's Parks
    Three years ago Governor John Kasich approved new state legislation that would permit hydraulic fracturing in Ohio's State parks. 3300 acres of park property have already been set aside for Natural Gas and Oil wells. These wells endanger thousands of residents every day while operating, not to mention the lasting impact for years after the well has been drilled. We must stand together to prevent the destruction of our state parks.
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  • Oregon Climate Declaration
    We, the people of Oregon, recognize that we face a climate crisis that threatens the well-being of the people and nature of the state we love. The decisions we make today will dictate the quality of our lives together and those of generations to come. Divestment will help to protect not only a safe future for our children and grandchildren, but also our state’s financial portfolio. Carbon pricing will encourage energy efficiency in transportation, businesses and homes. From the Bottle Bill and Land Use Planning to Public Beach Access and the Eight-Hour Work Day, Oregon has been a national leader. We call on Oregon to lead once again on this critical issue. It’s good for the climate, it’s good for the economy, it’s good for our families.
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  • Carbon Tax for a Healthy World and Green Economy
    This is the single most effective policy to lower emissions while enabling the economy to transition to a cleaner and greener energy future. It uses the market to reorganize human endeavor, to seriously lower greenhouse emissions, while creating opportunity for millions of people to do the important transition work! It strengthens the divestment work, by making divestment the best financial as well as moral choice. It strengthens renewable energy efforts, as well as making coal and fracked gas less viable. We need this as part of the solution! It is working in British Columbia and Ireland already, with proven track records! Let us do this right, for the Earth and for the humans! We need to be sure that: * the carbon tax is high enough to make a difference * the revenue goes to lower taxes on work, to create jobs * fracked gas is charged on leaked methane as well as carbon dioxide With these three basics, a carbon tax will help to transition our economy into a healthy future!
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  • Make the EBRD a renewable development bank.
    The climate is changing before our eyes. Almost every government in the world has agreed that any warming above a 2°C (3.6°F) rise would be unsafe, risking catastrophic feedback cycles and a planet potentially incompatible with human civilization. If we are are to keep climate change below 2°, we must keep 80% of known fossil fuel reserves under ground. Yet fossil fuel companies continue to develop existing reserves at an alarming rate, while spending billions of dollars of public money each year to find more fossil fuels. If we continue along this trajectory, the world is on track to burn five times as much fossil fuel as is considered "safe" by conservative estimates. It's time for public financial institutions such as the EBRD, to end their support for fossil fuel extraction and development. EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard recently called on the EBRD, EIB, and the World Bank -- which have a combined annual lending pot of €130 billion -- to end support for fossil fuels in their energy lending policy reviews.
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  • BBC news reporting should feature a regular climate change report
    The BBC has a responsibility to licence fee payers to report items of interest to the general public. Arguably, the single most important newsworthy item both now, and into the foreseeable future, is global warming and climate change. Now, more than ever, national -- and international -- education on the facts of human-induced climate change is ever more relevant for informed debate on action. The BBC is perfectly placed to take a leadership role in this important area. Featuring a climate change report in the BBC's standard programming schedule would be immensely useful in counteracting the ongoing, and very damaging, effects of myths and misinformation.
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  • Green Heart Mission T&T: As our first goal, let us recycle FULL HEARTEDLY.
    Recycling is of utmost importance because, if done properly, economy and the environment grow more quickly when grown together as illustrated below: 1-a) Smaller negative environmental impact with regards to: water(one of the major renewables) being polluted by landfills via batteries, mercury, lead and other hazardous chemicals from companies and agriculture. Proper methods of disposal in combination with recycling leads to a great creation of jobs and better health for the citizens; for example: more fishermen and women catch healthier fishes in a more widespread area, recycling hazardous waste prevents it from going into the landfill where it seeps into the ground and damages the local ecosystem and water supply. 1-b) Smaller negative environmental impact with regards to: the action of recycling substantially cuts back on logging and mining(e.g less raw materials required in producing glass) which are destructive to wildlife habitats. In turn illegal quarrying in our twin islands will be more easily curbed. 1-c) Smaller negative environmental impact with regards to: Straight out of the mouth of the National Recycling Coalition, “When one ton of steel is recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.” which means that importation costs will be significantly minimized. 2) Direct creation of jobs: statistics show that, AT LEAST, for every 1 job in waste management there could be 4 jobs in the recycling industry instead. 3) Much smaller carbon footprint AND energy usage during production of materials. For example: If a soda company has the resources to produce aluminum cans from recycled material it will reduce its energy consumption by approximately 95%. For plastic bottles, recycling saves the company up to 70% in energy usage. Aluminum can be efficiently recycled to 100% of the material if done properly! 4) Divestment from landfills in place of the above: with rising sea levels, the areas which are being landfilled will be the ones initially affected by the rising sea level...think future! 5) The more people recycle, the less companies have to spend to sell their products, and thus the less goods will cost. 6) Recycling encourages less littering which means a cleaner, more touristic T&T which in turn means more foreign currencies entering our twin islands. 7) If the country works together, meaning to say: government, leaders of different sectors, families, individuals, etc we truly do become one nation which is our motto...together we aspire, together we achieve. #GreenHeartMission
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  • Nederland neemt afscheid van kolencentrales
    De overheid mag niet doof zijn voor de publieke opinie en de meederheid in het parlement die vindt dat kolencentrales niet meer kunnen in deze tijd dat we de klimaatverandering al aan den lijve beginnen te voelen en investeren in kolencentrales als onderdeel van de energiemix contra productief is om de doelstellingen voor CO2 reductie te halen.
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  • Stop The Biggest Ever Atlantic Coast Pipeline/Dominion Transmission, Inc
    Stopping the pipeline is so important because of the negative impacts of lessons learned from citizens already affect in West Virginia near and around the Marcellus region. Safeguarding our properties as landowners, looking out for our health, keeping the air quality sufficient, soil uncontaminated and pure waters outweigh any significance advertised by construction of infrastructures.. Our farms are non-.industrialized and we want them to remain that way. Fossil fuel is not the way, but solar energy and wind is far more cleaner. Eminent domain should never be a route to take our land for a public purpose rather than a public use. Our framers of the constitution never intended that to happen. Dominion have already celebrated their overseas partnerships for exporting from Covepoint in Lusby , Maryland..
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  • Shift our town away from dirty coal and toward renewables by 2017
    This is important because our current energy source, petroleum, is not sustainable and more importantly, it is causing climate change. 97% of all atmospheric scientists agree that climate change is correlated to carbon emissions. This is settled science, but it has become politicized, and that is why most people will not accept that this is happening. In 20 years, the next generation may not be able to see what a real snow year look like out west. We may not be able to farm out here anymore. Cities like LA or Las Vegas may not even exist anymore. This is important. It starts will small decisions now, like choosing to invest in renewable energy like wind a solar, that will help build a better future.
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  • Non aux sables bitumineux - Oléoduc Trans-Canada - ports pétroliers sur le fleuve St-Laurent.
    C'est important pour aider à réduire les gaz à effets de serres, assurer un avenir plus propre aux générations futures et protéger notre eau potable, nos milieux humides, la biodiversité de nos parcs, lacs, rivières et forets.
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  • Stop Subsidizing Greenhouse Gas Polluters
    We need to stop incentivizing actions that cause climate change period. We need to stop subsidizing behaviour that wastes natural resources such as fossil fuels, water, land, air, trees etc. We need to start incentivizing actions that will help us to begin to reverse climate change and conserve our natural resources.
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