At Direct Dialogue Initiatives, we always believe in supporting organizations that work for environmental and social justice by helping them connect with potential supporters who are affected by the issue or are willing to stand up for it. And what is a better way to bring people together for a social cause other than petitions?
Adding your name to a petition is a quick and easy way to help advance the causes that matter to you. These signatures are crucial in raising awareness, gaining supporters, influencing policy and decision-makers, pressuring governments, etc.
Our client Greenpeace India has been a forerunner when it comes to petitions and has mobilized public opinion around numerous issues on air pollution, sustainable agriculture, and decentralized renewable energy. Here are five of the present Greenpeace petitions that need your valuable support. Read it, sign it and bring a change today.
Global Oceans Treaty
The mighty oceans are our planet’s life support system. They feed us, generate most of the oxygen, regulate our climate, etc. But now they are in big trouble. From industrial fishing, deep sea mining, and oil drilling, to climate crisis the list of threats they face is increasing. Bringing the Global Ocean Treaty into action can be a silver lining and can turn things around.
This international agreement, currently under negotiation by governments at the UN, if signed, will put 30% of our oceans off limits to destructive fishing, deep-sea mining, and drilling. A treaty like this will help our oceans become healthier, rebuild their biodiversity, and help us cope with threats like climate change and plastic pollution. Currently, only 1% is protected, and to turn 30% into protected sanctuaries by 2030, we need a strong Global Ocean Treaty NOW. Let’s keep fighting until our oceans, their vulnerable ecosystems, and marine life have the chance to recover.
Plastic has manifested itself everywhere. From the food we eat, the water we drink, to the air we breathe they have found their way. The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is one of the major reasons that has led to the massive usage and consumption of plastics. While companies like them make billions from selling products in multi-layer plastic packaging, the onus of dealing with the waste falls onto the customer. As we see that the world is drowning in plastic waste, Greenpeace is calling on companies and governments to work toward a legally binding global treaty that would help in ending the ongoing threat that plastics pose to our environment and humanity. Sign the petition today and lend your voice against plastic pollution.
Food For Future:
Malnutrition and anemia among people are India’s biggest challenges. To tackle it, the Government is rolling out its ambitious and less-tested rice fortification project. By implementing this, vulnerable people dependent on this system will be deprived of their right to eat a diverse plate of meals and also get exposed to unknown health and wellness issues.
With the increase in nutritional security and the impact of climate change, choosing holistic and sustainable approaches like encouraging farmers to get back to natural farming, and setting up kitchen gardens, including veggies, millets, and pulses in the Public Distribution Systems, etc. can let people access diverse nutritious food and fight the challenges. Your voice will help strengthen our demand for food diversity. Please sign the petition, for nutritional security is everyone’s right.
Protect Bengaluru’s Bus Lane
Bengaluru and its traffic woes are well known. The city’s inadequate infrastructure on the roads and the increasing number of private vehicles are also contributing to air pollution by burning fossil fuels. To fight this focusing on public transportation is integral and in 2019, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) introduced the Bus Priority Lane (BPL) along the Outer Ring Road.
While it significantly impacted the lives of commuters, recently there has been pressure from various parties, especially private vehicle users to remove the BPL. It will not only affect the mobility of people who depend upon buses for daily commutes but also will impact the environment. Removing the bus lane is a highly undemocratic move and we need powerful voices like yours to help fight and brighten it back to save Bengaluru’s future.
Reclaim Your Mobility. Reclaim Your City
Through our DetoxCity campaign, we focus on understanding people’s needs for mobility and impact the transportation systems across India – by empowering communities to be sustainable, independent, and economical and urging companies to create environment-friendly policies. If you believe that sustainable transport powered by clean energy is the only way to keep our future safe, join us in our fight.