• Make crisps packets compostable.
    If a packet is not disposed of correctly, it ends up as litter. A wild animal can mistake this for food, especially if it get into the sea and larger mammals can mistake a crisp packet for a fish (as was the case for a poor seal in 2018, it only took one packet to block his intestine). Current packets are not recyclable and it is a better option to make the packets compostable so that they can be placed into a brown bin for collection.
    57 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Kevin Murphy
  • Carlow County Council - Declare A Climate Emergency!
    We call on Carlow County Council to declare a climate emergency and mobilise every section of the local authority and related organisations to respond to the crisis through a radical shift in policy that will lead towards greater community resilience and sustainability. We are in the midst of a climate emergency. The world is nowhere near meeting the internationally agreed goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Emissions need to be reduced to net-zero by 2030 or we face tipping the earth into runaway climate change and leaving our children a broken planet. By declaring a Climate Emergency the council can take the lead in developing a local climate emergency plan and engage with all sectors of society in establishing a roadmap for a rapid, equitable and just transition to a fossil free future.
    8 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Adrienne Wallace
  • Love Clondalkin
    Clondalkin is over 1,000 years old and is attracting more and more visitors to view its heritage. In this regard the proposed nursing home is wholly inappropriate. The four storey building would block the view of the limestone convent while the proposed brick finish is not at all in keeping with local architecture. In addition an antique stone wall on Convent Rd., would be knocked not to mention the additional traffic that would ensue in an already gridlocked village. Such a development would detrimentally affect the historic character of Clondalkin and should be refused.
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Clondalkin Tidy Towns
  • Kilkenny County Council - Declare a Climate Emergency!
    We call on Kilkenny County Council to declare a climate emergency and mobilise every section of the local authority and related organisations to respond to the crisis through a radical shift in policy that will lead towards greater community resilience and sustainability. We are in the midst of a climate emergency. The world is nowhere near meeting the internationally agreed goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Emissions need to be reduced to net-zero by 2030 or we face tipping the earth into runaway climate change and leaving our children a broken planet. By declaring a Climate Emergency the council can take the lead in developing a local climate emergency plan and engage with all sectors of society in establishing a roadmap for a rapid, equitable and just transition to a fossil free future.
    144 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Extinction Rebellion Kilkenny Picture
  • "May Day! May Day!" - Declare a Climate Emergency
    We have a decade left to avert a complete climate breakdown yet our emissions are still rising. To change this we need to first recognise and verbalise our current predicament: we are in a climate emergency. In itself, it is a small, symbolic step - but declaring a climate emergency is an effective way to engage the public sector, business and society in stepping up action to the level needed.
    1,501 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Lorna Tevnan Picture
  • Sustainable Travel Pledge Ireland - Free from Flying
    Given the grave challenges posed by climate change it's time to embrace more sustainable - and less stressful- approaches to travel than flying. Emissions from flying within Europe increased by 26% in the last five years and Ryanair has gained the dubious distinction of being in the top 10 of European carbon polluters.(1) The industry needs to be regulated and taxed more effectively (1) but all of us also need to fly much much less if we are to have any hope of limiting global warming. Similar to those who support the Swedish campaign Flygfritt 2019 this campaign is asking you to pledge to stop or at least reduce air travel. By signing you are pledging to take meaningful action to reduce or ideally stop your air travel, by for example: - using alternative travel options such as sea/rail for work and personal travel - taking one trip of longer duration rather than multiple short breaks/visits - eliminating all but the most necessary work travel (e.g. using online technology for meetings and conferences) My name is Karen Smith and I teach and research in the area of childhood equality. If we are to deliver any kind of justice to the children of today, let alone the children of tomorrow, we need to drastically reduce emissions, without delay. The window of opportunity is small and I hope that as many of you as possible will take this pledge (1) https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/airline-emissions-growth-out-control
    57 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Karen NicGabhann Picture
  • SAVE OUR BEACH - COSS STRAND
    This development would destroy our beautiful and unspoilt beach which is a valuable public amenity for the entire area. It is completely unsuitable for this location and presents a danger to all those who use the beach and the sea, threatens protected flora and fauna and will ruin the peaceful enjoyment of our beach for everyone.
    395 of 400 Signatures
    Created by SaveOur Beach
  • Give us back our bottle banks!
    We need to encourage people to recycle glass responsibly. At the moment there is no recycling bank in Macroom and the one in Clondrohid was removed and not replaced. The nearest recycling bank is in the Civic Amenity site, which costs 3 euro. It is inaccessible on foot for those who do not drive. These are barriers to responsible recycling.
    83 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Síle Ní Dhubhghaill Picture
  • Crainnte An Cheathrú Rua
    Tá na crainnte seo níos sine ná aon bhall den phobal, ós cionn 100 bliain d’aois an ceann. Is peaca marfach a bheadh ann cead a thabhairt do chrainnte chomh h-álainn a bheith bainte chun spás a dhéanamh do charrchlós agus d’fhoirgneamh beag. Seo crainnte a chur ár seandream, a chonaic ár seandream agus iad a dul ag an Aifreann. Is cuid lárnach den phobal iad mar go bhfuil siad ag fás in aice le Teach an Phobail agus Scoil Náisiúnta Mhic Dara. Má éiríonn linn stop a chur leis an ngearradh síos, feicfidh ár ngasúir iad agus cuimhneoidh siad orainne, na daoine a shábháil na crainnte álainne seo.
    774 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Crainnte An Cheathrú Rua Picture
  • Trees Policy for Cork City
    Over the past few years, there has been a sense of worry and shock among people living and visiting Cork who wish to protect the natural heritage of this city. The following events have caused irreversible and profound damage to trees in the city: -Storm Ophelia: Over 500 trees blown down. No replanting schemes. -Pruning works to mature trees at the Lee Fields and The Lough -The removal of trees in the city centre on the grounds of 'health and safety' -The removal of mature trees in the St. Lukes area -The paving of paths along Centre Park road where historic Lime trees were blown down during Storms Ophelia and Ali. With significant development planed for Cork over the next 20 years it is important that the City Council have a strategy for how we protect existing trees in the city and introduce new trees.
    2,037 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Conn Donovan
  • Save the Four Masters' Park
    The Four Masters' Park is a small green lung on Berkeley Road in the heart of the North inner-city; one of the very few. It has many historic resonances, as it commemorates the Annals of the Four Masters while the memorial itself was commissioned by Sir William Wilde and executed by James Cahill. It was given by the Sisters of Mercy for the benefit of the local community. The current plan for the new MetroLink is to consume a substantial part of our green space for the new metro station. Less than 100 metres away from our park is a station already built under the Mater Hospital. This was a part of the old Metro North plans at the time Leo Varadkar was Minister for Transport in 2012. €20 million was spent on installing a station box beneath the new adult hospital. The Metro North enabling works were completed in 2013 under the Mater Whitty Building by BAM Contractors Ltd on behalf of the Railway Procurement Agency. It makes no sense to waste €20 million of public money and destroy a beloved local park. Recently, two vacant industrial sites nearby have been identified as possibilities, yet neither have been investigated by MetroLink. Please join us in supporting this campaign.
    601 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Pauline Cadell
  • Lidl, Bring Wonky Vegetable Boxes to Ireland!
    Every year, tonnes of perfectly good vegetables are thrown away because they're not the right shape. Lidl had created a fantastic initiative where they sell these wonky vegetables directly to customers. There's no reason why they can't bring this to Ireland too! If we build enough customer pressure, we can make it happen.
    452 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Emily Duffy Picture