Water is our most precious resource. It nourishes us, helps grow our food, and keeps our cities and forests clean. British Columbia is endowed with some of the best water resources in the world.
So why, instead of protecting our water, are we letting companies have it for free?
Today, news broke that Nestle, one of the world’s largest food and water companies, has been bottling upwards of 265 million liters of British Columbia water EVERY YEAR…for nothing. That is a small lake each year, gone, sold for corporate profit.
This water belongs to the citizens or people of British Columbia, and is NOT meant to be exploited by a Corporation for profit. Call on the BC Environmental Ministry and Provincial Government to immediately change the law and force Nestle to pay a fair price for the water it sells every year. This can’t stand.
As of August 22, 2013 4:55 p.m. we have 5,412 signatures, help us get to 10,000.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION by clicking on the link below – MANY THANKS!!!
Here’s an excellent article on this topic ~
…WATER SHOULD BE A ‘PUBLIC TRUST’…
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Right now, Canadian premiers are in Halifax discussing the fate of a mega-pipeline that would traffic Alberta‘s dirty tar oil to the Pacific Coast. But BC Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical election votes. Her firm opposition could delay the project and even kill it for good. Hold Christy’s feet to the fire by signing Avaaz.org’s petition.
Please click on the link below to see 9 photos taken by Luc Bourgeois of the Alberta tar sands area ~ you’ll be shocked at the unthinkable devastation of our once renowned incredibly picturesque land. Luc refers to the new barren and toxic desert area as “Alberta’s Boreal Desert”, and refers to the containment lakes where 500 dead ducks were found in the toxic sludge.
You can listen to George Poitras speaking in Montreal of “Life and Death Downstream ~ audio update March 17, 2011.
Avaaz is a world renowned non-profit organization dedicated to righting wrongs world wide that affect each and every one of us. Please read and sign the petition ~ your vote can REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Pressure on Christy Clark is mounting ~ as the head of the province where the pipe will end, she has tremendous power to put the brakes on this reckless deal. Call on her to reject the Northern Gateway pipeline by signing the petition below and forward it to everyone. When we reach 50,000 signatures, it’ll be delivered straight to the meeting in Halifax ~
The meeting is happening now ~ let’s come together to place the spotlight on Clark and demand that she keeps Alberta’s deadly tar oil at bay. Sign here and forward to all your friends and family:
Gateway pipeline risks exceed rewards, B.C. Premier says (Globe and Mail)
Feds propose $3.7M penalty for Mich. oil spill (Salon.com)
The Anatomy of Enbridge’s Once and Future Oil Spills (NWF)
B.C. Premier Sets Conditions for Tar Sands Pipelines (Environment News Service)
We thank all of you for your support ~ this is far too important to ignore!
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IT’S JUST HEARTBREAKING TO THINK ‘MASS SLAUGHTER’ OF THESE GENTLE MAJESTIC MAMMALS!
WE HAVE TO DO OUT PART – THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE!!!
I am re-blogging my original blog: “TELL JAPAN: NO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER FUNDS FOR BRUTAL WHALE SLAUGHTER!” which I posted last January 14th. I noticed today that THIS PETITION IS STILL OPEN. This time I am including the information from Avaaz‘s web site:
“593,045 have signed. Help us get to 750,000 – Posted: 14 December 2011
Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is barreling south to hunt thousands of majestic whales, escorted by a 30 million dollar security force paid for out of the tsunami disaster relief fund!
Anti-whaling champions were successfully blocking the Japanese whale hunt — which is exactly why the Japanese government decided to swipe money from relief efforts to stop the activists from bothering the boats while they engage in their brutal slaughter.
If we can stop the whaling security and get the relief money back for desperate Japanese citizens still languishing in radioactive hotspots, we could help end the whale hunt for good. Japanese PM Noda is already under enormous pressure after scandalous failures to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster.
A massive global outcry can spark outrage inside and outside Japan and force Noda to use precious relief funds to save people, not kill whales – Please sign the petition and share this campaign with everyone.”
Tell Japan: no #Fukushima disaster funds for brutal whale slaughter! Sign @Avaaz petition here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/japan_disaster_funds_whaling_d/?wdGJicb
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