Protect Sherwood Forest

Petition via 38Degrees

Sherwood forest, home to ancient trees, rare wildlife and Robin Hood is in danger. A huge energy company, Ineos, is trying to get permission to explore underneath it for gas. Britain’s most famous woodland could soon be filled with lorries, heavy machinery and explosions. Continue reading

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End Cruelty for Botox

Take Action via Cruelty Free International

Every year hundreds of thousands of mice die worldwide in heart-breaking tests for botulinum toxin products (commonly known as ‘botox’).

Each batch of botox that hits the high street has been tested on hundreds of mice with the shocking LD50 test, looking for the dose that will kill 50% of the mice. All for a product that is mainly used as just a temporary beauty fix.

Using our simple tool, please email UK based company Ipsen to stop this cruelty immediately, and use a humane testing method that other companies have been using for years.

Tell Nevsun ‘No’ to Modern Slavery and Human Rights Abuses

On May 3, Nevsun – the mining company that operates in Eritrea, northeast Africa, will hold their Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. We will grab this opportunity to show their investors and shareholders that we do not want companies profiting from a system of state-sponsored forced labor. Continue reading

Supermarkets to go zero waste (free of plastic packaging)

 Whilst the plastic bag charge in the UK has decreased use of bags, with figures reporting between 78 and 85% reduction, still the use of plastic in food packaging is huge. Most of this waste goes into landfill and this is not acceptable.

Opting for food without plastic packaging could be a huge relief for our limited resources, however until the supermarkets change their packaging this is going to be difficult for consumers who frequently go for convenience in our ‘one stop shop’ age.

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Amber Rudd and Theresa May – Protect Whistleblowers

via Protect whistleblowers

Whistleblowers – people who expose things like tax dodging and unnecessary NHS deaths – can reveal secrets that are in the interest of the public. But new plans to potentially lock up some whistleblowers for up to 14 years could have a chilling effect – keeping hidden things we all have a right to know. Continue reading

Petition: Big supermarkets: Put an end to misleading pricing

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We’re fed up with big supermarkets using underhand tactics to get us to part with our money. A leading supermarket sold handwash at £1.80 for just 7 days. Then, they put it on a ‘was £1.80, now 90p’ offer for 12 weeks. Feel like a real saving? We don’t think so.

We’re not putting up with this or other similar tactics any more. Enough is enough. Continue reading

Petition : Boots – review the sexist pricing of everyday products

Via Change.org

£9.99 for eye cream for women, but £7.29 for men. £2.29 for 8 women’s razors, £1.49 for a pack of 10 for men. A visit to any Boots store and it’s plain as day on the British high street that women are being ripped off.

So-called ‘women’s products’ are more expensive – from razors to moisturising creams. Women already buy things that men don’t have to buy, like make up, hair products and tampons which are taxed as luxuries, plus we earn less than men on average across our lifetimes. Now to top it all off, research has proven what any woman who has ever been inside a hair salon already knew: women pay more than men for the same stuff.

An investigation by The Times found that women are being charged 36% more on average for products marketed as ‘women’s products’. The Fawcett Society describe this as a sexist surcharge for women – and I think that’s exactly what this is.

Please sign the petition here, and share.