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Help Save Hawaii Lifeguards
We humbly request your endorsement of a bill (updated to HB2627) which will come before the State Legislature. If passed, this bill forms a new bargaining unit for Hawaii’s lifeguards. Its primary benefit is to give autonomy to the lifeguard organization similar to police and fire. Since 1970, we have been part of HGEA’s BU3 with a membership of 23,000. Almost all are clerical workers. There are 300 lifeguards represented. As you might imagine, our voice is very quiet in such a large group and our concerns and objectives are different from those of the other 22,700 members. This bill can add a tremendous dynamic to lifeguard operations, a tighter force to protect locals and visitors on Hawaii’s shorelines.
Please use the Comment section to further express your opinions and concerns. Non-residents are welcome to sign & voice your opinion, was your visit to Hawaii made more safe, were you helped by our Lifeguards. Then let our Legislature know how.
If you would like to express your support with written testimony, email testimonies are good PDF formatted and regular mailed testimonies are best. A sentence, a paragraph, a page are all welcome.
Please forward your testimonies to:
Jeff Morelock, North Shore Lifeguard Association Secretary
55-145 Naupaka St., Laie, HI 96762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahalo for your support.
Hawaii Ocean Safety Lifeguards
In March 2010 the State and Federal Government attempted to dispose of a 4000 tonne warship the ex-HMAS Adelaide offshore from Avoca Beach as an 'artificial reef.'
The residents of Avoca are strongly opposed to this dumping of naval waste in a pristine bay with world famous surf.
Residents appealed the Sea Dumping Permit in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and achieved in a six month legal case:
- the removal of all remaining fibreglass insulation;
- all remaining cables and junction boxes associated with PCBs and;
- 'exfoliating' red lead paint.
The community is opposed to 23,000 square metres of red lead paint being placed in the bay.
Coastal engineers have reported that the studies of potential impacts to the shoreline and waves are incomplete and misleading. More studies must be done to understand potential impacts on beach erosion and waves.
This sea dumping is not worth the risk to one of the best beaches on our beautiful coastline.
This obsolete warship should be responsibly recycled on land not dumped in our ocean placing marine life, our children's health and our beach at risk for 250 years.
More details here: http://www.noship.com.au
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Ship/158050544229141
Berlin, den 08.05.2009
Aus aktuellem Anlass zum geplanten Verbot von Paintball hat sich die Kite & Surf Community Spotspy.net
dazu entschlossen eine gemeinsame Initiative zum Stop dieses Verbots zu starten.
Es steht die Freizeitbeschäftigung einer großen Zahl deutscher Bürger, Freiheit über die freie
Entscheidung unser Freizeitaktivitäten und viele Jobs auf dem Spiel.
Die Gründer und Kitesurfer der Community lehnen das geplante Verbot ab, da sie eine starke
Einschränkung in unsere Wahl zu freien Freizeitgestaltung darstellt und darüber hinaus kein
nachweisbarer Zusammenhang zu vergangenen Amokläufen besteht.
We need as many signatures as possible to get the ABC to release Blue Water High. Please get all your friends to sign this petition.
Blue Water High gained much success with the 1st & 2nd series and their release on DVD. Unfortunate things happened and they weren't going to make a third series, however with the public asking for more, they made a third series. Series 3 which was on TV in 2008 was really good, almost as good as the first season.
All of us who requested a third season need to join forces once more to get the ABC to release it on DVD, not just to complete our sets but also because it was really good.
We ideally need 1000 signatures to get the ABC to take us seriously and consider releasing Blue Water High Series 3 on DVD.
Breakwaters are structures built parallel to the shoreline and seaward of the beach designed to protect the beach and upland areas by causing waves to break and dissipate their energy before reaching the shore.
This type of technology is very short-sighted and doesnt truly address the erosional problem.
Please sign this petition and take action and let your county commissioners know that you are opposed to the lack of public participation in these projects.
Guernsey discharges all its sewage raw to sea everyday. Through 3 outfalls positioned on the east and south coasts 65,000 people's sewage is discharged. The main outfall at Bellegreve discharges the bulk of this through a long sea outfall into the Little Russel, just to the north of St Peter Port.
Guernsey is hugely popular for recreational watersports and has well established, sailing, surfing, windsurfing and rowing clubs. The island's tourist body actively promotes the beaches and watersports available in Guernsey as a selling point yet water quality on the island can be very poor at times. Studies show that Guernsey's main discharge at Bellegreve creates a plume that moves anti-clockwise around the island with tidal flow.
Because there is no treatment of the sewage, bacteria and viruses can survive in that effluent plume for many days, sometimes weeks and so this represents a huge health threat to those using the water for bathing and recreation.
Demand an environmentally friendly surfing industry now!
Please help us encourage the surfing industry to be more environmentally and ethically responsible. Sign the letter bellow and let them know that we don’t want our equipment to contribute to the destruction of our planet and the waves that navigate it.
We will keep this petition open until the 1st of September 2008 at which point it will be sent to surf companies and surf shops around the world.