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To: Nicol Horrell, Chairperson of Environment Southland

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Southland Regional Council

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Southland Regional Council

We the undersigned call on Environment Southland the to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.

Why is this important?

Synthetic Nitrogen fertiliser props up industrial dairying. It is used to grow too much grass for too many cows, polluting our rivers and warming the climate.

But we don’t need it. There is a better way to farm and New Zealand can lead the world in practising it.

Together, we can move towards regenerative farming. A way of farming that works with nature, not against it. But to do that, we need to get rid of the enablers of the old, destructive system. We need to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.

Southland, New Zealand

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Reasons for signing

  • If we ruin our environment with chemicals today in the name of profit where our children will live tomorrow?
  • Southland has already polluted many of its water ways. Continuing with the existing farming practices are clearly not helping the environment. Farmers urgently need to change their ways. Its critical for the well being of future generations.

Updates

2019-03-18 15:58:02 +1300

50 signatures reached

2019-03-13 21:35:18 +1300

25 signatures reached

2019-03-13 16:55:07 +1300

10 signatures reached