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To: Stephen Woodham, Mayor of Otago Regional Council

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Otago Regional Council

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Otago Regional Council

We the undersigned call on the Otago Regional Council 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.

Otago, New Zealand

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Reasons for signing

  • We are causing too much distruction to our planet, poisoning wildlife and ourselves. It doesn’t make sense to do things this way when there’s safer, cleaner alternatives. This is banned elsewhere so why not in ’clean green’ NZ?
  • Rivers exist because of drops of water flowing in a similar direction. Human behavior mimics this, let's do it better, now.
  • We all urgently need to change the destructive way we farm. The urgency is growing, so we need to ramp up the pace.


2019-03-14 19:42:12 +1300

100 signatures reached

2019-03-13 18:34:56 +1300

50 signatures reached

2019-03-13 16:09:02 +1300

25 signatures reached

2019-03-13 15:48:15 +1300

10 signatures reached