Sign the petition today and help stop the fracking plans in the Karoo. Committee members from the University of Rhodes have provided a petition that you can get your friends and family to sign. The South East African Climate Consortium Student Forum (SEACC SF) is trying to help spread the word and collect as many signatures as possible to stop the fracking plans in the Karoo.
In response to the pressing issues of climate change and sustainability the SEACC SF was formed in relation to the South East African Climate Consortium. SEACC SF aims to lead a student crusade to tackle issues of sustainability and climate change.
They recognize that students, as potential leaders and key players in society, have a responsibility to respond to what has become one of the strongest moral callings of our time by exerting our influence to create more sustainable societies so that we can protect our natural environment, as well as the rights, of current and future generations, to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being, as enshrined in Section 24 (a) of the South African Constitution.
SEACC SF espouses a commitment to the principles of the Green Generation:
- A carbon-free future based on renewable energy, ending our dependency on fossil fuels;
- Collective individual commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption;
- Establishing a green economy, to lift people out of poverty and create sustainable green jobs;
- Creating a green global education system.
The four pillars of SEACC SF are community engagement, operations, research and education.
- The petition has been specially formatted to be submitted directly to Parliament, hence its lack of logos, watermarks etc.
- The column ‘Descriptionâ€ means the occupation of the individual signing.
- If the person signing the petition is unable to read or write, then they are free to make their mark but it has to be signed and verified mark by two independent persons (next to theirs).
- The pages do not need to be numbered as it makes for easier collation when all the signed pages have been received.
- Parliament only accepts hard copies of a petition, therefore all the signed sheets have to be posted back to me at:
ATTENTION: Patrick Curran
Department of Environmental Science
P.O. Box 94
- The sheets cannot be faxed, scanned or emailed back to me
- Once all the sheets have been obtained they will be sent to the DA Shadow Minister of Environmental and Water affairs who will submit it into Parliament.
As the Final EIA applications and decisions to be made by PASA regarding the application are all expected from May onwards it is crunch time for getting this petition to the decision makers. Thus If you could return the signed sheets, via post (to the above address), by the 30th of April so I can submit it ASAP.
Click here to access a hard-copy of the petition.
If you have any questions, please email Patrick Curran.
Why not also sign the Care2 separate petition online – there are currently over 5000 signatures – the more we express our opposition for the plans the more likely we’ll be listened to!