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To: Officials of the Province of Albay

Clear Seas and Skies Albay

Clear Seas and Skies Albay

Ban the release of sky lanterns and balloons in the Province of Albay, Philippines

Why is this important?

As the universal law of gravity states, what comes up must go down. Recently, the province of Albay has been growing into the trend of releasing sky lanterns and balloons in special events (such as the most recent one held last February 13, 2019 at Legazpi City Albay). Although the activity could look beautiful for a moment, the mess it leaves can last decades affecting us and the environment around us. Albay is home to hundreds of beautiful creatures and is also declared as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, joining a list of areas around the world that are prime examples of sustainable development and biodiversity, however with our current practices, we could lose this beautiful area to pollution. For more information on the harmful effects of the release of lanterns and balloons, check out (https://www.facebook.com/105848482838036/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1318238384932367) Help us convince our officials to ban the release of sky lanterns and balloons in Albay and save what we (and the other creatures living in Albay) call "home".

Albay, Philippines

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Reasons for signing

  • It's about time that we stop this practice that looks good but is really detrimental to the environment. Let us convince our officials to ban this practice.

Updates

2019-02-23 10:17:18 +0800

50 signatures reached

2019-02-19 21:20:05 +0800

25 signatures reached

2019-02-18 21:21:50 +0800

10 signatures reached