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Changemakers: MONTHLY CAR-FREE WORK-DAYS NATIONWIDE

Changemakers: MONTHLY CAR-FREE WORK-DAYS NATIONWIDE

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This petition has been created by Carl E. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Carl E.
started this petition to
Changemakers, Car drivers, Commuters, Bikers, Remote workers, Placemakers..,
World leaders,
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon,
Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of unfccc,
Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice - Former President of Ireland,
Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs. Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University,
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
François Hollande the President of France,
Laurent Fabius the Foreign Minister of France,
Arnold Schwarzenegger Former Governor of California,
Michèle Sabban President of the R20 Regions of Climate Action,
Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President,
Naomi Klein is the author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate,
Rachel Smith AECOM Transport Planner ‎Best-selling Author of Decongestion,
McKibben American environmentalist, author, activist and journalist,
H.E./Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad Minister of Environment and Water,
HRH Prince Charles Heir to the throne,
Professor Sir Malcolm Green of Respiratory Medicine and Vice-Principal for Postgraduate Medicine at Imperial College,
Sir David Attenborough BBC veteran TV presenter and naturalist,
London Mayor Boris Johnson
Let’s help make a Monthly Car-Free Work-Day a national reality, let´s propose a monthly car-free day on a working day nationwide.

Sign it here:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Changemakers_MONTHLY_CARFREE_WORKDAY_NATIONWIDE

Read more here:
http://tvb-climatechallenge.org.uk/2015/09/04/carfree-living/

All vehicles, excluding public transport, emergency services, council vehicles and those with exceptional reasons, will be off the roads for the day.

Perhaps this could be combined with a "Monthly Public Transport Day"? Government, it´s Time to Act

Why
Car emissions are a major contributor to air pollution, which affects people's quality of life and health.

How
Highlighting the third Wednesday of every month through the year as UK´s Monthly Car-Free Work-Days, 16/9, 21/10, 18/11 etc.

#CarFreeDaysUK will:
- Encourage people to find alternatives to using their car
- Make the streets more accessible and open them up for other uses #placemaking
- Raise awareness of emissions and air pollution
- Help make earth a safer and greener planet

Cities across the world have successfully held car-free days, in Indonesia, Paris, Dubai, 埔里無車日 (Puli), Bristol, Brussels and Vancouver etc, enabling people to enjoy a day with lower emissions and traffic.

The Car-Free Work-Day Bloc participated in the National Climate March, London to make the link between climate change and switching to zero carbon fuels. Put the climate on the agenda ahead of the 2015 General Elections and the December 2015 Paris United Nations COP21 climate talks.

TARGETING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Our approach to this is most important

Four great reasons to promote this Car-Free Days Campaign;
1 Switching to zero carbon fuels Leave fossil fuels behind
a Bring sustainable Mega Cities and Urban Dwellers to the news feed
b Slow down, Time to Act or meet the consequences of the BAU Trajectory
c Investing in Car-Free Days is a no-brainer

Thank you!

#climatejusticejobs #PeoplesMarch
#PlaceCO2lutions #UrbanSDG #POST2015
#Climat21 #1000initiatives #Placemaking
#Guardiancities - End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile:
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/apr/28/end-of-the-car-age-how-cities-outgrew-the-automobile