Below there is a message from Catherine Delahunty MP, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Are you concerned about palm oil? Deforestation? The costs to indigenous people who depend on it? Loss of habitat for orangutan and other species? Climate change?
The Greens' Customs and Excise (Sustainable Timber) Amendment Bill – a Bill that will require all wood coming into New Zealand to be certified legal and sustainable. For more information please visit www.greens.org.nz/rainforests
If successful, this Bill will also improve the lives of indigenous peoples such as those in West Papua , whose livelihoods depend on the rainforest. For the Bill to succeed in Parliament it is important that the Government is made aware of the views of as many New Zealanders as possible. The Bill will likely come before the house on 21st October so time is of the essence. There is some text below providing a link to the relevant page on the website.
Write to John Key asking him to ban the import of unsustainable timber by signing this e-card. Cut and paste this link into your browser:
Hoping for your support.