Unmask Palm Oil

By Aidan McLean

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Unmask Palm Oil

Project 2012-12-20 08:39:19 +1300

Unmask Palm Oil is a New Zealand campaign for mandatory palm oil labelling. Currently palm oil can be labelled as one of 200 different scientific names or as the generic term vegetable oil. This makes it nearly impossible for consumers to make the ethical decision to not buy palm oil, the ingredient responsible for millions of hectares of deforestation, billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, the near extinction of species like the orangutan and indigenous human rights abuses.

We are lobbying the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Craig Foss (formerly Simon Bridges) to introduce regulation that makes it mandatory for companies to label palm oil as palm oil. Unmask Palm Oil is a youth led and entirely volunteer run campaign.

Our campaign is growing and we need funding to expand. We have already won the support of New Zealand First and the Green Party and hope to have Labours support soon. This year we are launching our petition that aims to get 10,000 signatures before it is presented to parliament in August, we are running workshops around the country, meeting with politicians and organisations and producing more videos and graphics.

All these goals require funding and we need your help to reach our target of $1700. We have a huge impact with so few resources.  Thank you in advance!

www.unmaskpalmoil.co.nz

Find us on Facebook: ‘Unmask Palm Oil Demand Labelling’

Email: [email protected]

Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/unmaskpetition


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Pledgers 16

Anonymous pledger
2013-03-04 20:40:15 +1300
Flower Power (NZ) Ltd
2013-03-04 10:23:06 +1300
Diana Dowdle
2013-02-28 20:04:31 +1300
Joshua Briggs
2013-02-28 07:45:01 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-26 21:04:00 +1300
Donald Jessep
2013-02-25 10:28:41 +1300
Chris
2013-02-24 22:33:42 +1300
Dasha Joseph Fernandez
2013-02-24 21:21:57 +1300
Heather Browning
2013-02-24 11:53:12 +1300
Caleb ZenDawg Armstrong
2013-02-23 13:13:05 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-22 14:08:39 +1300
Alice Polly
2013-02-21 22:36:34 +1300
Peter Fraser
2013-02-20 10:59:45 +1300
Barbara Folkard
2013-02-20 10:07:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-19 19:15:38 +1300
Lorne Roberts
2013-02-14 22:38:42 +1300

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Unmask Palm Oil

Project 2012-12-20 08:39:19 +1300

Unmask Palm Oil is a New Zealand campaign for mandatory palm oil labelling. Currently palm oil can be labelled as one of 200 different scientific names or as the generic term vegetable oil. This makes it nearly impossible for consumers to make the ethical decision to not buy palm oil, the ingredient responsible for millions of hectares of deforestation, billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, the near extinction of species like the orangutan and indigenous human rights abuses.

We are lobbying the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Craig Foss (formerly Simon Bridges) to introduce regulation that makes it mandatory for companies to label palm oil as palm oil. Unmask Palm Oil is a youth led and entirely volunteer run campaign.

Our campaign is growing and we need funding to expand. We have already won the support of New Zealand First and the Green Party and hope to have Labours support soon. This year we are launching our petition that aims to get 10,000 signatures before it is presented to parliament in August, we are running workshops around the country, meeting with politicians and organisations and producing more videos and graphics.

All these goals require funding and we need your help to reach our target of $1700. We have a huge impact with so few resources.  Thank you in advance!

www.unmaskpalmoil.co.nz

Find us on Facebook: ‘Unmask Palm Oil Demand Labelling’

Email: [email protected]

Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/unmaskpetition


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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Anonymous pledger
2013-03-04 20:40:15 +1300
Flower Power (NZ) Ltd
2013-03-04 10:23:06 +1300
Diana Dowdle
2013-02-28 20:04:31 +1300
Joshua Briggs
2013-02-28 07:45:01 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-26 21:04:00 +1300
Donald Jessep
2013-02-25 10:28:41 +1300
Chris
2013-02-24 22:33:42 +1300
Dasha Joseph Fernandez
2013-02-24 21:21:57 +1300
Heather Browning
2013-02-24 11:53:12 +1300
Caleb ZenDawg Armstrong
2013-02-23 13:13:05 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-22 14:08:39 +1300
Alice Polly
2013-02-21 22:36:34 +1300
Peter Fraser
2013-02-20 10:59:45 +1300
Barbara Folkard
2013-02-20 10:07:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-02-19 19:15:38 +1300
Lorne Roberts
2013-02-14 22:38:42 +1300

Followers of Unmask Palm Oil

This campaign was successful and got its funding on 04/03/2013 at 8:40 PM.