by [email protected] Jan 31st, 2013
Good morning! Peter Maher, a 38 Degrees member from the Lake District, has asked the office team to share this message with you:
My name’s Peter Maher, and I’m a 38 Degrees member who lives in the Lake District. I’m emailing to share some great news. Yesterday afternoon, Cumbria County Council voted against plans to build a nuclear waste dump in the beautiful Lake District. For now, our beloved Lakes are safe.
When I first heard about the plans, I thought they were a joke. How could anyone even consider spoiling the iconic Lake District with nuclear waste?
I decided to do everything in my power to stop this from happening. I started a petition on the new ‘Campaigns by You’ part of the 38 Degrees website. And since then, the campaign has grown into something truly special.
I was blown away by the response from our community – and also by the support from across the UK and beyond. Thousands of us signed the petition and emailed councillors to stop this from happening. We took our petition to the council, and on the day of the vote we had three huge signs displaying the growing number of petition signatures right outside their offices. It certainly got us noticed!
Everything we did together worked. The councillors voted no. I want to say thank you to everyone who got involved. I’m so proud of what we achieved.
And this was all possible because I started a petition on ‘Campaigns By You’. It’s new and we’ve just proved that it works. If you have an idea to make your community or the world a better place, give it a go and start a petition. It’s really easy to start a campaign here.
But for now, let’s celebrate together. People power works.
Thanks for everything, here’s to the incredible Lake District.