European Citizen InitiativeSoil is one of the world's most important natural resources. Among other functions, it insures food security, regulates water cycle, and contributes to the limitation of greenhouse effect.  As member of People4soil, POLLUSOLS campaigns for a European citizen initiative for soil protection. And you?

A soil directive : why and how?
Soil is a vital resource. However, unless water and air, no European directive protect it.
A soil directive would set a frame to deal with the threats soils have to face: erosion, sealing, organic matter decline, biodiversity loss and contamination
The European citizens' initiative allows one million EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies, by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal.

POLLUSOLS on People4soil's side
The European network People4soil gathers more than 300 associations, NGOs, research institutes,.... Their collective goal is to reach this million signatures.
Together with People4soil, Nantes University, via the OSUNA and POLLUSOLS,  campaigns for a European soil protection.
And you ?
To contribute to this European citizen initiative for a soil directive, all you have to do is to sign the online petition
It must collect 1 million signature within 12 months: do not hesitate to disseminate it!

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POLLUSOLS, one of OSUNA's main project studies non-point source pollution from land to sea.

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