Environment

Don’t Allow Oil Drilling in Fragile Marine Ecosystem

Don’t Allow Oil Drilling in Fragile Marine Ecosystem

Two Spanish islands’ vibrant marine ecosystems are in danger of being disrupted by oil prospecting. Urge Spain to stop this destructive plan and rely on eco-friendly energy alternatives instead.

Remember Slain Elephant by Protecting Those Who Remain

Remember Slain Elephant by Protecting Those Who Remain

An elephant known for his long tusks was recently killed by poachers. In memory of this gentle giant, urge world leaders to work together to end the illegal wildlife trade.

Stop Poachers from Poisoning Vultures

Stop Poachers from Poisoning Vultures

Vultures are being poisoned because they alert game rangers to the presence of poachers. The decline of these scavengers fuels the spread of deadly disease. Urge officials to invest more resources into stopping this brutal slaughter.

Protect Endangered Species from Deadly New Pesticide

Protect Endangered Species from Deadly New Pesticide

Environmental officials have authorized widespread use of a toxic new pesticide, despite warnings from their own agency scientists that it poses a threat to endangered species. Demand a reversal of this decision until protection plans are in place to minimize the harm to wildlife.

Success: United Nations Protects Tasmanian Rainforest

Success: United Nations Protects Tasmanian Rainforest

The UN recently rejected an attempt to allow logging in a pristine Tasmanian rainforest that has been declared a world heritage area. Please sign this petition to thank the UN for protecting this important world heritage site.

Praise National Park for Cutting Pollution

Praise National Park for Cutting Pollution

One national park is taking a proactive approach to fight air pollution, preserve nature and protect citizens’ health by implementing “no car” days. Applaud the park staff for working to reduce pollution and protect the environment for decades to come.

Stop Oil Drilling on Public Lands

Stop Oil Drilling on Public Lands

In a misguided attempt to lower gasoline prices, lawmakers have introduced a bill that promotes oil drilling on public lands. Urge them to preserve our beautiful parks and forests by voting against the expansion of domestic drilling operations.

Create Green Infrastructure in Cities

Create Green Infrastructure in Cities

Green infrastructure is the concept of using natural assets — like trees, green space and watersheds — to solve some of the environmental problems that cities are facing today. We are calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to put forth New York’s plan for green infrastructure.

Support Conservation Group’s Efforts to Restore Grizzlies

Support Conservation Group’s Efforts to Restore Grizzlies

Grizzly bears once roamed vast stretches of the American West in large numbers. Today, however, they exist in small, threatened populations in isolated habitats. Urge the federal government to restore the grizzly to its historical range.

Support Forest Preservation Program

Support Forest Preservation Program

A national conservation program that helps protect threatened forests by paying community members to peacefully prevent illegal logging is in danger of losing its corporate funding. Urge this major energy company to continue supporting this vital program.

Support Investment into Clean Energy Startups

Support Investment into Clean Energy Startups

While countries in Europe commit to using clean energy, the U.S. lags behind. Small businesses that attempt to use clean energy often have trouble succeeding because of larger companies. Support a new initiative that will allow these smaller businesses to thrive and contribute to the health of our environment.

Applaud Decision to Regulate Carbon Pollution

Applaud Decision to Regulate Carbon Pollution

Carbon pollution from big industry can now be regulated thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Applaud the judges for choosing the health of humans and the environment over corporate profits.

Congratulate German State for 100% Wind Power this Year

Congratulate German State for 100% Wind Power this Year

Fossil fuel dependency is one of our world’s gravest problems. Thus, more and more nations are turning their attention’s towards investing in renewable energy sources. One German state has been completely successful in this endeavor. Help us thank them for setting an example.

Applaud Invention Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

Applaud Invention Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

Access to clean drinking water is problematic in many third world countries, contributing to severe health issues and death for millions of people. Praise scientists for creating a revolutionary solar-powered water filter for use in the developing world.

Save the Grizzly Bear

Save the Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bears have suffered from decades of persecution and are facing a decline that could lead to their extinction. For grizzly bears to survive, they need more protected habitat to roam and mate. Encourage officials to pursue conservation efforts to save the grizzly bear.

Save Wolves from Destructive Logging Activity

Save Wolves from Destructive Logging Activity

A rare species of wolf is on a path to extinction due to logging practices put in motion by the U.S. Forest Service. The best way to ensure their survival is to have them protected by the Endangered Species Act. Pressure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop delaying the process and help these beautiful animals recover their population.

Save Pacific Starfish from Extinction

Save Pacific Starfish from Extinction

Millions of Pacific starfish have died as a result of a mysterious virus that is spreading more rapidly due to climate change. Ask President Obama to assign teams of researchers to better understand and combat this environmental crisis.

Protect Ocean Life from Offshore Drilling

Protect Ocean Life from Offshore Drilling

Big Oil wants to expand drilling along sensitive coastlines, endangering marine life and communities that depend on healthy oceans. Urge lawmakers to protect our oceans by voting against offshore drilling.

Stop Greenhouse Gas Production Caused by Over-Fertilizing Crops

Stop Greenhouse Gas Production Caused by Over-Fertilizing Crops

Nitrogen-based fertilizer used in excess leads to an increase in greenhouse gas production. Demand that the EPA prevent over-fertilization and thereby increase the sustainability of agriculture.

Praise President for Protecting Our Oceans

Praise President for Protecting Our Oceans

A national leader has pledged to protect our oceans by expanding marine sanctuaries and supporting sustainable fisheries. Praise his commitment to preserving threatened marine habitats.

Applaud Decision to Protect Historic Roads

Applaud Decision to Protect Historic Roads

A historic road system in South America was recently given World Heritage site status, allowing for the preservation, protection and restoration of this route. Applaud the decision to preserve 2,000 years of Inca history by saving this stunning roadway.

Ban Sediment Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef

Ban Sediment Dumping in the Great Barrier Reef

Expansion of coal ports near the Great Barrier Reef will dump tons of sediment inside the marine park. Help protect this fragile ecosystem and demand that the approval of sediment dumping be reversed.

Encourage Research that Could Help Save Honeybees

Encourage Research that Could Help Save Honeybees

Honeybees were once our worlds’ most abundant pollinators. Recently honeybees are succumbing as a result of external factors, such as toxic pesticides that are often sprayed over the crops that they frequent. Ask an official in the United States Department of Agriculture to invest money into a study that has produced promising results that could help save the honeybee from extinction.

Praise Researchers for Groundbreaking Environmental Study

Praise Researchers for Groundbreaking Environmental Study

Acid rain threatens forests and aquatic ecosystems. Praise scientists for conducting a long-term research project on the environmental trends of acid rain and for raising awareness.

Rare Red Wolves Need Our Help

Rare Red Wolves Need Our Help

Red wolves once roamed freely in the southeastern United States. Yet, today they are on the brink of extinction and confined to a small scrub forest in North Carolina. The leading causes of red wolf deaths are gun-shots from hunters who mistake the small wolves for coyotes and from ranchers looking to protect their cattle. It is essential that steps be taken today to protect the few remaining red wolves before they disappear forever.