Plastic microbeads contained in many popular exfoliating skin treatments, soaps and cosmetics are harmful to the environment, tainting our water supply and poisoning fish populations. Thank the California State Assembly for passing a bill that bans the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.
A developer plans to dam a river in Laos that is home to rare and threatened dolphins. The project could drive the animals to extinction and destroy local fisheries, forcing millions of people into poverty. Demand plans to build this environmentally destructive dam are abandoned.
Recently, permits have been issued to drill for oil in an otherwise untouched portion of the Amazon rainforest. Please sign this petition to decry this decision to add to environmental pollution at the expense of our precious natural resources.
Government officials have partnered with a leading conservation group to protect the Brazilian Amazon now and for future generations. Thank everyone involved in the project for their efforts on behalf of the rainforest.
Concerned citizens still struggle to find unbiased information about the effects of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Call on environmental officials to conduct a comprehensive study on any potential impacts to affect the US West Coast.
Elephants forced to perform for human entertainment endure severe suffering, spending their lives in cramped cages and receiving beatings if they fail to properly fulfill their duties. Praise one animal welfare group for pressuring a business to abandon its plans to use performing elephants.
The Fender’s blue butterfly was once thought extinct. Having been rediscovered, the species is now considered endangered and in need of serious conservation efforts on its behalf. Praise one researcher for working hard to reestablish a new population of these butterflies in the wild.
Whole Foods has taken a proactive approach to reduce food waste by converting food scraps into organic liquid fertilizer that is then sold to local farmers and gardeners. Applaud the major grocery chain for working toward greater environmental sustainability.
A drug used on livestock in Europe and India has the potential to devastate the native bird population. Sign this petition and urge the European parliament to ban this drug to ensure the survival of our avian species.
A company wants to produce up to 60,000 barrels of oil per day, at untold cost to the environment. Demand that its application be denied so as to protect both human and environmental health.
Ecosystems across the country are being damaged by invasive plant and animal species. What most people don’t know is that many of these invaders are edible. Raise awareness of edible invasive species as a way to reduce their impact on the environment.
Replacing the asphalt and concrete on U.S. roadways and sidewalks with solar panels would turn them into energy generators and help clean the air. Urge the president to reduce our carbon footprint by supporting energy saving solar-powered panels.
The sage-grouse is an incredibly unique bird known for its fascinating mating dance. The bird lives in the wide open spaces of the American West, along with a magnificent variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, pronghorn and golden eagles. However, the sage-grouse’s population has plummeted recently, with more than half of its habitat lost. There is little time left for the sage-grouse — we must ensure responsible protections for the bird and its habitat now.
Palm oil production is one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction, threatening the last remaining home of orangutans. Demand that PepsiCo, which uses hundreds of thousands of tons of palm oil a year, buy only sustainable and ethically sourced palm oil for its products.
A moratorium on oil drilling in the Amazon Rainforest has been lifted, opening the environment up to devastation. Demand that the moratorium be renewed to protect these precious forests as well as the diverse wildlife that calls them home.
Over 100 million sharks are killed every year due to commercial fishing. Without large-scale conservation efforts many shark species will go extinct. Applaud one territory for creating a massive shark sanctuary that will ban shark fishing and the sale of shark products.
Seventeen European bison were recently released into the wild, marking an important milestone from a species that was once extinct in its natural habitat. Take action to commend the group responsible for releasing and conserving these rare animals.
Plant-eating pests are wreaking havoc on new growth in cities due to lack of diversity in urban landscaping design. Demand that cities plant a greater diversity of species to more closely resemble nature and protect urban plants from being eaten alive.
A town’s leaders will soon decide whether or not to control the Canada goose population by brutally murdering them. Demand the town put a stop to these senseless killings and adopt a more humane solution.
A new generation of genetically modified corn and soy is about to be approved by the U.S. government. These crops lead to greater use of dangerous chemicals, the development of more herbicide-resistant weeds, genetic contamination of neighboring crops, and severe economic impacts on other farmers. Biotech crops are dangerous to humans and the environment and must be stopped.
The mellow sea otter spends much of its life in water, where it eats, sleeps, hunts, mates and gives birth. But a changing climate is destroying its habitat and threatening the otter’s food source. In order to protect this adorable aquatic mammal, we must save the otter’s habitat and ecosystem from destruction.
Humans kill approximately 100 million sharks each year, and as a result more than half of all sharks are threatened with extinction. However, a prohibition on the shark fin trade is about to be overturned by the U.S. government. Demand President Obama protect our sharks and maintain strict shark fining prohibitions.
Hundreds of sea lions are being brutally slaughtered for eating endangered salmon. Although sea lions are a federally protected species, two states have been authorized to legally execute almost 500 sea lions. Demand NOAA Fisheries end these unjust executions.
Rescuers often have trouble finding tornado victims because the devastation wipes away landmarks. A new app is making rescue operations smoother, and the creator should be praised for his efforts.
President Obama has successfully made the Organ Mountains in New Mexico into a national monument, protecting it from mining efforts, and allowing future generations to enjoy the landscape. For responding quickly to this issue, the president should be applauded and thanked.