The State of Hawaii has introduced a free mobile app that helps drivers locate electric vehicle charging stations. The app is meant to encourage drivers to switch from regular vehicles to those that use clean energy sources. Applaud the state on its innovative approach to promoting a cleaner environment.
A major university in Seattle is currently invested in oil and gas companies, which are main contributors to climate change. Pulling university funds tied up in these investments would send a strong message to the nation about progressive energy policy. Urge university officials to change the school’s portfolio so that it supports clean energy.
In Indonesia, fruit bats are sold as a cure for asthma and other illnesses. This trade has contributed to a significant decrease of fruit bats in the wild, and threatens them with extinction. Stop this practice to save fruit bat species.
Greenpeace activists recently occupied one of the oldest nuclear power plants in France to make sure President Hollande keeps his promise of decreasing France’s nuclear energy consumption. Please show your support for Greenpeace France’s efforts to condemn nuclear energy dependency.
Birds fulfill an important role as ambassadors in the relationship between humans and the environment. Congratulate leading naturalist and author Mark Cocker for publishing a new book that promotes conservation by highlighting the many ways that birds enrich the lives of humans.
Bangladesh’s factory owners see only the money they make and not the polluted waters they are responsible for creating. Their canals change color on a regular basis because of irresponsible dumping and the toxins in these water are making human beings and the wildlife sick. Sign this petition and implore the United Nations to get involved.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has drawn applause for recently rounding up more than 100 wildlife violators as part of an interstate operation. This operation involved innovative techniques utilizing the internet and working with nongovernmental organizations. Thank the government agency for its efforts in protecting wildlife and animals throughout the country.
A mining company has employed private security forces to protect its employees from environmental activists. Guards wear full camouflage, have semi-automatic weapons, and wear masks over their faces. This thuggish intimidation has to stop. Sign this petition to voice your dissent.
The precious habitat for the dwindling number of Orcas in the Puget Sound is in jeopardy. Big Coal plans to build massive coal terminals which will devastate the air, water and land. Stand up to Big Coal and their plans to destroy the environment for profit.
Alaska’s governor recently released a proposal for exploring drilling and gas development opportunities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This land is a refuge, is federally protected, and should not be ripped open for gas or drilling. Protect the wild life and native communities who depend about the environment for their livelihood.
The American Girl Doll company still sends out a significant number of catalogs, funneling unnecessary waste into the environment despite more environmentally friendly options. Tell the company to be more environmentally conscious when creating its catalogs.
Some of the most spectacular views of nature anywhere can be experienced at the Grand Canyon, but for decades, visitors have also suffered obscured views instead of crystal clear vistas, due to industrial haze from coal pollution emitted by the largest coal-fired power plant in the West — which is less than 12 miles from the park. Tell the EPA that it is time to clean up this mess.
An increase in destructive fishing practices has led to a drastic decline in blue shark populations off the Hawaiian coast. Protect these top predators by urging fisheries to reduce and limit the number of fishing vessels allowed on Hawaiian waters.
The EPA is now giving out permits for fracking without identifying the toxins and chemicals involved or setting limits on them. This poses a significant threat to the wildlife and livestock that drink from the surrounding rivers and lakes contaminated by fracking wastewater. Urge the EPA to protect animals from these dangerous toxins.
UPS is increasing fuel efficiency in its 96,000-vehicle fleet, yet the company continues to support an oil company-funded front group that fights California’s clean fuel policies. Urge UPS to stop its support of the group, and further move beyond big oil.
An energy company intends to build a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon. Environmentalists and Native American tribes alike believe that the operation will cause pollution to the local soil, air and water. Sign this petition to stop the drilling.
The use of the herbicide glyphosate around a Connecticut reservoir carries with it tremendous risk. The idea of essentially purposefully polluting a currently clean body of water makes no sense. Please lend your voice in urging that glyphosate not be used around this reservoir.
In wake of the recent tragic oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, serious regulation of Canada’s corporatized railway system is needed more than ever. With even more and more crude oil being shipped by rail through the country, citizens can no longer rely on corporate-written safety rules to ensure that what happened in Lac-Mégantic won’t happen in their own town. Urge Prime Minister Stephen Harper to impose regulation on Canada’s rails.
The U.S. Forest Service is allowing an old uranium mine to reopen in close proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, threatening groundwater supplies and exposing nearby tribes to radioactive chemicals. Demand that a new environmental impact study be conducted to reveal the potential impacts of the mine and ultimately reverse this decision.
Scuba spearfishing was recently banned in waters off of West Hawaii, negatively affecting many of the state’s fishermen. The issues the ban addresses can be solved without completely banning this practice. Urge the state to eliminate the ban in favor of alternative regulatory measures.
Antarctic coastal waters are home to a variety of unique and endangered species, but are fished more heavily every day. A new proposal could triple the area of protected waters. Urge the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Resources to protect this diverse area before it is too late.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recently signed legislation to enter the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, giving penalties to people who try to hunt, trap, or fish on banned licenses from other states. Commend Governor Hassan for taking this step against poaching.
A city in Michigan banned cars 115 years ago. To this day, residents walk, bike or ride a horse to their destinations. Applaud the city for its stance against cars and for protecting the environment.
A wealthy couple has offered to buy an auto museum in Sacramento, California only to tear it down and build another museum to house their disgusting collection of dead endangered animals from around the globe. Allowing the couple to publicly display their crimes against nature would be a shameful misrepresentation of Sacramento’s core values. Please tell Mayor Kevin Johnson to refuse the couple’s egregious offer.
The explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas could have been avoided if ammonium nitrate, a potentially explosive chemical, were classified as extremely hazardous. This chemical was stored in a wooden building without fire sprinklers and exploded after a fire started. Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt tougher safety standards for ammonium nitrate and save lives.