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.
A lack of forced reporting of missing children within the child welfare system has led to the victimization of countless children the authorities would never have known to look for in the first place. Urge the federal government to implement standards for reporting missing children in the state’s care immediately.
Improving access to electricity in third world nations can save lives, and solar energy is both transportable and environmentally friendly. Call on international banks to invest in renewable energy for people in developing countries.
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.
A man who refuses to conform to the common religious views of his region has been labeled as mentally ill and is being wrongfully detained in a mental health institution. Sign this petition and demand his immediate release.
Despite a large nuclear site’s ongoing issues with leaks and unsafe working conditions, it continues to undermine worker safety through poor communication and fear tactics. Demand that the nuclear site create a safer working environment for its employees.
Thousands of Detroit’s poor and unemployed citizens are being left without basic water services, unable to clean and bathe. Demand that services be restored to all citizens without the means to pay their bills.
Child soldiers as young as 15 have been forced to participate in Syria’s armed conflict, often working as medics, snipers and even suicide bombers. This gross mistreatment of children needs to stop immediately. Urge the President of Syria to release all soldiers under the age of 18.
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.
Rabbits in farms and slaughterhouses across Spain are forced to endure horrific abuse, often leading to broken paws, open wounds, and infections. Urge the government to implement stricter animal rights laws to help prevent the suffering of thousands of rabbits.
Recently, Luxembourg’s legislative body voted overwhelmingly to legally protect the rights of LGBT individuals to marry and adopt. Applaud their efforts to stand up for human rights.
Despite outcry from local residents, a toxic byproduct known as ‘petcoke’ is being stored in large, uncovered containers throughout working class residential neighborhoods. Petcoke dust contains toxic metals, which can cause serious health issues. Support Chicago citizens and demand that the city ban petcoke storage in residential neighborhoods.
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.
A ban on teaching creationism as science in public schools is part of an ongoing movement to separate education from church doctrine. Applaud the decision to strengthen education while supporting students’ religious freedom.
Companies are increasingly using microscopic metal particles in food and beverage products as an antibacterial agent and a color enhancer. However, this practice remains largely unregulated and its impacts on health unknown. Demand that the FDA ban the use of nanotechnology in food until its effects can be properly studied.
Schools’ overuse of forcible restraint and seclusion has drawn widespread criticism. Call on lawmakers to protect children and restrict use of these dangerous practices to true emergencies.
Gender inequality in Morocco is compounded by the Prime Minister’s appeal to women to refrain from working outside the home. Demand his immediate resignation following this sexist dismissal of women’s rights.
Employees’ low pay, lack of benefits and exposure to dangerous working conditions have helped a major footwear company rise to the top. Call on management to end this systematic exploitation.
A homeless man sleeping outside was killed by police despite posing no threat. These deadly attacks on civilians are becoming more frequent. Demand justice for this man’s family and call for improved training and other reforms to end this senseless gun violence.
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.
Bullying tactics are being used by the U.S. government to pressure a small country into buying genetically modified seeds. Urge officials to stop promoting the interests of wealthy corporations at the expense of citizens’ health.
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.
NBC refuses to run commercials for the new film Obvious Child because they contain the word ‘abortion.’ Tell NBC that its stigmatizing and silencing behavior is unacceptable.
An innovative civil rights center in Georgia has made leaps and bounds in the fight for human rights with its empathetic exhibitions that highlight injustices all around the world. Sign the petition to support CEO Doug Shipman for opening such an organization.
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.