Solar power will now be the default generation resource for Austin, Texas, thanks to a new plan that focuses on climate concerns as well as economic considerations. Congratulate Austin for its tremendous progress in the transition to renewable energy resources.
Three activists have been abducted by a rebel militia group for documenting human rights violations. The militia is holding the human rights advocates on false charges and refuses to release them. Urge government officials to ensure the activists’ immediate release.
New York State has some of the highest trafficking of rhino, elephant, and mammoth ivory. Recently, new restrictions and harsher penalties have been implemented to stop the sale of ivory products in New York. Thank Governor Cuomo for signing this new law in one of the largest ivory markets in the U.S.
The passenger pigeon has been extinct for one hundred years, and the ones at fault for their disappearance are humans. Remember these vibrant birds so other species can be protected from extinction.
Four black youths were expelled from their school for making a rap music video. This move is extremely discriminatory and does not warrant expulsion. Demand that these students be reinstated immediately.
More than three billion people survive on just $2.50 or less per day. Help end extreme poverty and hunger, so that children and families can thrive.
The world’s largest food and beverage company is under attack for pillaging communities’ water supplies with no regard for the environmental cost. Areas plagued by drought are especially hard-hit. Demand that the company abandon its predatory practices.
Gay pride parades often have the reputation of being a place to party, rather than a place to gain acceptance of different types of families. Praise Oakland’s family-friendly gay pride parade as a milestone for the LGBTQ community.
The shipping of crude oil is incredibly dangerous as it is an extremely unstable substance. Stabilization is a process that can improve its safety by removing most of the volatile gasses, but it is not currently required by any state or federal law. Urge the federal government to mandate stabilization of crude oil in order to make shipping less hazardous.
In addition to health and environmental dangers, there is growing evidence that fracking increases seismic activity. Home to the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones, Illinois cannot allow this industry within its borders. Sign this petition to stop fracking now.
Many believe that to eliminate waste, we must eliminate consumption. One company is proving this theory wrong as they work to repurpose waste that would otherwise sit in a landfill, finding a way to recycle everything from chip bags to diapers. Sign the petition to thank this company for their efforts.
A fracking advertisement was recently struck down for its numerous false statements regarding an energy shortage and reducing greenhouse gases. Thank the agency responsible for pulling the plug, as the public shouldn’t be misled about this dirty operation.
A terrorist group responsible for the death of two American journalists and thousands of other innocent lives must be stopped. Urge the International Criminal Court to try the group for crimes against humanity to stop the violence and killing.
Thousands of seniors are in danger of losing crucial healthcare benefits that pay for expensive medical bills. Don’t let seniors be stranded by misguided Medicare cuts.
A barbaric annual tradition allows for a brutal dolphin and whale hunt that endangers both the environment and the health of those who consume the meat. Call for an end to this tradition immediately.
The third-largest cigarette maker in the U.S. has issued a new policy banning animal testing. Thank those responsible for keeping live animals out of tobacco testing procedures.
The United States has banned the capture of bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico and in the western Atlantic. The country should be praised for this commitment to saving these apex predators of the sea, as they are essential to bringing balance to our ecosystem.
Two zoos have decided to sell two types of ice cream: one using environmentally destructive palm oil and one without it. Tell the zoos to support wildlife habitats by only selling sustainable ice cream.
A worker was recently injured in an explosion at BP’s largest refinery. BP is notorious for taking shortcuts and neglecting safety; stricter regulations must be imposed to prevent any further disasters or harm to workers.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in middle and low-income countries around the globe. Pledge to help cure and prevent cancer worldwide.
Monarch butterfly numbers have declined 90%, and now this iconic species is on the verge of extinction. Help protect these beautiful butterflies before it is too late.
Forty-six mines were found operating with illegal licenses, possibly posing a safety hazard to the miners and the environment. Urge the President to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation of the mine’s policies and facilities to ensure that the mines don’t threaten workers’ health.
An indigenous tribe is at risk of losing their homes thanks to a greedy palm oil company that plans to develop their ancestral land. Stop this company from violating these people’s rights and destroying their livelihood.
The closure of dozens of abortion clinics was recently blocked by a federal judge. Praise the decision, which will keep reproductive services accessible to hundreds of thousands of women.
A woman drowned four innocent puppies in her toilet after her landlord instructed her to get rid of them. Demand a fitting punishment for this cruel and heartless crime.