Recently, Peru initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels. This initiative will allow nearly every citizen to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Applaud this innovative solar panel program.
Recently, tens of thousands of dead eels were found on the shores of Shanghai. Many suspect that the culprit is a nearby oil refinery, although the company claims that its emissions have been lower than the legal limit. Demand an investigation of this mysterious incident so that the concerns of local citizens may be assuaged.
Agriculture officials in Hungary recently scorched 1,000 acres of corn crops grown with genetically modified (GM) seeds. Hungary’s ban on GM seeds is a protection for consumers who fear the dangerous side effects of GM foods. Please sign this petition in support of Hungary’s bold enforcement of the GM seeds ban.
In 2009, a California city was rocked by revelations of a brutal gang rape of a 15-year-old girl during a homecoming dance. Recently, two of the rapists have been convicted of felony assault and rape; thank the prosecutor for seeing some measure of justice for the victim.
An tribe in Brazil has suffered immensely at the hands of loggers. In response to tens of thousands of public requests, the nation’s military has begun to remove illegal logging operations from the reserve. Commend this course of action and promote the protection of the world’s most threatened tribe.
The Russian Federation aims to build a floating nuclear power plant to provide electricity and fresh water to its citizens. However if such a ship capsizes, it will inject radiation into the marine environment. To prevent this from happening, we must tell Russia to stop its construction: sign this petition and tell the shipyard that we don’t want this ship in our waters.
Mountaintop removal is a coal mining practice that, in addition to destroying the environment, has had negative health effects for Appalachian residents. Dozens of permits to remove mountaintops in search of coal await approval by the Obama administration. Urge the president to end the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, and protect the health of residents.
In 2012, James Holmes came into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and shot and killed many people. A memorial was held a year later to remember the victims of the massacre, while a pro-gun group held a political rally nearby. Condemn the pro-gun group for disrespecting this sensitive gathering.
A recently-passed law will place severe restrictions on Non-Government Organizations in Indonesia. In particular, it discriminates against NGOs on the basis of both religion and political philosophy, as well as places heavy restrictions on foreign organizations. Tell the government of Indonesia that it must not violate the freedoms of the Indonesian people.
Firemen who responded to an apartment fire not only rescued all human residents but also went back into the burning building to save two cats, including one who was in labor. Please thank these men for their extreme act of kindness and bravery.
Singer Nicki Minaj recently refused to wear fur during a cover shoot for a magazine. Please applaud her for denouncing the fur industry and choosing only cruelty-free options.
At a recent protest Turkish police fired teargas canisters directly at protesters, rendering many comatose and causing one protester to lose his right eye. Tell the government to mandate appropriate training for officers, and appropriately compensate the victims of this vicious attack.
President Obama nominated an openly gay man to be Ambassdor to the Dominican Republic. Many Catholic Dominicans publicly protested the nomination because of the man’s sexual orientation. Condemn this close-minded discrimination against the nominee.
A Walmart employee was recently fired after she called police to report a dog overheating in a customer’s car. Please demand Walmart correct this injustice by giving the woman back her job and compensate her fully for work missed due to her wrongful dismissal.
Coca-Cola currently participates in the Climate Savers Campaign through World Wildlife Fund. The campaign has effectively helped large companies reduce the impact of global warming on the environment. Please thank Coca-Cola for taking appropriate steps to reduce its carbon footprint.
Recently, a young woman was imprisoned in Dubai for reporting rape. She was charged with extramarital sex and consuming alcohol without permission, and faces 16 months in prison. Sign this petition to urge officials to release her.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, states have moved to restrict people’s right to vote. It is up to Congress to fix this situation. Support two congressmen who are calling for reinstatement of voter protections.
A new tool developed by scientists tracks animal movements and links them to the environmental factors influencing them. Increased data collection and analyses provided by this system have positive implications for the conservation of endangered species including Galapagos Albatrosses. Please sign this petition to congratulate scientists for their innovative efforts that improve conservation research.
Big farms are now testing machinery like the Lettuce Bot, which can do the same amount of work it takes 20 farm workers to do by hand. In an already unstable job market, more and more jobs on farms will be lost to these machines. Please urge the USDA to provide incentives to farms who employ human labor, not for the research of even more agricultural mechanization.
Male and female soldiers suffer severe and irreversible injury to their reproductive systems that render them infertile for life. Support accessible fertility treatments for wounded veterans to repay them for their service to the United States.
The Nu River is one of China’s last remaining rivers left untouched by dams. Unfortunately, plans are being made to build five hydroelectric dams on this river – a move that will destroy fish spawning grounds and force the relocation of tens of thousands ethnic minorities. Sign this petition to halt dam construction on the Nu River.
A Miami City Commissioner wants to jail the homeless in his city for the first time since 1998. Demand he drop his proposal.
In India, over 20 children died from consuming free food that was tainted by an insecticide. Please sign this petition to urge the government to better monitor food distributed to children.
Lions are being farmed for meat in the United States for sale in restaurants. Ban the sale of lion meat in the United States to preserve this dwindling species that belongs in the wild, not on your plate.
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.