Target: Neal DeSnoo, Secretary of the Berkeley Energy Commission
Goal: Reduce dangerous climate change by encouraging decreased gasoline consumption
In order to reinforce the state’s study that carbon emissions do indeed contribute to climate change effects, Berkeley Energy Commission will vote on an ordinance that calls for stickers cautioning gas pumpers to reduce their consumption. If the commission approves the ordinance, Berkeley will be the first city to mandate stickers that will state: “global warming caused by CO2 emissions poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California.” Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco and Canada are both taking note of Berkeley’s step to lessen its carbon footprint in this creative way.
A project called the 350 Beyond the Pump campaign in the Bay Area seeks to spread awareness about the problem of carbon emissions by reminding people that they have the ability to be a part of the solution.
Please sign the petition below and urge the Berkeley Energy Commission to help drive people to take action against climate change.
Dear Berkeley Energy Commission,
Climate change is a pressing issue that is acknowledged as such by the state of California. Stickers warning of the impact that each individual has on the environment can reform consumer behavior at the pump by providing them with the power to combat the effects of climate change in their community.
Your consideration of the use of stickers for gas stations has inspired San Francisco and Canada to perhaps soon implement a similar project. Please encourage the people of Berkeley to be more conscientious about their carbon emissions. I strongly urge you to implement the use of climate change stickers at gas stations throughout the city and to encourage others to adopt the same method, thereby spreading awareness of climate change.
[Your Name Here]
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