Tell Amazon to Stop Using Coal to Power Technology

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Target: Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos

Goal: Power data storage system using clean energy, rather than coal.

The drastic increase in technology since the beginning of the 21st century has resulted in a corresponding increase in energy demands. Amazon.com, one of the leaders of the tech industry, could serve as a leader in the green energy movement, but is currently ranking at the bottom of the list for environmentally friendly businesses. The company currently operates the data storing “cloud” system using coal power, which plays a significant role in climate change and is one of the major causes of asthma in young children.

In a recent study conducted by Greenpeace, Amazon.com got failing marks in all areas except data center energy efficiency, where it barely passed with a “D”.  While other companies such as Apple and Twitter also scored low in the rankings, companies such as Facebook and Google received praise from the organization, due in large part to consumers putting pressure on these companies to be greener.

Tech companies like Amazon.com have made our lives so much easier in the last 20 years. However, the cost of this development is threatening the health of the planet and the people on it. Now it is time to ask them to help make the world a little cleaner.  Sign this petition and tell Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos that consumers are ready for Amazon to be a leader in the clean energy movement by progressing away from coal power and toward healthier, greener means of energy production.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Bezos,

Amazon.com is one of the leaders of the tech industry, and it is now time for the company to become a leader in the green energy movement also.

Data centers that are run off of coal power are harmful to local environments and to the consumers that these products are trying to reach.  Coal power plants are directly responsible for vast amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, and can lead to acid rain and an increase in hazardous air pollutants.  In the US alone, particle emissions from these plants are believed to affect over 30,000 people a year with either heart or asthma-related illnesses.

As a leader in the tech field, Amazon.com could be a catalyst for change and an icon of the green energy movement. I urge you to help all people breathe a little easier by cutting your dependence on coal and creating a company-wide platform for healthier, cleaner means of energy production.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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