Environment

Protect Wildlife From Deadly Corporate Pesticide

Protect Wildlife From Deadly Corporate Pesticide

After donating $1 million to the inauguration, Dow Chemical has urged the Trump Administration to disregard scientific findings which show that pesticides such as chlorpyrifos cause harm to endangered wildlife. Sign this petition to ask the EPA to accept the science behind these studies rather than cater to polluting corporate interests.

Success: Apple Commits to Using Renewable Materials in Its Products

Success: Apple Commits to Using Renewable Materials in Its Products

Apple has announced that it will work towards ending its use of raw mined materials in all of its products. Sign this petition to thank the company for committing to a more sustainable future.

Stop Poaching Unique Endangered Fish for Expensive Gourmet Food

Stop Poaching Unique Endangered Fish for Expensive Gourmet Food

The humphead wrasse, a huge endangered coral reef fish, is being hunted to extinction in the name of luxury cuisine. Sign this petition to ban the poaching of this important and rare marine species.

Save Squirrels From Being Hit on Roadways

Save Squirrels From Being Hit on Roadways

Every year, thousands of squirrels are killed by cars. This doesn’t have to remain an issue; by building rope bridges across roadways, we could save squirrels from being killed and prevent accidents caused by drivers trying to avoid them. Please urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to build rope bridges to give squirrels a safe way to cross the road.

Clean up the Most Polluted U.S. National Park

Clean up the Most Polluted U.S. National Park

In terms of haziness and levels of ozone, California’s Sequoia National Park is one of America’s most polluted. Demand the National Parks Service do more to significantly reduce levels of unsafe pollutants in the park.

Don’t Let Gentle Manatees Go Extinct

Don’t Let Gentle Manatees Go Extinct

The manatee has been removed from the endangered species list. However, despite its increasing population, this action means that the animal may lose its protections and once again face endangerment. To ensure that the manatee can thrive, sign the petition and ask that this amazing animal be put back on the endangered species list.

Save Nocturnal Lemur From Extinction

Save Nocturnal Lemur From Extinction

The nocturnal primate known as the aye-aye is facing an unknown future. Hunting, habitat loss and superstitious beliefs threaten this creature with extinction. Please sign the petition to urge the government of Madagascar to strengthen their protections for aye-ayes.

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Stop Rampant Logging and Forest Destruction

Precious forests are being cut down at an alarming rate because of a recent law change in Poland. Sign this petition to demand that this law amendment is reversed and to ensure that trees are protected.

Save Animals From Shrinking Habitats

Save Animals From Shrinking Habitats

Housing developments are forcing animals from their homes as each bit of open space is bought up. Local wildlife deserves our protection from the ever-expanding human population. Please sign this petition to create open spaces in every neighborhood and protect animals from losing their homes.

Eliminate Fossil Fuels by 2050

Eliminate Fossil Fuels by 2050

Plans to introduce legislation to wean the United States off fossil fuels by 2050 are in full-force, despite the unfavorable political context. The bill will be presented to a highly hostile Congress, and it is aimed to stand as a compelling alternative to Trump’s plans for vigorous coal, oil, and gas extraction and pipelines crossing the country. Sign the petition to express your support to this initiative since our planet cannot wait four or eight years to get back to serious discussions on climate change.

Stop Encouraging the Use of Fossil Fuels

Stop Encouraging the Use of Fossil Fuels

The U.S. government is spending billions of dollars to support the development of carbon capture technology, using taxpayer money to prop up the fossil fuel industry rather than investing in renewable energy research and development, while still denying the facts of climate change. Sign this petition to demand an end to government funding for carbon capture technology and a shift to supporting renewable energy.

Walked around Sheung Wan area yesterday to shoot for my anti shark fins soup project, I was surprised to see these fresh shark fins being dried on the sidewalk openly on a busy street just 3 blocks from the nearest MTR exit!

Stop the Import of Shark Fins to Europe

Citizens are allowed to import up to 20 kg of shark fins for personal use due to a loophole in European legislation — this issue is contributing to the extinction of sharks throughout the world. Sign this petition to close the loophole and stop the import.

Save Tasmanian Devil and Forest From Greedy Loggers

Save Tasmanian Devil and Forest From Greedy Loggers

Tasmanian devils and their home forest are facing destruction at the hands of greedy loggers. Sign this petition to ask authorities to not sell out endangered animals and forests just for corporate profits.

Success: Cruel Cyanide Traps Halted in Idaho

Success: Cruel Cyanide Traps Halted in Idaho

After a family’s pet dog died in agony, as a result of setting off a cyanide trap set for wildlife, the Department of Agriculture banned these cruel traps in Idaho. Applaud this move and call for a permanent nationwide ban.

Stop Businesses From Wasting Paper and Destroying Forests

Stop Businesses From Wasting Paper and Destroying Forests

A third of all paper used in the U.S. goes straight to the landfill instead of being recycled. It is time for businesses to take responsibility for the huge amounts of waste they produce. Demand that businesses be required to recycle paper.

Update Sewer Systems to Keep Drugs Out of Waterways

Update Sewer Systems to Keep Drugs Out of Waterways

Baltimore’s waterways are polluted with sewage, including illicit drugs and pharmaceuticals, due to a decaying infrastructure of pipes. Sign this petition to demand the pipe system be updated before delicate ecosystems and human populations are poisoned with this waste.

Increase Zoos’ Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Species

Increase Zoos’ Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Species

About 2,500 animal species are considered critically endangered around the world. The need for conservation efforts has greatly increased and zoos are being challenged on whether they are doing enough. Education and outreach programs are the best tools currently available to get people interested and invested in the future of animals. Please sign this petition and urge zoos all around the world to step up their efforts of conservation by strengthening their education programs for visitors.

Help Students Become Good Conservationists

Help Students Become Good Conservationists

Implementing conservation courses as part of schools’ core curriculum could help children develop important skills as they learn to overcome current challenges facing wildlife conservation and develop a global awareness that will benefit world relations. Please urge the Department of Education to offer conservation courses and secure the preservation of wildlife.

Save Iconic, Adorable Chinchillas From Extinction

Save Iconic, Adorable Chinchillas From Extinction

One of the most iconic animals in South America is at risk of being exterminated by people encroaching on their mountain home. Demand the Chilean government work to restore the population of this long-endangered rodent.

Stop Planned Slaughter of 1 Million Kangaroos in Australia

Stop Planned Slaughter of 1 Million Kangaroos in Australia

One million kangaroos in Australia are about to be slaughtered under authority of the government. The killings will include babies, who are often killed via decapitation or a blow to the head. Sign this petition to demand that a nonlethal way of managing the kangaroo population is implemented instead of this brutal massacre.

Save the World’s Rarest Conifer From Extinction

Save the World’s Rarest Conifer From Extinction

The Baishan fir may be the rarest tree on Earth, with only three to five known individuals remaining on the lone Mt Baishan in China. However, as of 2014, forest clear-cutting still occurs in the small province that makes up the tree’s only known home. Demand China’s Department of Environmental Protection protect the remaining wild Baishan firs, and work to restore them as well.

Protect the Florida Bonneted Bat

Protect the Florida Bonneted Bat

The Florida bonneted bat is facing extinction due to habitat destruction. The simple designation of protected roosting areas could save countless bats and help the Florida ecosystem remain in balance.

Stop the Usumacinta Dam Project

Stop the Usumacinta Dam Project

Indigenous communities in southern Mexico and Guatemala say they could be forced from their homes by a massive dam project. Sign this petition to demand the Mexican government halt the project until proper community consultation can take place.

Tell Nike to Stop Polluting Our Waters

Tell Nike to Stop Polluting Our Waters

Plastic microfibers numbering in the millions of trillions are polluting our waterways and threatening aquatic ecosystems and human health. Tell Nike, the world’s largest clothing producer, to end its use of petrofibers in its apparel to protect our oceans and those that rely on them for survival.

Demand China Divest from Coal

Demand China Divest from Coal

Despite the catastrophic, if not apocalyptic, warnings that scientists have been giving the world for decades, China continues to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a breakneck pace. And despite recent gains in renewable energy production, coal investment in China still amounts to many billions of dollars. Demand the Chinese government stop undermining its own gains in low-carbon energy, and divest from coal completely.

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