Environment

Help Developing Countries Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

Help Developing Countries Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

Developing nations are most at risk from the worsening impacts of climate change. Industrialized countries were built through decades of burning fossil fuels which also warmed the planet. Sign the below petition calling on wealthy members of the United Nations to fulfill their moral duty to support developing countries’ adoption of renewable energy and preparation for future climate change impacts.

Stop the Looming Bee Apocalypse

Stop the Looming Bee Apocalypse

Bees are vanishing around the world because of toxic pesticides known as neonicontinoids. China, the second largest producer of food in the world, has not restricted the use of these poisons at all. Demand the Chinese government do more to save the bees.

Stop Selling Endangered Fish for Food

Stop Selling Endangered Fish for Food

Endangered fish are being captured and sold in grocery stores. Sign the petition and demand that tougher regulations be enacted to prevent the endangered species from being sold as food.

Save the Rare Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo

Save the Rare Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo

The Sumatran ground-cuckoo is a nearly-extinct bird native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. With only 40-700 individuals of this species left in the wild, it is clear that more needs to be done to protect them for posterity. Call on the Indonesian government to protect this unique species.

Success: Congress Rejects Massive Proposed Cut to EPA Budget

Success: Congress Rejects Massive Proposed Cut to EPA Budget

Congress has indicated it will not implement a proposed 31 percent budget cut to the Environmental Protection Agency. This would have eliminated 50 agency programs and severely hampered the country’s ability to address climate change. Sign the below petition applauding this bipartisan stand against the Trump Administration.

Don’t Pollute Drinking Water for Millions

Don’t Pollute Drinking Water for Millions

The Delaware River Water Basin supplies drinking water to about 17 million Americans, yet fracking may put the health of those citizens at risk. Sign the petition and demand that fracking in the area be banned.

Restore U.S. Parks to United Nations Reserves List

Restore U.S. Parks to United Nations Reserves List

In a recent meeting of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) program, 17 United States parks, natural refuges and research areas were removed from a list of international biosphere reserves. This decision appears to have been the result of conservative advocacy groups who have wrongly decried the reserves as a “U.N. land grab.” Ask the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to push for these sites to be reinstated so scientific research can continue.

Halt Rapid Deforestation of Earth’s “Second Set of Lungs”

Halt Rapid Deforestation of Earth’s “Second Set of Lungs”

The Congolese rainforests contain some of the world’s most bio-diverse areas, as well as one of the most effective carbon sinks on the planet. However, it is threatened by rapid deforestation and may represent the greatest loss ever suffered by nature. Demand urgent action be taken to reverse this destructive trend.

Stop Harming Earthworms With Dangerous Farming Practices

Stop Harming Earthworms With Dangerous Farming Practices

Earthworms are being killed by harmful and environmentally destructive farming methods, a practice which must be stopped. Farmers may not be aware of what they’re doing. Sign this petition for an awareness campaign explaining the farming benefits of protecting earthworms.

Oppose Closure of International Climate Change Office

Oppose Closure of International Climate Change Office

The Department of Energy has eliminated the office responsible for collaborating with foreign countries to develop clean energy technology. This action further withdraws the United States from a leadership position on climate change. Sign the below petition demanding this critical office be restored.

Ban Cancer-Causing Pesticide

Ban Cancer-Causing Pesticide

Glyphosate, a chemical found in popular pesticides such as Roundup, has been found to be a likely cause of cancer in a number of studies. Despite this, the European Union is considering extending the pesticide’s approved use for the next 10 years. Sign this petition to lend your voice to the over one million E.U. citizens who are demanding for a complete ban of this harmful chemical.

Save the Giant Armadillo

Save the Giant Armadillo

The giant armadillo is at risk for extinction, having lost almost half of its population over the past 30 years. The laws protecting them clearly aren’t doing enough. Sign this petition to provide a good protein alternative to the native people, so they don’t have to resort to eating a vulnerable species.

Support Republican Lawmaker’s Effort to Address Climate Change

Support Republican Lawmaker’s Effort to Address Climate Change

A lawmaker representing coastal Florida is breaking with fellow Republicans in strongly advocating for government action to address climate change. This includes proposing legislation to reduce climate impacts and strengthen flood infrastructure. Sign the below petition supporting this brave stance at a time when many Republican leaders question the existence of man-made climate change.

Demand H&M Cut Ties with Water-Polluting Factories

Demand H&M Cut Ties with Water-Polluting Factories

Famous clothing retailer H&M is sourcing material from seven Asian factories which have been polluting local waterways with wastewater from viscose production. Demand that this company stop buying material from these sources and that they seek more environmentally-friendly alternatives.

Protect Endangered Sea Life

Protect Endangered Sea Life

Proposed regulations that would have protected our ocean’s endangered species have been thrown out at the Trump Administration’s urging. Sign the petition and demand that the proposed regulation be reinstated.

Support Carbon Taxation to Fight Climate Change

Support Carbon Taxation to Fight Climate Change

Carbon taxation has been shown to successfully incentivize emissions reduction and preserve economic growth. The United States is the world’s second largest emitter but has not yet implemented a carbon taxation policy. Sign the petition urging Congress to consider adopting a market-friendly, revenue-neutral taxation proposal.

Oppose Trump’s Drastic Cuts to Renewable Energy

Oppose Trump’s Drastic Cuts to Renewable Energy

Trump is seeking to dramatically cut renewable energy. A bipartisan group of former energy officials have warned this would critically damage America’s energy future. Sign the below petition urging Congress to reject this attempt at undermining clean energy.

Success: France Offers Grants for Americans Fighting Global Warming

Success: France Offers Grants for Americans Fighting Global Warming

While the Trump administration has threatened the work of many climate scientists and other researchers in the U.S., the French president is taking action and offering grants for those working to fight global warming. Sign this petition to applaud President Macron’s decision which fulfills his previous campaign promises.

Protect New York City’s Mass Transit From Climate Change

Protect New York City’s Mass Transit From Climate Change

New York City’s iconic subway system is increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Flooding and urban heat extremes will continue to get worse over the coming years, posing many serious problems to the city’s transportation network. Demand the city government invest more in protecting its transportation infrastructure from the effects of global warming.

Don’t Allow Oil Companies to Assault Marine Life

Don’t Allow Oil Companies to Assault Marine Life

Five oil and gas companies has asked the Trump administration to allow them to conduct offshore seismic testing which could separate young whales from their mothers or prevent dolphins from feeding. Tell officials handling this proposal that this is a bad deal for wildlife and America’s eastern seaboard.

Save Endangered Penguin Species From Extinction

Save Endangered Penguin Species From Extinction

New Zealand’s yellow-eyed penguin population has been in a slow decline for almost two decades, and a major factor in this is the use of gill nets by fisheries. We must not only save these birds, but phase out the use of gill nets entirely. Sign this petition to save this species from complete extinction.

Don’t Make Climate Denier the Justice Department’s Lead Environment Attorney

Don’t Make Climate Denier the Justice Department’s Lead Environment Attorney

An attorney who worked to protect corporate polluters like BP has been nominated by Trump to be the top Justice Department environmental lawyer. Confirming this nominee would tip the scales in favor of industry at the expense of public safety and environmental health. Sign the below petition urging the Senate to reject this nominee.

Don’t Give Cars a Free Pass to Pollute

Don’t Give Cars a Free Pass to Pollute

Big auto companies want to do away with important public health protections, and certain Republican lawmakers are on board. If passed, the proposed legislation will slow development of fuel efficient vehicles and increase greenhouse gas emissions. Sign the below petition calling on Senate leadership to withhold their support for this measure.

Save Endangered Gorillas from Illegal Mining

Save Endangered Gorillas from Illegal Mining

Republicans in Congress are trying to repeal a law that protects endangered wildlife from conflict mineral mining. Sign this petition to demand Congress protect wildlife like the critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla, rather than encourage its destruction just for increased corporate profits.

Protect Public Health From Harmful Car Exhaust

Protect Public Health From Harmful Car Exhaust

Cars produce more than 300 million tons of pollution every year, and Ohio is one of the most polluted states. Now lawmakers want to end mandatory checks for harmful emissions. Sign this petition to keep city air safe for everyone.

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