climate action

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Petition to Sarasota County Board of Commissioners

Sarasota Students Demand County Transition to 100% Renewable Energy: READY FOR 100!

Across the nation, people are realizing that modernizing our communities with 100% clean and renewable energy will help create jobs and boost local economies. Cities like Aspen, CO, Greensburg, KS, and Burlington, VT, have already achieved 100% clean energy. Solar prices have rapidly declined in the past five years. Renewable energy is already the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation and is a major U.S. employer with 3.3. million Americans now working in the industry. Solar installer and wind technician are the two fastest growing jobs in America. Clean energy jobs offer higher wages than the national average, and are widely available to workers without college degrees, according to new Brookings Institution research. In a recent national survey of U.S. adults, 83% of respondents said they support a goal of 100% clean energy. Since 2016 over 165 cities and counties (including the City of Sarasota) and 8 states have passed 100% clean energy commitments. Because of these commitments over 1 in 4 Americans now live in a community that has pledged to provide clean energy, good paying jobs and a healthy environment and economy for its citizens. By signing this petition, I add my voice to the majority and convey to the elected officials in Sarasota County, North Port, Venice and the City of Sarasota, that it is time to pass a resolution (uphold commitment if in City of Sarasota) that establishes time-bound goals of no later than 2045 to achieve 100% clean energy for our entire community. For even greater impact please take a minute to copy and paste this petition, sign and email it your local elected official in your district. Thank you – The Sarasota Ready for 100 Campaign Volunteers and Sarasota Students 4 Climate Team

Sarasota Students 4 Climate
287 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Buffalo Common Council

Declare A Climate Emergency in Buffalo, NY!

What do we want? CLIMATE JUSTICE! When do we want it? NOW!  In the face of the global pandemic and the recent social uprisings to demand racial justice, we know that now more than ever we must address the climate crisis through equitable and sustainable policies to ensure security now and for future generations. After last September’s Climate Strike, we started our campaign to Declare a Climate Emergency and pass a Climate Resolution here in Western NY. Although 2020 has been a challenge, we have continued virtually rallying, meeting with our elected officials and now we need your support more than ever!  Last June, the boldest climate bill in the country, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, was ratified by the NYS legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo. It outlines a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, and promises a minimum 35% of funding will be directed to historically disadvantaged, low income, and frontline communities. With a Climate Resolution as a first step for Buffalo, we not only expect to see these goals reached, but exceeded here in Western NY.  The International Panel on Climate Change released its 5th report in 2018 which details that we have roughly 10 years to enact serious political and social change to avoid a devastating climate catastrophe - however the challenges are here now - the COVID-19 health crisis, severe weather surges, and our vulnerable communities continue to suffer. Please take action NOW by signing below to urge Buffalo Common Council to pass a Climate Resolution and bring Climate Justice to WNY! Sign up for our mailing list to support upcoming actions for this campaign by clicking HERE

Western New York Youth Climate Council
2,738 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to New Haven Board of Alders, Justin Elicker, New Haven Board of Education

Increase Climate Education and Action in New Haven Public Schools

As the threat of the climate crisis continues to grow, it is increasingly vital to prepare the next generation to fight it. In accordance with the City of New Haven’s passage of the Climate Emergency Resolution, New Haven schools must respond to this issue through increased climate education and action. Schools need to take an interdisciplinary approach to teach students about the climate crisis in order to ensure a well-rounded climate education. Climate change is not just a scientific issue, it is an issue that will affect all areas of life. Thus, students must learn about climate education not only in science class, but also in other subject areas. By implementing climate education through standard teaching practices and project-based learning, schools will give students the opportunity to formulate their own ideas surrounding solutions to climate change. Students will also have the chance to discover different climate issues they are passionate about and increase their knowledge surrounding them. Thus, climate education opens doors for various career paths and opportunities. Additionally, it is equally important for New Haven Schools to increase their action surrounding the climate crisis. Different areas of the school’s functioning must reflect efforts to combat climate change. It is crucial that schools reflect a commitment to reducing greenhouse gasses in their operations. The list of positive impacts of pursuing the above goes on and on. Most importantly, students will be thoroughly informed about numerous aspects of a real crisis that we cannot stall to act upon. Well informed students create a well-informed population, thus fostering an atmosphere of truth and support surrounding the climate crisis and solutions.  Few districts have implemented an inter-departmental approach to the climate emergency. New Haven can become one of the nation’s leaders in climate education.     

New Haven Climate Movement
1,071 supporters