Petition to United Nations Environment Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Uni
Fight for the Amazon
Officials say the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the rising number of fires in the region. So far this year, almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE. That marks an 83% increase from 2018 and the highest number on record since 2013, Reuters reported. With this petition we hope to have our voices heard. We demand that our leaders acknowledge that we want change, we want action, we want the Amazon, our planets lungs, protected. The Amazon is crucial to the stability of the world’s climate. Brazil’s president recently opened the rainforest to ranching, farming and mining. Indigenous populations and our global environment are potentially at risk.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Go #AllinforClimateAction NOW - #Climate Emergency
Time is running out for our planet. And as the Amazon “the lungs of our planet” burn before our eyes, we must act now to fight climate change or doom this and future generations into an age of extinction. The next generation may never see the Amazon rainforest, coral reefs, or a polar bear. But the spectacular biodiversity existing on our planet, our home, is more than just beautiful, it is what keeps us alive. Our destruction of ecological life support systems will literally kill us all. My name is Cynthia Leung and I am a high school student from Brooklyn. I first started getting involved with the movement during the UN's High-Level Political Forum when I learned about the linkages that climate change can have with multiple important topics. Having the Climate Change Summit in the New York UN Headquarters is extremely important for the American climate action movement. In fact, since the summit will be in New York, we need to utilize our voices to make sure our message is heard loud and clear by world leaders in September. Being one of many youth climate activists proves that young people will continue to advocate and protest until we have definite plans for climate change because our futures are at risk. My generation and millions of young people from all over the world, are skipping school, university or work, taking to the streets and protesting your inaction on climate change. The time to act is now and we have one month to add our voices to call for strong, unified climate action from our government. Add your voice today if you want to hear our world leaders’ plans to mitigate emissions by 2020, and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century! This September, world leaders will unite in NYC for the UN Climate Change Summit. And young climate leaders from around the globe will be there to deliver the world’s biggest call-to-action! We demand that they come up with bold, ambitious, definite and effective climate and environmental action plans. Great-Britain and Ireland have already headed our call and declared a climate emergency. We urgently need more countries to stand up to protect their people, animals, and OUR planet. Let’s face the truth. Radical transformational change is imperative in safeguarding our future and future generations. IPCC’s 2018 report emphasizes that we need major transformation, especially since we are now off track in limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees celsius. And global political and business leaders hold the key to the transformational change we urgently need. We, the youth of today, are holding them accountable through direct action and we expect the powerful to take responsibility to deliver a sustainable future for all. World leaders should no longer ignore tens of thousands on the streets. In the moments leading up to September and the meeting of the powerful, we’ll mobilize internationally to get world leaders to take climate action! When leaders of the world unite in New York City in September, we will be there and we will deliver, the world’s most signed call-to-action! Until then, we are watching them carefully. We will not go down without a fight. We will keep rising until governments will act. And when September comes, we will be there! This petition is part of an international campaign. You find all petitions here: www.change.org/allinforclimateaction Please support our campaign and join us! Sign this, if you are also #AllinforClimateAction! Please follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/allinforclimateaction/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allinforclimateaction/
Petition to Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Georgia State Senate, Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, Brian Kemp
Lets stop plastics choking our oceans--and harming people AND nature
Did you know that 300 million tons of plastic are sold each year and that 90% of that is thrown away? Did you know that a huge percentage of those plastics end up in our landfills, our oceans, our wildlife and our bodies? Did you know that as plastic breaks down in our environment it can mimic human hormones and is linked to everything from breast cancer to early puberty? Is that what we want? Each segment of society bears the responsibility for this. Our corporations are making billions of dollars selling their products in disposal plastic containers but are refusing to take responsibility for what happens to the 100s of millions of plastic containers and bags that move through our global economy every single day. Our governments are unable or unwilling to take the health risks of plastic seriously and are not moving to ban single use plastics and non-recyclable products. And we are also at fault because we haven’t made the break from single use plastics even though alternatives are now on the markets. Tell our global leaders that the world can’t take much more plastic. If enough of us get behind a global ban on single use plastics, we can begin to heal our oceans, our wildlife, and our children.To World Leaders, national governments, and local legislators: 300 million tons of fossil fuel based plastic are sold each year and 90% of that is thrown away, destroying our food, our water and our health. Governments can make this happen now! They can ban single use plastics and help support a move to sustainable non-polluting, non-fossil fuel based alternatives. We call on you to immediately phase out single-use plastics, support sustainable alternatives, and tackle the billions of tons of plastics that are already in our oceans, our streams, our wildlife and ourselves. FROM EARTHDAY.ORG By signing this petition, you are telling World Leaders, National Governments, and Local legislators: I will do whatever it takes to put an end to single use plastics, including, but not limited to: Banning plastic straws, creating a plastic and/or paper grocery bag tax, bottle tax, etc. If we can do this in Georgia, we can do it for the whole nation, then the world.
Petition to UN member countries , especially those who are major trade partners of Russia &/or Brazil
Extinguish /Prevent Fires in the Arctic & the World's Rainforests
Raging forest fires have engulfed millions of acres in Siberia over a period of months now - more than 20 some million acres according to Greenpeace Russia or 11.5 million acres /4.5 million hectares according the the Russian government , an area at least the size of Europe, likely twice that Not only has forest and other habitat and wildlife being lost and human health and life put at great risk from the dense smoke , but the burning of forest, scrub and peat is emitting enormous amounts of greenhouse gas in the form of CO2 into the atmosphere. Additionally, and very importantly, the already melting Arctic permafrost (frozen soil) which has begun to melt very substantially, is thus causing suffering and displacement/a refugee crisis very likely fomented by this fire . Importantly and alarmingly, the fire has more than likely accelerated the process of dangerous release of heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere, as both CO@ and methane formerly stored in the permafrost .Additionally forest fires were allowed to be set and raged unchecked for months this Summer in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest , and are still burning in some areas. The Amazonian rainforest is one of the world's largest carbon sinks, sources of oxygen , and an important creator of world-rainfall , as well as a place with vast species diversity. and it must be adequately preserved and protected. We call upon the nation state members of the United Nations, the trade partners of Russian and Brazil , and the World community to: 1) Recognize the Arctic , and especially Siberia, as well as the world's rainforests as two of the world's greatest assets or losses in mitigating the effects of dangerous climate change, and thus the world's responsibility to protect these areas as well as possible from destructive fires and other events that cause warming , as well as carbon release and loss of carbon sinks 2) Require Russia and other countries and/or territories with areas in the Arctic to : a) extinguish all Arctic fires within the geographical boundaries of their countries to the best of their ability , with help from the international community when and if needed b) take aggressive steps to prevent large fires in the future. We ask that countries who are trade partners with Russia and other Arctic countries use trade policy, including but not exclusive to sanctions and/or import tariff for for leverage as needed 3) Require countries containing the worlds rain forests, including the Amazonian rain forest to extinguish all destructive fires within the geographical boundaries of their countries to the best of their ability . We ask that countries who are trade partners with Brazil and other countries in South America as well as Indonesia use trade policy , including but not exclusive to sanctions and/or import tariffs , and/or lack of participation in the European Union–Mercosur free trade agreement in the case of EU countries for leverage as needed 3) Adequately aid Russia and other Arctic countries or territories in extinguishing the currently burning fires immediately , as well as any future fires, by providing monetary and/or other resources such as equipment and fire-fighters as necessary 4) Adequately aid Brazil , Bolivia, Indonesia and other countries or territories with large rainforests in extinguishing any currently burning fires immediately , as well as any future fires, by providing monetary and/or other resources such as equipment and fire-fighters Sincerely, Dana J Woods and all signers of this petition
Petition to Gretchen Whitmer
Act On Our Climate Crisis - Stop the Great Lakes Oil Tunnel
Governor Whitmer was recently elected after saying she would decommission the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline that carries 23 million gallons of Canadian oil every day through the open waters of the Great Lakes. In a surprise to many, she changed course and is right now negotiating with Enbridge to move the pipeline into a proposed tunnel through the Great Lakes. Because of Michigan's legal jurisdiction over the four-mile section of pipeline in the Great Lakes, Governor Whitmer is uniquely positioned to be the first person ever to shut down an operating oil pipeline. This is the action we need, not building an oil tunnel for Line 5 that will accelerate our climate disaster. A tunnel would allow this oil pipeline to operate for another 50 to 100 years, at the very time when the world's scientists have reported that we must slash carbon emissions by half within 11 years. It would assuredly mean Enbridge would replace and expand the entire Line 5 pipeline through Michigan to carry Canada's chief export: tar sands, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel known to humans. When the oil in Line 5 makes its way to a refinery and then is burned, it spills the carbon equivalent of 21 coal-fired power plants into the atmosphere every year, making it a significant contributor to our climate crisis. This oil tunnel is the opposite of what Governor Whitmer promised on Earth Day when she said, "We are going to do everything we can to mitigate human impacts that are warming the globe and changing our climate forever." Tell Governor Whitmer building a tunnel for Canadian oil is a recipe for climate disaster. Please sign and share this petition now. THE PETITION THAT WILL BE SENT TO GOV. WHITMER Dear Governor Whitmer, An oil tunnel is a bad deal for Michigan and a terrible deal for the climate. When burned, the oil Line 5 carries releases the carbon pollution equal to 21 coal plants. If allowed to build a tunnel, Enbridge will replace and expand the entire length of Line 5 to carry the most carbon-intensive fuel known to humans: tar sands. Please put our children’s future first and follow through on your promise to lead on climate. Take action now to decommission Line 5, and do not make an oil tunnel deal with Enbridge. SincerelyYour Name
Petition to City Council
Ban Gas Leaf Blowers in Walnut Creek
Gas leaf blowers have been banned in 30 California cities for their excessive noise, toxic pollution and terrible health impacts to the community and the workers who operate them. Walnut Creek prides itself as a sustainable, livable community, yet we continue to allow the use of this dangerous equipment in our schools, public spaces and neighborhoods. We are petitioning the City Council to follow 30 other California cities and ban the operation of gas powered leaf blowers in our community to improve our health, our air and our quality of life.
Petition to Sonoma County City Councils and Board of Supervisors
Support Equitable Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County!
Record-setting heat waves, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, vanishing glaciers, thawing permafrost, disintegrating ice sheets, rising sea levels, dying coral reefs, extinction of species – the disasters we are now witnessing are but a preview of more devastating impacts to come. The governments of all nations on Earth acknowledge the consensus view of the world’s scientific community: we are facing a climate crisis that requires, “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” We simply cannot delay. We must immediately respond to the challenge of restoring a safe climate system with an understanding that we all rise or fall together! But let’s not just look at this as a battle to be waged! Let’s imagine the kind of world we want to create! Let’s start planning a Just Transition to a vibrant, resilient, people-centered, climate-adapted world -- with clean air, jobs, and justice for all! An Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution is an action passed by a City Council or Board of Supervisors that commits the city/County to: Acknowledge the existence of a climate emergency. Elevate climate issues to the highest priority in all city/County goal-setting. Evaluate all policies, projects, purchases, and priorities through the lens of climate impact. Set a goal of zero net emissions within ten years and annually track and publicly report progress toward that goal. Update its General Plan and other guiding documents in accordance with the goals of mitigation, drawdown, adaptation, and social justice. Create a new entity in their jurisdiction to oversee ongoing climate-related efforts. Educate and engage all city/County employees and all community members on the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for “…rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” Encourage the active participation of the entire community, including our marginalized and disenfranchised members who will be the most heavily impacted by climate change, in a Just Transition toward a resilient future. We ask all the cities in Sonoma County -- and the County of Sonoma -- to join the City of Petaluma and over 960 jurisdictions worldwide [as of 8-21-19] and over 7,000 colleges and universities in passing an Equitable Climate Emergency Resolution and signaling their sincere commitment to an equitable, livable future for all. This petition will be presented to city councils around Sonoma County and to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in support of all Equitable Climate Emergency Resolutions. Please note that any money that you "chip in" after you click on the petition flows to change.org and only benefits Sonoma Climate Mobilization indirectly!
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States
Urgent: Climate Restoration Emergency Action (CREA)
The clock is ticking. We can work together to restore a healthy climate for all of humanity now and for future generations. It’s time for worldwide Climate Restoration Emergency Action to ensure that humans can survive on Earth. Simply put, we must return atmospheric CO2 to safe pre-industrial levels by 2030 and restore Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and resulting disastrous methane emissions. The sixth mass extinction is under way and the scientists report that climate emergency is spiraling out of control--imminently threatening our survival. Climate restoration won’t be easy--in fact it will be the most challenging endeavor humanity has ever undertaken, but it can and urgently must be done, as fast as possible. Build A Movement 2020 is mobilizing movements, coalitions, organizations, and people to join together in a shared commitment taking urgent Climate Restoration Emergency Action to restore a safe and healthy climate to ensure the survival of humanity, now and for future generations. We are committed to mobilizing the full capabilities of the federal government, local governments, universities, academics, faith- based groups, and the private sector. Everyone, everywhere is urgently needed to deploy Climate Restoration Emergency Action. We are committed to taking action today and everyday! We will not wait. We will send letters, make calls, and organize mass peaceful non-violent demonstrations to insist that the President of the United States, Presidential Candidates, Congress, and local governments take Climate Restoration Emergency Action as quickly as possible. We are committed to demanding that our elected officials in federal, state, county, and city governments and Presidential Candidates to launch Climate Restoration Emergency Action as fast as possible: We demand that our leaders pass legislation and launch a massive mobilization of people, resources, and companies on a global scale larger and faster than that of World War II for Climate Restoration Emergency Action to restore a safe and healthy climate for future generations as soon as possible. As Winston Churchill said, “Nothing matters except victory in the existential struggle.“ We demand that our leaders support holding emergency sessions to design and launch bold Climate Restoration Emergency Action to ensure the survival of all of humanity and future generations; We demand that our leaders don’t just “talk the talk, they must take bold action, now!” We invite all justice-hearted Americans to join together in a National People’s Assembly that will enable the American people to ensure the bold implementation of climate restoration.