Petition to Whole Foods, John Mackey
Stop Deforestation in Indonesia & Malaysia - Ask Whole Foods to ban Palm Oil
Palm oil is used in most packaged foods today. The production of palm oil, primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia causes massive deforestation and destruction of the habitat of elephants, tigers and orangutans. The burning of forests in order to plant palm oil farms releases enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, which increases climate change and global warming. Often orangutans are burned alive in trees. Whole Foods sets a precedent for healthy food and eating habits. We ask that they set another precedent by demanding that their suppliers switch to other, more sustainable oils for their products. We understand that there may be a slight increase in a product's cost, and as consumers, we are fine with that. The climate and the health of all species is far more important. For more information about palm oil and climate change and what YOU can do, watch new film Before The Flood, it's streaming online for free!
Petition to U.S. Senate, Bernie Sanders, Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate Comittee on Environment & Public Works
Don't Let Scott Pruitt Dismantle the EPA
Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic set on dismantling the EPA, has been nominated to head the EPA. We are petitioning the U.S. Senate to keep him from taking that position. Scott Pruitt, an outspoken skeptics of climate change, represents a serious threat to the future of global climate change and cooperative efforts to prevent catastrophic and irreversible damage to the health of the planet. Regardless of political affiliation, we as Americans have a responsibility to ourselves, to future generations, and to the rest of the world to work towards a clean and sustainable United States. It is absolutely critical that our country does not waste four valuable years deregulating fossil fuels and promoting coal mining and fracking. Myron Ebell, the leader of Donald Trump's EPA Transition Team, has said that he would “like to have more funding" to "combat the nonsense put out by the environmental movement.” Similarly, Scott Pruitt has claimed that the climate "debate is far from settled" and spent his time as Attorney General of Oklahoma suing the EPA over its environmental protection initiatives. These men have displayed a fundamental unwillingness to heed the unanimous warnings of the scientific community that direct and immediate action is necessary to prevent disastrous damage to the stability of the planet. We must make it clear to Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate that we will not stand for the appointment of Scott Pruitt, an ill-suited and completely unqualified candidate, to head the EPA. This petition calls for the U.S. Senate to block the confirmation of Scott Pruitt and any other climate change deniers that Myron Ebell and the transition team attempt to appoint within the EPA. U.S. Senate: do not confirm Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. He has proven himself fundamentally unfit for his proposed position, and it is unacceptable to allow him to pursue his reckless environmental agenda. It is time for the United States to lead the world in a sustainable future. Make your voice heard--this issue is too important to neglect. Watch this 47 second video if you need a reminder of just how much is at stake.
Petition to President Donald Trump
Stop President Trump and U.S. from Withdrawing from COP21 Paris Agreement
In December 2015, more than 190 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. In order for the agreement to take effect and enter into force, at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions needed to formally join the Agreement. On Setember 3, 2016, the United States and China deposited with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon their respective instruments to join the Paris Agreement, marking a significant contribution towards the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement. That action by the United States and China to formally join was a significant step towards entry into force this year with countries representing around 40 percent of global emissions having now joined and more than 55 countries having already joined or publicly committed to work towards joining the agreement by the end of 2016. (Whitehouse.org) Shortly thereafter, on October 5 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary. (Unfccc.int) The Agreement represents years of international diplomacy and hope for the millions of people across the planet imminently threatened by the impacts of climate change. It is an unprecedented achievement for the environment and one in which the United States showed extraordinary leadership. Climate change is a matter of international concern. It threatens global security and human rights across the planet. It poses a critical threat to countless natural resources. It is one of the single greatest threats humankind has ever faced. The unity demonstrated by the Paris Agreement, both in its negotiations and its ratification, are an illustration that when joined together, we are a thoughtful, powerful transnational community of citizens that can courageously and collectively work together to tackle critical global problems. The work begun in Paris must not be derailed now. It cannot be. The world cannot afford it. The United States must not withdraw from the Paris Agreement. We are asking Americans and members of the international community to join in sending a strong message to President Donald Trump that any consideration of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is unacceptable. Please sign you name and share this petition today.
Petition to Board of Supervisors of Rockingham County Virginia
Pass a Climate Change Resolution
Hundreds of governors, mayors, counties, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. have declared their intent to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions that cause climate change. We ask the government of Rockingham County, Virginia, to join them in this effort.
Petition to PT Trinusa Energy, Joko Widodo, Irwandi Yusuf
Cease the Construction of the Kluet Dam
The company PT Trinusa Energy wishes to build a dam in the Kluet River, which will destroy 443.79 hectares of protected forest. The kluet forest is the only place in the world where elephants, tigers, orangutans, and rhinos all live together. In fact, this is the last stronghold for the sumatran rhino. Less than 100 sumatran rhinos remain in the world today. We cannot afford to allow this dam to be built. Please reject this horrible project.
Petition to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia department of environmental quality
Stop the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines
My name is Donald Jones. My family has lived on interconnected farms in the beautiful hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Giles and Salem County since 1758. Two years ago, my dad George learned that fracking companies planned to destroy our family property by building a 42-inch pipeline, called the Mountain Valley Pipeline, right through the middle of our land. This pipeline would threaten our ancient mountain spring, along with hundreds of other water sources in Virginia and West Virginia. As a 1930’s farm boy, my dad knew that the most valuable commodity for life is water. He was appalled to know that his elected officers were uninformed about risks this pipeline would pose to ecosystems and water supplies all across Virginia. It has been an awful experience for us to deal with. The invasion of our land has been devastating. One day, shortly after learning that a survey was conducted on his land without his knowledge or presence, my dad had a debilitating stroke. But the pipeline has not been built yet and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has the power to stop it. This is why I’m hoping you will sign this petition asking him to reject these pipelines. My dad fought in the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy, to protect the rights of American citizens and to spread the peace and liberty guaranteed citizens here throughout the world. He was devastated when he felt that his own government was stripping his property rights away by using eminent domain for the benefit of a private corporation. There are scores of citizens all across Virginia facing the same situation with their property, their rights, their health, their heritage and their water. We are outraged by this violation of citizen rights -- but equally concerned with the certain destruction to the ecosystem and especially ancient water systems that can never be “fixed.” Together, the two pipelines would add up to nearly 1,000 miles of harm across West Virginia and Virginia, threatening hundreds of waterways. But my dad and I will keep fighting. Despite his stroke, dad knows he has an obligation to fight for our land and our rights. He has lost memory of many things but asks me how the pipeline fight is going every day. One day on his mountain, he told me he was going to fight as long as he could stand. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has the power to stand with citizens, protect our water, and reject the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Now I’m asking you, on behalf of my dad and all the other landowners and residents of communities in the path of these pipelines, to tell Governor McAuliffe right away: stop these pipelines.
Petition to Congresso Nacional, Senador Eunício Oliveira (PMDB-CE), Deputado Fábio Ramalho (PMDB-MG), Senador João Alberto Souza (PMDB-MA)
Help Brazilians to stop their president giving their forests away
We need the Amazon forest to be preserved. If the law the Brazilian government sent to the congress to get approved, 30% of the Amazon forest will be unprotected. This means 354.000 hectares. Imagine 500.000 footbal stadiums, that could protect the planet against climate change, been used for mining, cattle, logging. If this area would be a long strip of 1 meter width, it would wrap the planet 88 times. And this is not all, if this law is approved, the crimes of ilegal logging of wood and mining are going to be pardoned in all forests in Brazil. We people of all nationality are people of this planet. We and urge the Brazilian Congress to do all they can to protect Brazilian forests. Stop the project PL8107 -- #NenhumHectareaMenos
Petition to North Dakota Governor, North Dakota State House, North Dakota State Senate, John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Heidi Heitkamp, Terrry Dwelle M.D., M.P.H.T.M. State Health Officer, Chuck Hyatt, Doug Burgum
Protect Theodore Roosevelt National
Park From Oil Refinery Complex
The National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association and Coalition to Protect America's National Parks oppose what is perceived as a direct threat to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Class 1 Air Quality Standards, water quality and image.The Meridian Energy Group has convinced North Dakota's elected officials to rezone more than 725 acres of farmland, located off the eastern border of TRNP's southern unit, to industrial use in order to house their proposed petroleum refinery, a pipeline to this refinery and a BNSF loading terminal.Pictured above is a view of the proposed refinery site from within TRNP southern border, upon Buck Hill. A view many visitors of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota's top tourist site and favorite destination of Teddy himself, enjoy. The only thing keeping smoke stacks from billowing within this view is a final approval from the North Dakota Department of Health. An approval Meridian is confidet in recieving within "120-150 days."The NPS, the CPANP and NPCA not only appose the construction because it would threaten TRNP's Class 1 Air Quality Standard, which is protected under the Clean Air Act. They also fear the refinery, along with the industrialization of the area, will destroy the atmosphere the park offers. Truck traffic will also increase, most certainly adding to traffic accidents and other dangerous situations. In turn, they say it will likely effect the image, feel and visitation of the park in a negative way.Please join these organizations and many others in standing up to Meridian Energy. Stop this refinery in its tracks before it's too late!