Petition to Mr. Alberto Carvalho
Excuse Schools in Miami-Dade County for Global Climate Strike 09-20-2019
September 20th is the first day of an important landmark in civic history: Climate Week. Youth from all over the globe, inspired by Greta Thunberg's solo strikes, are gathering, planning, and mobilizing for the September 20th Global Climate Strike. As our current administration threatens our future and consistently rolls back environmental protections, our nation slowly slips away from a sustainable future, a future that my generation will have to clean up. Our current government is ignoring the catastrophic signals our scientists have been talking about. It is time to demand our government listen to the science behind climate change and take action for a more sustainable future. We have realized that unless we stand up for our future, make noise, demand action, our politicians will not hear us. We need to remind our government that it works for its people and not corporations, and especially not the oil industry and that unless they take action, they will not receive our votes. That is why we must fill the streets and bring attention to the climate emergency we are living to attract attention from the press and politicians. However, because Friday, September 20th is a school day, we are asking for a special dispensation so we can exercise our civic duty and join millions of youth across the globe in the global climate strike. Several of us are worried that we will be penalised by our teachers for attending this important event. Teachers and school administrators preventing students from attending will not experience the climatic effects that our generation will. With the recent statistics on climate change coming out, we fear that we might not make it to our 80s if we do not act quickly. This is why we ask you just one thing, and that is to excuse absences for attending the global climate strike. This will encourage students to fight for the future they are studying so hard to have. - Rita Blue Grinfeder and Addys Plata :) Fri, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Halls
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
Petition to Sarasota County School Board, Mitsi Corcoran, Caroline Zucker, Shirley Brown, Jane Goodwin, Eric Robinson, Bridget Ziegler
Support Excused Absences For Sarasota Students to Attend The Next Global Climate Strike
On the morning of Friday, April 24th, 2020, students from across Sarasota County will meet at the Unconditional Surrender Statue to strike for better climate policies. We understand the importance and gift of education, but first we must secure a livable future in order to broaden our skills and use them to help shape the world as graduated adults. This is why we are asking the Sarasota County School Board to: 1. Refrain from any disciplinary action against any students who participate in legitimate climate strike activities during the week April 20th-24th. 2. Designate April 24th as a no-test day to reinforce a stance of supporting such action. 3. Allow students to share information about the climate strikes in school as appropriate. 4. Meet respectfully with students when requested during this week of action and beyond to address the climate crisis within Sarasota County.
Petition to Schools
Plastics are commonly used in our daily life. we think these are big help in our community but not knowingly, they are actually harmful not just to our society but to the world. it is a big problem bcause of decomposing, plastic will take us 10 - 1000 years and plastic bottles can take 450 years for them to be decomposed. It is a problem mostly to teenagers/millennials because it is being overused and teh use of plastic products has increased significantly in the recent past. Birds, Fish, and Shellfish can mistake plastic for food when it has broken down into smaller pieces. one in three sea turtles, and around 90% of seabirds have eaten it. They can't digest plastic so their stomachs can become full, meaning they don't have enough room for actual food. It will be a bigger problem in the near future mostly for teenagers/millennials. Today, plastic is being overused and not being recycled well. In the next 10 years where plastic are not decompose yet people's health will be affected, Tons of trash will be pour out in the ocean, Animal extinction, etc. Right now, 4 out of 10 Filipino teenagers still don't know how to properly use plastic and still don't know how to recycle well. This means, 4.5 million Teenagers in the Philippines have no education when it comes to Plastic Problems. If plastic continued to be overused, Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments. Teenagers/Millennials will mostly be affected to it in the near future. Let this petition help Teenagers/Millennials to get educated to try saving our future. It's not to late.
Petition to Hamilton College, New York State House, New York State Senate, Andrew M. Cuomo
Hamilton College: Fight the Climate Crisis
We encourage Hamilton College, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees to take action to fight the climate crisis. On September 20, 2019, Hamilton College students are striking to stand in solidarity and allyship with the global movement to declare that the climate crisis is the single most urgent, universal threat we have ever faced. The solutions to the climate crisis must not only bring us to carbon neutrality quickly, but also do so in an equitable manner that respects the dignity of frontline communities, which include people of color, womxn, LGBTQ+, indingenous peoples, and those living in the most climate disaster prone areas. In the State of New York, we call upon all elected and public officials to ensure that the newly passed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act be implemented to the fullest extent possible, and that members of marginalized communities are given the strongest voices in said implementation. We thank the Board of Trustees for divesting our endowment. We call upon The Board to invest in renewable energy and ask that the College move its carbon-neutral goal from 2050 to 2030.