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 Clemson University
Get Clemson to act on climate change!
To: President Clements and Clemson University Administration From: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Members of the Clemson Community According to a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we must limit the warming of the earth to no more than 1.5 °C in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis. Clemson University has not taken a strong stance on this issue, despite being a renowned institution of higher learning. We want to express our strong support for the university to uphold the following: Clearly and publicly recommit to and uphold the goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. In 2011, the Sustainability Action Plan was created to carry out the goals of the University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The plan highlighted the necessary steps the university should take to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The administration has made steps in the right direction by committing to build a solar canopy over parking lot R6 and creating the Sustainability Commission, among other actions. We commend the university on taking these first steps, but even more action is required. By officially recommitting to the carbon neutrality goal, Clemson University will pave the way for the 750 other signatories of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment of 2007. As an influential institution, our actions set an example for other colleges and universities worldwide. We thank you for your support and leadership and stand ready to work with you to achieve this goal. The student body is prepared to do its part — stand with us to help protect our future.
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 Editor of the Fargo Forum
We support students in the climate strike
Editor of the Fargo Forum: We, the undersigned residents of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, offer our full support to all students going on school climate strike on 11 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Fargo City Hall. We implore local teachers and administrators in area schools not to stand in the way of students wishing to protest on this most important of issues. Students have every right to be angry about the threat to the planet’s future and we are inspired by students’ courage in standing in solidarity with other school pupils taking action all around the world. Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old girl, started striking in September, 2018 and has since then gained followers globally, protesting about the lack of awareness, action or concern We believe this action will put pressure on our authorities, government and media to inform people about the true scale of ecological disaster and put pressure on them to cooperate globally, as children are doing in their strikes, to act with due speed and ambition to create more resilient communities and a better future for the youth of today. The UN IPCC report from October 2018, gave governments of the world just 12 years to go before we’re on course for dangerous levels of climate change. In that time, we need to reduce current emissions by 50% as well as remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to avert the worst effects of climate change. According to a World Wildlife fund report, which came just a few weeks after the UN climate report, we’ve lost 60% of populations of animals with backbones since 1970. We’ve lost 83% of numbers of fresh-water animals. Today’s children face an unsafe future, with extreme weather causing crop failures and food shortages. They have a right to demand that adults do better by them. We hope that standing up for their future will be a learning and empowering experience which our schools and community support. Sincerely,
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.
Petition to The University of Michigan
U of M Dismiss Class and Work for Climate Strike
On September 20th, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM a Global Climate Strike will occur. This is our time to make known the issue and seriousness of climate change to all. We are running out of time and the time to act is now. We are asking the University of Michigan to please dismiss all students, faculty, staff, employees, and all other associated personnel during this time so that all who wish to participate may without fear of punishment or consequence. This includes punishment and/or consequences including but not limited to academics, terms of employment, and all other areas. Please sign to make sure all are able to participate and for the future of our planet. Also please email University of Michigan President Schlissel at firstname.lastname@example.org with this template: Dear President Schlissel, On September 20th, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM a Global Climate Strike will occur. This is our time to make known the issue and seriousness of climate change to all. We are running out of time and the time to act is now. We are asking the University of Michigan to please dismiss all students, faculty, staff, employees, and all other associated personnel during this time so that all who wish to participate may without fear of punishment or consequence. This includes punishment and/or consequences including but not limited to academics, terms of employment, and all other areas. Please hear our call, our world depends on it. Sincerely, (Your name here)
Petition to school principal
Excuse Absences for the Climate Strike in Arlington
On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, we will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future. Allowing this to be an excused absence, following the lead of the New York Public School system who has excused 1.1 million of their students to strike, would show that you support our endeavors in protecting our future. Be one of the schools that takes our right to march in consideration. This march is shaping up to be the largest climate strike in history. As government officials continue to mindlessly jeopardize our future, this is our moment to make our voices heard. This isn't something that can be done "later". If we don't curb carbon emissions by 2030, we will be at a point where the impacts of climate change will be irreversible. We are not the types of students that want to sit around and wait for other people to fix this for us. We want to get out of our seats and act. Please support this cause.