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climate

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Petition to Tom Torlakson, Dr. Michael Kirst, Vernon Billy, Tom Gentzel, Frank Pugh, Mike Walsh, Bruce Holaday, Eric Heins, Kathleen Minke, John Roach, Brian Leung

Educational Leaders Please Pass Climate Action Resolutions to Protect Students

Our Congress needs help doing the right thing on climate change. Continued Congressional inaction on climate change harms kids and future generations. Educational leaders from across the country can speak with one, non-partisan voice to help break the logjam on commonsense national climate policy in DC. Twenty-six local school boards and one student council in California, Colorado, New York, and Virginia have led the way by passing climate action resolutions. Here are some examples: Sonoma COE, Albany (CA) USD, Harmony USD, San Lorenzo USD, Tamalpais UHSD, Credo HS Student Council, and Fairfax County Public Schools. The educational leaders addressed in this petition represent school districts, school board members, and school personnel in 14,000 school districts across the nation. These educational leaders have been true champions for children and for educational equity for many years. They likely already privately believe that climate change is an unfair burden to pass on to young people and that Congress should find a bipartisan solution to limit the harm. By signing this petition, you can help these educational leaders articulate this private belief publicly---in a climate action resolution. Were any of the 3 organizations (California State Board of Education, the California School Boards Association, and the National School Boards Association) to pass their own climate action resolution, likely hundreds or thousands of local school boards would follow their lead. We have spoken to members of Congress who feel certain this would help move Congress to act on climate. Educators know the climate harm young people will face and now have a tool to help lessen the harm.  The educational sector, more than any other sector, has standing to speak up in a non-partisan way for climate justice. We stand at the interface between the generations. Our mission---to help kids create great future outcomes for themselves---and our institutional integrity is directly threatened by national climate inaction and our silence about it. No educator or educational leader needs to be a silent witness to the generational justice issue created by national climate inaction. By signing this petition, you can help the educational sector speak up for climate justice.  Please leave a comment with notes about your school stakeholder status (parent of school kids, grandparent, teacher, administrator, school board member, student, community member, etc.). Please share widely. Thank you so much for your time.           

Schools for Climate Action
1,503 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to National Retail Federation

Tell Stores to Stop Energy Waste at Their Front Door!

Every summer, stores across the country run the air conditioning and prop their doors open, allowing cold air to pour onto the sidewalk. Each store with an open door wastes about 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity over the summer. This generates two tons of carbon dioxide – the same amount of pollution produced by a diesel truck driving from New York to Miami.  Tell stores to close their doors to wasting energy! During hot summer days electricity demand peaks and stresses the energy grid. Each store can help lead the way towards a retail industry and a public that is smarter about conserving energy.   You can use your power as a consumer to make a difference! We can tell stores to stop wasting energy and generating more pollution. Sign our petition to send a message to the National Retail Federation to tell their members to adopt closed door policies. We believe that our community stores should be responsible citizens that help to keep our air safe and clean for everyone. Generation 180 is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness and advancing clean energy. Our Keep it Cool campaign enables consumers to identify local stores with their doors open or closed and tag them for our national map. Visit our campaign website to find out how you can get involved and tag stores in your community using Facebook messenger.  Imagine the impact we can have if we get stores around the country to close their doors—keeping these doors closed would save the amount of carbon dioxide produced by 830 million miles driven in a car!

Generation 180
6,305 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to Eric Garcetti, Eric Garcetti, Herb Wesson, Paul Krekorian, Mitch O’Farrell, Paul Koretz, Mike Bonin, Nury Martinez, Monica Rodriguez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren Price, Jr., David Ryu, Mitchell Englander, Bob Blumenfield, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino

Los Angeles Divest from DAPL #DivestLA

We the people call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council to divest from Wells Fargo. We will not support financial institutions that illegally foreclose on working-class families, discriminate against people of color or low-income consumers, commit mortgage fraud, invest in oppression against indigenous peoples, or finance the destruction of our shared environment.We are petitioning LA City Council to pass an ordinance to end the city’s relationship with Wells Fargo, and amend the current Responsible Banking Ordinance (RBO) to include stronger social and environmental criteria when considering banking contracts.Wells Fargo is a major financier of the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline project that has destroyed sacred tribal lands, endangers the clean water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and millions of Americans, and has resulted in human rights violations of indigenous peoples and water protectors.Wells Fargo’s morally bankrupt practices are further exemplified by the 2016 lawsuit filed against the bank by the Los Angeles City Attorney for fraudulently opening more than two million unauthorized checking and credit card accounts, victimizing ordinary citizens for profit gain. For their deceptive practices, the bank settled with the County and City of Los Angeles for $185 million. This is one of numerous lawsuits filed against Wells Fargo by the city. Our representatives cannot continue to trust taxpayer money with a bank repeatedly sued for corruption. The City of Seattle recently achieved a landmark victory by divesting $3 billion from Wells Fargo, specifically highlighting the bank’s recent settlement with the City of LA and financing Dakota Access Pipeline. The City of Davis, CA followed suit by voting to divest $125 million from Wells Fargo. The divestment movement is underway.Cities all across the United States are strengthening socially responsible banking ordinances and divesting from unethical banks. We can no longer sit idle as our banks profit from injustice. The people are ready to take on the big banks and fossil fuel industry, regardless of who resides in the White House. Seattle was the first major city to divest. Los Angeles will be next.We are calling on our elected city officials and all Los Angeles residents to take a stand for a socially conscious and ethical world and divest all funds from DAPL. Stand with the people and protect the planet. Divest for our future.#DivestLADrafted by Revolution LA. 

Divest LA
38,820 supporters