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climate

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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Buffalo Common Council

Declare A Climate Emergency in Buffalo, NY!

What do we want? CLIMATE JUSTICE! When do we want it? NOW!  In the face of the global pandemic and the recent social uprisings to demand racial justice, we know that now more than ever we must address the climate crisis through equitable and sustainable policies to ensure security now and for future generations. After last September’s Climate Strike, we started our campaign to Declare a Climate Emergency and pass a Climate Resolution here in Western NY. Although 2020 has been a challenge, we have continued virtually rallying, meeting with our elected officials and now we need your support more than ever!  Last June, the boldest climate bill in the country, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, was ratified by the NYS legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo. It outlines a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, and promises a minimum 35% of funding will be directed to historically disadvantaged, low income, and frontline communities. With a Climate Resolution as a first step for Buffalo, we not only expect to see these goals reached, but exceeded here in Western NY.  The International Panel on Climate Change released its 5th report in 2018 which details that we have roughly 10 years to enact serious political and social change to avoid a devastating climate catastrophe - however the challenges are here now - the COVID-19 health crisis, severe weather surges, and our vulnerable communities continue to suffer. Please take action NOW by signing below to urge Buffalo Common Council to pass a Climate Resolution and bring Climate Justice to WNY! Sign up for our mailing list to support upcoming actions for this campaign by clicking HERE

Western New York Youth Climate Council
2,733 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to League of Legends Esports, European League of Legends Championship Series, Riot Games, Fnatic , G2 Esports, Cloud9 , t1, FunPlus Phoenix

No more fossil fuel money in League of Legends esport!

The car producer BMW recently announced a partnership with five of the best League of Legends teams in the world: G2 Esports, Fnatic, Cloud9, T1 and FunPlus Phoenix. As a LoL player and climate activist, I think it is outrageous that esports organisations keep accepting sponsorship money from companies that produce fossil fuel driven cars. This is not the first time LoL esports have partnered up with car companies, but I am making my voice heard to make sure it is the last time.  Esports is a quickly growing business, and the competitions are viewed by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. And as Greta Thunberg says, "The bigger your platform, the bigger your responsibility." Esports teams and competitions certainly have a huge platform, and therefore their responsibility is huge. Climate disruption will affect all of our lives, and many people have already seen the effects. Forest fires, extreme heat, floods, storms, crop failure, forced migration, and many more horrible consequences that cause immense human suffering and loss of life.The emissions need to go down, but despite this, some companies continue to produce fossil fuel driven cars that are quite literally killing us and the planet. These cars will continue to emit toxic greenhouse gases into the air for many decades, making areas of the earth uninhabitable.Toxic air pollution from the exhaust fumes will also kill millions. I therefore urge LoL Esports, Riot Games, and all competitive League of Legends teams to stop accepting sponsorship money from companies that make products dependent on fossil fuel usage. There are many ethical, climate-friendly companies out there that you could give a platform instead. Perhaps ask the renewable energy industry or electrical car industry if they would be willing to sponsor you instead next season? BMW's campaign says that we are "United in Rivalry". While that might be true I also believe that we are all united in our need for a safe planet to live on. The planet is our common home, and our house is on fire. And it is very hard to play League of Legends if everything around you is burning. #GreenEsportNow

Nora Sverredal
76 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Life Changing Climate Change Resolution

One Footprint at a Time... The earth is taking a turn for the worse and all of us citizens of this beautiful planet need to help. No matter where you stand on climate change we can all agree we need to protect what we have by reducing our carbon. We are a group of students called The Cool Earth Society who are creating a better environment one footprint at a time. We have created a resolution that we hope you will sign as a pledge to show your commitment to the earth for future generations: We, the citizens of this planet, promise to seek out ways to halt the damage to our atmosphere and climate change. We will use ways to reduce our carbon-footprint and use more natural resources instead of using carbon or burned oil products. We will recycle what is recyclable, reuse what is reusable, and reduce as much as we can to save the rainforest. We will tell others about our ideas to promote more fighters against climate change . If we can reduce more carbon products it can be better for our air and oxygen. Please spread the news and make sure we get as many people as we can get to make a change for the better. Turning off lights is a big help for our carbon footprint. Turning off faucets when you brush your teeth, and reducing shower times can help. Cut out meat once a week, eat more greens. Little things like these can help minimize your carbon footprint.  But is it enough? It is a start! We need everyone to join in and make these changes to expand to neighborhoods and then to towns, cities, counties, states, and countries! We were fine until the Industrial Revolution. Coal was a cheap energy source. The demand for coal rose more and more industry needed coal to run. We need to end this cycle of burning fuels and stop releasing carbon into the atmosphere.  In 1750, our atmospheric carbon was at 279 ppm, by 1998 our carbon levels rose to 350 ppm, and most recently, NOAA announced that our current carbon level is 414.7 ppm. This increase is unacceptable.  We are writing this resolution to draw attention to the urgency of this problem and get this community on board and make some real life changing action and have a positive impact on our Earth. Locally, we need more receptacles that promote recycling to reduce the amount of material being burned and going into landfills. We need to bring our own bags to the grocery store and stop using plastic.  We need to get our fast food restaurants to stop using polystyrene and find alternative packaging that is biodegradable and reduce all unnecessary waste! It takes a village, but it starts with you! There is no Planet B. ~Written by the students of The Cool Earth Society~

Grant-White Intermediate School
14 supporters