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environmental issues

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Petition to Google, Inc, Microsoft, Facebook, International Business Machines - IBM, Adobe Systems, Amazon, eBay, Dell, Amy Arbreton, Hewlett-Packard, Adam Crenshaw, TomKat Foundation, Dan Chu, Robertson Foundation, Moore Charitable Foundation, Roger Ullman, Bobolink Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Turner Foundation, Donald Bren Foundation, IKEA, Unilever, Panasonic, Allergan, Seventh Generation, customer_service , Grants committee, NIKE, Aptive Environmental, Philips Healthcare, Citibank, UnitedHealth Group Media Contact, McDonald's, Bank Of America, Walmart, Honda Motor Company, Mike Hhogan, kathy , S.C. Johnson, Coca-Cola, Toyota Motor Company, Pratt & Whitney, Target, Tesla Motors, Make Our Planet Great Again, Andrew M. Cuomo, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Greenpeace USA, Florence Miller, The Funding Network

Make Our Planet Great Again. Support The Environmental Credit Scoring System.

Important Update: We would like to let you know that we have received five statements of support from Senator Victor Ramirez, Congressman Carlo Sanchez, Congresswoman Diana Fennell, Congressman Jimmy Tarlau, and Councilman Edward Reisinger. Tomorrow might be too late. Let's make our planet great again! Support The Environmental Credit Scoring System. Introduction We’ve come to the point where environmental protection is the responsibility of all of us – individuals, corporations, organizations, and government entities. But how to get everyone on board has been the critical question! Although there are wide ranges of green certifications, the effectiveness of these certifications to cause a significant shift in the environmental protection field is limited and companies use the certifications to promote themselves as conscientious stewards of the environment to the public. Many companies claim to "go green," but they aren't offering 100 percent environmentally-friendly products. The Environmental Credit Score Foundation believes there is a missing step in the cycles of environmental protection strategies which is "consumer demand." The increase in consumer demand for environmentally-friendly and energy efficient products and services will cause a significant shift in the environmental protection field by encouraging companies to offer environmentally-friendly products and services. In addition, evaluating the environmental protection activities of individuals, such as recycling and purchasing activities, will make environmental protection a habit. What is an environmental credit score? This score represents the environmental credit worthiness of an individual, business, or other entity. A higher environmental credit score indicates better environmental credit worthiness.How the environmental credit score will be calculated? Please watch the following video that breifly explains how the environmental credit score will be caculated and how the use of electric vehicles in "Ridesharing" Will affect the Environmental Credit Score of Riders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQgpUvJ1QMs What is the Environmental Credit Score Foundation? The Environmental Credit Score Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Lewes, Delaware, U.S., its main mission is to establish an environmental credit scoring system. This is a patent-pending system that assigns a numerical score to indicate a company or individual's “environmental creditworthiness” based on their environmental activities.  What is the vision of the Environmental Credit Score Foundation? We envision an internationally recognized and accepted environmental credit score that can reflect the environmental footprint of any individual, business, organization or entity. This score can be used like the community service requirement by universities in making admission, scholarship and award decisions. It could also become a factor in hiring decisions, landlord-tenant decisions, and institutional priorities, just to name a few examples. What will be the effect of the institutionalized use of environmental credit scores? Businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies will see the far-reaching implications and will join our organizations's system as partners and support its development and implementation. To improve their environmental credit scores, consumers will begin to use more environmentally friendly products/services, to use energy efficient products and services and to participate in other environmental protection activities. Consumers will have a direct impact on the business plans of companies who, because of these consumers’ preferences, will offer only environmentally sensitive products and services. These businesses will also look to improve their scores by offering more environmentally sensitive products and services, all of which will contribute to the health of the environment. Here is the bottom line: This activity will create a cycle whereby individuals, businesses, and other entities will work together to protect the environment while also serving their self-interests. I’m on board! How can I help? When you register with our system, you will receive a unique user ID. This ID can then be provided to our partners when you participate in environmental protection activities. Your environmental protection activity details will be deposited into our system through the partner's business account. When a company registers with our organization as a partner, the company’s information will be publicly accessible to users who would like to improve their environmental credit scores. Resulting from these actions, an updated environmental credit score will be calculated, which can benefit both the individuals and the business. How did this all come about? A man was quenching his thirst by drinking from a plastic bottle of water. When he passed a garbage container, he noticed several empty water bottles littered on the grass beside the container. Without thinking, he simply picked them up, and along with his empty bottle, tossed them into the container. Meanwhile, three other men stood on the other side of the building watching the first man. When one of those men finished drinking his water, he simply tossed the empty bottle directly at the first man’s feet. The first man angrily replied to the man who had just tossed his empty bottle at him, “Man, you were watching me collect the empty bottles. Why did you throw your empty bottle in front of me rather than into the garbage container?” The second man responded belligerently, “It’s not your business, man.” Then he turned and walked away. This confrontation caused the first man, who is our founder, to think to himself, “There has to be a way to make environmental protection everybody’s business!” So our founder filed a patent application related to “methods and systems for environmental credit scoring.” and then incorporated the Environmental Credit Score Foundation as a nonprofit organization in Lewes, Delaware. Take the first step! Please sign today to support this project so that tomorrow we will all live in a world where the health of our planet serves the interests of all!  

Environmental Credit Score Foundation
3,872 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to St. Paul City Council

Support Sustainable To-Go Packaging in St. Paul

The City of St. Paul currently does not require restaurants and other retail food establishments to utilize sustainable to-go packaging.  As a result, a large portion of the waste in our waste stream is made up of non-recyclable items that once briefly contained food items for immediate consumption.  These items, mostly plastics, have negative effects on our environment (particularly our waterways) and contribute to environmental degradation of our community and beyond.  Minneapolis and St. Louis Park both recently adopted "to-go" food packaging ordinances, and we urge St. Paul to do the same. St. Paul's City Council voted on a Sustainable To-Go-Packaging Ordinance (see link for more details) in October 2017, and although there were hundreds of community members who supported the change, it did not pass.  It will once again be up for a vote on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, and in an effort to support environmental sustainability, we urge the city to approve of the proposed changes to St. Paul Code of Ordinances Chapter 236 and require the use of compostable, reusable, or recyclable food packaging.  Proposals: "Amend the current ordinance to apply only to food packaging intended for immediate consumption. Provide 1 year between Council adoption and effective date of ordinance. (See Current Draft.) Require the use of compostable, reusable or recyclable food packaging except in cases where there are no commercially available alternatives. The following factors will be used in determining if there are any commercially available alternatives:Availability, Economic consequences, Competitive effects, Regional context (Items for which there are no commercially available alternatives would be considered an “exemption” to the requirement). Establish list of “exemptions” and process for annual review of “exemptions” at time of ordinance adoption. Tie the initiative to existing programs:o Recyclable or compostable will be defined by City’s residential recycling contacts. (This effort will not entail amending the contract.)o Ramsey County BizRecycling program Conduct business outreach and resource fairs during the proposed 1 year implementation period." Source: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/safety-inspections/city-council-consider-ordinance-amendments-related-%E2%80%9C-go%E2%80%9D-food For more information, click here: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/safety-inspections/city-council-consider-ordinance-amendments-related-%E2%80%9C-go%E2%80%9D-food We need your help!  In order to pass this we need: Residents to call their Council Member and voice their support!  Not sure who your City Council Member is?  Find your Ward and Council Member here: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/city-council#iframe     Businesses who have successfully switched to compostable serviceware to let their voice be heard!  Does your favorite restaurant use compostable items?  Thank them and ask them to reach out to their Council Member too! Businesses who have NOT switched to compostable serviceware to understand the financial and environmental benefits of switching.  There are grants available to businesses to help with the transition, and they can save on their trash bill as recycled items (both regular recycling and organics) are not taxed!  More information can be found here: http://www.bizrecycling.com/  To share this petition widely!  We can't do it with YOU!

Victoria Downey
244 supporters