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environmental protection

245 petitions

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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, Councilman Edward Reisinger, and Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. 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
3,877 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Senator Tommy Morrison (34th Guam Legislature), Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Speaker BJ Cruz, Vice Speaker Therese Terlaje, Congressman Rob Bishop, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Senator Regine Biscoe Lee, Senator Tom Ada, Senator Joe T. San Agustin, Senator Telena Nelson, Senator Michael San Nicolas, Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Senator Frank Aguon, Senator James Espaldon, Senator Mary Torres, Senator Louise Muna, Senator Wil Castro, Senator Fernando Esteves

Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian and Oppose Degradation and Militarization of Native Lands

We, the Guam-based group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, are a direct action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in all sites identified for DOD live-fire firing training on Guam. We oppose the establishment of any military firing range and align our efforts with other regional movements working to prevent environmental degradation and destruction on sacred and native lands. Our work promotes the continued pursuit for return of ancestral lands. We protest the signing of the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) that would allow the construction of the Live-Fire Training Range Complex (LFTRC) at Andersen Air Force Base.  We vehemently protest the detrimental impacts that the firing range would have on the ancient village of Litekyan (Ritidian), Urunao, and Jinapsan and all of the species, endangered or otherwise,  within the Guam Wildlife Refuge.  We protest the signing of the INRMP for the following reasons: 1.     There is an ongoing Earthjustice lawsuit seeking to set aside the 2010 and 2015 Records of Decision regarding the relocation of the Marines from Okinawa to the Guam because the Department of Defense found no other alternatives for the move and also did not create a single Environmental Impact Statement for various projects it would involve. 2.     Of the options considered, building the LFTRC at the Northwest Field would be the most destructive option to the environment, the natural and cultural resources, and to the communities surrounding the area.  3.     The 2010 and 2015 Records of Decision underestimate or leave out the impacts of endangered species in the Refuge Overlay of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.  4.     Mitigation efforts are not sufficient to protect endangered species.  Avoidance of adverse effects stemming from the construction and operation of live-fire ranges is the only option. 5.     The LFTRC poses a tremendous risk of contaminating Guam’s primary fresh water resource – the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer (NGLA). 6.     The impact on ancestral and historic sites cannot be mitigated because many of the resources at the site still remain in pristine, undisturbed condition and are still being studied.  Furthermore, Litekyan/Ritidian is a sacred site for native people and a place of spiritual connection to their ancestors. 7.     The construction of the LFTRC constitutes an environmental injustice to the indigenous people of Guam, the Chamorro people, and further disempowers native communities through militarization and contamination of native lands. Please sign our petition to divert the LFTRC and the signing of the INRMP, which would have a devastating impact on the people and land of Guåhan.   For more information, please email: save.ritidian@gmail.com.   

Save Ritidian
7,382 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Klaus Iohannis, Viorica Dancila, Graţiela Leocadia GAVRILESCU, Sorina PINTEA, Valentin POPA, Gabriela Firea, Robert Negoiță, Viorel Glaman, Gabriela DOROJAN, Rosal

Stop dumping waste around our school!

Dear sir/madam, The International School of Bucharest (Lumina Foundation, founded in 1996) is an educational institution authorized by the Romanian Ministry of Education and accredited by the Council of International Schools. It provides a British-style education with Cambridge and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). We have about 1000 people from 40 nationalities learning and working at our school and visiting our campus every day. On behalf of our institution, we would like to reiterate to you one of the main topics concerning the health and safety of our children and our school community, it is the lack of environmental protection in the area where our school is located. We have sent letters repetitively to the official institutions in an effort to develop solutions to prevent the environmental pollution around the premises of our campus. Unfortunately, to this date, we have not been able to resolve this problem. There are plenty of places where bags of trash are thrown, where corpses of dead animals are left to decay, offering therefore not only a desolating landscape but also a major source of infection and risk to the health and safety of our students, parents and employees. Protecting the environment is one of the main problems we face worldwide, and so at least inhere we can really do it, with just a little bit more involvement and support we feel we can improve this small area of Bucharest. We do not want to jeopardize our institution and its reputation with issues like this, therefore please help us to find a solution to this problem. We kindly ask you to consider to offer us the necessary support in solving this delicate issue. We would like to suggest to a) contact the landowners; b) provide regular cleaning; c) place warning boards with penalties stated by the law; d) monitor with police checks and video surveillance; e) build fences along the road. We would like to invite you to the premises of our school, so you can see and judge with your own eyes the gravity of the situation itself. We thank you for your urgent attention and look forward to collaborating with you to ensure our environment is safe and welcoming for our school community. Thank you very much for your support. Kind Regards, Sinan KOŞAKDirector International School of Bucharest Str.Gara Catelu, 1R, 032991, Sector 3 Bucureşti www.isb.ro

Sinan Kosak
1,845 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Lucia Athens, City of Austin, Texas, Amy Petri

Save Springdale Farms!

Springdale Farms is a 5-acre urban farm nestled in the ever-changing, ever-growing 78702 neighborhood of Austin, TX. It is one of the last few precious gems of the neighborhood. The long time owners and farmers of the land had to sell the property due to failing health and an investment company bought it. For now, the investment company is allowing the on-site restaurant/food truck, Eden East, care for the farm and run the day-to-day business. But as we all know, it is only a matter of time before the farm will be destroyed to make way for a new condo, apartment, or hotel. Thus, I want to call upon our friends at the Austin Department of Sustainability to help save the farm before it's too late! If you've never been to Springdale Farms, I highly encourage you to go for a visit. Not only are the people who care for the land wonderful, the farm and land itself are magical. Huge trees, thriving plants, bountiful vegetables, buzzing bees, clucking chickens...The best part is that the farm is open to the public and in fact, encourages Austinites to come wander around the farm, visit the chickens, talk to the plants, share in Mother Earth's bounty, and even partake in a community meal. It is a hidden oasis in the midst of a growing metropolitan. As Austin continues to grow and change, it is so important to preserve Austin's personality and uniqueness. Springdale Farms embodies everything that is amazing about Austin's soul. If we don't do something to help save it, Springdale Farms will fall victim to the results of growth, greed, and gentrification like the hundreds of other longstanding Austin businesses and properties. My hope in starting this petition is to call upon the City of Austin and the Department of Sustainability to save and preserve the magic of Springdale Farms. As a passionate local, I'm willing to do all I can to help save it. Not only does the Farm mean so much to the local community, but it also personally means a lot to me. Not only am I a frequent visitor of the farm, but I also recently got engaged there. Thus, it holds a special place in my heart. I can't imagine the future of Austin without the farm in it, and I would always regret it if I didn't do all I could to help save this amazing farm. Lets all come together to show how much we love Springdale Farms and all the other urban farms around the country!

Sara Steinbeck
222 supporters