greenhouse gas emissions
Petition to HEB
HEB should charge 10¢ per non-reusable bag to reduce plastic use and greenhouse gas emissions
HEB is a family run business with several locations across the state of Texas. It is heavily involved in environmental awareness programs and several projects in place have diverted tons of both organic and plastic waste. However, we would like HEB to begin charging ten cents per non-reusable bag. By doing this, we would hope that it would decrease the amount of plastic and paper bag waste and encourage people to use reusable bags. This is because of two main issues with the non-reusable bags. Paper bags lead to high greenhouse gas production when being made and plastic bags do not biodegrade. This has resulted in pollution of air and severe harm to both aquatic life and mammals, including humans. Some countries such as Wales and England have already begun charging for paper and plastic bags and Wales has seen a 71% drop in usage. If this petition succeeds it will greatly benefit the environment and will provide a safer and healthier ecosystem for animals and people.
Petition to Environmental Protection Agency
Make Composting as Common as Trash Pick-Up!
In 1976, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was put in charge of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act which governs the disposal of solid and hazardous waste in the United States. Over the years, this important piece of legislation has seen many changes. Now, it's time for a new amendment. Organic material like food scraps are currently piling up in America's landfills, rotting and producing methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to the EPA, landfills are the third-largest source of methane in the U.S., behind industry and agriculture. It doesn't have to be this way, though. Across the country, cities have taken the initiative to implement mandatory composting and are experiencing environmental and economic benefits. Composting puts organic material to good use, as composing produces nutrient-rich fertilizer instead of generating methane. This can help stop or even reverse the fact that one-third of the world's arable land has been lost to soil erosion. A nation-wide system consisting of many small, local or regional operations would also help create sustainable, eco-friendly jobs across the country. Composting isn't just a question of leaving table scraps separate for garbage collectors, however. Currently, the United States, 71% of composting facilities are dedicated only to yard trimmings, infrastructure inadequate and unprepared to handle food waste. Lack of funding has halted much of the progress made in the 1990s towards the creation or expansion of more composting facilities, and this has to change if a national composting program is to become a reality. Clearly, composting is as civil leaders like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg say, the "final recycling frontier." We need the leadership of the EPA to tackle the proper management of compostable organic material. Call on the EPA to amend the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to include mandatory composting collection of food scraps and other compostable materials and to collaborate with state and local governments to address the severe lack of funding and composting facilities equipped to receive and process food waste.
Petition to William Space, Martin Suuberg, Charlie Baker
Tell Massachusetts DEP: No more subsidies to keep Pilgrim Nuclear running!
Pilgrim is slated to close in June of 2019 because it's unprofitable. Yes, it's dangerous too! The MA Department of Environmental Protection is proposing a change to its Clean Energy Standard which could give a taxpayer-financed subsidy in the form of clean energy credits to the poorly-run, 45 year-old Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. If this happens, Pilgrim could become profitable by selling its clean energy credits to the dirtiest polluters allowing them to keep polluting. Pilgrim's license expire until 2032. Signing this petition is actually 'signing' the letter, which you can read by clicking "Read the letter" below.
Petition to Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program
Start using bicycles to fight pollution across the world
It is good for health it reduce the amount of fuel consumed to zero it zero carbon emission Air pollution is reduced, considerably we eat medicines to stay slim imposing heavy tariffs on vehicles and supporting cycles would help people reduce weight automatically during bearable climate all people must be forced to cycles for global benefit persistent use of cycles might lead to innovation in cycles with better tolerance during heat as well, for example the power generated form riding the cycle can be used to switched an internal AIr conditioner to keep the small cycle cool the cycle can be enclosed on all sides thus giving similar comfort to cars Impose heavy fines on guzzlers like huge cars which are consuming massive fuels for short distances if we do not start today the world will die to extreme pollution, this is for Safer Globe and better globe