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Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to NY State Sustainable Corporation

OCEANSIDE, LONG ISLAND: GREENER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN

OCEANSIDE, LONG ISLAND PETITION:GREENER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN "Climate change is a reality, and not to address it is gross negligence by government and irresponsible as citizens." - Governor Cuomo 2017 is not over yet, but it has been a record-breaking year for extreme weather events. New York State has experienced its most unpredictable weather ever in only the last few years. Hundreds of homes, schools and communities across the country have been destroyed from the growing climate events. The Governor's Clean Energy Standard, the first-ever state clean energy mandate, ensures 50% of electricity consumed will come from renewable energy by 2030: "Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)." Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s comprehensive energy strategy for New York. REV helps consumers make more informed energy choices, develop new energy products and services, and protect the environment while creating new jobs and economic opportunity throughout the State. Oceanside has a rich history of community vision, family values and progressive stances in Long Island. Let's move together as a community to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030 for our children, for our homes, for our future! Sign the petition as a pledge to push our friends, family and neighbors to build a greener world.*   *This petition is sponsored by NY State Sustainable Corp. Through the New York State Energy Research Development Authority, NYSSC helps New Yorkers make energy efficiency possible for their homes. Like us on Facebook for local Long Island updates! EMAIL US at info@nyssustainable.com! To learn more about government energy initiatives, please click on the following links:  https://www.epa.gov/energyhttps://www.epa.gov/re-powering  

NY State Sustainable Corp
18 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States, Betsy DeVos, U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Education

Increase Allocated Funding and Resources for U.S. Classroom

A teacher’s solution to buy school supplies for her classroom: Panhandling “Anything helps,” Oklahoma teacher turns to panhandling to raise money for school supplies Global grade: How do U.S. students compare? Hello, my name is Cameron Dang, and I am a high school freshman.   Browsing the news one day, I discovered an article about a teacher who begged for money for her classroom.  I understand the difficulties that teachers struggle with every day, and so I decided to take a stance on it. Teresa Danks is an Oklahoman teacher who turned to panhandling for classroom supplies.  As student myself, I have known more than enough teachers who have struggled with funding for supplies.   As a country, the U.S. is not leading in education; countries such as Finland, Canada, Denmark, etc., have surpassed the U.S. in such categories.  Although we still need more than just an increased salary for teachers and a specific funding for classrooms, it is a step on the right path. First, increasing the class's allocated funding will enable a greater variety of supplies and resources to your children and other students.  In turn, more supplies allow a wider range of options and learning choices. For a teacher to turn to panhandling and spend $2000 or $3000 of his/her salary is increasingly problematic.   Finland, a leading country in education, places very little pressure on the student.  Standardized tests, grades, and composite ranking is limited, and college is free for students.  The least we could do is provide a greater range of resources for the future generations, as they, in the end, will be the one who controls our rise or demise as a country. Thank you.

Cameron Dang
16,884 supporters