There are many challenges that the environment faces today. Many of these problems can be solved, but they require demanding action from elected officials. We believe that without citizens demanding action on environmental crises, the powers that may be will have no reason to change their current course.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
In an effort to make it easy for our followers to take action, we have compiled this list of organizations and causes who are also making it easy for you to contact your local officials regarding a variety of issues impacting the environment. Don’t forget to sign the petition, spread the word on social media, and if you have the means to do so, please support these organizations:
Protect Our Winters Climate Activist’s Roadmap: Looking for ways to make in impact on climate change, but don’t know where to start? Protect Our Winters (POW) is “a passionate crew of diehards, professional athletes and industry brands mobilizing the outdoor sports community to lead the charge towards positive climate action.” POW focuses “on educational initiatives, political advocacy and community-based activism.” They have put together an excellent Climate Activist’s Roadmap that can help you make an impact by educating yourself on climate change as well as tools to assist you in contacting your elected officials, and more. TAKE ACTION
Now or Neverglades Declaration: “We support the 200-plus Everglades scientists who believe that increased storage, treatment and conveyance of water south of Lake Okeechobee is essential to stop the damaging discharges to the coastal estuaries; to restore the flow of clean, fresh water to Everglades National Park, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys; to improve the health of Lake Okeechobee; and to protect the drinking water for 8 million Floridians living in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.” SIGN THE PETITION
Protect Our Public Lands: “Our public lands – millions of acres of forests, mountains, rivers, and plains – are a part of who we are. Right now, a group of powerful special interests are waging an aggressive campaign to sell off public lands in the west. They want to see our national lands privatized for short-term gain, at the expense of our shared American inheritance. This public land heist threatens hundreds of millions of acres of national forests, rangelands, wildlife refuges, parks, wilderness areas, and historic sites, but it also threatens the fundamental American notion that our public lands belong to everyone.” SIGN THE PETITION
Save Bristol Bay: “The EPA is trying to pave the way for Pebble – a foreign mining company that wants to build a massive open pit mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska near some of our nation’s most precious waters. The agency has proposed to erase protections that over a million Americans supported.” SIGN THE PETITION.