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“We know what the threat is (climate change).
We know what the cause is (emissions of greenhouse gases)
We know what the solutions are (renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation).
We have the technology (wind, solar, geothermal, smart grids, electricity-powered transportation, LIGHT SWITCHES!).
All we need now is the political will to act.
I think I’m going to go write a letter to my local MP.”
Joce, blogger, The Green Word
Sign petitions and take pledges
Climate-related petitions and ready-made emails to decision-makers
The embedded list of petitions above is a collaborative venture designed for use on many different climate-related websites and as such includes a wide variety of climate-related petitions.
Publishing this list does not necessarily imply our endorsement of all the petitions listed.
GLOBAL | AUGUST 2015:
Freeze fossil fuel extraction to stop climate crimes
“On the eve of the UN Climate Conference to be held in Paris-Le Bourget, we declare our determination to keep fossil fuels in the ground. This is the only way forward.
Concretely, governments have to end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, and to freeze fossil fuel extraction by leaving untouched 80% of all existing fossil fuel reserves.
We know that this implies a great historical shift. We will not wait for states to make it happen. Slavery and apartheid did not end because states decided to abolish them. Mass mobilisations left political leaders no other choice.
The situation today is precarious. We have, however, a unique opportunity to reinvigorate democracy, to dismantle the dominance of corporate political power, to transform radically our modes of production and consumption. Ending the era of fossil fuels is one important step towards the fair and sustainable society we need.
We will not waste this opportunity, in Paris or elsewhere, today or tomorrow.”
» Sign on to the manifesto:
GLOBAL | AUGUST 2015:
Sign ‘the largest climate petition to save the world’
Earth Day Network: ‘Tell local, national and international leaders to phase out carbon – join the largest climate petition to save the world’
“Scientists warn us that climate change could accelerate beyond our control, threatening our survival and everything we love. We call on you to keep global temperature rise under the unacceptably dangerous level of 2 degrees Celcius, by phasing out carbon pollution to zero.”
GLOBAL | JULY 2015:
Sign The Fuji Declaration
In the same spirit as Pope Francis’ encyclical, The Fuji Declaration is a charter for a new spiritual civilisation for a sustainable future.
The declaration is an international alliance of individuals and organisations who are united by a shared commitment to advance a more harmonious, compassionate and sustainable era for all humanity.
“A new chapter in the story of humanity is within reach. Imagine a world where the human spirit is freed for deep creativity. Imagine new paradigms forged within all spheres of human activity, setting the stage for a thriving and sustainable future. Please join us in setting this intention and help us promote a global consciousness where all life – in all its diversity – is felt and understood as one.”
The Fuji Declaration, “igniting the divine spark for a thriving world,” has been endorsed by global citizens and pioneers from many different backgrounds, people from different faiths and cultures, including heads-of-state, Nobel laureates, scientists, artists, authors, teachers and world peace advocates from the world over.
“At a critical time—a time of crisis and unsustainability—change is not linear but abrupt. We live in a critical time. The system we have created either breaks down to chaos, or breaks through to a new order. The breakthrough will not come from above, it will not occur at the center, and it will not be driven by money and power. It will come at the grassroots, at the creative periphery, and it will be motivated by the divine spark present in the heart and mind of every human being.”
~ Ervin Laszlo
“This Declaration has been endorsed by hundreds of insightful and eminent individuals and organisations in all parts of the world. It is open to enlightened and ethical individuals and organisations wherever they live and in whatever domain of activity they are engaged so long as they endorse its call to return to the wholeness that characterises life on Earth and has hallmarked healthy and sustainable civilisations throughout history.”
If you yearn for a more compassionate and sustainable world, if you resonate with the vision of The Fuji Declaration, or if you just want to share your inspiration with others, this is your moment!
» Sign the declaration: www.fujideclaration.org/the-fuji-declaration
Sign the Trees4Climate Manifesto
Movement to cool the Earth with trees:
» Read more on www.blog.ecosia.org
GLOBAL | JUNE 2015:
Respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical
» Global Catholic Climate Movement: Catholic Climate Petition
» Forecast the Facts: Stand with the Pope on Climate!
GLOBAL / AUSTRALIA | JULY 2015:
Support Desmond Tutu’s call for 100% renewables by 2050
Sign Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott:
“Respond urgently to climate change by setting a renewable energy target of 100% by 2050”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu started this petition in the end of July. Three weeks later it had been signed by 223,000 supporters.
Desmond Tutu wrote in his letter to Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, and Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon:
“Climate change is one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. It threatens the health of our planet and people; especially the poorest and most vulnerable. It threatens our children’s future and everything we hold dear. It is time for all of us to wake up and take action together — in our local communities, nationally and globally, as well as in our daily lives.
As citizens motivated by faith and other moral traditions, we recognize that there is a grave obligation to act on climate change.
We call on you as leaders to respond urgently to the threats of climate change and set a renewable energy target of 100% by 2050. We need bold action like this to keep global temperature rise below the unacceptably dangerous tipping point of two degrees, to phase out carbon pollution to zero, and to invest resources in sustainable development pathways to build a more flourishing, inclusive and balanced world.
We pledge to do our own part by embracing the moral responsibility to care for our world and for each other and by seeking to live better and more sustainable lives in greater joy and harmony.
Let us act now, boldly and together, to build a better life for all!”
» Australian version: Sign the letter on www.change.org
» International version: Sign the letter on www.change.org
GLOBAL | MAY 2015:
100% clean – the climate petition to save the world
Over two million people have already signed this petition to national, local, and international leaders to rapidly shift our societies and economies to 100% clean energy by 2050.
“Scientists warn us that climate change could accelerate beyond our control, threatening our survival and everything we love. We call on you to keep global temperature rise under the unacceptably dangerous level of 2 degrees C, by phasing out carbon pollution to zero. To achieve this, you must urgently forge realistic global, national and local agreements, to rapidly shift our societies and economies to 100% clean energy by 2050. Do this fairly, with support to the most vulnerable among us. Our world is worth saving and now is our moment to act. But to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.”
Avaaz pledge/crowdfunder: ‘5 months to save the world’
Avaaz is looking for 10,000 supporters for their climate campaign. “Dear Avaaz community, This may be the most important email I’ve ever written to you,” writes Ricken Patel, Avaaz Executive Director:
A message on climate change to world leaders
The letter states, in part:
“Human-induced climate change is an issue beyond politics. It transcends parties, nations, and even generations. For the first time in human history, the very health of the planet, and therefore the bases for future economic development, the end of poverty, and human wellbeing, are in the balance. If we were facing an imminent threat from beyond Earth, there is no doubt that humanity would immediately unite in common cause. The fact that the threat comes from within – indeed from ourselves – and that it develops over an extended period of time does not alter the urgency of cooperation and decisive action.
The world has agreed to limit the mean temperature increase to less than 2-degrees Centigrade (2°C). Even a 2°C increase will carry us to dangerous and unprecedented conditions not seen on Earth during the entire period of human civilization.”
» Read and sign the UN message to world leaders on climate action here: www.unsdsn.org/climate-letter
…and help Sustainable Development Solutions Network spread the message by sharing via your Facebook, Twitter, and email…
“We’re at a turning point. Climate solutions are here today and global leaders will act at the U.N. if we make them.”
“This is our time to act. Boldly and bravely. It starts with 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope.
Share this video to invite the world to learn all the reasons we CAN solve the climate crisis.”
» Take the pledge: www.causes.com
» Tweet: #ClimateHope
» Read more: http://24HoursOfReality.org/
The Energy Reality Pledge
Energy is at the heart of the human predicament in the 21st century. The ecological and economic costs of non-renewable (and disappearing) fossil fuels are rising rapidly, and dragging down our economy. In every sense of the word, this is unsustainable. It’s time to remake our energy economy under different terms. Join the rest of us who are ready to create our own energy future that doesn’t destroy the planet… just to keep the lights on.
“ I’m ready for an energy reality that:
• Prioritises reducing overall demand for energy through efficiency and curtailment.
• Treats fossil fuels like the valuable, limited resources they are.
• Shifts from centralised non-renewable energy supplied by unaccountable multinationals to decentralised renewable energy produced by communities.
• Minimizes the environmental and social impacts of this transition.”
» Take the pledge: www.energy-reality.org/art/pledge
Keep Big Energy out of the climate treaty talks
Tell world leaders: Big Energy corporations are the ones responsible for our climate change crisis. They have no place in determining policies to reverse it.
Climate change affects all of us, and it’s having a devastating impact on our planet every day. But while we work to combat it, Big Energy is jumping at every opportunity during high-level climate talks to advance its own interests and undermine progress. We can’t let that continue. That’s why we are calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres to keep Big Energy out of the climate treaty talks and create meaningful global policies free from corporate influence.
» Sign here: act.stopcorporateabuse.org.
Endorse 520 scientists’ message to world leaders
If you agree with the scientists that concerted efforts must begin immediately to halt climate disruption, extinctions, ecosystem degradation, environmental contamination, and to humanely stop human population growth and over-consumption where they now prevail, you can indicate this by endorsing their consensus statement (PDF, 51 pages, 7 MB) with a message to the world leaders.
By doing that, you state that “I agree that the best scientific evidence available indicates that if we do not take action to immediately reverse these dangerous environmental trends, our world and the world of our children will be substantially degraded with respect to what we have today.”
The timing is right — I don’t think you’ll get a second chance like this to be part of part a collective, global statement to world leaders about taking more serious action.
Read more on the home page: mahb.stanford.edu
Click to generate donations to Carbonfund.org
A click here generates donations from Care2’s sponsors and goes directly to Carbonfund.org, which supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.
» You may click once a day, every day: care2.com/click-to-donate/global-warming
“Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to eliminate their climate impact and hastening the transformation to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org works with over 1,200 businesses and 450,000 individuals to reduce their carbon footprint and solve climate change through education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.”
The Earth Charter
Do you care about a clean, healthy future for the people and the planet?
Join WWF as they campaign to make renewable energy the new normal.
“If the world can find a sustainable solution to our energy demands, and lose the coal, oil and gas addiction, we will solve the biggest problem of our time. This can be achieved through collective action and sound investment decisions.
It’s an ambitious ask and we can’t do it alone or in a single year! But, this year we pledge our commitment to increase the use of renewable energy by asking our financial institutions and governments to invest more money in a renewable energy future.
We need a sustainable future. Switching to renewable energy isn’t just the best choice. It’s our only option as we move on the trajectory of dangerous climate change.
Renewable energy technologies are already cost-effective, and provide affordable alternatives around the world, produced in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet.
A transition to renewable energy is even more viable now than it was five years ago. Investments in renewables are increasing; solar is competing with fossil fuels in parts of India and new wind power is cheaper than coal in Australia. Cities around the world are beginning to commit to 100% renewable energy.
The only way to secure a future powered by clean and sustainable energy (by wind, water and the sun) is to ensure more investments. Now.
Seize Your Power will contribute to a decisive shift in energy financing towards renewable energy. It will create public support and political space to make renewable energy the new normal.”
Sign a climate change letter to the United Nations’ Secretary-General
YOUR CLIMATE CHANGE
Protect Earth From Climate Change With a Billion Linked-Hands
Dear Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon,
We, the People of the Earth, request You to act judiciously and expeditiously to protect the Earth from anthropogenic climate change.
People of the Earth
Start Date: March 1st, 2013
End Date: April 22nd, 2014 (Earth Day)
This petition will be delivered shortly after the end date to the United Nations Secretary-General’s office by the originator, Prof. Ranga B. Myneni of Boston, MA, USA.
» Sign here: yourclimatechange.org
Support the Climate Reality Project
Pledge: The Climate Reality pledge. The Climate Reality Project is founded and chaired by Al Gore.
End the Age of Coal
“End the Age of Coal…” If you think we need to act on this, and that time is up for some civil disobedience, then you should know that Greenpeace has stepped into that game now, and you can show them your support by signing this petition. They are hoping for 10,000 signatures.
» Sign the petition: greenpeace.org.au/action
Letter from Civil Society: World Bank Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
Over 55 civil society groups from more than 20 countries have sent a letter demanding that the Wold Bank end support for all fossil fuel projects.
Feel free to copy that idea and send a similar letter to your own bank or pension fund.
» See the letter here: priceofoil.org/worldbankfossilfuels
Commitment pledge on Facebook: ‘I will do what is required of me’
Are you prepared to do whatever is required of you to create CLIMATE SAFETY for the coming generations?
» Then click LIKE on this page: facebook.com/climatesafety
Stand alongside the Pacific Islands
» Pledge: “I stand alongside the Pacific Islands in the fight against climate change.”
Warrior Day of Action
Make a Positive Handprint
» Pledge: “I pledge to be thrivable and make a Positive Handprint.”
Moms and climate change – two petitions
Julianne Moore, mom and award-winning actress, talks about what every mother needs to know about climate change. She wants to let Washington politicians hear your voice protecting our children and grandchildren. “Tell President Obama: Break the Climate Paralysis”
A video was uploaded to Youtube.com on 16 October 2012.
» Join Julianne Moore and sign the petition: action.momscleanairforce.org
» Sign the petition to tell First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak Up About Climate Change!
“The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.”
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Between 2002 and April 2013, GlobalGiving had raised 82,975,846 US dollars from 316,180 donors who have supported 7,722 projects.
Select among over 50 climate change projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and you’ll get email updates from the project so you can see how your gift is making a difference.
Women call for urgent action on climate change
International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit, 20 September 2013:
“We are the mothers and the grandmothers, sisters and daughters, nieces and aunts, who stand together to care for all generations across our professions, affiliations and national identities…”
» Sign the declaration: Women of the world call for urgent action on climate change and sustainability
Sign the Steady State Position
The CASSE position sets the record straight on the conflict between economic growth and environmental protection. Climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution are just three powerful examples. And how will the next generation find jobs when the planet can’t support our overgrown economy? The CASSE position calls for a desirable solution – a steady state economy with stabilised population and consumption – beginning in the wealthiest nations and not with extremist tactics.
» First, read the Position Statement
Then, take a position by joining the likes of E. O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, and David Suzuki and over 10,000 other people who have signed this position:
» Sign the Steady State Position
‘I will plant a tree and help curb climate change’
Planting trees around your home, in your community and in national forests can help fight climate change. Through photosynthesis, trees naturally absorb carbon dioxide and other toxic pollutants, while releasing pure oxygen back into the atmosphere. Stand with organizations like Project GreenHands and commit to planting a tree.
» Take the Take Part pledge
The search engine that plants trees
Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its income to a tree planting program in Brazil. By searching with Ecosia you can help the environment for free.
Ecosia, like any other search engine, earns money from advertisements, which are displayed next to the search results. Ecosia then donates at least 80% of this income to a tree planting program in Brazil. So far, Ecosia has raised over one million euros in this way, and planted over 50,000 trees.
REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL CAMPAIGNS
The Climate Mobilization
“The Climate Mobilization is a growing network of teammates, allies, and consultants to develop a tool intended to help individuals intervene in collective denial and pluralistic ignorance and call forth the all-out emergency response needed to protect civilization and the natural world.”
» ‘The Pledge to Mobilize’ is a one-page document that any person can sign: www.theclimatemobilization.org/#pledge
“I Will Act”
The American president announced a national plan to fight climate change. But he can’t do it alone. Will you show your support and act to protect our climate for future generations? Say ‘I WILL’ and sign the pledge.
“For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”
State of the Union, 12 February 2013
‘Fight dirty energy deniers’
Realitydrop.org: Ready to fight dirty energy deniers and win the climate conversation?
» Register and get started: realitydrop.org/#players/sands311
Protect the Arctic From Drilling
Shell Oil was granted a permit to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean, but their plans have been put on hold. If you live in the US, you could sign this petition and stand with organisations like the NRDC and Earthjustice and tell Secretary Ken Salazar to prevent future drilling in the Arctic: TakePart
Stop subsidizing dirty energy
If you live in the US, you could sign this petition: We are the clean 99% — “Provide continuous reliable support for clean renewable energy, stop subsidizing dirty energy, and make the rich pay their fair share to help finance a clean energy transition. We pledge our votes to candidates who support these goals.”
Write to Members of Congress to Support Carbon Tax
Citizens Climate Lobby encourages you to Write a personal letter to your U.S. representative and senators — “Moving Congress to take action, of course, requires political will. Our representatives must hear from us – their constituents – that climate change is problem that should be given top priority. The best way to communicate this message is with a personal letter.”
Americans Tell News To Cover Climate Change
Petition for a better news coverage of climate change issues.
“Twelve. That’s the combined number of segments that ABC, CBS and NBC’s nightly news programs devoted to climate change throughout all of 2012. This is woefully inadequate. We need coverage that’s consistent with the importance of dealing with this issue.
That’s why Mediamatters for America and the Sierra Club are joining the League of Conservation Voters in asking those three nightly news programs to do a better job covering climate issues in 2013 than they did in 2012.
You can help out by signing the letter to Michael Corn, Executive Producer of ABC World News, Patricia Shevlin, Executive Producer of CBS Evening News, and Patrick Burkey, Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News, asking them to give Americans more frequent, accurate coverage of climate change this year.”
» Sign the letter: action.mediamatters.org
Mayoral pledge to divest from fossil fuel stocks
Many cities and universities around the United States choose to sell their shares in fossil fuel projects — which is called to ‘divest’. Mayor McGinn of Seattle set and example which other majors in the US now are following: removing municipal funds from fossil fuel investments, and working with pension funds to do the same.
» Here is where mayors can sign the pledge to divest: mayorsinnovation.org/divestment
Sign The Climate Declaration
Individuals as well as companies can sign The Climate Declaration which is organised by BICEP, an advocacy coalition of US businesses “committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation that will enable a rapid transition to a low-carbon, 21st century economy that will create new jobs and stimulate economic growth while stabilizing our planet’s fragile climate.”
Restore accountability to the cap and trade auction
Petition to the California Legislature supporting AB 245 to restore accountability to the cap and trade auction.
» Sign the petition: coalitionofenergyusers.org
Pledge: cycling is important and should be promoted
The goal of PeopleForBikes is to gather a million names of support, to speak with one powerful voice—to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted.
The pledge sounds like this: “I am for bikes. I’m for long rides and short rides. I’m for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all share. That is why I am pledging my name in support of a better future for bicycling—one that is safe and fun for everyone. By uniting my voice with a million others, I believe that we can make our world a better place to ride.”
» If you live in the US, you can sign the pledge here: peopleforbikes.org/pages/pledge
CLEAR COMMITMENT FOR A COOLER PLANET
“Climate change is a planetary emergency. Governments have failed to respond to the scale and urgency of the moment. British Columbians want the provincial government to take far-reaching action to reduce carbon emissions and protect life on Earth in a rapidly changing climate. We must all make radical changes towards a truly sustainable lifestyle. On top of individual change, decisive government action is critical to make the shift from dangerous resource extraction to a sane, low-carbon economy.
This petition is a joint project in collaboration with Sierra Club BC the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Climate Justice Project. Signatures collected from all of the participating organizations will be combined and then delivered to the provincial government.
From the letter to the Premier, an excerpt:
“I urge you to show true moral and political leadership and commit our province to real climate action:
• Recommit to the provincial emissions reduction targets and table a platform to meet them, in particular by expanding and increasing the carbon tax in a socially just way and with no exceptions or exemptions for big polluters.
• Stop new fossil fuel projects, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, coal mines, and both the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines.
• Shift all available resources toward renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, which will create new, sustainable jobs.
• Increase conservation of BC’s land and marine ecosystems, to protect carbon sinks and species habitat, and allow for clean water, clean air, and food production in a changing climate.
Earth Hour: “Ask our political leaders to #aimhigher”
It’s more important than ever for our political leaders to aim higher on climate. According to new research by Climate Action Tracker current pollution reduction targets for 2030 would make the 2°C goal “almost infeasible”.
» Send our political leaders a message asking them to aim higher:
Petition: No new coal mines
If Australia succeeds in its plans to double its coal exports, the world’s plans to tackle global warming will fail.
We, the undersigned, urge you to put coal exports on the agenda at the 2015 Paris talks.
While world leaders discuss emission reduction targets, countries with large coal reserves are planning to massively expand their coal exports. If they succeed, the world will fail in its efforts to stop global warming.
Please help the world’s governments negotiate a global moratorium on new coal mines.”
» You can sign this letter on www.nonewcoalmines.org.au
COMMunityBank – 100% coal, oil & gas free
Be part of the future of Australian banking. Tell Ian Narev, CommBank CEO, it’s time to adopt the COMMunity Bank principles:
Geelongians, Victorians, Australians:
Take a stand for what is right – sign a petition!
Send a letter to Abbott and co.
350.org: ‘Tell Abbott and co. that you find their behaviour “utterly offensive”!’
‘Save Aussie clean energy’
Avaaz petition to the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott: ‘Save Aussie clean energy!’
‘Stand up for solar’
Solar Citizens: ‘Stand up for solar’ – already around 10,000 signatures
“Australians want a sun-powered future. Let’s make it happen. I’m standing up for solar”
‘Tell them you care about clean air’
GetUp: ‘Will you contact your State Environment Minister to tell them you care about clean air?’
“It might seem a little intimidating, but politicians love to hear from their constituants”
Ask for strong pollution targets
Environment Victoria: ‘Victoria wants strong pollution targets!’ – send an email to the Coalition MPs in Victorian parliament
Time to end coal handouts
The Australia Institute: ‘Tell Premier Palaszczuk: $8 billion in taxpayer-funded handouts for coal companies over the last 6 years is enough. It’s time to end coal handouts.’
Hold the big polluters to account
Australian Conservation Foundation, ACF: ‘Stand with ACF to hold the big polluters to account’
Protect the wildlife we love
Australian Conservation Foundation, ACF: Petition to protect the wildlife we love
Call Environment Minister Greg Hunt
Labor: ‘Call the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, and tell him to do his job’
Call (02) 6277 7920 – Alternatively, if that line is busy, call: (03) 5979 3188
GDF Suez, pay your dues
Petition to the owner of Hazelwood Mine: ‘GDF Suez, pay your $18 million debt to the Country Fire Authority’
AUSTRALIA | ANTI-FRACKING:
Stand with Micklo to oppose fracking
Miklo is likely to be forced of his ancestral lands so that the frackers can move in. He lives 70 kilometres east of Broome in Western Australia.
Support Miklo and let Premier Barnett know that we have become aware of this atrocity being committed against the Aboriginal people and that we will not allow it to go on unchallenged.
Australians for Climate Action
GetUp’s Open letter to the federal government reads:
To: Prime Minister Tony Abbott & Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
Over 97% of climate scientists say that climate change is occurring and is human induced. The science is now unequivocal and deserves respect from our government.
We’re asking for stronger, meaningful climate action, which is in the national and global interest.
We want our government to aim higher on climate.
• Cutting Australia’s pollution by at least 30% by 2020
• Moving Australia beyond coal and gas towards renewable energy, using a Renewable Energy Target
• Putting a price and limit on carbon emissions
Many Australian actors, musicians, celebrities, scientists and athletes have signed the letter.
» You can sign the letter here: www.australiansforaction.org.au
The Monster Climate Petition
VWT’s petition to the federal government
Inspired by what Victorian colonial women did in 1891 to press their claim for voting rights (in what became known as ‘The Monster Petition’), members of VWT asked themselves: “Could we provide a mechanism for a huge numbers of Australian women, men and children to give voice to their concern about the almost total lack of national leadership on securing a safe climate?”
They can and they have! It is called the Monster Climate Petition.
Every one of us can sign our names, including our children. Climate change affects us all. Start with your own signature, and then gather signatures from your household, family and friends.
Women all over the country have a huge collective power to ensure that hundreds of thousands of women, men and children put their names and signatures to this Petition to our House of Representatives.
After you’ve gathered as many signatures as possible, mail all the signed petition forms back to the VWT office (details at vwt.org.au) by 8 November 2014, before the G20 Summit in Brisbane to show the world how many Australians care about climate change.
» You can download and view everything to do with the petition right here: www.monsterclimatepetition.com.au
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Fund Community Energy
Calling on the federal government to establish a $50 million grant program to support the development stage of community renewable energy projects. By signing this petition you can help make community energy a reality.
» Sign the petition: www.fundcommunityenergy.org
CLIMATE EMERGENCY PETITION
Save the Planet Political Party writes: “Please consider signing and passing on this link to a petition to Australia’s political and community leaders calling for the creation of emergency plans for the restoration of a safe climate.
It’s time that our leaders took the climate emergency seriously. Some have fallen asleep at the wheel and others are actively blocking effective action. The tiny handful who know that much more is needed need more support and encouragement. We have already entered the era of dangerous climate change and are heading towards the era of catastrophic breakdown.
But even at this late stage, it is still possible to restore a safe climate (with pre-industrial temperatures). We can still avoid over 90% of the anticipated impacts — but only if emergency speed action is taken to create a zero emissions economy and to take the excess CO2 out of the air.
For too long, too many people have been promoting low and slow emissions reduction targets as if this could do the job. It’s time to get real. To push our leaders out of their rut. To provide leadership ourselves.”
» Sign the petition: thepetitionsite.com
Paid to pollute
Those who think handing out $10 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies in Australia makes no sense — and who would like to see it redirected to renewable energy — can sign this Paid to Pollute petition calling for an end to polluter handouts.
» Sign here: paidtopollute.org.au
End Ecocide in Europe
The destruction of our environment is a crime. A crime for which those responsible should be held accountable. This crime has a name: Ecocide. Make use of your legal right to participate in policy making by voting to end ecocide.
» Sign the petition: endecocide.eu
“Time to scrap the EU Emissions Trading Scheme”
“No amount of structural tinkering will get away from the fact that the EU has chosen the wrong tool to reduce emissions in Europe. It is inherently too weak to get the EU to where it needs to be in the necessary timescale,” says Hannah Mowat from FERN.
On 16 April 2013, more than 130 organisations had signed the ‘Time to scrap the ETS’ Declaration. If your organisation wants to sign on, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign letter to Danish public service broadcasters DR and TV2
When it comes to covering the climate crisis and global warming in the media, we believe public service broadcasters could take the lead now. This is the very essence of the concept of ‘public service’: to do what is necessary when the country and its citizens is in danger. When our livelihood is being threatened.
TV, radio and digital services financed by state and public license fees must give a much better coverage of this area — one that is in accordance with how important it is to process and identify these issues in the public sphere. Because they are nothing less than crucial to our future prosperity and safety.
Therefore, a petition was started in Denmark, asking the public service broadcasters, DR and TV2 — the two broadcasters that taxpayers and license fee payers are co-financing — to come up with a higher quality of news journalism and generally to cover climate issues much better in 2013 than they did in 2012.
» If you live in Denmark, you can sign the petition here: ipetitions.com
Copenhagen free of petrol and diesel in 2025
“København som Europas første benzin og dieselfri storby i 2025”.
» Sign here: Change.org
Omstilling nu – Transition Now
“Vi oplever i disse år ikke én, men en række indbyrdes forbundne kriser, som spænder ben for hinandens løsninger. På én og samme tid er økonomien plaget, klimaet truet, natur og ressourcer under pres, beskæftigelsen og den sociale tryghed i fare og uligheden mange steder voksende. Vi står over for historiske udfordringer, der fordrer en historisk omstilling. Derfor har vi lavet en appel til Danmarks regering og vores folkevalgte politikere om at løfte blikket, erkende behovet for grundlæggende forandring og sammen med os bane vej for en holdbar fremtid.”
Skriv under nu og bliv en del af omstillingen.
• Den fulde appel kan læses her.
• Find Omstilling NU på Facebook og del siden med dine venner her.
• Se også videoen fra dagen, hvor netværket blev til her.
» Du kan underskrive erklæringen her: skrivunder.net/omstillingnu
News about clicktivism
Check this selection of campaigns and calls for action
New petitions on scoop.it
Find more petitions listed here on scoop.it:
» The Guardian – 26 March 2013:
Climate change leadership: is a 15-year-old ahead of Apple and Yahoo?
A 15-year-old made headlines last week when 12,000 people signed her petition to keep climate change in the UK national curriculum. Esha Marwaha’s petition to keep climate change on the UK national curriculum trumps lacklustre efforts of Yahoo and Apple. By Mike Bellamente
» The Guardian – 21 March 2013:
Thousands sign school climate change petition started by 15-year-old
Esha Marwaha from west London says she is outraged that climate change has been scaled back in national curriculum. By John Vidal
» Pedal on Parliament – 19 March 2013:
Scotland: Open letter calling for change
Pedal on Parliament has joined with the Stop Climate Chaos coalition to call upon the Scottish government to address carbon dioxide emissions from transport as a matter of priority. In an open letter Pedal on Parliament joins with Friends of the Earth Scotland, Spokes, Sustrans Scotland, Transform Scotland and the WWF Scotland to ask Minister Keith Brown to take a wider range of measures to make the changes needed to reach Scotland’s target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.
Open letter to Scottish Transport Minister: Significant changes needed to transport plans to reduce emissions
Inspiration and advice to newbie clictivists
Top 7 Things to do to Influence Your Politician on Climate Change
• Set up a meeting at their office to talk about why the issue is important to you, not just the science of climate change
• Host a meeting and invite them personally to either attend or participate (either in person, through a letter or personalized email)
• Call your politician or leave a message for them to personally call you
• Work with them on a petition for them to personally present
• If they are supportive, ask how you can help them build more support
• Write a personal, hand-written note
• Tweet @ them or private message them on facebook
Top 7 Inefficient ways to influence Politicians on Climate Change
• Hosting a protest without sufficient numbers and unclear messages/asks
• Online petitions that are not able to be presented in the House of Commons or Legislature
• Postcard campaigns
• Impersonal or standardized emails or letters
• Hosting meetings or protests without informing the politician or without sufficient time for them to attend or participate
• Long reports (great for evidence but hard for any politician to read all that come in)
• Complaining at your kitchen tables but never voicing your concern
• NOT VOTING
Getting action on Climate Change: howtogetclimateaction.wordpress.com
On Pinterest.com, create a board for ‘Environment’, ‘Climate Change Solutions’, ‘Going Green’, ‘Energy efficiency’, or whatever you think you’d like to collect knowledge and inspiration about — and then begin to pin. In the beginning, it might seem like a silly thing to spend time on, but you’ll find that over time you actually learn something from those stories, infographics, photos and videos, which you begin to pin, or re-pin.
In this blog-post Mik Aidt describes how youth movements are currently gaining momentum. He give some examples why writing petitions and appeals to politicians is fine for publicity purposes for an advocacy group, but have no effect whatsoever in the political world.
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