Take action: Current opportunities

  • November 25, 2020

    The incoming Biden-Harris administration promises new hope for historic clean energy and climate progress. It’s #TimeToAct!

    That's why we’re launching this Power Up, America! Climate Petition. Help us reach 100,000 signatures by January 20th, Inauguration Day, by adding your signature today!

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    Power Up, America! People’s Climate Petition

    After years of damage and division, it's time to power up for a more just and equitable America with less pollution, more jobs, and safer, healthier communities.

    That’s why I am signing this People’s Climate Petition calling on the incoming Biden-Harris administration and Congress to rebuild our economy and create healthier communities by cleaning up our transportation and electric power sectors.

    To slash pollution, unleash innovation and create millions of jobs, we need to set three ambitious national goals:

    100% clean electric power by 2035

    All new cars are zero polluting by 2035

    All new trucks and buses are zero polluting by 2040

    To achieve these goals, the Biden-Harris administration and Congress need to work together to push common sense policies, including:

    Incentives to advance wind and solar energy, energy efficiency programs, zero-emission trucks, and energy storage technologies.

    Funding for states and local agencies to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

    Grants to help school districts purchase zero-emission, electric school buses.

    Funding for clean energy research and development to revive innovation here at home and reposition America as a global leader.

    Significantly investing in clean energy and clean transportation in communities where the need is greatest, including communities disproportionately harmed by power plant pollution and workers who will be impacted by our transition to a 100% clean economy.

    Now is the time to come together and support a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future with bold action to slash pollution and unleash clean energy innovation.

    It’s time to Power Up, America!
  • November 3, 2020

    The Biden-Harris administration offers new hope for progress on a wide range of important issues. Not least of them is the urgent need to make federal climate action a cornerstone priority.

    In politics, presidential leadership alone is not enough. Powerful and deep-pocketed special interests will stand against progress. So, we need to do our part as engaged and determined advocates to spur action.

    Please send the Biden-Harris transition team a message today letting them know you support their commitment to make bold climate action a top tier priority.
  • November 3, 2020

    Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement stands as one of the most reckless actions of his administration. And per the terms of the agreement, the U.S. officially withdrew on November 4, 2020.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised they would act quickly to rejoin the agreement once sworn into office. This would recommit the United States to the global effort to meet pollution reduction targets as well as provide opportunities to expand clean energy innovation and investments at home and around the world.

    Please take action now: Tell the Biden-Harris transition team you support the pledge to rejoin the Paris Agreement, and urge them to keep climate action as a top priority.
  • October 1, 2020

    It shouldn’t be our responsibility to know what and how many chemicals we eat every day. We should be able to trust that the Food and Drug Administration is ensuring that what we put in our bodies is safe. But the agency is shirking its duty.

    An EDF investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations — submitted by companies making new additives — found that only one followed through on a legal requirement to consider the cumulative health effects of related chemicals, and FDA didn’t raise objections with this major shortcoming.

    Will you join us in demanding the FDA ensure food chemicals do not harm our health? Add your name today!
  • August 4, 2020

    We want safe and sustainable products.

    According to a recent survey of American shoppers, nearly 2 out of every 3 expect companies to explain the environmental impact of their products — and nearly 4 out of 5 believe companies should be doing more to help them make decisions that support sustainability.

    But as we increasingly shift to a digital world, we’re not getting the information we need. Finding legitimate environmental and ingredient safety data — or any data, for that matter — online is a monumental challenge. And often, the information that is provided is complicated and hard to verify.

    We deserve — and demand — transparency about the environmental and health impacts of the products we’re bringing in to our homes.
  • May 27, 2020

    Over the last three years, EPA reversed course on protecting Americans from known cancer-causing chemicals. The agency adopted an illegal practice of ignoring exposure to dangerous chemicals from the ground, air, or water when evaluating their health and safety risks. EPA abandoned its duty to ensure workers are protected from chemical risks.

    Now, the former chemical industry exec behind these decisions – who consistently throws Americans’ health and safety under the bus – could gain day-to-day control of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is charged with ensuring the safety of baby cribs, children’s clothes and toys, cleaning products and much more.
  • April 5, 2020

    Our world is changing rapidly in the face of a crisis.

    As Congress makes investments in our future, they must build a better one – where less pollution is pumped into our air, everyone’s water is clean and safe to drink, and all communities are equally protected from the dangers of environmental degradation.

    We've set a goal of sending Congress 100,000 messages calling on them to rebuild better. Add your name, and let's make sure Congress knows what Americans expect of them.
  • March 13, 2020

    Nearly 4 out of every 5 Americans — including majorities in every Congressional district — support solutions to tackle the climate crisis, yet Congress has made insufficient progress initiating the kinds of bold solutions we need to protect us from a warming world.

    In the meantime, deadly wildfires, severe hurricanes, record-breaking heatwaves, and devastating droughts — intensified by the climate crisis — are putting our families and communities at risk.

    Tell Congress today: We can’t ignore these threats to our health and safety. It’s time to set a path to 100% clean energy.
  • March 13, 2020

    We are still living with the toxic consequences of chemicals that were let on the market decades ago without adequate regulation and scrutiny of their safety. Some of these chemicals — many still in use today — have been linked to brain tumors, leukemia, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

    A landmark victory in June of 2016 paved a path to change all that: Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill reforming our chemical safety law. But since taking office, the Trump Administration has tirelessly worked to undermine this legislation and put us all at risk.

    Tell Congress: Protect Americans from these toxic consequences, and hold the EPA accountable.
  • October 30, 2019

    There’s a whole lot hidden in the packages that get delivered to your door or to your store: behind each box is a complex chain of events that contribute to unhealthy air and a warming planet. The good news is, it doesn’t have to.

    The “last mile” of the delivery distribution chain is where opportunity lies right now. Almost every product gets to the final stage of its destination via fossil fuel-based shipping – which pumps dangerous pollution into the air we breathe every day. But cleaner, safer alternatives already exist. We just need companies to put them into practice.

    We’re part of a movement telling business: It’s time to transition the world’s trucks and buses to zero-emission alternatives.