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National Action Alerts

Fox News Needs More Science, Less Spin
Climate science coverage on Fox News has improved, but there is still a long way to go! Tell Fox News to stop arguing the science and start engaging in productive discussions of climate policy.
Who can participate? Everyone

Call on the Surgeon General to Curb Sugar Consumption
We need trusted, influential voices to help lead the charge toward healthier, science-based food policies. Urge the Acting Surgeon General to help shape smarter policies on sugar consumption.
Who can participate? Everyone

Support Strong Standards to Curb Global Warming Emissions
Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its proposed standards to limit the carbon pollution from power plants and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.
Who can participate? Everyone

Act Now to Defend Healthy School Lunches for Kids
The House of Representatives will vote soon to either gut or protect new standards that have improved school lunches. Urge your member of Congress to stop the attack on healthy school lunch standards.
Who can participate? Everyone

Don't Let the Food Industry Sugar-Coat Science
How can we make smart decisions for our health when the food industry is working hard to mask the truth behind how much sugar is actually in our food? Urge the Food and Drug Administration to make the "added sugar" label a reality.
Who can participate? Everyone

Make Half the Oil a Reality
Urge President Obama to fulfill the commitments made in his Climate Action Plan to put us on a path to make oil savings a reality.
Who can participate? Everyone

Support Global Warming Standards to Reduce Carbon Pollution
Send a message today thanking Gina McCarthy, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, for proposing historic standards to reduce power plant carbon emissions and combat climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone

Protect Our National Landmarks & Heritage Sites
Call on the Senate to make protecting our cultural and historical sites, as well as our communities, from the impacts of climate change a national priority.
Who can participate? Everyone

Demand a More Climate Resilient Electricity System
What is your state doing to prepare the electricity sector for the impacts of global warming? Write your governor and demand a more climate resilient electricity system.
Who can participate? Everyone

Say No to Misleading Climate Science Debates
Urge CNN to stop hosting misleading climate science debates and focus on conversations that enhance our understanding of climate science.
Who can participate? Everyone

Time to Act on Trucks
Analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows trucks can be 40 percent more fuel efficient and still deliver the goods. Share the news today!
Who can participate? Everyone

Demand that PepsiCo Go Deforestation-Free
PepsiCo lags behind industry peers who have promised to ensure that they won't buy from palm oil suppliers linked to tropical deforestation. Tell PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi that it's time to go deforestation-free.
Who can participate? Everyone

"Dislike" Disinformation?
Tell Facebook to stop funding climate contrarian groups. Continuing to support renewable energy is the best way to earn new followers, not aligning with the fossil fuel-funded American Legislative Exchange Council.
Who can participate? Everyone

A Real Superhero for Agriculture's Challenges
Write to your members of Congress today and ask them to fund sustainable agriculture research to find lasting solutions to farming challenges.
Who can participate? Everyone

Shine a Light on Corporate Political Spending
We deserve to know who is influencing policies that affect our health and safety. Take action to support holding corporations accountable for their political influence.
Who can participate? Everyone

Help Prevent a Catastrophe
Today, the United States keeps nuclear missiles on high alert, ready to be fired in a matter of minutes. Tell President Obama to take our missiles off hair-trigger alert and make us all safer.
Who can participate? Everyone

Support Deforestation-Free Palm Oil
Each year, more and more palm oil plantations destroy tropical forests resulting in increased global warming emissions. Demand that America’s biggest brands address the climate risks linked to their palm oil purchases.
Who can participate? Everyone

Support Wind Power
Urge Congress to support tax incentives for developers to generate wind power--increasing our energy independence and creating new jobs.
Who can participate? Everyone

Demand Enforcement of Nuclear Power Fire Safety Regulations
Urge Congress to demand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission enforce its fire safety regulations and establish a clear, realistic timeline for compliance by all reactors.
Who can participate? Everyone

Thank the EPA for Driving Ahead
Send a "thank you" to the Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up our gasoline and cars and protecting tens of thousands of Americans from air pollution.
Who can participate? Everyone

We Need a Healthier Food and Farm System
Take action to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture maximizes the potential of Farm Bill programs to prioritize healthy food and build a better farm future.
Who can participate? Everyone

Support a Level Playing Field for Clean Energy
Urge Congress to support tax benefits that will unleash the power of private investment to make renewable energy even more competitive and create clean energy jobs.
Who can participate? Everyone

Disinformation about Climate Change is Not Science
Tell News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch we need more independent reporting that focuses on facts about climate change and renewable energy, not more fossil fuel fiction.
Who can participate? Everyone

Let Scientists Speak
Urge the FDA to develop strong traditional and social media policies to allow scientists to more effectively share their research and expertise with the public.
Who can participate? Everyone

Ensure Safety Rules Actually Protect People
Urge your members of Congress to oppose legislation that would make it harder for federal agencies to protect you and your family.
Who can participate? Everyone

Fracking: Make Smarter Decisions with Science
Check out our fracking informational toolkit and ensure informed decisions are being made in your community by encouraging your state senator to ask critical questions on fracking in your region.
Who can participate? Everyone

Tell UPS: Stop Supporting Big Oil's Front Group!
Send a message to UPS: Live up to your reputation as a fuel-efficient leader and stop supporting Big Oil's efforts to derail progress toward cutting oil use in half over the next 20 years.
Who can participate? Everyone

Tell Rupert Murdoch: Get the Facts Straight!
Please urge News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch to match his corporation's green pledges with real action. Tell him we aren’t entertained by people who attack climate science and mislead the public.
Who can participate? Everyone

Do You Have a Climate Plan?
Some states have detailed plans to prepare people and infrastructure for the impacts of climate change but other states are behind the curve. Is your state prepared? Find out and take action.
Who can participate? Everyone

Strengthening the Integrity of Science
The Obama administration has worked to create strong scientific integrity policies. But the policies vary widely in quality across agencies and many have yet to be implemented. Urge the White House to recommit to scientific integrity.
Who can participate? Everyone

Ramping Up Renewables
Help us start a real conversation on clean energy and our energy choices: check out our new infographic and share it with your friends and family on Twitter and Facebook.
Who can participate? Everyone

Stop Secret Corporate Influence
Hold corporations accountable for their influence over our nation's science-based policies by requiring them to disclose political spending.
Who can participate? Everyone

Stop Special Interests from Repealing Renewable Energy in Your State
Renewable electricity standards in 29 states now face repeal via legislation written by climate deniers and fossil fuel interest groups. Send a strong message to your state lawmakers that voters like you choose renewable energy first.
Who can participate? Everyone

It's Time We Find Common Ground for Our Common Atmosphere
Tell Congress it's time to put aside political partisanship and start working towards positive solutions to human-caused climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone

Got Science?
Take the true or false quiz that pits your knowledge of global warming against public officials, media personalities, and political hacks. Complete the quiz and we'll send you a free "Got Science?" sticker.
Who can participate? Everyone

Unleash the Full Potential of Electric Vehicles
Help make your state ready for a clean vehicle future by urging your governor to lower barriers to electric vehicle ownership and clean up your state's electricity grid.
Who can participate? Everyone

Real Solutions to High Gas Prices
The American public must demand a change to a transportation system that works for us—one that's much more efficient, provides better transportation options, and begins to tap into clean, reliable, oil-free sources like electric cars and advanced biofuels. You can help by writing a letter to the editor today.
Who can participate? Everyone

Raise Awareness About the Collision Between Energy and Water
Write a letter to the editor in your local newspaper to raise awareness in your community about the impact of energy production on our water supply and to ensure your decision makers protect our water.
Who can participate? Everyone

Get There Greener
Take the pledge to reduce the global warming pollution from your vacation travel.
Who can participate? Everyone

  
California and Western States Action Alerts

Clean Up California's Trucks and Buses
The California State Senate is poised to vote on a bill that will develop technology and provide incentives for electric and low-emission trucks, buses, and other diesel-powered vehicles. Urge your state senator to vote for SB 1204.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Montana's Natural Heritage is at Risk
Climate change threatens Montana's natural heritage, and we need Rep. Daines to protect and prepare for future climate impacts.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

California: Help Put More Electric Vehicles on the Road
Electric vehicles cut oil use and reduce global warming emissions, but to meet their full potential we need strong policies in California to put more electric cars on the road. Sign the petition today!
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Keep California Leading on Climate Change
Tell your state legislators that you support California's leadership to protect against and prepare for climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone

 
Midwest Action Alerts

Unfreeze Clean Energy in Ohio
Governor John Kasich has signed legislation freezing Ohio's successful clean energy standards. We can't let this go unchallenged.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Michigan: Tell Your Legislators to Be Bold on Renewable Energy
In the coming weeks, legislators will be debating and charting a path for the Great Lakes State's clean energy future. They need to hear from you about why you support more renewable energy in Michigan.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

 
Northeast Action Alerts

New Hampshire: Let's Blow Away Climate Change
Urge Senator Kelly Ayotte to support wind energy so we can clean up global warming emissions in New Hampshire.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Rhode Island: Ensure Your State is Prepared to Face Climate Change
Ask senators Whitehouse and Reed to direct federal resources to a fund that will help Rhode Island communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Maryland: Ensure Your State is Prepared to Face Climate Change
Ask senators Mikulski and Cardin to direct federal resources to a fund that will help Maryland communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

 
Southeast Action Alerts

Thank Senator Nelson for Protecting Florida from Rising Seas
Thank Senator Bill Nelson for holding a sea level rise hearing and urge him to keep up the momentum to protect Florida communities from the impacts of climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Urge Senator Rubio to Protect Florida from Rising Seas
Write a letter to Senator Marco Rubio asking him to join Senator Nelson in supporting Florida's communities by working across party lines to seek solutions to address sea level rise and climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Virginia: Thank Your Senator for Raising a Voice for Climate Action
On March 10, more than 30 senators stayed up on the Senate floor all night to talk about the dangers of climate inaction and share stories from their constituents facing the consequences of a warming world. Thank your senator for taking action.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

 
Southwest Action Alerts

New Mexico: Ensure Your State is Prepared to Face Climate Change
Ask senators Udall and Heinrich to direct federal resources to a fund that will help New Mexico communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

Urge Governor Martinez to Address Climate Impacts in New Mexico
Following her "State of State" address, tell Governor Martinez to stop ignoring how climate change is impacting New Mexico.
Who can participate? Everyone in this state

 

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