Science Network Action Opportunities
As a member of the UCS Science Network, you gain access to a variety of action opportunities to inform the public and influence policy makers and events where you can connect with and learn from colleagues who have similar interests. Check out the following opportunities:
Get Electric Vehicle Charging at Work!
California has recently taken steps to put more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road and to help reduce our carbon footprint. However, EVs need more charging infrastructure to meet everyone's needs. An effective way to expand EV charging is to make it available where people work. Workplace charging can also help employees save money on gas and help businesses increase employee productivity and retention. Encourage your employer to make this important investment for their employees and the environment.
Experts in Minnesota: Sign an Open Letter on MN Renewable Energy
Minnesota has the chance to be a real clean energy leader, but we need your help to make it a reality. Minnesota's strong renewable energy track record has created jobs, provided affordable electricity for families and businesses, and reduced pollution to our lakes, rivers, and streams. Renewable energy in Minnesota is working, and we have the capacity to ramp it up even more. Join scientists, engineers, economists, and health professionals from across Minnesota in supporting an increase in the state's use of renewable energy. Add your expert voice to an important effort to generate more electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar, reduce pollution, and continue to grow a clean energy industry for Minnesota.
Urge the EPA to Finalize a Strong Power Plant Rule to Reduce Global Warming Emissions
The EPA recently proposed rules that would limit the carbon pollution from power plants—the largest source of global warming emissions in the United States. While the proposal has many promising elements, it could be stronger. The EPA wants to know what you think and is now accepting comments on this new rule before it is finalized. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to finalize a stronger power plant carbon rule that strengthens global warming emissions reduction targets and accelerates the transition to a clean energy economy.
Call on the Surgeon General to Curb Sugar Consumption
It's time to loosen the food industry's grip on policy efforts meant to protect public health from the effects of sugar. We will need trusted, influential voices for science and health to join us in pushing back against deceptive tactics and pushing towards evidence-based food polices that protect our health. Urge the Acting Surgeon General to use his influence to commission an authoritative report on the health effects of added sugars in our diet to help shape our nation's policies on sugar consumption.
Help Us Spread the Word about Clean Trucks
As policy makers start discussions about the next round of efficiency and global warming emissions standards for our heavy-duty vehicle fleet, we have to get the word out that trucks can be 40 percent more fuel efficient and still deliver the goods. You can help demonstrate the possibilities and potential benefits of cleaner trucks for oil use, fuel cost savings, and global warming emissions by sharing our graphic with friends and family.The public deserves to know who is influencing policies that affect our health and safety.