Take Action! Help the Environment Daily! – Week 1

CCAR is celebrating Earth Month! This is a daily, month-long initiative by the Center for Community Action and Research. Be involved in our Digital Take Action campaign: learn environmental facts, sign online petitions, and be aware of different issues affecting us and the environment. These take actions will also be posted on our FACEBOOK & TWITTER pages. See below for this weeks take actions:

Monday, April 1st: Stop Killing Wolves

After decades of protection, the American Grey Wolf was just barely back from the brink of extinction in 2011. But Congress made a rash decision and de-listed wolves from the Endangered Species Act. Take Action! Sign the petition!


Tuesday, April 2nd: Recycle Your E-Wast

Did you know that more than 50 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is generated each year in the U.S. alone and that only 20-25% of the waste is responsibly recycled? Learn more!


Wednesday, April 3rd: Freerice.com

Head over to freerice.com and take a vocabulary quiz! For every answer you get correct, you donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.


Thursday, April 4th: GO 1 Day for GOAL: 24-Hour Fast

On April 17th, 2013, GOAL invites you to stand in solidarity with street children and fast for 24 hours. By donating the money you would have spent on your meals or by getting friends and family to sponsor you for fasting, you will make a direct impact on the lives of street children through GOAL’s Children-at-Risk program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Friday, April 5th: Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil & Grease

New York City needs the help of all of its residents to keep our sewer system running properly. Liquefied fat, oil, or grease (FOG) that is poured down the kitchen sink drain can cause serious impacts.


Saturday, April 6th: Save Whales from Deadly Sonar

The U.S. Navy’s plan for testing and training with dangerous mid-frequency sonar and explosives could kill more than 1,000 marine mammals over the next five years. Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to reject the Navy’s reckless plan and put safeguards in place that will protect marine animals without compromising military readiness.


Sunday, April 7th: Mexico: Protect Critically Endangered Sea Turtles

North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles spend up to a decade feeding on small crabs in an area off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Alarmingly, more than 1,000  North Pacific loggerheads die every year when they are accidentally caught up in fishermen’s nets. The bycatch toll of loggerheads in Mexican waters is one of the highest in the world — and it is jeopardizing their survival.