Take Action! Help the Environment Daily! – Week 2

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 8th: Rethink Bottled Water

“Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and possibly your health. The EPA’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the FDA’s standards for bottled water.” New York City’s tap water quality is one of the best in the nation. Sign the petition to stop using plastic water bottles.


Tuesday, April 9th: Pace University – New York: Go Fossil Free

Climate change is accelerating. Sign the letter to President Stephen J. Friedman.


Wednesday, April 10th: Donate to Restore the Canopy

“Forests and trees play an important role in alleviating poverty, helping rural people avoid poverty and helping those that are poor mitigate their plight. Earth Day Network has committed to raising $10 million over five years to plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas around the world.”


Thursday, April 11th: Protect Our Clean Air

Tell EPA to regulate existing power plants. “Roughly 40% of the total carbon pollution emissions in the United States come from fossil-fuel power plants. These plants emit approximately 4.8 trillion pounds of carbon dioxide every year, which is nearly equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain combined.”


Friday, April 12th: Urge the Secretary of the Interior to abandon the plan to allow seismic testing in the Atlantic!

“For the first time in 30 years the Obama administration plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to New Jersey to high-intensity seismic airgun exploration for offshore oil and gas. This means that ocean wildlife will be subjected to constant dynamite-like blasts about every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for weeks and months on end.”


Saturday, April 13th: Carbon/Climate Control

“Urge the administration to continue to elevate the issue of climate change and to move forward with strong carbon safeguards for new and existing power plants that will protect our planet and the health of our families.”


Sunday, April 14th: Keep Dangerous Drilling out of New York

Gas drilling companies are pushing hard to open New York to dangerous Marcellus Shale gas drilling (“fracking”), imperiling New York families, communities, and the environment.