Want to reduce plastic waste in your home? Take these steps.

Want to know how to limit your plastic waste but don’t know where to start?Our friends at Environment Oregon have some tips for where you can start. Avoid disposable cups and drinks in plastic bottles Carry a reusable travel mug or water bottle with you on any outing for your hydration needs. Bring your own reusable bags  Most plastic bags are used […]

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Petition: Stop offshore drilling.

Protect our coasts from dangerous offshore drilling that will fuel climate change. Send a message to your U.S. senators now.     A Massive Offshore Drilling Expansion Earlier this year, the Trump administration proposed opening up roughly 92 percent of U.S. waters off our coasts to dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling.1Most coastal governors in the country opposes the administration’s proposal, and it’s not […]

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“Bee” a hero for biodiversity

We need bees. And now bees need us. Please consider supporting our work to save bees and other ecologically important insects.     The Threat to Bees Insects make the world go ’round. They provide the protein that fuels entire food chains, aid the decomposition process that keeps soil healthy, and pollinate crops and wild flowering plants alike.We can’t do without them — but […]

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Sign this quick climate change petition?

We need to do everything we can to tackle the climate crisis. Speak out to keep more methane — a powerful contributor to climate change — out of our atmosphere.     Climate Change’s Impact We may have as little as 12 years to prevent massive destruction from climate change, according to the world’s foremost body on the international crisis, the Intergovernmental Panel […]

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Help us get plastic out of the food chain

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our oceans. Environmental Action is tackling the issue, but we need your help.The Threat of Plastic Pollution Plastic litter breaks up in the environment, forming tiny, insidious particles called “microplastics.” It’s been clear for some time that this kind of pollution is harming the ocean, but now we know: microplastics are far […]

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Will you speak up for the future of gray wolves?

The House of Representatives has voted to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 United States. Will you help save these iconic animals?     Wolves at Risk History shows: when wolves are unprotected, too many of them die.When Great Lakes wolves lost their federal protection in 2012, 1500 were killed before protection finally resumed. Right now, Wyoming […]

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Endangered wildlife needs this lifeline. Take Action.

The Endangered Species Act is our best wildlife extinction prevention tool. Speak out to protect this bedrock conservation law.      The Wildlife Extinction Crisis We need to strengthen the Endangered Species Act — not weaken it.In just the last 50 years, human beings have eliminated more than half the world’s wildlife species. Worse, climate change, plastic pollution, habitat loss, the illegal wildlife […]

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Green shipping this holiday season?

Here’s a simple step you can take this holiday season to address climate change: ask Amazon to promote greener shipping options.     Holiday Shopping, Shipping, and Climate Change More and more people are shopping for gifts online this holiday season, and Amazon remains a leader in the industry.1 Quick-shipping, getting our stuff within days of ordering it, is expected.Meanwhile, the carbon footprint of […]

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Giving Tuesday Impact for Elephants and the Environment

Environmental Action supporters have come through in a big way for elephants and the environment on Giving Tuesday 2018!    Giving Tuesday 2018 Update We were able to successfully meet our 2018 Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $10,000 — AND more than 15,000 Environmental Action supporters joined us in calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to show compassion for elephants […]

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When they kill an elephant, they destroy a family

Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that American trophy hunters shouldn’t be killing ANY endangered elephants in Africa.   The Threat to Elephants Just a few decades ago, millions of African elephants roamed the planet. Now, only about 415,000 African elephants remain.1But there are Americans who still want to hunt and kill them.Under a court order, the FWS announced in March it […]