plastic pollution

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.   Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]

The winner of the September 2018 Thneed Trophy is the ever-so-humble one-time-use plastic straw.Yes, it’s darned convenient and it makes it easier to drive while drinking (soda). But, unless you have particular disabilities, is it really necessary? Ask the sea turtle with a straw crammed up his nose. Think about the tiny plastic beads swimming in your beer. And the […]
Plastic straw (Photo: Anemone123, Pixabay)

Plastic pollution threatens wildlife and the environment, but your message to Chipotle can help reduce plastic waste.Chipotle and Plastic Straws First, it was McDonald’s in the United Kingdom… and a test here in the US.1 Then, it was Starbucks.2 Then, Ikea, America Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Sea World.They’ve all announced they’ll no longer be handing out […]
Environmental Action at Work: Protecting our coasts. Photo: IrinaK/Shutterstock

Our oceans are choked with plastic, and the animals that live there are suffering for it. Download and print several copies of this letter, and then take them to businesses near you to encourage local businesses to stop using polystyrene.    Last month, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing 17 pounds of plastic. In April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore […]
Butterfly (Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash)

In this week’s social media shares from Environmental Action: working for wolves, dicamba’s dangers and more.Social Media Shares for TwitterSocial Media Shares for TwitterMore than 11,000 people have signed our new petition for gray #wolves. Have you? 🐺 If you haven’t added your name, please sign @EnviroAction’s petition now: https://t.co/RPwCkbpHnE🐺 Already signed for wolves? RT and encourage your friends to help […]
Plastic foam threatens wildlife, human health and the planet

A World Health Organization (WHO) working group just announced that they have concluded that styrene, a foundational component of polystyrene foam, probably causes cancer.1 In addition to this plastic foam polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, and harming wildlife, it also risks human health.If enough of us speak up, we can convince our leaders to ban harmful plastic foam. Add […]
Yosemite National Park (Photo: Christian Vasile, Unsplash)

Check out this week’s social media shares, including stories on funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling and more. Please share any of these posts on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word for the environment.Social Media Shares for FacebookSocial Media Shares for TwitterAn urgent warning from Christoper Solomon on the proposed #PebbleMine in Alaska: “Don’t give […]
tax bill threatens polar bears

Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares and help spread the word about these stories…Shares for FacebookShares for TwitterPlease support Environmental Action’s 50-state campaign to ban polystyrene pollution that harms whales, sea turtles and other wildlife. Donate to help: https://t.co/IxYSFP39SC pic.twitter.com/NkON7IJl2A— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) June 1, 2018Selling off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the industry most responsible for warming the […]
Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]
Gray wolf, captive (Photo: Derek Bakken via Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Sharing social media posts like these can promote better awareness about and appreciation for the environment. Want to help? Just pick a post and click to share!Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterSome good news to start your day! The @washingtonpost reports: “A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that […]