Here are ways you can actively make a difference online. All in-person volunteer events have been postponed or cancelled.
Earth Day Ecochallenge, April 1 – 30
A 30-day environmental and social engagement program. From April 1 – April 30, you select actions to take that align with your individual values and make a 30-day commitment to complete those actions, all the while practicing and reinforcing good habits. For every completed action, you earn points and create impact. Your points contribute to your team’s total points, and your impact contributes to our collective impact. Choose actions that are practiced one-time or daily, and choose them from categories such as Wildlife, Freshwater, Oceans, People, Food, Climate, and Forests. Whatever actions you select, know that you are building habits that ensure a better shared future for us all.
Take Action Now: Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument needs your voice by April 3!
From Sempervirens Fund: “The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has opened an important public comment period (which has been extended and now closes on Friday, April 3, 2020) that will shape your experience in visiting Santa Cruz County’s newest national monument and impact heavily the future of the monument’s natural and cultural treasures. BLM has proposed several things that Sempervirens Fund believes would be harmful to the monument’s future. We need you to raise your voice and your concerns.
According to BLM, “the focus of this planning effort is to provide public access and recreation on the Cotoni-Coast Dairies public lands, while ensuring protection of natural and cultural resources.” The BLM has put out a draft management plan for the monument that includes three different management alternatives reflecting a wide range of uses and management practices. The BLM is now gathering public input on the three alternatives that have been proposed. To submit comments email: email@example.com”
Tell Your Members Of Congress to Support a Green New Deal!
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact bold Green New Deal policies that will tackle climate change and inequity. We need to convince members of Congress to sign on. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey have introduced landmark resolutions in support of a Green New Deal in the House and Senate. Getting as many members of Congress as possible to sign on now is the first step in our plan to build long-term power and lay the groundwork for enactment of a Green New Deal under a new administration. Ask your members of Congress to sign on to resolutions calling for a Green New Deal!” A Sierra Club action.
From Oceana.org: “The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act would:
Phase out certain single-use plastics that pollute our seas.
Put in place a nationwide beverage container refund program.
Shift the burden of plastic waste from us as consumers to the companies producing it”. Learn more about speaking out about this at Oceana.org
Check out this campaign at Environmental Defense.
“Writing a letter to the editor is easy!
Your personal words matter most. One personalized letter explaining your individual perspective, experience and knowledge is worth more than 100 duplicate letters.
Your letter can (and should) be brief. Most newspapers will accept letters up to 150 words in length.
Your letter shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes. We’ve provided some copy points to help get you thinking. You can submit through your local paper’s website, or use the tool at the (link above).”
Here’s some action you can take through Center For Biological Diversity
“This is our year for climate justice in California.
For decades frontline communities across the state have been leading the fight against the toxic oil industry. Finally Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration is responding by considering a new state policy to protect public health from oil and gas operations.”