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Protect Endangered Sea Turtles
The U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, in the Caribbean, gets many tourists from the mainland United States. It has beautiful bays and many sea turtles graze in the seagrass. People come with boats and moor them in the bays. But, unfortunately, people are harassing sea turtles at some of these bays. This means they pet, chase and ride turtles. This is against the law because sea turtles are endangered and protected and because being harassed harms them in many ways. This harm includes disrupting their eating, resting, and most importantly, nesting behaviors. These beaches are sea turtle nesting sites and very important to the conservation of these endangered animals. Many people still harass the turtles, possibly because there isn’t enough publicity about the law. The signs that are in existence are only on the beaches, and pretty small. I am petitioning for two things: larger signs on the beaches and signs on buoys near the mooring sites. The reason for signs on buoys is that many people are coming from the boats moored in the bay, and don’t see the signs on the beach. When I have enough signatures on this petition, I intend to submit this to U.S. National Park Service and its director.
Stop Walgreens Excessive Plastic Bag Use!
Every day, Walgreens uses plastic bags for its millions of customers. Ethan thinks it’s time for change. The U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, using over 100 billion plastic bags a year. Walgreens can be a part of the solution. Sign now to urge Walgreens to stop using single-use plastic bags.
Tell the USPS to Purchase Electric Vehicles, not Gas-Powered ones that Pollute Our Air
President Biden promised to replace US Postal Service trucks with electric vehicles. Many saw this as an important step towards a more eco-friendly future. But the USPS just announced that they would be purchasing a whole new fleet of gas-powered vehicles. Join Dream Corps in demanding that the USPS follow Biden’s executive order to electrify its fleet.
Replace Styrofoam Trays with Compostable Ones!
Styrofoam accounts for up to 40% of pollution in streams and 30% of our landfills. It can cause health problems for wildlife and humans. Tisha is asking Rochester area schools to switch from styrofoam lunch trays to compostable trays. With five of her friends, she has already reached out to the principal of her school. She knows that she needs much more support to change all the schools in the district. Will you sign her petition to help her make Rochester schools styrofoam free?