Our environment is taking a beating and Greenwise Advocates is one way we can help you easily make an impact.
Each week, we will offer a way for you to advocate for our environment or to simply make a difference in your own life. Our tips will range from every day ways you can personally create a smaller footprint to advocating for larger changes at the state, national and global level.
Do you have suggestions for how to advocate? We want to hear from you. Let’s keep the conversation and the momentum for change going. Won’t you help us? We believe in creating a healthier environment, and we are betting that you do, too.
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This week’s Greenwise Advocates idea….
Just out this morning- USPirg has released that 14 out of the 15 wine and beers tested were positive for alarming levels of glyphosate! Here are two actions you can take: Sign this petition from USPirg to the USDA to test for glyphosate. Got time for another important step? Call your representatives to tell them glyphosate must be banned!
Our past ideas for how to advocate (it’s never too late!)
- Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to join Costco and Get Roundup Off its Shelves! Sign this petition and share it!
- Take the pledge to get rid of plastics. Did you know about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world? And, according to Earth Day Network, only about 10% of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. You can make a personal difference today!
- Drink loose tea–or at least make sure your tea bags don’t contain plastic. Loose tea most often comes in reusable tins. Plus, it’s usually more flavorful than what you get in tea bags.
- Tell the Federal Government to stop rolling back protections for endangered species. You can send off a quick email to your congress person, sign the Shedd Aquarium’s petition, or what the heck, do both (takes less than a minute): https://openlands.org/advocacy/federal-esa
- Stop junk mail!
Wishing you all a happy, environmentally-sound 2019!