Take Action: Tell Congress to Protect Our Wetlands and Streams
Developers and polluters are trying to reverse long-established protections for our streams and wetlands, endangering all of our communities and threatening the safety of our drinking water. In response, the Obama administration has announced commonsense safeguards on the scope of the Clean Water Act. Your member of Congress now has the opportunity to show support for the administration's actions to protect our wetlands and streams.
Tell your representative to protect all of our waterways!
Take Action: Our Most Special Wild Places Should Be Monuments
What do the awe-inspiring wonder of the Grand Canyon, the ancient beauty of California's giant sequoia forests, and the smoldering Mount St. Helens all have in common? These national treasures were all permanently protected as national monuments by a sitting president, which is why we can enjoy them without fear that they will be ruined by mining, drilling, or clearcutting.
Tell President Obama -- now is the time for him to establish his presidential legacy by naming some of our most special wild places as national monuments.
Take Action: Restore Clean Air to Our National Parks
National parks represent the best of America -- our rich natural, cultural and historical heritage. Yet from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, our parks suffer from poor air quality that diminishes the experience of millions of park visitors each year. President Obama can restore clean air to national parks by closing Clean Air Act loopholes that let polluters off the hook.
Urge the president to fix his administration's clean air standards so that national parks achieve clean air in our lifetime.
Grassroots Activism: Hiking and Hacking
New York City's Inner City Outings group teamed up with CampInteractive recently to take 16 tenth-graders on a camping trip to hike and develop tech skills.
The group leaders report that the kids had a great time learning outdoor leadership skills and using their new tech knowledge to determine which NYC borough is the greenest.