What We've Done
How do we know that motivating the right people to take action at the right time and in the right way can make an impact?
WE’VE PUSHED AMERICA TO GO RENEWABLE
With Environment America, our organizers helped win important resolutions and policies that have resulted in more of our energy being generated from renewable resources like the sun and the wind. Last year, we had organizers in five states, covering cities from Boston to Las Cruces, New Mexico. When New Mexico was close to making a statewide commitment to 100 percent clean energy, one of our organizers headed to the state and got the bill over the finish line. Now, our team is closer to getting more states, cities and colleges to make the same commitment.
WE’VE TAKEN A SUPER-SIZED STEP TO PROTECT OUR ANTIBIOTICS
The mis- and overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kill at least 23,000 people in the United States each year. So to get factory farms to stop overusing our life-saving medicines, we called on fast food chains to stop buying meat raised on antibiotics. Working with U.S. PIRG, Impact organizers hit the ground across the country, collecting thousands of petition signatures and endorsements from medical professionals calling on McDonald’s, Subway and KFC to take action. These big fast food chains responded, agreeing to phase out the sale of meat raised on human antibiotics. McDonald’s was the first to take the next step by agreeing to phase antibiotics out of its entire beef supply chain.