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Youth Activism Is in the Air at Schools: And All Over the Internet

Randy Paynter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Randy Paynter

From passionate commitment to temporary hashtag campaigners, childhood activism is a great thing to those of us who ardently believe, contrary to the adage, that children should be seen AND heard. As a father of two and an advocate for many social and environmental causes myself, it's exciting to see the growing number of young activists.

Why Cecil's Death Means More Than Walter Palmer Could Have Imagined

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

As the uproar surrounding Cecil's petition continues to ripple around the world, it shows the rising desire from people across the globe to right wrongs and move society in line with their values. Petitions offer a constructive outlet for this desire. The results can be extraordinary.

The Top 5 Ways to Help Protect Elephants on World Elephant Day

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

Today, August 12, is World Elephant Day, a day where animal lovers around the world unite to celebrate the majestic creature and call attention to fur...


Peter Neill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

My World Ocean Observatory inbox is filled every day with messages from ocean organizations around the world. Given the wide range of issues included ...

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

The Most Romantic Reason To Sign A Petition

Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

A San Francisco man wants to propose to his boyfriend, but he needs your help. José Juan Capó started a petition Wednesday on titled "...

Three Ways Your Voice Can Be Heard

Rand Strauss | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rand Strauss

In the end, the only way to change our satisfaction levels is to do something about issues. Only then we will make our voices known, influence politicians, and see real results.

Loren Berlin

Mom Can't Get Credit Card, Starts Protest Movement | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Holly McCall, a 34-year-old mother of two from Vienna, Va., grabbed headlines last week with her fight for the right of stay-at-home mothers to open t...

When the Little Guy's Tools for Change Are Co-opted

Mathilde Dratwa | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Mathilde Dratwa

Should censor content? The company's mission is to "fight for what's right." But if it allows "anyone, anywhere" to start a petition, then who defines "what's right?"

The Case of the Missing White House Petitions

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

Given that We The People does in fact enhance the values of democratic deliberation and accountability, it may be unfair to emphasize the ways it fails to reach its potential.

We the People... Want to Price Carbon

Steve Valk | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

When the White House recently launched their "We The People" petition site, I thought I'd give it a shot. I figured if they're asking for our opinion, they might just listen.

10 Reasons You Should Be Banned From The Internet

TruTV.comIf you | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The web is the most important technological achievement of our time. This vast network of computers and handheld devices allows human beings to con...