activism or slacktivism? (yes that is a real word)
I have signed countless petitions. and I recogonize myself in many of the things they explain in this article. Do petitions save the world’s problems?
no, but they are an important first step. This is one article I found on line about the effectiveness of petitions. I think, again that there is power in numbers, that we are in a wave of increasing awareness and more and more people feel the need to change, not only on an individual level, but also on a political level. Petitions are a good first step.
a few examples of petitions for the environment:
Here is another writing about good and not so good petitions. they are not all created equal.