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Counting Down – 50 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 12, 2014

Today marks a significant day in the countdown to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica …only 50 days to go before the start of my epic run of 250km on the coldest, driest and windiest continent on earth. Antarctica is considered a...

Activism for the Future

Blog entry by Eugene Wankya, Rea Lekalakala and Diana Waters | September 8, 2014

At the core of our work at Greenpeace Africa is our dedicated team of volunteers from across the continent. Often the first we turn to when we need an extra pair of hands, these individuals are fuelled by a passion that unites them,...

Pretty Green

Blog entry by Michillay Brown | September 4, 2014

My name is Michillay Brown, I am a 23 year old student living near the The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and the Greenpeace Africa office, organizations that I am passionate and proud to be a part of. Like many other volunteers at...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | September 2, 2014

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | August 27, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

Corruption and impunity are rife in Cameroon’s forestry sector

Press release | August 20, 2014 at 9:00

Yaoundé, August, 20 2014. Large quantities of wood extracted from forest “conversion” projects are reaching international markets illegally, in full knowledge of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry (MINFOF) and the European Union (EU), according to...

Eskom's Coal Plants Have a New Filter

Image gallery | August 18, 2014

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Raising R250 000 in Support of Solar Energy in South Africa – 100 Days to Running in...

Blog entry by David Barnard | July 29, 2014

Thursday the 24 th of July, marked the 100 days countdown to the start of the  Last Desert Race in Antarctica. It also marked the start of my fundraising campaign in support of  Greenpeace Africa linked to my participation in the...

Antarctica ultra-race for a solar powered South Africa: Countdown begins

Press release | July 24, 2014 at 10:37

Johannesburg, 24 July 2014: Today marks 100 days countdown to 46 year old, sports enthusiast David Barnard’s next big running challenge; the “Last Desert Race”. David Barnard’s participation in the 250km race through the snow of Antarctica in...

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