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Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

Blog entry by Lerato Ngakane | August 9, 2017

"One small act of kindness has a ripple effect as it reverberates in individual’s lives, in communities and ultimately in transforming the very fabric of our beloved country." Getting to know Jennifer Coles on Greenpeace's...

7 reasons why we should create hope in Diepsloot’s despair

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | July 12, 2017

There were over two thousand violent crimes in Diepsloot, a disadvantaged community in the North of Johannesburg in 2016, the detailed crime statistics is available. It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot...

Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Nhlanhla Sibisi | June 23, 2017

Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city. Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of...

Here’s your chance to make a real change

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | June 16, 2017

There’s a vibrant community of over 130 000 in the Northern part of Johannesburg South Africa named Diepsloot. It was originally established as a transit camp and grew as people moved in without proper infrastructure. Unfortunately,...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | June 6, 2017

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

How Trump succeeds to put himself on the wrong side of history on climate change

Blog entry by Happy Khambule | June 2, 2017

For many watching the environmental space in South Africa, this was late night news that came with very little surprise. It had been a long day, filled with bitter anticipation of the disaster that was to come. And so it did. The US,...

Trump’s Attack on the Paris Climate Agreement Has Officially Begun

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | June 2, 2017

Today, Donald Trump officially announced he will try to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement — but that doesn’t mean the end of climate action.  A large scale visual message made by hundreds of people...

Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

Blog entry by Kat Clark | May 31, 2017

Authors, journalists, poets and playwrights know that every time the right words are put to paper, or typed to a screen, our planet gets a little better. Because, without the right to express ourselves freely, we cannot make that...

16 (Adorable) Reasons to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | May 19, 2017

Canada's boreal forest is home to stunning landscapes and a spectacular array of wildlife. But corporate logging giant Resolute Forest Products wants to intimidate and silence people like you fighting to protect forests. Rather...

6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 16, 2017

Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a  SLAPP , corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down...

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