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Our oceans, our responsibility

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | February 24, 2017

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many...

Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | February 12, 2017

1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American government from running nuclear tests? The U.S government started...

Donors remain indifferent as moratorium breaches occur in the DRC

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa Betoko | February 3, 2017

The forest industry in the DRC has been plagued for years by confusion, uncertainties and illegalities. Although the country pays lip service to the principles of reducing emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD), this is...

#BridgesNotWalls: It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

Blog entry by Greenpeace Africa | January 18, 2017

This Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when the politics of hate, fear and division blossomed around the world. We at Greenpeace are rejecting the message...

It’s 6 goals to green o’clock!

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | January 12, 2017

This very smart 4 year old inspired me to think differently of fulfilling the sometimes scary “new year’s resolutions”. With a new year, most of us feel inspired and empowered to change, stop and/or start new habits, what if we did...

How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

Blog entry by Kenji Ishihara | January 4, 2017

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides?  Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families everywhere. Together, we can fix the...

2016, a year of Pioneering and Trailblazing

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | December 13, 2016

At our staff end of the year party, our Finance Director, Gert, summarized our 2016 as “ the year of many changes .” Yes, I remember, I had to pack my desk within 3 week’s notice, and get ready to leave our cozy home in Melville...

Waste no time - start volunteering!

Blog entry by Thato Mokale | December 5, 2016

Thato is a Greenpeace volunteer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She’d like you to do the same, to ACT for a cause close to your heart and here’s why! “I decided to volunteer for Greenpeace Africa because of the environmental...

Black Anniversary to SGSOC!

Blog entry by Chief Ejeba Ewane Joseph & Chief Ekue John Epimba | November 25, 2016

Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC), your provisional grant began on the 25th of November 2013 and today November 25 marks the end of your provisional grant. Thus, we the chiefs of Ikoti and Babensi II would like to present...

New trade protections for sharks - but are they enough?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | November 18, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: BBC, Carlos Aguilera Hoo-RAY! A Mobular ray leaps from the ocean after hearing about the new CITES protection for sharks. Like it or not, around the world many species of...

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