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  • Why we’re sailing into the Congo Basin forest!

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - October 25, 2017 at 15:03

     By Mike Fincken

    A muddy carpet of water rolls out hundreds of miles into the ocean from the second largest river in the world. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is touched by the Congo Basin long before land is sighted.

    We are not here to see chimpanze...

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  • Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

    Blogpost by Victorine Che Thoener - October 13, 2017 at 16:51

    Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the forest, I hear a... Read more >

  • Precious intact forests in the Congo must be protected

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - October 5, 2017 at 18:12

    A source of water, food, and shelter the Congo Basin is life to many people and creatures. It is one of the world's largest tropical forests and is the fourth largest carbon reservoir in the world - meaning it locks away vast amounts of carbon. In add... Read more >

  • Plastic ban: More can be done towards waste management

    Blogpost by Phyllis Ng’ang’a - September 14, 2017 at 12:04

    Let’s grab lunch!

    I get the chicken wings and fries combo with a cold Coke. You get a chicken burger, fries and fresh passion juice. Additionally, we get small sized cups of ice cream to cool off and extra dipping for my wings. The food is packed in ... Read more >

  • Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - August 29, 2017 at 14:17

    Marshal Islands -North Pacific Ocean

    Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean.

    It was 17 May, 1985 and I was 24 years old.

    At first glance, it appeare...

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  • Let the installation begin!

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - August 25, 2017 at 13:36

    It’s been almost two months since we surpassed our crowdfunding target for the solar streetlights that will be installed at the Diepsloot Philile Creche. A lot has been happening in those two months, including the delivery of the solar streetlights by... Read more >

  • Our land should unite, not antagonize us!

    Blogpost by Alain Binibangili - August 9, 2017 at 18:22

    On August 5, 2017, four days before the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, I was deeply troubled by news of deadly confrontations between Bantu[1] and indigenous (Pygmy) communiti...

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  • Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

    Blogpost by Lerato Ngakane - August 9, 2017 at 11:10

    "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."

    Photo of Jean - founder of the Philipe Foundation

    Getting to know Jennifer Coles on Greenpeace's very ambitious Project Su... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack - July 12, 2017 at 11:41

    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.

    Philile Development Centre children

    It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot but the dark was near an... Read more >

  • Project Sunshine: Powering off-grid communities with Renewable Energy

    Blogpost by Nhlanhla Sibisi - June 23, 2017 at 18:32

    Barely twenty kilometres from the Lanseria airport in Johannesburg, timidly lies Diepsloot  - an informal settlement in the north of the economic capital city.

    diepsloot sunset

    Diepsloot is fraught with abject poverty, lack of electricity and water. Like many info...

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