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  • Guinness World Record!

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - January 26, 2012 at 10:29

    Guinness World Record Certificate

    A Guinness World Record Certificate for our 'Unfriend Coal' cyber action. The certificate reads: "The most comments on a facebook item in 24 hours is 80,030 and was achieved by Greenpeace on 14 April 2011"

     

    In April last year we were pushing hard for Facebook to 'unfriend' coal -- and we asked you to get involved.

    The idea was to make a post on the unfriend coal Facebook page and then see if we could set a record for the most comments on a sin... Read more >

  • We're sorry, you're not allowed to read this

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - January 18, 2012 at 9:17

    As South Africa grapples with the very controversial Secrecy Bill, censorship is also a hot topic further abroad. And just like the Secrecy Bill, the US Stop Online Piracy Act could be disasterous for the work Greenpeace does. Below is a blog from Gre... Read more >

  • On January 27th, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace will again present the Public Eye Awards to the most irresponsible companies in terms of respect for human rights and the environment.


    Voting runs until January 26 at midnight. This year's six nom... Read more >

  • 2011: The Year In Pictures

    Blogpost by Mike Townsley, Greenpeace International - January 6, 2012 at 12:36 2 comments

    2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution and to the be... Read more >

  • Deja vu hits Durban

    Blogpost by Susan Cavanagh - December 10, 2011 at 14:30

     

    OMG, it's deja vu all over again.

    Just over 11 years ago at around 10am on the final day of COP6 I sat at my desk in the Greenpeace office at the Den Hague conference centre with our final statement (below) printed on black paper - meant to... Read more >

  • "Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 9, 2011 at 20:14

    Today at the UN climate negotiations in Durban the whispers of polluting companies were drowned out by the roar of the crowd demanding governments “Listen to the people not the polluters!” 

    As the talks draw to a close in the coming hours, there is... Read more >

  • The Official Use Me More Theme Song

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - December 8, 2011 at 9:07 1 comment

     

    Turning to the sun is an urge as old as mankind itself. Like the sunflower, we turn to it for life, warmth and light - three words which could easily be used to describe the music of the newly-formed group, Jika Nelanga (which means sunflowe... Read more >

  • The Mystery of McKinsey's Black Box

    Blogpost by John Bowler - December 7, 2011 at 21:49

     

    Hello from Durban, home of COP17, and for the past 10 days home of the Greenpeace forest team.

    Sometimes serendipity just waltzes right up to you. And that is what has just happened. Earlier this year a Greenpeace investigation revealed ... Read more >

  • Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

    Blogpost by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International - December 7, 2011 at 21:40

     

    We are edging closer to an “ecological calamity” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection – ca... Read more >

  • School Children Roar for Climate Courage

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - December 7, 2011 at 18:06

    Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate.

    The inspriration of artist John Quigley, the image was developed after John vi... Read more >

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