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  • Never again in our oceans!

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - October 11, 2012 at 11:00

    11 October 2012 German Trawler Maartje Theadora

    German fishing super trawler 140m long Maartje Theadora, 30 miles off the coast of Mauritania. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans. © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes

    If there was ever a scandal that needed definitive action to be taken against those responsible for it, it is the issue of fishing permits in Senegal between March 2010 and April 2012. The effects of large factory trawlers that were granted p... Read more >

  • Reflecting on Durban Solar training

    Blogpost by Nasreen Khan - October 9, 2012 at 13:07

    It has been almost a year since the last solar training that was held in Durban and I am still extremely grateful to Greenpeace for having invested in educating their volunteers. The ten day experience was incredible, not only did I gather invaluable ... Read more >

  • Solar Energy: The way of the future

    Blogpost by Hellen Dena - October 9, 2012 at 12:59 2 comments

    It was an intriguing journey back to the physics class I left over ten years ago, as I embarked on making my solar lamp. After an interesting hour of putting together tiny cables, a bulb and a rechargeable battery, the lamp lit up and I was all smiles... Read more >

  • Maximising solar power: The better option

    Blogpost by Laswet Savadye - October 9, 2012 at 12:24

    Led by Dr Michael Gotz, a specialist in photovoltaic solar power and Ruth Mhlanga, Greenpeace Africa's Youth and Solutions campaigner, Greenpeace Africa staff and volunteers took part in an informative solar training programme last week.

    We’ve learnt... Read more >

  • Hand in hand to protect the Congo Basin forests

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule - October 8, 2012 at 10:00

    What began in 2011 as a call to the youth of the DRC to speak out for the protection of their forests, has come to this grand moment – men, women and children from Kinshasa city and surroundings coming out to take part in the filming of the video fo... Read more >

  • In Another Life

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 7, 2012 at 16:48

    It’s the same faces on every tuna longline fishing boat we see. The young Indonesian men, the Vietnamese eyes under floppy hats, the Filipino guy hunched over a basket of fishing line. They reach out their hands and help us onto their boat. They’r... Read more >

  • Life Loves Living

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 3, 2012 at 9:30 1 comment

    You’ll see it best on the darkest nights. When the moon is empty and clouds cover the stars – that’s when the ocean and algae collude. Like the Arctic’s Northern Lights, this is one of those natural phenomena that leave you giddy, wide-eyed in wonder:... Read more >

  • Promotion of clay stoves: Women lead the way in Koudiadiène

    Blogpost by Philippe Ahodékon, Greenpeace volunteer - October 2, 2012 at 13:12 1 comment

    This inspiring story of women in Koudiadiène, 80 km from Dakar, has now spread across the country of Senegal and continent of Africa. Identified by Greenpeace as part of its campaign to promote energy-efficient stoves and renewable energy sources, wom... Read more >

  • Something to be Saved

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 2, 2012 at 11:35

    We’re about 200km off the coast of South Africa, sailing in the high seas of the Indian Ocean. During the night we caught up to a Spanish longliner, one of the many foreign vessels fishing in the region, others coming from places like Taiwan, Japan, a... Read more >

  • This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - September 28, 2012 at 9:59

    Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new pledges to stop fo... Read more >

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