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  • Coping with My Carbon Emissions

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 5, 2011 at 13:08

    For the December holidays my girlfriend and I decided to hire a car to get around. Over the course of the two weeks we drove 984 km, visiting the winelands, and spending a lot ...

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  • Our Happy (Sp)ending

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - January 4, 2011 at 11:11 1 comment

    Throughout history different civilisations have used different stories to make sense of their place in the world. During medieval times it was the great chain of being: God at the top, below him the king, humans, animals, and so on. The great chain... Read more >

  • Free "print & play" game: Big Oil Vs Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - December 17, 2010 at 10:56 2 comments

    It may not be the most festive of themes, but at least our holiday gift to you this year is not a tie or socks.

    It's a free print & play board game called Deepsea Desperation. It's all about Greenpeace against Big Oil, with one player struggling t... Read more >

  • Shell Shocked

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - December 15, 2010 at 13:33 2 comments

    I think it's outrageous that Shell sponsors part of the environment section on the National Geographic website.

    What makes the situation even worse is that right beneath one of Shell's adverts on the page is National Geographic's slogan: Inspiring po... Read more >

  • Weigh-Less for Carbon Addicts

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - December 6, 2010 at 14:20

    If you are fat, most people would say you should probably go on diet. Cut down on what’s causing your love handles and that bloated beer belly. The same thinking, it seems, applies to climate change: having gorged ourselves on the bad stuff — fossil... Read more >

  • My thoughts on the Human Banner

    Blogpost by Stephanie Harel - December 6, 2010 at 10:17

    By Stephanie Harel, volunteer with Greenpeace Africa

    In addition to the hallmark colour of Greenpeace, 2 additional hues accompanied the Green movement today – a Blue sky and Yellow volunteers. En route to paint our message, I was reminded that co... Read more >

  • Avoiding the Issue?

    Blogpost by Dianne McAlpine - September 30, 2010 at 16:37

    Have you ever avoided a certain set of robots or a particular route, just to avoid someone trying to sell you something on the side of the road? I know I have. Sometimes the guilt is just too much, and as I sit in my car listening to music, stressing ... Read more >

  • You say you want a [R]evolution...

    Blogpost by bex - September 11, 2010 at 18:38

    We're looking for people from all over the world to send a message to President Obama that we support his dream of a clean energy revolution. How? By singing. Juliette explains, on Greenpeace International's Climate Rescue blog:

    Sing along with Green... Read more >

  • Kumi Naidoo: Tar Sands: is this the real Canada?

    Blogpost by bex - August 30, 2010 at 15:09

    Kumi Naidoo views the Tar Sands

    Greenpeace International's Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, recently visited the tar sands of Northern Alberta, Canada. The tar sands are one of the largest remaining deposits of oil in the world. Developing the tar sands has created the biggest ind... Read more >

  • Still Life

    Blogpost by Dianne McAlpine - August 14, 2010 at 20:00 1 comment

    Painting a way back to nature

    On the 14th July, I received an email proposing a joint venture between an art gallery and Greenpeace Africa. The email suggested that an artist exhibiting there, Mr. Arie Vogelsang, intended to give all the proceeds fro... Read more >

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