Blogger bio

Dianne Mc Alpine

Dianne has been working for Greenpeace Africa since 2009, fulfilling her passion for  the environment. She is currently the Consumer Campaigner. In her spare time she is a keen animal activist, dreams of discovering Machu Pichu, and owning her own farm as an animal rehabilitation center in the future.

  • No fracking, thank you!

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - February 17, 2014 at 15:44

    Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure the Karoo Actio... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Drums for Justice

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - November 15, 2013 at 14:28

    The Arctic 30 have now spent almost 60 days in detention in icy Russia, for staging a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Our colleagues and friends were arrested under charges of piracy and recently, the Russian courts added a furthe... Read more >

  • 09 July 2013 Olusosum Dump Site

    Piles of rubbish at the Olusosum dump site. The site is government run by the agency Lagos Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA ) and is one of 6 sites taking in general waste from all over Lagos. E-waste is not allowed on site, but some does appear from the general waste collected. Local people make a living out of collecting and selling the waste for recycling. Some of the people live on site, too poor to pay for accommodation elsewhere. © Greenpeace / Kristian Buus

     

    Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and all the... Read more >

  • Is it possible to go plastic-free?

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 12, 2013 at 13:54

    We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer.

    A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the Pacific Ocean; an ac... Read more >

  • Ensemble, préservons l'océan!

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 10, 2013 at 8:28

    Les océans ne nous éloignent pas, ils nous relient.

    Ils sont beaux, impitoyables, et vastes, ils abritent des formes de vie considérables que nous respectons et vénérons.  Mais, malheureusement, ils sont également surexploités par les flottes de pê... Read more >

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