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Mike Baillie

Mike is a passionate environmental activist currently living in Johannesburg. He loves riding his bike, is a climber for Greenpeace, and the head of the digital communications. 
  • A World of Wild Weather

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - July 11, 2012 at 15:28

    Stories of extreme weather events are almost a daily feature of news headlines around the world. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, severe and widespread flooding: wild weather is becoming the new normal, and climate experts say these episodes are a pre... Read more >

  • Why Coal Power is bad news for our water

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - March 22, 2012 at 14:22

    22 March 2012 Action at Kusile Power Station in Africa

    Activists protest outside the construction site of Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power plant. 11/07/2011

     Although South Africa has been blessed with amazing natural resources, sadly water isn’t one of them.

    While we have incredible coastlines and fisheries, fertile lands for feeding the nation, and an abundance of renewable energy sources, when ... Read more >

  • 20 March 2012

    A Mountain Gorilla, one of the 218 mammal species that make Virunga National Park in the DRC their home. © Greenpeace / Takeshi Mizukoshi


    The Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated along the border of DRC and Uganda.

    The Park is a haven for over 218 mammal and 706 bird species, a beautifully lush environment where biodiversity is flour... Read more >

  • People like you

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - February 14, 2012 at 14:44

    The other morning I was riding to work, and as I passed a car, a hand reached out to throw a cigarette box out the window. The car sped off and I stopped to pick up the litter, frustrated by the driver’s callousness.

    For the rest of my ride I couldn’... Read more >

  • Guinness World Record!

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - January 26, 2012 at 12:29

    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 >

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