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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. 
  • "Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 9, 2011 at 22:14

    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 >

  • Where are the Climate Heros?

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 5, 2011 at 13:03

    The Dirty Dozen in Durban

    Our message to the polluting corporations gathering in Durban today - "Listen to the people, not the polluters.". © Andrew Orpen / Greenpeace


    I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Superman: superheroes who’d regularly save the day from the evil guys. I quickly realized that in real-life, there aren’t many superheroes, although there are a good number of people wi... Read more >

  • Occupying COP17

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - November 28, 2011 at 16:46

    Occupy COP, the Conference of the People, Durban.

    As the official COP17 climate negotiations got underway in Durban this morning , a radically different meeting was taking shape on a grassy mound just outside the main conference venue, sandwiched between three busy roads.

    The meeting was the ver... Read more >

  • Coal Addiction: How Kusile could cripple the country

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 27, 2011 at 9:04 2 comments

    The True Cost of Kusile

    A graphic representation of Kusile's carbon output. Greenpeace / Michael Baillie

    You’ll often hear that renewable energy is a nice idea, but it’s simply too expensive to be a realistic option. The choice between burning coal and switching to renewable energy is said to be a simple cost calculation – one tha... Read more >

  • Fantastic Supporter Numbers

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - May 11, 2011 at 9:01

    When we started fundraising in South Africa, we hoped to have 5 800 supporters onboard by the end of 2010. Thanks to you, we easily passed that target, ending ended up with over 6,000! We think it's quite an achievement, and something we're very grate...

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