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Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert as Canada becomes new chair

Feature story | May 13, 2013 at 1:00

On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, where Canada will take the chair of the Council, a pan-Arctic Indigenous conference has generated 15 new signatories to a joint statement in opposition to Arctic drilling, which now...

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Worldwide protests mark two months in Russian detention for Arctic 30

Blog entry by Natalie Caine, Greenpeace Arctic Campaign | November 18, 2013

This past weekend t housands of people took part in peaceful protests and solidarity events in 263 cities, in 43 countries to express their support for the 30 people detained on a Greenpeace International ship by armed Russian security...

Join us in Ottawa: Arctic 30 Solidarity Vigil

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | December 13, 2013

Join our upcoming Arctic 30 Solidarity Vigil in Ottawa and show your love for the Arctic and support for these brave individuals that still need our help. The Arctic 30 are a courageous group of people who were illegally detained in...

Upcoming Save the Arctic Flash Mob in Toronto!

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | July 17, 2013 1 comment

In light of the recent Lac Megantic train and oil transport disaster in Quebec, we know the impacts of our addiction to oil can be devastating.  Our condolences and hearts are with the people of Lac Magantic. Our campaign to...

Getting creative to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | August 7, 2013

The morning of July 27th, 2013 I woke up in Toronto thinking about the Arctic...and water balloons.  I know, it doesn't really sound like the two things are connected and I bet nobody else on the planet has ever woke up thinking about...

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 14, 2013 1 comment

“This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

Defending the Arctic even as Russia threatens to use force

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | August 26, 2013 16 comments

In the frigid waters of the Kara Sea, north of Russia, far away from the glare of public scrutiny, oil giants Rosneft and ExxonMobil are exploring the offshore Arctic and the Russian Coast Guard threatened to fire on a Greenpeace ship...

Show some love for the Arctic this holiday season

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | December 16, 2013

This December, as you celebrate holidays and the turning of the New Year with those you love, we ask you to share some of that love with the Arctic and your gratitude for the Arctic 30. These brave people went to the Arctic in...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 6, 2014

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | August 5, 2014 1 comment

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

Support Arctic communities organizing against the food crisis

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | February 2, 2015

Arctic communities have been taking action for years to expose the outrageously high food prices that are exacerbating poverty in Canada’s North.  This includes crowd sourced reporting like this Nunavut Food Prices tumblr account...

BREAKING: Greenpeace US activists stop Shell vessel as it attempts to leave port for...

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | July 29, 2015

The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now. Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.

YouTube duo AsapSCIENCE travels with Greenpeace to Save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Ray To | September 8, 2016

Creators of popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, travelled aboard the Arctic Sunrise to learn more about Greenpeace's work in the Canadian Arctic. Mitch and Greg have garnered a following of...

Arctic Home: Stories of Hope & Courage with Greenpeace & Emma Thompson

Blog entry by Lydie Padilla | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Join Greenpeace and Oscar-winning actress and activist Emma Thompson for a night of incredible stories as well as digital and art installations that will allow you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic and learn about the...

How 3 million people climbed Europe's tallest building

Blog entry by James Turner, Head of Arctic Communications | July 17, 2013

It was still dark when Victoria and five other young women emerged from a customized truck to climb the Shard, Europe's biggest skyscraper. She was carrying a backpack weighing about 30 pounds -- about as heavy as a suitcase for a two...

Save the Arctic Toonie Sticker

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | September 9, 2013

Inspired by the Dogwood Initiative’s brilliant ‘No Tankers’ loonie sticker , Greenpeace has created a ‘Save the Arctic’ toonie sticker! The polar bear is a symbol of the Arctic and the North, and on a normal toonie you can see an...

Arctic Ambassadors campaign across Canada to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | October 10, 2013

In August, Greenpeace posed a challenge to our supporters across Canada.  We asked them to step up to our Arctic Ambassador Petition Competition , becoming campaigners for the Arctic and growing our movement in their own networks...

Open your eyes to effects of climate change

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | November 11, 2013

November, and another UN climate conference opens against the backdrop of a devastating and heart-breaking storm. Tens of thousands have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands their homes in typhoon Haiyan - in an event that is...

Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | March 17, 2014

For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here. But ever since I started working in...

Amplifying Northern Voices: Greenpeace and Yellowknife residents confront the Arctic...

Blog entry by Kiera Kolson and Farrah Khan | April 4, 2014

Last week, while Arctic Council officials met behind closed doors in Yellowknife, Greenpeace Canada staff met with community members to listen and take action on local concerns for the future of their home. Below are some reflections...

Ottawa's Seedy Saturday: Growing a Greener World

Blog entry by Dave Beddoe | March 10, 2015

Not all food is ecologically equal; some methods of farming add substantially to the carbon overload in the atmosphere, while others sequester carbon in the living soil, mitigating global warming. That's why the Greenpeace...

Russian Indigenous Leader Talks Arctic Oil in Nunavut

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | May 11, 2015

At the end of April Greenpeace hosted a speaking event in Iqaluit, Nunavut, featuring Nikolay Rochev, the head of Izvatas, an organization that advocates for the rights of the Izhma Komi.   The Izhma Komi are an Indigenous...

I'm Standing Between Shell and the Arctic. Join Me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | June 17, 2015

Earlier today, I went face-to-face with Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig the “Polar Pioneer”. It is terrifying. But there are moments in life when, despite your fear, you must act. I chose to stand face-to-face with this massive machine...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Marine Temperman | July 16, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

Ice loss, the beauty of the Arctic and the threat of fishing fleets

Blog entry by Mads Flarup Christensen | March 2, 2016

Together we kicked out Shell; seven million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic in 2015. Later in the year nations came together in Paris and  signed a historical agreement  for the climate. These events...

Four Ways the Canadian Arctic Can Flourish Without Fossil Fuels

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Imagine the Arctic dotted not with oil rigs and seismic blasting vessels but with wind turbines and solar panels. Where energy comes not from climate change causing diesel, but from geothermal, wave, wind and solar, and where...

Vivienne Westwood picks winning flag to symbolize Arctic protection

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | March 15, 2013

Vivienne Westwood with fellow judges Hilary Tam (c) and Aishah Morshed, a Girl Guide from Ireland, with the winning design for the flag that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole in April 2013. A judging panel with...

Why is Shell's PR team quietly removing details about its deal with LEGO?

Blog entry by James Turner | July 11, 2014

The internet is a funny thing. Earlier today I innocently posted a link to a video about how valuable Shell's deal with LEGO is. According to @irisworldwide , LEGO's promo deal with Shell is one of the biggest in the company's...

New Video - LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | July 9, 2014

This morning we released a new video asking much-loved toy company LEGO, to ditch its partnership with Shell. The film depicts an Arctic made entirely of LEGO, and imagines an oil spill in this beautiful and pristine part of the...

Audrey Vs The Machine

Video | June 18, 2015 at 9:35

June 17 2015, Pacific Ocean: Audrey Siegl, a Musqueam woman from British Columbia, Canada, who is also a renowned public speaker, stands in a Greenpeace rhib launched from the MY Esperanza holding her arm out in front her, defiantly signalling...

How does solar work in the Arctic?

Blog entry by Duncan Martin | August 31, 2016

Solar in the Arctic at first seems to be an oxymoron. After all, it is dark in the Arctic for nearly half the year. But then again, it's light for half the year too – just like on the rest of the earth! PHOTO:  Arctic sunshine ...

So loud it can kill a whale

Blog entry by mtemperm | August 31, 2016

Seismic blasting is threatening life in the Arctic. All life. Seismic blasting — a process of firing loud air guns into the ocean in search of oil — is threatening life in the Arctic. Marine mammals like belugas, bowheads and...

Harper’s Destructive Arctic Legacy

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | September 4, 2013

© Jason Ransom / PMO Making frequent appearances in news stories of Stephen Harper’s annual trip to the north last month was the word "legacy." For some time now, journalists and political junkies have been eyeing Harper’s northern...

Minister Baird remains silent as Canadian Greenpeace activists held in Russia

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | December 17, 2013

It has been nearly three months since Russian authorities illegally took control of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, jailing its passengers and crew following their attempt to peacefully protest Arctic oil drilling in international...

The old man and the sea of oil

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | August 19, 2015

Lake Imlor is nestled deep within the Russian taiga in western Siberia. More than half of Russia's oil production comes from the surrounding region. For the Indigenous Khanty people who live here, the lake is sacred. They have...

OMFG Arctic Victory FTW

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | October 1, 2015

Holy s%*#T. You did it.   Do you want to know what victory tastes like? Sweet, sweet triumph ? Of course you do. Just Google “Shell” and “Arctic” right now, and you’ll get a delicious taste. You’ll see phrases like...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 24, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly one thousand people. We are isolated from much of the...

New Hope for the Arctic?

Blog entry by John Hocevar | April 26, 2013

Often as an environmental campaigner, I find myself thinking the planet would be in much better shape if more thought was given, and caution taken, before industries are given free rein to exploit its precious natural resources. Not to...

It’s time we gave Shell the recognition they deserve

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | January 15, 2013

It’s not every day you’re asked to hand out an award. Especially not to Shell. But today, after a lengthy series of mishaps in the Arctic, the time has finally come. Do you, like us, think that Shell is the most irresponsible company...

Defend the Arctic and peaceful protest: get your Arctic 30 Solidarity Kit

Blog entry by Natalie Caine, Arctic Campaign | October 24, 2013 3 comments

It has been over a month since 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists were illegally detained in international waters by Russian authorities, following a peaceful protest to stop destructive oil drilling in the Arctic. ...

It’s time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Greenpeace | July 4, 2014

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by wondrous animals, brave...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 12, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

NEW: Arctic Oil Spill Play Set by LEGO & Shell!

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 30, 2014 2 comments

The Greenpeace crew hit the streets of Toronto this past weekend to promote the newest fruit of LEGO’s partnership with Shell: the new Arctic Oil Spill LEGO set! We showed it to people walking down the street, recorded their reactions,...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | August 9, 2016

The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As northerners, they share many connections, but in this year of record breaking high temperatures , one stands out among the rest: the...

It’s time to Ride! Hop on your bike to make change for the Arctic on Sept 15th

Blog entry by Amanda Gomm, Volunteer Organizer | September 10, 2013

A global movement is emerging to help save the Arctic and nearly four million citizens from around the world have signed up to show they want to protect this region from risky development . Encouraged by this outcry of support, on...

Greenpeace activists intercept first shipment of Arctic offshore oil

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | May 1, 2014

As social beings, we often celebrate our firsts: first step, first word, first day of college are typically shared and applauded with loved ones. But some firsts are more a cause for head-shakes than hi-fives, as is the case with the...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton, Senior Political Advisor | September 18, 2014

© Michael Nagle / Greenpeace It has been an awesome summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic continuously for months, bearing witness to the extraordinary changes, challenging outrageous attempts to find oil , explaining to...

On the tail of Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | March 25, 2015

Right now, I’m looking at Shell’s giant Arctic oil rig, the Polar Pioneer . Everyone standing onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza , is blown away by its size. We’re just a few miles away from Shell’s monster. Now we can...

Inuit community takes Arctic drilling battle to Supreme Court of Canada

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | October 22, 2015 1 comment

“Supreme and total precedent” — that's what Clyde River's counsel said a favourable Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling could mean for Indigenous communities across Canada. It would uphold — at Canada’s highest court — Indigenous...

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