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We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 25 January, 2018 3 comments

Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany there are now around  5 vehicles for...

Listening for Justice in Davos

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 22 January, 2018

“ Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing ” - Arundhati Roy I can hear her too. I have spent my working life trying to help others hear her. I wonder, when attending the...

How do we make corporations more accountable?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 19 January, 2018

Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations. We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact  they have around the world.  Polar bear hijacks Coke’s holiday...

A Brief History of Environmentalism

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2018 4 comments

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." — Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers) Homo sapiens roamed the Earth. We can only speculate about how these early humans reacted, but migrating...

2017: Looking back

Blog entry by Leola Abraham | 21 December, 2017

2017 has been a tough year. We’ve witnessed increased anti-immigration sentiment, a shift toward populism, the rise of far right movements and burgeoning inequality. But we also saw people standing up in solidarity with others for...

2018: Tomorrow we rise

Blog entry by Bunny Mcdiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | 21 December, 2017 6 comments

What do you do when you’re confronted with the darkness of powerful, but single-minded and ignorant institutions which continue to destroy our planet with impunity? You shine a light so strong it cuts through the grey clamour of...

Charting a plastic free future in Taiwan

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 20 December, 2017

By now, we have all heard about and seen multiple shocking images of plastic pollution in oceans. Whether it’s the  seahorse with its tail wrapped around an earbud , or the  remote island  paradise turned into a plastic nightmare, it’s...

World scientists’ warning to humanity

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 December, 2017 9 comments

Environmental activists and organisations typically try and stay positive, to give people hope that we can change. Positive signs exist, going back to the historic whaling and toxic dumping bans of the 1980s. The 1987 Montreal Protocol...

7 air pollution hacks to help protect your family

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 11 December, 2017 1 comment

One question we often get asked at Greenpeace is: “what's the best way to protect myself from air pollution?” With news articles warning that  5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year  as a result of breathing...

Fire and Rain

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 November, 2017

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness.   Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017 Humans...

We are all deeply feeling the loss of a friend and colleague

Blog entry by Patrik Eriksson | 18 October, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we can confirm that our dear friend and colleague Carolina Nyberg-Steiser, 29, from Greenpeace Nordic has died in a tragic accident in the Amazon. Carolina was traveling in a small amphibious plane...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 October, 2017 1 comment

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

CETA trade deal puts EU food and agriculture standards at risk

Blog entry by Kees Kodde | 20 September, 2017

Do you remember TTIP , the proposed trade deal between the US and the EU? Its negotiations were stopped by the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in the capitals of Europe. 3.3 million signatures were collected...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 September, 2017 2 comments

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying...

5 reasons the car industry needs to change its ways now

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 12 September, 2017 4 comments

Today the world’s biggest motor show gets underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Motorshow is the moment many of the world’s best known car manufacturers get together for a grand display of vehicles that have been polished so hard it’s a...

Violence against Indigenous peoples destroys our common home

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 July, 2017 2 comments

In May this year, two brothers, Vázquez and Agustín Torres, were murdered near Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. They were Wixárika (Huichol) leaders, working to preserve their land from incursion by cattle ranchers and drug cartels.

Protecting the Earth knows no borders - not in Hungary, not anywhere

Blog entry by Hajnalka Schmidt | 27 June, 2017 3 comments

Three people, dressed in protective clothing, are standing on the bank of the Szamos River that separates Hungary from Romania. A Hungarian, a Romanian and a Slovak. It’s 30ºC. The air isn’t moving, sweat drips down their backs. But...

Why we leaked hundreds of pages of a secret trade deal that threatens our rights and...

Blog entry by Shira Stanton and Sebastian Bock | 23 June, 2017

Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now. Chances are that the planned trade deal between the European Union and Japan...

Brazil’s president must step down. Here’s why

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 June, 2017 2 comments

If you ask Google to translate the Portuguese word “ temer ”, the result is “ to fear ”. Temer is the name of the current president of Brazil. And fear is what many Brazilians have been feeling lately. Temer took office after the ...

Silent Spring, 2017

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 2 June, 2017 1 comment

In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring , drawing attention to the impact of DDT on bird populations. Her book inspired most nations to ban DDT by the 1980s. The ban and other protection efforts helped save some bird species...

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