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Facebook's coal problem overshadows green announcements

Blog entry by EoinD | November 8, 2010

Facebook launched an official "Green" page yesterday, highlighting what they're doing to be greener - from energy efficiency measures in their data centres, to auto/dual flush toilets in their offices. Those efforts are all good,...

The “So Coal Network”: Confronting Facebook’s Coal Problem (Video)

Blog entry by nyoung | September 16, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook. His Facebook profile doesn’t list his relationship status, but if it did, it might say “in a relationship with coal”. Everyone has had a friend in a destructive relationship — a relationship...

Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Blog entry by nyoung | September 2, 2010

We've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not...

Absurdity, urgency and the battle for our future

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 7, 2012

My head is in Doha, but my body is not. My inbox is overflowing even more than usual, as rumors picked up in the vast corridors of the Qatar Convention Centre are spread around electronically. The acronyms alone make it easy to make...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

India must get its own house in order on biodiversity

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | October 14, 2012

Usually I work in New Zealand on the climate campaign but right now I'm in Hyderabad, India, helping out the team here on a big push around the Convention on Biological Diversity. It's hard to throw a party and expect your guests...

Mega coal mines threaten Great Barrier Reef

Blog entry by John Hepburn | March 15, 2012

© Tom Jefferson/Greenpeace In our campaign to stop dangerous climate change, Greenpeace is taking on one of the most urgent issues: the enormous expansion of coal mining and coal exports from Australia. Not only does coal...

Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Blog entry by Eoin - Greenpeace International | December 16, 2011

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this...

Ten-thousand call for an Energy [R]evolution in Thailand

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | February 28, 2011

10,000 people in Thailand took to the streets near their homes to oppose dirty energy. Their goal: protect their province from coal plants slated to be built by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Local communities...

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