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Key impersonator strikes again

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 27, 2009

Today, as the Canadian prime Minister announces that he also is now attending the Copenhagen climate talks, we've just spotted another offering from 'PlumedKiwi' over at The Standard blog. Another installment in his alternate John Key...

I am because you are

Blog entry by nick | November 20, 2009

Kumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes: In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by the...

Some disturbing stuff

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 20, 2009

Today I spotted a couple of items in the media that are a timely reminder that urgent action on climate really is needed and that New Zealand has to play its part. The first thing I noticed was an article in the Independent, a UK...

Lessons from Amsterdam

Blog entry by geoff | November 18, 2009

I’ve arrived at the Greenpeace International office in Amsterdam where I’ll be based for the next couple of weeks. It’s a better option than flying to and from Europe prior to Copenhagen. The first thing you notice in Amsterdam (apart...

Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia

Blog entry by nick | November 12, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia. Carbon emission from...

Approaching Planet A

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 12, 2009

Here at Sign On HQ, focus has well and truly shifted to the campaign’s big finale for 2009 – simultaneous marches in Auckland and Wellington , and a free concert in Myers Park at the end of the Auckland march, featuring Opshop,...

Climate talks in crisis

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 3, 2009

It’s been a dramatic first day at the climate change negotiations here in Barcelona and it’s fair to say frustration with developed countries like New Zealand has exploded. The Kyoto Protocol negotiations are currently suspended. Until...

Climate emergency in Devonport

Blog entry by Simon Norrie | October 28, 2009

On the 350 International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Greenpeace volunteers and other organisations joined together at Windsor Park in Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, to support strong climate action. Our theme - a climate...

Labour MPs Sign On

Blog entry by Tessa Batchelor | October 27, 2009

It was a gorgeous Saturday morning here in Christchurch, with the sound of beating drums and a buzzing crowd full of smiles. The Christchurch  350 day of action was in full swing by 11.30am at the New Brighton pier. Guest speakers Ruth...

350 Day of Action roundup

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 27, 2009

It was the biggest day of climate action in history- 5,200 actions in 181 countries; from Tunisia to Lisbon, from Sydney to Kenya, from the top of mountains to village slums, from churches to ski fields. Coordinated by 350.org , the...

Action pact

Blog entry by nick | October 23, 2009

Have you sent YOUR climate care package to Copenhagen? We urgently need your help in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December. We're trying to get as many people as we can to send a virtual package to the...

Lucy Lawless woos College Boys

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 19, 2009

“Boys, may I introduce to you….Miss Lucy Lawless!” It’s possible that the assembly hall of nearly 1,000 young males had never had such an exciting visitor. The Warrior Princess herself had taken the stage at Wellington College. She...

Lucy lawless attends climate emergency in Wellington

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 15, 2009

A climate emergency response is underway Wellington. Sign On ambassador and actress Lucy Lawless is "head medic" at a climate emergency tent in Manners Mall. All comers are being fitted with the iconic blue arm casts bearing the...

Some choice videos

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 14, 2009

Here's three great videos for the day starting with Where will you be on October 24th ... the International 350 Day of Climate Action ? Put yourself on the map .

See you in Tauranga

Blog entry by nick | October 12, 2009

Over the weekend we renewed our call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact. Greenpeace activists painted a large "Fonterra Climate Crime" on a...

Copenhagen in 60 seconds

Blog entry by nick | October 12, 2009

You will no doubt have noticed that just about every environment organisation in the world is going on about this year's UN climate conference in Copenhagen. If you want to find out exactly what it is, where it is, what it's for, and...

Keisha & Rhys push cut-price bangers - $500 raised

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 12, 2009

“Yes! We have cooked sausage!” So spoke the self-proclaimed BBQ King himself, as he raised the first cooked snarler aloft. Rhys Darby’s bangers were officially ready and the crowd that had gathered could finally sink its teeth into...

Sausages a hit in Hamilton

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | October 12, 2009

We got 213 Sign Ons and we raised $95 profit!  It was great fun. Over and out.

Marmalade muffins the ticket

Blog entry by Jessie Dennis | October 12, 2009

Marmalade muffins, gluten-free banana walnut muffins, chocolate brownies, and a very special "Key to Copenhagen" cake... I think even those who didn't know where Copenhagen WAS were happy to donate to the cause!  With nearly 400...

Rhys Darby: "I’ll get John Key to the ball"

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 10, 2009

Comedian Rhys Darby has helped kick off a nationwide fund-raising drive to help pay Prime Minister John Key’s way to the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December, with a “Darby Barbie” in Auckland. “Some say I'm pretty handy on the...

Bangers and cash

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 9, 2009

Dust off your tongs, bangers, cupcakes and koha buckets- it's time to get Key to Copenhagen! Tomorrow we launch a very important part of the Sign On campaign - a fundraising drive help John Key get to the most crucial meeting in...

Rhys Darby to host Newmarket BBQ

Blog entry by nick | October 7, 2009

Just a quick post to let you know there’s something we didn’t tell you about Rhys Darby – he’s really good with sausages. And he’ll be hosting a Sign On BBQ in Newmarket on Saturday whichHe's calling it the 'Darby Barbie'. Read more

Polar bear builds Auckland fan base

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | October 5, 2009

Another busy weekend out on the mean streets of Auckland for the Sign On team.....

High terror at NZ Embassy

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | October 2, 2009

A really bizarre thing happened today at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.  A group of people arrived to hand over New Zealand’s Fossil of the Day award, but that’s not the bizarre thing.  The strange thing about the event was the...

NZ holds world to ransom with popgun

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 30, 2009

New Zealand could backtrack on its climate target according to comments made by the New Zealand Government's Climate Change Ambassador Adrian Macey in the publication Point Carbon. According to the article, Mr Macey told Point...

Asia leads in climate talks

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 29, 2009

After the first day of negotiations here in Bangkok it’s becoming clear that Asia is where the climate action’s at.  Japan has increased its target to 25%, which resulted in public praise from other delegations, in contrast to the...

What the R#dd!?!? Lucy Lawless has a Kev moment

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 29, 2009

While we’re all busy Signing On in NZ, across the Tasman they’re busy…..swearing. The Australian Greenpeace office recently launched a new branch of their Copenhagen campaign – it’s called Dirty Kev; the idea being that if Prime...

Sign On superheros gather at HQ

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | September 28, 2009

Over the weekend, Sign On community organisers from across the country gathered in Auckland to plan the next 70 days - or should we say, the last 70 days in the countdown to Copenhagen . We have Sign On teams right around the...

Peace out (and Sign On)

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | September 28, 2009

Sign On was out in force over the weekend, at the official kick off of the World March for Peace and Non-Violence in  Auckland.  And we had a little help from our friends; Ambassador Lucy Lawless was not only flying the peace...

Activists hang off bridge at G20

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 24, 2009

Greenpeace activists have spelt it out for the G20 leaders meeting in Pittsburgh. They're hanging off one of Pittsburgh’s iconic bridges with a massive banner reading: "Danger. Climate Destruction Ahead. Reduce CO2 Emissions Now".

Scientists say it (again)

Blog entry by Umesh Perinpanayagam | September 24, 2009

While John Key was arriving at the UN climate change summit in New York, 40 of the world's leading scientists were signing a open letter reiterating the call for developed nations to commit to a 40% emissions reduction target on 1990...

Day 2: Tauranga Palm Kernel ship action update

Blog entry by nick | September 17, 2009

Climate crime Late last night the last of the 14 activists aboard the East Ambition preventing the palm kernel  (PKE) from being unleaded in Tauranaga was cut off and taken away by police . They are all very tired but safe and...

Tauranga Palm Kernel ship action update

Blog entry by nick | September 16, 2009

Activists lock on to crane wires Our activists have been aboard the East Ambition off the coast of Tauranga for over 6 hours now and have thus far managed to keep it from unloading it's cargo of palm kernel animal feed. Two...

Greenpeace stops palm kernel shipment coming into Tauranga

Blog entry by Kathy | September 16, 2009

Greenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms. The 12 activists who have boarded the East Ambition, several kilometers from...

Milkshakes at Bellamy’s?

Blog entry by geoff | September 15, 2009

I’m starting to wonder if there’s something a bit strange about the food they feed people at Parliament these days. The MPs are all acting up and acting strange. In fact, the last seven days have been downright bizarre when it comes...

The rehashed ETS - why it sucks

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 15, 2009

I’ve been resisting the temptation to write a blog for Sign On about the emissions trading scheme (ETS).  In fact, as I write this, I can hear Kathy from Greenpeace’s office in Auckland going “nooooooo!.”  But there’s some things about...

Pre-schoolers by day, Sign On super heroes by night

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 15, 2009

This just in – a blue cast photo of a group of Christchurch pre-schoolers, taken by Sign On supporter Tessa.  “It’s the children who will be affected the most by the carbon emissions target therefore I thought it should be their...

Sneaky Choppers all Unite!

Blog entry by geoff | September 11, 2009

A kauri in an Auckland garden (CC) simonoosterman Delegates at this weekend’s Labour Party conference will need to do some hard thinking about the party’s direction on environmental issues. Late on Wednesday night Labour surprised...

Sign On web banners

Blog entry by nick | September 11, 2009

Good people! Gather round. We have a job for you and it's an important one. If you've got a website, a blog, your boss has a website, or maybe you've been thinking about getting one, we have BANNERS. Lots of glorious Sign on web...

Dispatch from World Climate Conference

Blog entry by Jim Salinger | September 8, 2009

I'm just been at the World Climate Conference in Geneva. The information coming out of the conference suggests the situation with climate change is worse than we thought. We are now talking about a situation where 80 PER CENT...

Why we went to jail for the climate

Blog entry by nick | September 1, 2009

Fed up with their Governments empty talk on climate change, six Greenpeace activists in India did something to a coal-power plant in 2007. They were arrested and thrown into jail. Two years later, this is their story, in their own words.

PKE – good buy or good bye?

Blog entry by Phil | August 31, 2009

A lot has been written about palm kernel based animal feed over the last week since we exposed Fonterra’s ties to rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. I’ve just spent the last couple of hours reading most of the media...

The countdown to Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 31, 2009

There are now less than 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate. As the clock ticks, the cry for urgent action all over the world grows...

Putting a brothel in the church

Blog entry by geoff | August 28, 2009

Every now and then something really surprising happens.  Yesterday was one of those days when news broke that the Government wants to open National Parks, Marine Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries to mining. It’s a bit like putting a...

Minority Report: Where is the Maori Party on climate change these days?

Blog entry by geoff | August 28, 2009

Today in Parliament there was an extraordinary exchange over the Parliamentary committee reviewing climate change.  Apparently, one un-named political party is making a last minute bid to change its minority report outlining their...

INVESTIGATION: Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Blog entry by nick | August 23, 2009

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions. Read the...

Greenpeace admits: BBC got it wrong about arctic sea ice melting

Blog entry by nick | August 21, 2009

The right-wing, conservative, climate-denial blog-and-twitosphere is abuzz with the news: Greenpeace admits live on the BBC that it lied about arctic melting. That's not true, it's being promoted by the handful of global warming...

Obama's Grandma Signs On

Blog entry by nick | August 21, 2009

Well in a round about way anyway. Barack Obama's grandmother now has solar panels on the roof of her home in Kenya, compliments of Greenpeace. Greenpeace Solar Generation Activists and local youth organisers installed the panels...

Sign On ambassadors give limbs for cause

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | August 18, 2009

Office workers wanting a quiet lunchtime panini in Vulcan Lane Auckland today would have been sorely disappointed. TV cameras, journalists , Sign On signature gatherers, a mayor, a scientist, the Warrior Princess and the Whale Rider...

Wrap up from Bonn

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | August 16, 2009

It’s the last day of the 3rd Bonn round of UN climate negotiations today, and I thought I’d give you a bit of an assessment of where New Zealand is at in the negotiations. Hence this blog is longer than normal, but there’s a lot to...

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