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Cancun wrap up: We’re kicked out, a deal is made and Adrian Macey scores a new job

Blog entry by Jessie Dennis | December 14, 2010

In Cancun this morning there is a collective feeling similar to a hangover after an epic night out. Everyone is sharing juicy stories, some of us are still trying to figure out exactly what happened last night, some are elated, some...

Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | December 6, 2010

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

Historic Indonesian forest protection deal at risk from industry

Blog entry by nyoung | November 24, 2010

Image: Will Rose / Greenpeace Norway and Indonesia are about to make history. A 1 billion USD forest protection deal between these two countries could help set Indonesia on a low-carbon development pathway and become a positive...

'In the middle of the Amazon Basin, people have no water to drink'

Blog entry by Rodrigo Baléia, Photographer | November 12, 2010

Rodrigo Baléia has been photographing the Amazon Basin for the past decade. He has become accustomed to the constrasts embodied by this unique region and through his lens he has captured both the beauty and the destruction of the...

Fonterra getting better only at 'greenwashing'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 10, 2010

For the past two days I've been attending the International Dairy Federation's World Dairy Summit , in Auckland, as a delegate. This week, some of the world's most powerful players in the dairy industry have been in New Zealand to...

Raw power of peaceful protest: 10,000 people take direct action against nuclear transport

Blog entry by nyoung | November 9, 2010

Kumi Naidoo makes the anti-CASTOR 'X' sign as he addresses a rally of 50,000 anti-nuclear protestors in Dannenberg, Germany on November 6, 2010. Image: Gordon Welters / Greenpeace The world is watching the ongoing protest of...

Largest mobilisation ever against CASTOR nuclear transport in Germany

Blog entry by nyoung | November 8, 2010

Right now in Germany we are witnessing an unprecedented mass mobilization against radioactive waste and against the operational extension of 17 nuclear reactors in the country by an average of 12 years. This anti-CASTOR (Cask for...

A kiwi in Indonesia

Blog entry by Dean | November 4, 2010

(C) GREENPEACE / Dean Baigent-Mercer I've just returned from Indonesia where I've been working with Greenpeace towards protecting Indonesian rainforests and habitats of orang-utan and Sumatran tigers. I was hoping to stay in the...

Deep Green: 'Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology'

Blog entry by Rex Wyler | November 1, 2010

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. -October 2010 “The ‘control of nature’ is a...

How our Nestle campaign travelled around the web

Blog entry by nyoung | November 1, 2010

The Sinar Mas influence map by Salter Baxter Is it a tube map for spiders? A diagram of the galactic core? No, it's an analysis of our ongoing Sinar Mas campaign, specifically the way it has evolved online. Communication...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | October 26, 2010

Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of Indonesia was an interesting one. ...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | October 20, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | October 14, 2010

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

Fonterra has no answer

Blog entry by nyoung | October 8, 2010

UPDATE : The video has been viewed over 70,000 times since launch 7 days ago and we've celebrated by re-launching it on a brand new website at www.fonterra-secrets.com   Yesterday we launched a cheeky milk advertisement for...

Ice ice baby

Blog entry by nyoung | September 13, 2010

Lisa writes from the Esperanza in the Atlantic Ocean We're now in the Atlantic Ocean heading for Europe - escorted by sea gulls gliding alongside us as the swells rock us from side to side. The Arctic...

BREAKING: Greenpeace evades massive security operation and stops Cairn's Arctic oil...

Blog entry by nyoung | August 31, 2010

Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty Arctic waters of Baffin Bay and headed straight for Cairn Energy's deepwater oil drilling rig, the Stena Don. A group of highly experienced climbers are...

Sinar Mas remains a notorious forest destroyer, its own audit shows

Blog entry by nyoung | August 11, 2010

An important fact about the Sinar Mas group: it is destroying carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, including endangered wildlife habitat. If you take away one thing from this post - that’s the most important. Today, ...

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation...

What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

Remember this? ““Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The...

Oily people point to a dirty reality

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | July 26, 2010

The pictures coming from the Gulf of Mexico are horrible; birds covered in oil, enormous plumes of crude lying just below the surface; thousands of barrels worth of oil gushing into the sea each day. And beaches covered in the stuff.

I survived Glastonbury

Blog entry by Kathy | July 9, 2010

Wayne Coyle of Flaming Lips and me! People were very excited when i told them I'd been asked to be the Greenpeace press officer at Glastonbury 2010 . "You jammy cow!" / "how did you pull that off?!?" /  "you are about to have...

Energy [R]evolution iPhone App

Blog entry by nick | June 11, 2010

A bright green future in your pocket. Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution report provides a practical blueprint for the world’s renewable energy future. Through this app you can find out the essentials of how the world can get from where...

Top chef's quest to save our oceans

Blog entry by Kathy | May 20, 2010

Steve Logan (lft) and Al Brown outside Logan Brown It is a little known fact that Steve Logan of award-winning Wellington restaurant Logan Brown is a bit of an eco-warrior. As well as being really supportive of our...

Schedule 4 back-down won’t solve the problem

Blog entry by Kathy | May 10, 2010

Predictably, the Government is gearing up to backtrack on some of the more extreme and unpalatable elements of its mining proposals . At a National Party regional conference in Masterton at the weekend, both John Key and Gerry...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 1, 2010

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. The photos say it all (see...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

THEY SAY MINE, WE SAY OURS – Auckland march

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 14, 2010

Greenpeace, along with a bunch of other organisations, has announced an anti-mining march for May 1st in Auckland. See www.dontunderminenz.org for more information. When the Government announced its intention to mine New...

Calling Nestle

Blog entry by nick | April 1, 2010

In Amsterdam there was an orang-utan flashmob ... things are getting interesting!

International Nestle Kit Kat campaign update

Blog entry by nick | March 26, 2010

Despite (and thanks to) Nestle's attempt to supress our Kit Kat video it has now been viewed around  750,000 and over 100,000 e-mails have been sent to Nestlé. Yet Mr. Bulcke is failing to address the concerns that people...

Nestlé Pull Greenpeace Ad From YouTube

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

Today, the world’s leading food and drinks company, Nestlé, had Greenpeace’s new video removed from YouTube . This is an apparent attempt to silence the truth that some of its most popular brands use palm oil from destroyed...

Kit kat update: Quick response from Nestle but not much to report

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

You have to hand it to Nestle - they're quick off the mark when it comes to launching a PR offensive, and with orang-utans hanging around (and sometimes off) their premises around the UK and Europe, they've released a statement ...

Kit kat give the orang-utan a break

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

We all like a break, but the orang-utans of Indonesia don't seem to be able to get one. We have new evidence which shows that Nestlé - the makers of Kit Kat - are using palm oil produced in areas where the orang-utans' rainforests...

Tying the Copenhagen knot or just catching bouquets?

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 18, 2009

There has been a lot of speculation in the media over what will be decided at the Copenhagen climate talks. Will a legally binding agreement be reached? Will it be a “politically binding agreement?”  Will it be something else?  The...

One step forward one step back

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | November 17, 2009

It seems that with Copenhagen, we get one step forward then drop one back. The question now is, where does this leave us? Let’s look first at the good to come out of the last week. There was a HUGE shift in the commitment of global...

Thank you!

Blog entry by Ra, Mike, Lucy, Shayne, Viv and Shai | February 29, 2012

To all the amazing supporters from all over the globe who took the time to show your love and commitment to this cause. First and foremost, thank you so so much from all seven of us who were up on the top of the drill ship, but also...

Elvis appears in Tauranga court today

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 19, 2011

As the shipwrecked Rena lies in the Bay of Plenty and its spilled oil washes ashore, Elvis Heremia Teddy is to appear in a Tauranga court today because he took a stand to protect his home coastline from oil spills. Ironically he’ll...

No drill - No spill

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 17, 2011

‘Where has the oil gone?’ we asked ourselves. First it was coating the beaches, rocky shorelines, birds and seals then the rest in the sea disappeared. There was little official information we could get and media reports suggested it...

Toxic Rena oil washes ashore

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 12, 2011

Photo: APN It has now been seven days since the container ship Rena struck and stranded itself on the Astrolabe reef, just off the coast of Tauranga and the situation continues to worsen. The vessel is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | June 14, 2011

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken’s plastic handshake. Poor Barbie. She’s survived fifty years of bad outfits, sudden beheadings at the hands of younger brothers and the wrath of feminists everywhere. Underneath...

Post-march political fever

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 5, 2010

Helping out a struggling opposition party certainly wasn’t the objective of our march against mining. But it seems to have been an unintended consequence. Labour is high on protest , according to the Herald’s political editor. ...

The Kit Kat campaign goes viral

Blog entry by nick | March 19, 2010

Well, great work everyone! You've taken our Kit Kat campaign and made it your own and we have stood back in awe of it all. In only 20 hours 13 or more versions of the video uploaded by you have had 40,000 views on Youtube.com...

Tuvalu stays strong

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | December 13, 2009

Tuvalu´s strong stance for a legally binding treaty so powerful countries don´t wriggle out of their commitments continued today.  As a result more meetings were postponed and diplomats, NGOs and media scurried around to find out the...

Thank you from Greenpeace

Video | August 24, 2012 at 20:55

Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, thanks all of those who support the organisation and the Save the Arctic campaign.

Greenpeace Activists board Gazprom Arctic Oil Platform

Video | August 24, 2012 at 23:31

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

Up Against Gazprom

Video | August 26, 2012 at 21:23

At 4am local time in Russia, six Greenpeace activists, including Executive Director Kumi Naidoo, set off in three inflatable speedboats from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and scaled Gazprom's 'Prirazlomnaya' Arctic oil platform in the Arctic...

Shell Contracted Drillship.

Image gallery | February 29, 2012

Group Action Week at Shell Stations

Image gallery | July 16, 2012

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