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Why I love the Arctic

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 7 August, 2014

After spending two months in a Russian prison for taking part in a peaceful protest drawing attention to the dangers of oil drilling in the Arctic – it’s no wonder that the Arctic has a special place in my heart. But before I went to prison, or...

Activists Mark Two Years Of Taking FLaC In The Leard

Blog entry by Jason Lyddieth | 5 August, 2014

Activists in the Leard Forest in north west NSW are today celebrating two years fighting against the Maules Creek Coal Mine. It was six months ago when it finally dawned on me just how special FLaC (Frontline Action on Coal) Camp is. I was at...

Some sticky business going on with LEGO

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 1 August, 2014

Yesterday a team of Greenpeace staff and giant LEGO people headed to Sydney’s biggest toy shops to tell LEGO to quit its dirty deal with Shell by plastering ‘save the Arctic’ stickers all over its boxes. But before they set off, giant LEGO...

The day giant LEGO people took to the streets of Sydney

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 30 July, 2014

At 9am on a Friday morning in the Greenpeace Sydney office, our giant LEGO friend, Katy, received a phone call from a supporter informing her that Shell is using it’s partnership with the well-loved LEGO brand to increase fuel sales and divert...

Carmichael coal mine’s impacts will be felt for generations

Blog entry by Ben Pearson | 29 July, 2014

Originally posted on the ABC – 28 Jul 2014 TEN MONTHS AGO I described pending decisions about coal developments on the Great Barrier Reef left by the outgoing Labor government as “a dead cat in Greg Hunt’s in-tray”. I’ve met Greg Hunt a few...

ROAR if you love tigers!

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 29 July, 2014

Happy International Tiger Day! We’re always working to protect tiger habitats – but today we’re taking some time to celebrate these majestic animals and all the reasons they’re truly incredible. Tigers are ancient Respect your elders! Tigers...

Jono Moylan, ANZ and the great fossil fuel swindle

Blog entry by Nic Clyde | 28 July, 2014

When Jono Moylan was told last Friday that he would not be going to jail, but would instead be getting a two year good behaviour bond, I breathed a huge sigh of relief, along with most other Australians I’m sure. But it also reminded me of a...

5 indoor plants that are natural purifiers

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 20 July, 2014

Think your office could do with some fresh air? Try working on a space station. When NASA wanted to help its astronauts breathe easier, they used plants that improve air quality. Take a look at these 5 plants that could help eliminate nasty...

Australia made history, but for all the wrong reasons

Blog entry by Nic Clyde | 18 July, 2014

A few short years ago, putting a price on carbon was a sensible first step on the journey to tackle the main cause of climate change – our carbon emissions from increasing use of fossil fuels. Since that sensible first step, the world and...

How to stage a #LEGOuprising

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 17 July, 2014

Someone’s ruffled our LEGO figures bricks! All over the world mini LEGO people are rising up in protest against LEGO’s partnership with Arctic driller Shell. They have taken the world by a storm. So far, we’ve witnessed protests in Sydney, Hong...

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