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Taking action, in freedom

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 2 May, 2014

Protest against Russian oil tanker transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform © Prirazlomnaya Neugebauer/Greenpeace Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest...

Name that tuna

Feature Story | 1 May, 2014 at 12:33

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread...

5 ways you might be wasting water

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 28 April, 2014

You’re way past leaving the tap on while you brush your teeth – but here are 5 bad water habits you might still need to kick. If you’re Australian, you’re probably already a bit of a water conservation whiz. There was a time when watering your...

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 22 April, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship...

#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall

Blog entry by David Ritter | 15 April, 2014

  ‘The problem for coal is that it is the single greatest driver of climate change’. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters Originally published in The Guardian During the second world war, my dad performed his war service down the coal mines in the UK...

Twitter responds to #AustraliansForCoal

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 15 April, 2014

When the Australian Minerals Council launched their million-dollar pro-coal advertising campaign yesterday, Australians for Coal, they weren’t expecting this. They were trying to build a movement of people committed to supporting good ol’...

More cans than cigarette butts in clean-up campaign

Blog entry by Ian Kiernan | 14 April, 2014

Why is it every time I try to pay a visit to the managing director of Coca Cola I’m met by police? It started when a small group of us delivered bags of empty bottles and cans to then managing director Terry Davis at his office. It continued when...

Thumbs up for 100, 000 fans!

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 10 April, 2014

Today we celebrate a new milestone – 100,000 Facebook fans. While some of you may be thinking “oh, so what!” I wanted to explain why this is actually a significant achievement for digital activism. Why Facebook matters It’s just a ‘like’ right?

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 10 April, 2014

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. As few as 400 tigers at risk of being made...

Cash for Containers: it makes cents

Blog entry by Isobel Marasigan | 8 April, 2014

It’s not often you get a chance to talk directly to your State Premier about something you’re passionate about. But as chance would have it, on Monday night I was able to represent my local area and attend the NSW Community Cabinet Meeting as an...

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