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What’s helping protect the forest? Find out in 60 seconds!

Blog entry by hpostlet | March 28, 2014

At Greenpeace, we like standing up. We stand up to the big guys, the bigger guys, and the biggest of them all. And because we do that, we get to help protect incredible places like the Great Bear Rainforest and species like the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Edmonton's Nicole McDonal

Blog entry by atzaras | March 25, 2014 2 comments

Name: Nicole McDonal Volunteer Title: Activist, Steward and Local Group participant Age: 24 Location: Edmonton Greenpeace is lucky to have Nicole on our team. She was a teenager when she started volunteering with us, and...

As the Intl Panel on Climate Change meets, can we face the climate reality?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen is a Senior political advisor for Gr | March 25, 2014

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Beer not Tar Sands:

Blog entry by mhudema | March 25, 2014

Late last week I saw this graph and it blew my mind:   The graph comes from a recent report by CREDBC . The graph shows a much different story then one the Canadian Government and their friends over at the Canadian Association...

Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Blog entry by Kiera-Dawn Kolson | March 24, 2014

It’s March 24, 1989, and off the coast of Alaska, one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history has just struck. The Exxon Valdez supertanker hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m., spewing oil into...

Study: effect of car sharing on car buying is huge. One man's struggle to ditch his...

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | March 21, 2014 1 comment

Ignoring that this article is mostly about Zipcar and all the stats are American, it contains this nugget: "According to the study, which surveyed 1,000 licensed drivers in 10 developed metropolitan car-sharing markets in the U.S. and...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman, Forests Communications Coordinator | March 21, 2014 3 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million of...

So Glad You Asked, Part 3! Greenpeace response to some well worn questions.

Blog entry by mhudema | March 20, 2014

Argument 3: You want us to get our oil from countries like Saudi Arabia that have atrocious human right records? Canada’s oil is ethical oil! Answer: If people actually believed this argument then: a)    They would oppose...

Reclaiming My Muchness

Blog entry by Christine Bruce, volunteer | March 19, 2014 1 comment

Yesterday was a blissfully sunny day, unusual here in Kingston during this long, cold winter. That seemed a sign: today, I’m taking advantage of the weather to do some guerilla advocacy on behalf of Greenpeace Canada. At seven-thirty...

Have you tied your #StandForForest green ribbon yet? March 21st deadline!

Blog entry by agomm | March 17, 2014

Just over three weeks ago, I wrote a message asking individuals across Canada to show their solidarity and #StandForForests, by tying a green ribbon around a tree and sending in their photo. I wanted to take the time to thank the...

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