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In theatres now: How to Change the World

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | August 7, 2015 4 comments

Don't miss How to Change the World , the amazing story of the origins of Greenpeace, in theatres near you starting today. In 1971, a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their...

Why was environment a key issue in first federal election debate?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | August 7, 2015

The first debate in Canada’s federal election campaign was fun to watch. Moderator Paul Wells asked good, tough questions and the candidates had time to respond to each other. What really set this debate apart, however, was how the...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: remembering the power of peace

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | August 6, 2015

The fight against nuclear is steeped in Greenpeace history. On the 70 th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings we’re reminded of the consequences of nuclear energy and the people’s movement to campaign for nuclear disarmament to...

Best of our podcast: Buying food to match your values

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | August 4, 2015

One of the all-time favourite stories we have ever aired was about shopping. Because when you’re in the grocery store and you want to make a pro planet, positive, life-affirming choice, it’s really complicated.  Even if you’re buying...

Stop Shell Canada and Harper from dumping a known toxic chemical in our oceans!

Blog entry by Mark Brooks, Arctic Campaigner | July 30, 2015 1 comment

ACT: Oil spills in the ocean are toxic enough, adding COREXIT makes it  52 times more toxic .  Click here to email Environment Canada today  and ask them to ban COREXIT.  In yet another case of the Harper government ignoring...

BREAKING: Greenpeace US activists stop Shell vessel as it attempts to leave port for...

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | July 29, 2015

The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now. Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | July 24, 2015

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote  about  the need for  Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs)  protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

US Pharmacy Giant Rite Aid Is Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Amy Moas | July 21, 2015

Earlier this year, Greenpeace  initiated a public campaign spotliighting  Rite Aid, the third largest drugstore chain in the United States. By not properly managing where its paper comes from, the company has been making the wrong...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Marine Temperman | July 16, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

There’s No Climate Leadership in a Tarsands Pipeline

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 16, 2015

Right now there are over 100 wildfires burning in Alberta, 24 are out of control . Parkland County, Alberta has declared a state of agricultural disaster because moisture levels in some areas of the province are at their lowest...

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