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Greenpeace at the World Social Forum

Blog entry by Lana Goldberg | August 9, 2016

What an exciting time it is to be in Canada this summer! The World Social Forum, which began in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will make history as the first event of its kind to be held in the northern hemisphere . Montreal will host...

United Voice: How People Power Changed Germany’s Renewable Future and Could Change...

Blog entry by Nick von Wackerbarth - Greenpeace volunteer | August 5, 2016

While we have all the technology needed to do it; no one is arguing that the transition away from fossil fuels that’s required by 2050 is going to be easy. This rings even truer in places like Alberta, where fossil fuel extraction has...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled!

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 4, 2016

Thanks all of you who stood with the Munduruku Indigenous People – more than 1.2 million people – and made this victory possible!   © Rogério Assis / Greenpeace This Wednesday, I had barely had...

I just made the solar transition. Now it’s time for Alberta to do the same.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 29, 2016

I was in Paris at COP 21 when I made the final decision. I don’t have a lot of extra money but after hearing the calls, led by the small island nations and the Indigenous Peoples caucus, of the dire need to act on climate, I knew I...

Vaquita Success! New Protections Could Save This Endangered Porpoise

Blog entry by Phil Kline | July 27, 2016

With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections...

Trudeau Government Approves Dumping of Toxic Chemical In Our Oceans

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 27, 2016 1 comment

Take action now: Email Minister McKenna to tell her to keep COREXIT banned in Canada.   I’ve got bad news. Canada’s new Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has approved the use of the toxic chemical dispersant COREXIT when...

They Murdered My Mother for Defending the Environment — Help Me Seek Justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 25, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have  still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

When It Comes to Climate Change, We’re All in the Same Canoe

Blog entry by Kim Marks | July 25, 2016

We're honored to join our Indigenous allies in the 2016 Pacific Northwest Canoe Journey, and we're giving you a window into the experience. Image via Mitch Wenkus / Greenpeace.   For several...

The 4 worst things we heard at the Kinder Morgan public meeting

Blog entry by Jenny Kleininger & Bronwen Tucker | July 22, 2016

On Friday, July 8th, the‬ federal panel holding summer meetings on the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain project made a stop in Edmonton. As part of Trudeau's promise to rehaul the community consultation process for this pipeline, the...

Going solar: a quick five step how to

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 15, 2016

This past week my house got a solar upgrade. Going solar is a pretty easy process. Here are the 5 main steps to do it: Do an energy audit : before you go solar its best to try to reduce the energy you use first. The more...

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