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'The river is our blood.' Standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 15, 2016

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Huculak

Blog entry by clake | July 13, 2016

Volunteer Name: Sydney Huculak Location: Edmonton, Alberta 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? I have been volunteering for...

Tomorrow my house is going solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 12, 2016

Tomorrow my home will be getting a solar boost. I’ll be on the roof with the folks at Gridworks Energy Group to install a 4 KW solar power system that will take care of most of my home’s energy needs.   Over the winter...

Today We Dance! Court Overturns Enbridge Tarsands Pipeline Approval

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 30, 2016

Today’s a day to celebrate. This morning the Federal Court of Appeal sided with First Nations, labour and environmental groups and overturned the Harper government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway tarsands pipeline. ...

8 Photos Take You Inside the Movement to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | June 29, 2016 1 comment

The Munduruku indigenous community is trying to save its land — and with it the heart of the Amazon Basin — from a destructive mega-dam. I was lucky enough to spend a week with them fighting against deforestation and Amazon destruction...

Top 10 Solar Facts

Blog entry by Tamara Herman | June 21, 2016

This summer, we’re launching a new campaign to bring solar power to all people and communities in Alberta. Solar4All is about going beyond fossil fuels by not only changing where our energy comes from but how it’s owned, distributed,...

Louis Bull First Nation is Making A Solar Transition

Blog entry by Desmond Bull | June 17, 2016 1 comment

“Something that was just a cost saving project really turned into something that drove me as a passion to get involved. Alternative energy might be that key component that First Nations people can utilise to gain that harmonious...

Volunteer in the spotlight: Nascan Gil

Blog entry by Nadia Lopez | June 17, 2016

Location: Montreal, Quebec 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you chose Greenpeace as a place to offer your time and energy? I started in June 2013. It was just after the student’s movement of...

Why We Are Asking for Solar, For All

Blog entry by Emilia Kennedy | June 13, 2016 3 comments

This summer, we’re sending teams of dedicated volunteers out to over 25 communities in Alberta to raise awareness about renewable energy, and to make the case that Alberta has the capacity to ensure “Solar 4 All.” But what do we...

Shell’s retreat from Canadian Arctic creates space for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | June 10, 2016

Earlier this week on World Oceans Day we were greeted with some wonderful and exciting news : Shell announced it was giving up all its offshore exploration permits in the Canadian Arctic!     This is a big deal...

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