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People power is preventing the expansion of the tar sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | October 29, 2015 1 comment

People power beat Big Oil again this week when Shell announced that they were cancelling their Carmon Creek tar sands project .  Shell said the decision to cancel the project (and thus take a $2 billion hit to their bottom line) “...

Greenpeace and the Sisiutl: Cultural Appropriation and Reconciliation

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | October 27, 2015

A few months ago I had the privilege to watch an advance screening of the extraordinary documentary on Greenpeace’s early history , How to Save the World . Jerry Rothwell’s compelling film brings to life an important and formative...

Canadians say NO to genetically modified salmon

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 23, 2015

In late 2013, the federal government approved the commercial development of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon in Prince Edward Island. The GM Atlantic salmon contains genetic material from Chinook salmon and an eel-like...

Inuit community takes Arctic drilling battle to Supreme Court of Canada

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | October 22, 2015 1 comment

“Supreme and total precedent” — that's what Clyde River's counsel said a favourable Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling could mean for Indigenous communities across Canada. It would uphold — at Canada’s highest court — Indigenous...

Shell No!

Blog entry by Paul Spong | October 20, 2015

SHELL NO!  SHELL NO!!  This is the refrain that was repeated like a mantra on the waterways and in the communities of the Pacific Northwest as Shell Oil’s unholy assault on the Arctic Ocean began in May, following US President...

We’ve changed the politics, now let’s stop climate change!

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | October 20, 2015

Yesterday, the voices of voters from across Canada were heard loud and clear. After nearly a decade, Harper's rule is now behind us and we have a brand new opportunity to turn this country around. It's now time to say yes to a sunny...

Climate Leadership in Alberta Means Tackling the Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 15, 2015

“No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to achieve the 2°C goal.” International Energy Agency Now that submissions to the Alberta government’s climate change...

Volunteer Spotlight: Stéphanie Cotnoir

Blog entry by Aspa Tzaras | October 14, 2015

1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? It has now been almost two years that I have been volunteering for Greenpeace with the local group in...

Maker of Post-It Notes Lives Up to Promise, Begins to Eliminate Resolute Forest...

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | October 12, 2015

Sustainability policies announced by corporations have been capturing quite a lot of headlines recently and for good reason too: new sourcing policies focussing on the environment and indigenous rights are good for our forests and...

#NotJustTuna supplied by Thai Union Group to Trusted Brands and Companies

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 8, 2015

Is your company’s canned tuna supplied by Thai Union Group (Thai Union)? If so, consider this a warning. Greenpeace has launched a global campaign targeting the world’s largest producer of canned tuna for its shady and destructive...

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