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Greenpeace’s new ‘open’ project & your plastic-free future toolkit!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | April 19, 2018

Earth Day 2018’s theme is to End Plastic Pollution, and Greenpeace Canada is rising to the challenge with the launch of our brand new project that’s a bit different from the way we usually tackle environmental problems. Because...

Guest Blog: Action on plastics shouldn’t make life suck for disabled people

Blog entry by Jamie Szymkowiak | April 12, 2018

All rights reserved . Credit: Kaizen Nguyễn Greenpeace have been campaigning to raise awareness of the harmful impact plastics have on our oceans for several years: from microbeads to single-use plastics such as...

Share your pics of Ridiculous packaging!

Blog entry by Agnes Le Rouzic | April 6, 2018

Have you ever looked around - at the supermarket, or coffee shop, or local mall - and noticed how much excessive plastic there is? Once you start looking for it, it’s EVERYWHERE. And it’s a huge problem. This week, we invite you...

We're talking plastic pollution and solutions at the Green Living Show next weekend!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | March 29, 2018

Overwhelmed by images of yet another corner of the world drowning in plastic pollution? Feel like you do your best to avoid throwaway plastic and yet, despite your best efforts, you are challenged to find alternatives? Want to do...

Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Blog entry by Dr Susanne Lockhart | January 29, 2018

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor...

Do ocean sanctuaries really work?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Canada | January 25, 2018

Our oceans are massive and unlike most places on land, they don’t really have borders. Animals, water (and sadly now plastic) all move freely across the globe. So it begs the question: does creating a protected area really work?   ...

March of the penguins

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | January 15, 2018

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to...

Setting Sail to protect the Antarctic

Blog entry by Will McCallum | January 15, 2018

As I write this the Arctic Sunrise, one of Greenpeace’s ships, is sailing south.  For the next three months its crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists and journalists from across...

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Antarctic

Blog entry by Samantha Wockner | January 8, 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary – the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such as penguins, whales and seals. The Antarctic plays an important...

My week on a plastic beach helping to name and shame its polluters

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 4, 2017

It was more devastating than I imagined, and that’s saying something considering the descriptions and pictures I’ve been exposed to over the years. The plastic pollution covering Freedom Island in Metro Manila, Philippines is...

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