Our Campaigns

Arctic

The Arctic is in danger. Its ice is retreating at an increasing speed, cleaning the path for greedy oil companies that see this catastrophe as a business opportunity. Native people traditional way of life and health will be at risk and wildlife are to be uselessly endangered in the name of a shortsighted idea of progress and growth. Canada is one of the Largest Arctic countries in the world, and as such it has a clear responsibility to take a precautionary approach for any new development. The Arctic campaign is a massive worldwide effort to ban all industrial extractive activities at the inhabitant area in the Arctic oceans Together we can save the Arctic.

Climate and Energy 

Climate change and the threats of nuclear energy are real. That is why Greenpeace works to bring about a clean and just energy future. Tar sands and nuclear development plague the ecosystems and communities they occupy with safety and health risks. The Energy [R]evolution is a set of ready-to-implement solutions that lead away from the dangers of climate chaos and nuclear meltdown. It is a vision of the clean and just energy future for everyone on the planet.

Forests

With 80 per cent of the planet's ancient forests already lost or degraded, the need for increased protection of the world’s remaining forests is more urgent than ever. Forests help stabilize the climate, sustain life, provide jobs, and are the source of culture for many Indigenous communities. Greenpeace opposes destructive and unsustainable development in the remaining ancient forests in Canada and globally. To effect positive change and put lasting solutions in place, we challenge the global marketplace, engage consumers, pressure governments and work with industry to protect the Boreal Forest, the Great Bear Rainforest and the Indonesian Rainforest.

Oceans

Life on our blue planet depends on healthy oceans, but recent reports warn that sea life  faces the next mass extinction. Next to climate change, overfishing is the single greatest threat to marine biodiversity. Industrial fishing has reduced populations of large, predatory fish  like tuna, cod and sharks by about ninety per cent in the last fifty years. Growing demand for seafood, wasteful fishing practices and mismanaged fish stocks and aquaculture operations are leading to broken links in marine food chains in Canadian waters and worldwide. Urgent action is needed to protect marine life and allow recovery. Greenpeace works to relieve pressure on ocean ecosystems and to establish a network of no-take marine reserves–ocean parks–covering 40 per cent of the world's oceans.

GMO Foods

Genetically engineered foods pose unknown risks to human health and could cause irreversible biological pollution. The government must better regulate this experimental industry and support sustainable, organic agriculture.

 

The latest updates

 

People power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | April 9, 2014

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

Greenpeace questions whether links between the Conservative Party and Ethical Oil...

Feature story | April 8, 2014 at 11:00

It’s one thing to cooperate – it’s another thing entirely to collude in order to get around laws that help make our democracy work.

Greenpeace Canada podcast: Detoxing your life

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | April 8, 2014

This month's podcast is all about detoxing.... Not rehab. Not where your uncle ended up after a particularly nasty drunken birthday dinner.  I’m talking about getting toxins out of your life, your home. It’s pretty darn hard because...

Amplifying Northern Voices: Greenpeace and Yellowknife residents confront the Arctic...

Blog entry by Kiera Kolson and Farrah Khan | April 4, 2014

Last week, while Arctic Council officials met behind closed doors in Yellowknife, Greenpeace Canada staff met with community members to listen and take action on local concerns for the future of their home. Below are some reflections...

Greenpeace is not the enemy in the Arctic

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | April 4, 2014

Sept. 19, 2013 - Members of the Russian Coast Guard seize the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise following a protest by Greenpeace activists at a Russian oil platform in the Pechora Sea. Professor Rob Huebert was correct when he...

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