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.

 

The latest updates

 

Seafood Tour: Let Them Bake

Blog entry by Andrea Macdonald | June 2, 2009

Greenpeace activists left the Vancouver office at 10 o'clock this morning on route for a Safeway in Whiterock/South Surrey. Fish costumes in hand they set out to confront Safeway, for the second time in BC, about their part in...

Wal-Mart Confrontation Piques Interest At Save-On-Foods In Nelson, BC

Blog entry by Christine Leclerc | June 1, 2009

Just after 11 a.m. on May 29th, seven activists — including two in fish costumes — set up in front of Wal-Mart. We unfurled the “Don’t Buy, Don’t Sell Redlist Fish” banner and handed Redlist fish info to customers. The 10-foot tuna...

Greenpeace blocks seafood freezer at Metro store in Hamilton

Feature story | May 31, 2009 at 17:00

Hamilton, ON – Activists blocked access to a seafood freezer during an action at a Metro store in Hamilton that highlighted day five of the Greenpeace campaign to confront Canada’s major supermarket chains for selling Redlist seafood to customers.

Kingston: Mass Police Force Descends on Ocean Crime Scene!

Blog entry by Alex Paterson | May 29, 2009

Hello from stormy Kingston, Ontario! The seafood tour rolled into a gloomy looking Kingston today for Day Four of the Seafood Tour where Greenpeace Activists directly confronted Costco Wholesale over their failure to protect our...

Mass police response during Greenpeace action at Costco in Kingston

Feature story | May 28, 2009 at 17:00

Kingston— Local police arrived in full force Friday during a Greenpeace action at a Costco outlet in Kingston on day four of the campaign to confront Canada’s major supermarket chains for selling Redlist seafood to customers in the area.

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