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

 

Prince Charles says GE crops the biggest environmental disaster ever

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | August 14, 2008 8 comments

If only it were the nineteenth century, instead of the twenty-first.  Back then, what the British Royals thought and said about global agricultural issues really mattered.  Unfortunately, at that time the Empire's agriculture policies...

Americans arrested protesting destructive logging in Ontario’s Boreal Forest...

Feature story | August 13, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists are now barricading themselves to the entrance of Kimberly-Clark’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee to protest the company’s destruction of Ontario’s Boreal Forest.

Good news for Canadian consumers: Monsanto is dropping a genetically engineered...

Feature story | August 7, 2008 at 17:00

The power of global consumer pressure has forced U.S. chemical giant Monsanto to get out of producing the bovine growth hormone rBST, a genetically engineered (GE) product to increase milk production in dairy cows.

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 5, 2008 at 9:54

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Cameron Smith says proceed with caution on Boreal promise

Blog entry by Kim Fry | August 1, 2008 4 comments

LOGGING TheStar.com Proceed with caution on boreal promise Premier's pledge to save forest vague on details Jul 19, 2008 04:30 AM Cameron Smith Dalton McGuinty's promise to set aside half...

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