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 reaches Atlantic Canada

Feature story | June 16, 2009 at 17:00

(Fredericton, N.B.)—Greenpeace’s cross-country seafood tour continued in the Atlantic provinces last week, with visits to a Sobeys in Charlottetown, PEI, and a Wal-Mart in Fredericton, N.B. The purpose of the tour has been to educate consumers...

No (Place Like) Home

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 16, 2009 2 comments

Passing by the corner coffee shop, I saw this ad  for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. It got me thinking - The City of Vancouver predicts severe impacts from the effects of climate change.  And some of the more dire...

Efficientcity & Canada's Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 15, 2009

Have you seen Efficientcity?  It's a great interactive website from Greenpeace UK that demonstrates how renewable energy could be used in an urban setting.  It's a fun way to take a look at some of the technologies discussed in ...

Greenpeace’s new vision for Canada’s Boreal Forest

Feature story | June 9, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace has released a new vision for Canada’s Boreal Forest that will protect the health and integrity of our Boreal Forests and reinvigorate the forest industry and northern forest communities.

Lobbying your Member of Parliament

Feature story | June 8, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace is conducting a 2-hour workshop on how to lobby your Member of Parliament, with former Member of Parliament Lynn McDonald, and Greenpeace Climate Coordinator, Dave Martin. The workshop will provide background on climate change issues,...

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