In July 2011, Greenpeace International challenged some of the world's most popular clothing brands to stop their industry from poisoning waterways with toxic chemicals. We took action on the Detox campaign by putting pressure on Toronto's Nike and Adidas locations, telling them to clean up their act. This helped to build the global momentum that saw Nike, Adidas, Puma, H&M, M&S, C&A and Li-Ning committing to Detox and toxic-free textiles by 2020. This year we are getting more top clothing companies to take action, to Detox their brands and help Detox our future.

In addition to Greenpeace Canada’s major campaigns, we also tackle other important environmental issues. We work to protect our polar oceans, advocate for the creation of marine reserves and protect whales.

Greenpeace Canada also works in partnership with Greenpeace offices around the globe. We support and participate in a number of international campaigns.

After Greenpeace U.K. released an explosive spoof Kit Kat advertisement exposing Nestlé’s practice of sourcing of palm oil from rainforest destruction, Greenpeace Canada followed up with activities, including setting up a mock rainforest in downtown Vancouver to get the message out to the public.

In support of the Tokyo Two — the pair of Japanese men who were arrested for their role in exposing corruption in the whaling industry — Greenpeace Canada published newspaper ads asking the public to sign a pledge urging a fair trial for the accused. Activities were also held at the Japanese embassy in Ottawa and at the consulate in Vancouver.

Around the world, Greenpeace is working to:

The latest updates

 

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by rto | June 16, 2011 1 comment

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way. Ken’s video interview that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

How the toy sector and APP are responding to our Indonesia forest campaign

Blog entry by Zulfahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | June 14, 2011

It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging. ...

Barbie wrapped in Rainforest destruction scandal, tiger outrage

Feature story | June 7, 2011 at 11:35

Greenpeace is taking on Barbie, the world’s most famous toy, because of her involvement in rainforest destruction in Indonesia. And Ken has dumped her because she is wiping out the habitat of endangered tigers and ourang-utans.

ARCTIC OIL COMPANY WIELDS LEGAL HAMMER AGAINST GREENPEACE

Feature story | June 2, 2011 at 14:13

Greenland - The oil company behind plans for dangerous deep water drilling in the Arctic and whose rig was occupied by activists for the last four days have filed legal papers against Greenpeace, claiming delays in drilling could cost the company...

Arctic Stand-off: Greenpeace confronts world’s most controversial oil rig

Feature story | May 24, 2011 at 14:33

Greenland – A Greenpeace ship is in a tense stand-off with Danish navy commandos protecting an oil drilling operation in the freezing seas off Greenland.

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