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:

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Give the Earth a hand

Feature story | April 22, 2010 at 12:35

Our planet is facing bigger challenges than ever before. Our ancient forests are being chopped down and our oceans recklessly fished out. Catastrophic climate change looms while governments and industry avoid the changes necessary to curb carbon...

Nestle needs to give rainforests ‘a break’

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 9:41

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – ‘Have a break?’ We need your help to get the rainforests a break and to help you spread the word we’ve launched this video spoof. It exposes the true cost behind having a break...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | February 23, 2010 at 9:20

Aomori, Japan — It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it...

Orca court case still alive!

Feature story | May 10, 2009 at 17:00

The orca court case lives on. A federal court judge has denied a request by the federal Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s (DFO) to kill the case that environmental groups have launched.

Fight to protect endangered killer whales far from over

Feature story | April 24, 2009 at 16:00

Greenpeace and its partners are awaiting a court decision on a request from the federal government to dismiss an important case brought by environmental groups to protect British Columbia’s threatened northern and endangered southern populations...

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