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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Silent Witnesses to the Toxic Truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang, Greenpeace East Asia | December 21, 2012 2 comments

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Blog entry by Cassie Barker | December 13, 2012

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.   Help us continue the campaign to detox our waterways. The world's...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 22, 2012 1 comment

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Thousands Join Black Out Speak Out Campaign

Feature story | May 25, 2012 at 14:38

Every day more Canadians and organizations stand with environmental groups against the federal government’s attacks on nature and democracy.

HP ranked top of latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 2:00

Greenpeace released a new version of its Guide to Greener Electronics (www.greenpeace.org/rankingguide) today, which finds consumer electronics company HP scoring top marks for its sustainable operations, taking the lead over Dell and Nokia.

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