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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Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | July 28, 2011 1 comment

The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to his...

Greenpeace reveals shocking video of endangered Sumatran tiger dying in leghold trap

Feature story | July 25, 2011 at 10:56

The Greenpeace office in Indonesia was alerted recently to the fact that a Sumatran tiger was caught in a leghold trap in the province of Riau.

Greenpeace Detox challenge to Adidas and Nike hits Toronto

Feature story | July 14, 2011 at 21:25

Toronto — Volunteers took to Greenpeace Detox campaign to Torontonians today. They were following up on the Detox challenge Greenpeace has issued to Adidas and Nike to be the first to cut the discharge of hazardous chemicals from supply chains.

Japanese High Court upholds unjust conviction of Greenpeace anti-whaling activists

Feature story | July 12, 2011 at 11:26

Sendai, Japan — Greenpeace has condemned Japan’s ongoing disregard for international human rights law following a decision by the Sendai High Court to uphold convictions of anti-whaling activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Rainbow Warrior III: revolutionary masts raised on new Greenpeace flagship

Feature story | July 8, 2011 at 15:29

Berne-Motzen, Germany — A revolutionary mast system was raised today on the new Greenpeace flagship ship Rainbow Warrior III, at the Fassmer shipyard near Bremen.

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