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


Japanese High Court rejects additional evidence in Tokyo Two appeal

Feature story | May 24, 2011 at 10:54

Sendai, Japan – The Sendai High Court today rejected a request from Greenpeace Japan executive director and anti-whaling activist Junichi Sato to submit new evidence and witnesses in light of the fact that the Fisheries Agency of Japan has...

SLIDESHOW: Toxic sludge in Hungary

Blog entry by rto | October 13, 2010 1 comment

The toxic Hungarian sludge flood was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near Ajkai, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest. The toxic red sludge...

Nuclear scandal comes to the European Parliament

Feature story | October 7, 2010 at 10:25

An international scandal came to the steps of the European Parliament today as Greenpeace delivered four consignments of nuclear waste to MEPs.

Greenpeace supports need for strong anti-SLAPP legislation in Ontario

Feature story | August 6, 2010 at 10:02

(Toronto) Greenpeace has filed a submission with Ontario’s Advisory Panel on Anti-SLAPP Legislation calling for strong protection of the right of citizens to engage in public debate, including peaceful public protests.

Greenpeace Founder Jim Bohlen 1926 - 2010

Feature story | July 6, 2010 at 12:35

There's an old joke that you can walk into any bar in Vancouver and find somebody claiming to be a Greenpeace founder. If that somebody had been Jim Bohlen, however, then this claim would have been absolutely true. It is with very deep sadness,...

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