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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Choosing a diversity of nonviolent tactics

Blog entry by cskinner | June 16, 2010

Nonviolence vs. Diversity of Tactics: The case for nonviolent protest at the G8/G20 summits By Philippe Duhamel and Dave Martin This three-part blog supports peaceful protest, and nonviolent action in the tradition of Mahatma...

Trial on Ottawa’s failure to protect killer whales key to Canada at-risk species

Feature story | June 15, 2010 at 12:28

VANCOUVER — Greenpeace and eight other conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, are back in court against Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in a case that could ensure stronger legal protection for all of Canada’s...

Greenpeace holds events for whales and oceans activists

Feature story | June 8, 2010 at 15:00

Today, on World Oceans Day, Greenpeace held events in Vancouver and Montreal to call attention to the plight the world’s whales and to demand justice for whale defenders. Two Greenpeace activists in Japan face jail time for exposing large-scale...

Under Pressure: Researching Ocean Acidification in the Arctic

Blog entry by cskinner | May 17, 2010

Texas Constantine  May 14, 2010 As sea ice vanishes in the Arctic, the marine ecosystem is becoming disrupted. Increasing carbon dioxide levels are changing the chemistry of our oceans, increasing their level of acidity and...

BP Deepwater Disaster and Gulf Oil Spill

Feature story | May 3, 2010 at 11:28

The Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster unfolding before our eyes. Eleven lives were lost in the initial explosion, and that incalculable loss is compounded daily as oil continues to flow.

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