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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A ship with 100 000 contributors

Video | December 21, 2011 at 11:12

You can say 'Thank you' and 'Merry Christmas' in many ways - so we did. The Rainbow Warrior is a place where many cultures and many languages meet. Here you get an idea of how many languages are spoken on board.

Fame Drain, Toxic Relationships & more!

Image | December 5, 2011 at 12:30

Greenpeace’s GP In Touch uses humour and a little star power to bring home a big point. The ridiculously cozy relationship between our publicly elected officials and the private oil industry is a scandal worthy of the trashiest gossip rags.

Greenpeace Volunteers Take On Barbie

Image | June 10, 2011 at 12:00

Greenpeace volunteers staged a demonstration in downtown Toronto to highlight toy manufacturer Mattel's senseless use of rainforest in their product packaging. Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, is using paper packaging for the world's most...

Kumi Naidoo Speaks at G20 Rally

Video | June 26, 2010 at 12:45

Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace gives a rousing speech at a G20 rally held in Toronto. He then joined hundreds of Greenpeace supporters, staff and activists who marched to bring a clear message to G20 leaders: stop...

James Taylor, rock icon and environmentalist endorses new Greenpeace CD

Video | May 19, 2010 at 15:27

The storied musician recommends a widely acclaimed live recording of a younger James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and the late Phil Ochs in concert (circa 1970) to raise funds for the first Greenpeace mission to stop nuclear bomb testing on the Island...

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