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I just made the solar transition. Now it’s time for Alberta to do the same.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 29, 2016

I was in Paris at COP 21 when I made the final decision. I don’t have a lot of extra money but after hearing the calls, led by the small island nations and the Indigenous Peoples caucus, of the dire need to act on climate, I knew I...

Vaquita Success! New Protections Could Save This Endangered Porpoise

Blog entry by Phil Kline | July 27, 2016

With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections...

Trudeau Government Approves Dumping of Toxic Chemical In Our Oceans

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 27, 2016

Take action now: Email Minister McKenna to tell her to keep COREXIT banned in Canada.   I’ve got bad news. Canada’s new Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has approved the use of the toxic chemical dispersant COREXIT when...

Tar Sands in the Atlantic: TransCanada’s Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Publication | July 26, 2016 at 11:50

A new report released today by the US - based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in partnership with numerous Canadian and U.S. groups, shows the proposed Energy East pipeline would drive a 300 to 500 per cent increase in crude tanker...

They Murdered My Mother for Defending the Environment — Help Me Seek Justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 25, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have  still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

When It Comes to Climate Change, We’re All in the Same Canoe

Blog entry by Kim Marks | July 25, 2016

We're honored to join our Indigenous allies in the 2016 Pacific Northwest Canoe Journey, and we're giving you a window into the experience. Image via Mitch Wenkus / Greenpeace.   For several...

The 4 worst things we heard at the Kinder Morgan public meeting

Blog entry by Jenny Kleininger & Bronwen Tucker | July 22, 2016

On Friday, July 8th, the‬ federal panel holding summer meetings on the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain project made a stop in Edmonton. As part of Trudeau's promise to rehaul the community consultation process for this pipeline, the...

Going solar: a quick five step how to

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 15, 2016

This past week my house got a solar upgrade. Going solar is a pretty easy process. Here are the 5 main steps to do it: Do an energy audit : before you go solar its best to try to reduce the energy you use first. The more...

'The river is our blood.' Standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 15, 2016 1 comment

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Huculak

Blog entry by clake | July 13, 2016

Volunteer Name: Sydney Huculak Location: Edmonton, Alberta 1] How long have you been volunteering for Greenpeace and why did you choose Greenpeace at a place to offer you time and energy? I have been volunteering for...

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