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Greatness begins within you

Blog entry by By Kiera-Dawn Kolson, Arctic campaigner | August 6, 2014

I didn’t grow up on a reservation. There aren’t many in the Northwest Territories. Still, when you come from a small community at the end of the road, and you’ve found yourself confused as to where your roots are -or even wonder why...

New video sees children at heart of LEGO campaign

Blog entry by Ian Duff | August 5, 2014 1 comment

No one loves LEGO as much as a seven year old who's just built their first masterpiece. But everyone who has played with the toy carries the joy of their inner child on through life. That's why LEGO is such a desirable brand for Shell...

Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark celebrate “wood” anniversary

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | August 5, 2014

It’s fitting that fifth year celebrations are known as “wood” anniversaries since that’s largely what this one is about. On August 5 th , Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace will mark five years of the company’s new fiber buying policy ...

FSC voluntary forest certification in deep crisis

Blog entry by Tatiana Khakimulina | August 4, 2014

I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I strongly believe that the FSC system is now in its...

Come along for the ride

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | August 2, 2014

Waiting for me on the shores of the small town of Longyearbyen, in Svalbard Norway, is the Esperanza —not only Greenpeace’s largest ship but also the first one to be named by our supporters. “Esperanza” is Spanish for “hope.” For the...

NEW: Arctic Oil Spill Play Set by LEGO & Shell!

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 30, 2014 2 comments

The Greenpeace crew hit the streets of Toronto this past weekend to promote the newest fruit of LEGO’s partnership with Shell: the new Arctic Oil Spill LEGO set! We showed it to people walking down the street, recorded their reactions,...

The Beautiful Battle Against the Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 28, 2014 1 comment

The fight against the tar sands is a big one. We stand in defense of the land, water, climate and communities against the richest companies on the planet, and a federal and provincial government who are intent on extracting tar...

It's time Alberta took off its tar sands blinders and embraced the power of the sun

Blog entry by mhudema | July 21, 2014

Yesterday I was on a roof installing solar panels. It was truly amazing to see each solar panel going up, carefully fastening it down, and knowing that when it was all done, the house I was on would be powered by sun. The...

Beware oil companies wrapping themselves in Canadian flags

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 21, 2014

Whenever you see multinational oil companies waving Canadian flags, it’s worth taking a closer look at whose interests are really being served. My personal bullshit detector went off when the Canadian Association of Petroleum...

The future is sunny, my friend: Solar success in Canada's North

Blog entry by mhudema | July 18, 2014

I’m in day three of the solar design and installation course I’ve been taking through Gridworks Energy and Randall Benson. The course has been amazing so far as I have been learning about the incredible potential that the sun...

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