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Isn't it amazing what we can do together?

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | December 19, 2014

DONATE NOW Isn't it amazing what we can do together?  For more than 40 years, Greenpeace and people like you have been making a difference. It’s thanks to our supporters, allies and friends that Greenpeace has grown from just a...

For workers and for our public forests, Resolute must work to regain its FSC certificates

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | December 18, 2014

By the middle of January of next year, Resolute Forest Products will see the termination of four of its FSC certificates in Lac St-Jean, Quebec and Northern Ontario totaling an area of over 8 million hectares of Boreal Forest. The...

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | December 9, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: greepeace This drill ship is definitely NOT Arctic ready Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when...

Best Buy does Better for Canada’s Forests, Commits to Sustainable Paper

Feature story | December 9, 2014 at 7:54

Today the world’s largest electronics retailer, Best Buy, announced major improvements to its paper supply chain to better protect Canada’s Boreal Forest, one of the lungs of our planet and a vital buffer against climate change.

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 8, 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

After TransCanada, logging giant Resolute employs Edelman for astro-turfing and...

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | December 8, 2014 2 comments

How many lobbyists does it take to defend forest destruction? Following on the expose of Edelman, the world's largest PR and crisis management firm, and Transcanada’s secret astro-turfing and public relations campaign strategy,...

I haven’t been to the Boreal Forest but I would miss it if it were gone

Blog entry by Kirsten Dahl | December 2, 2014 1 comment

The very idea that one of the earth’s largest intact forest could be gone in my lifetime horrifies me. Until very recently, I deemed this notion to be absurd; a worst-case scenario dreamed up by alarmists. Canadians are environmentally...

Monster boats: More than an environmental injustice

Blog entry by Angela Lazou Dean, Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace G | December 2, 2014

Inspired by the touching stories of the small low impact fishers around the globe being impacted by monster boats, I recently decided to look into the definition of environmental justice. While I discovered that there is no...

Podcast: Who's emptying Canada's lakes? Coping with tricky party convos

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | December 1, 2014 1 comment

There’s an environment myth which claims  that  Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources from the 1960s to the 80s apparently said, that rather than discovering oil, he wish his country had found water. ...

Reflections on my first campaign launch

Blog entry by Cassidy Slezak | November 28, 2014 2 comments

This past week I was a part of the launch of a new Greenpeace campaign, “Best Buyers?”  Like the campaign title suggests, Best Buy doesn’t really practice what they preach.  Or in other words, they don’t buy the best products...

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