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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...

It's playtime!

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | July 16, 2014

It’s been two weeks now since the people of LEGOLAND rose up in protest against LEGO’s corporate partnership with Shell. The people of LEGOLAND are upset because LEGO, one of the world’s most popular toy companies, is producing...

Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 16, 2014

On the anniversary of Bella Laboucan-Massimo’s unresolved death, No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network launched an important new website ItStartsWithUs-MMIW.com to document Murdered...

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