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2016 Greenpeace Photo Competition

Blog entry by Wanjiro Ndungu | August 30, 2016

Thank you to all supporters who participated in the 2016 Greenpeace photo contest by sharing their spectacular landscape and wildlife photos. In today’s world, photos are among the things that are shared and viewed the most often...

Arctic Home: Stories of Hope & Courage with Greenpeace & Emma Thompson

Blog entry by Lydie Padilla | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Join Greenpeace and Oscar-winning actress and activist Emma Thompson for a night of incredible stories as well as digital and art installations that will allow you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic and learn about the...

Four Ways the Canadian Arctic Can Flourish Without Fossil Fuels

Blog entry by Diego Creimer | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Imagine the Arctic dotted not with oil rigs and seismic blasting vessels but with wind turbines and solar panels. Where energy comes not from climate change causing diesel, but from geothermal, wave, wind and solar, and where...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 24, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly one thousand people. We are isolated from much of the...

Solar power yields big benefits for farmers

Blog entry by Tamara Herman | August 11, 2016 1 comment

Farmers hardly need convincing when it comes to taking advantage of the power of the sun. Yet these days, farmers have found a new use for it. A growing number of farms are turning to solar installations to power their operations in a...

Greenpeace at the World Social Forum

Blog entry by Lana Goldberg | August 9, 2016

What an exciting time it is to be in Canada this summer! The World Social Forum, which began in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will make history as the first event of its kind to be held in the northern hemisphere . Montreal will host...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic Campaigner | August 9, 2016

The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As northerners, they share many connections, but in this year of record breaking high temperatures , one stands out among the rest: the...

United Voice: How People Power Changed Germany’s Renewable Future and Could Change...

Blog entry by Nick von Wackerbarth - Greenpeace volunteer | August 5, 2016

While we have all the technology needed to do it; no one is arguing that the transition away from fossil fuels that’s required by 2050 is going to be easy. This rings even truer in places like Alberta, where fossil fuel extraction has...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled!

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 4, 2016

Thanks all of you who stood with the Munduruku Indigenous People – more than 1.2 million people – and made this victory possible!   © Rogério Assis / Greenpeace This Wednesday, I had barely had...

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...

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