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On the tail of Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | March 25, 2015

Right now, I’m looking at Shell’s giant Arctic oil rig, the Polar Pioneer . Everyone standing onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza , is blown away by its size. We’re just a few miles away from Shell’s monster. Now we can...

What the fashion industry looks like after 4 years of Detox

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu is a Detox campaigner at Greenpeace East | March 22, 2015

Ten per cent of the global retail fashion industry is committed to eliminating toxic chemicals. But without you, this would've been zero. This is what hundred of thousands of people can do when they are united in the belief that...

“The Arctic Expedition” International Youth Forum: A Russian Pro-Oil PR Project?

Blog entry by Allen Brett Campeau* | March 16, 2015 2 comments

Russia and the Arctic Region have long held a special fascination for me as a young Arctic scientist and policy wonk, so you can imagine my excitement when I learned about the International Youth Forum “The Arctic Expedition”, a...

Bill C-51 hearing: Greenpeace refutes criminalizing democratic dissent in Canada

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | March 12, 2015 2 comments

Greenpeace was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security regarding Bill C-51, the proposed anti-terrorism bill. Represented by Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada, and Keith...

Fukushima's lesson: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

A team of IAEA experts check out water storage tanks TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 27 November 2013. The expert team is assessing Japanese efforts to decommission the stricken nuclear power plant. Photo Credit:...

3 Reasons You Should Attend a Tools for Change Workshop

Blog entry by Farah Montani | March 10, 2015 2 comments

I first started volunteering with Greenpeace in the Toronto area in late 2014 and one of the many things that I jumped on pretty quickly was the Toronto-based workshops that they sponsor and help organize through Tools for Change (TFC)...

Ottawa's Seedy Saturday: Growing a Greener World

Blog entry by Dave Beddoe | March 10, 2015

Not all food is ecologically equal; some methods of farming add substantially to the carbon overload in the atmosphere, while others sequester carbon in the living soil, mitigating global warming. That's why the Greenpeace...

David Suzuki: Let's not Sacrifice Freedom out of Fear

Blog entry by David Suzuki (Guest Post) | March 4, 2015

This is a guest post by David Suzuki, reprinted with permission  A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A  secret...

Where can I learn how to change the world?

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | March 3, 2015

When I ask successful activist-organizers this question they basically all say the same thing: you learn by doing it. You jump right in and start acting, usually by joining an existing group and soaking up all the knowledge you can,...

Podcast:Apps for Activism and Fish Factory Trawlers

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | March 2, 2015

Recently I read a story which I found truly shocking. It was about the sinking of a Korean fish factory trawler into the frigid depths of the Bering Sea off of Russia’s east coast. This particular fish factory trawler was on ...

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