March - Tracking the Truth behind Japan’s Nuclear Accident
Greenpeace dispatches a rapid response team, including radiation experts, following the tragic accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. The team independently assesses radiation risks and reports them to local people and the rest of the world, forcing the Japanese government to increase their safe evacuation radius. We organize public rallies against nuclear power, preventing the government from restarting those nuclear reactors.
March - Making them Change their Tuna
With the help of 80,000 online supporters we lobby Princes, Britain’s top canned tuna company until it agrees to our demands to stop destructive fishing practices. They promise that by the end of 2014 all their tinned tuna will be caught by either pole and line or purse seine nets without the use of fish aggregation devices.
May - Chasing Oil Rigs from the Polar Bears’ Home
When we find out that British oil company, Cairn Energy, is about to start drilling in the Arctic, we send our Greenpeace International Director, Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International campaigner and Hong Kong-native, Iris Cheng, and 20 volunteers on Greenpeace ship Esperanza to their oil rig. Employing non-violent direct action we hold up drilling operations to force the company to make public its response strategy in the event of an oil spill. By the end of the year, Cairn – happily for us and the planet – reports all of its exploratory wells are dry.
June - Targeting Toymakers to Quit Destroying the Rainforest
Getting the big toymakers to stop buying packaging paper from companies that are illegally bulldozing rainforest is child’s play, especially with the help of people like you and their global customers. In just three short months after we launched our global campaign in June, we persuade Mattel (Ken said he’d split up with Barbie otherwise), Lego and Hasbro to all stop buying paper from APP – the biggest forest criminal in Indonesia.