Pole Dancers Dance for Ice and Save the Arctic

Press release - August 16, 2012
Greenpeace launches a swinging campaign to save the Arctic – Dance for Ice. Everybody can do some pole dancing for the North pole, no matter whether you are a professional or never tried before. The challenge is open for everybody. Have a pole (a tree, a street lamp or what ever you can find), some music and do a move to support declaring a sanctuary in the Arctic.



The campaign is launched today online at dance4ice.org. All the moves for the ice will be presented on the website.

- This is a great opportunity for everyone to join the 1.3 million people who have already given their support to the Arctic by doing a simple and fun move, or by voting for other people's version of "The Arctic move". At the same time you are signing a petition on savethearctic.org, says Therese Jacobson, Greenpeace Arctic campaigner.

Warming climate is opening up the Arctic oil drilling and commercial fishing. The oil giants Shell and Gazprom are already planning to drill in the Arctic waters, Shell within weeks. Particularly oil drilling involves enormous risks for the environment as there is no known technology to clean inevitable oil spills in such harsh conditions.

- Arctic belongs to everyone. Our climate depends on its cooling impact. It is an unique environment that belongs to whole mankind, not just those who want to exploit it. That is why the world leaders have to declare the Arctic a global sanctuary”, says Jacobson.


High quality photos for download

Read more about arctic campaigning at greenpeace.org/arctic


Media contacts

Åsa Mendel-Hartvig, Press Officer, Greenpeace Nordic / Sweden
Phone +46 703 03 36 49 email

Juha Aromaa, Press Officer, Greenpeace Nordic / Finland
Phone +358 50 369 6202,

Therese Jacobson, Arctic campaigner, Greenpeace Nordic / Sweden
Phone +46 72 226 07 84 email