"Greenpeace in India backed by lakhs of supporters from across the country will keep using peaceful confrontation to expose environmental problems, hold polluters and those who violate our laws across the world to account and ensure that as India develops, it does so without destroying what we love best about it. We can’t do it without you. Because you give Greenpeace a lot of strength and support so it can continue to do it's work.
As an organisation, all we want to do is make sure that our beautiful country is fit to live in for our children and their children. We might appear to be a pain in the neck but we won’t stop speaking up for those who don’t have a voice. That’s because we act based on our values. And one of our values is that if we see something wrong, we don’t cross the road and ignore it, we do something about it. We just can’t help it, its part of our DNA." - Samit Aich, Greenpeace India, Executive Director

http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/Get-Involved/No-Economy-without-Ecology/

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The Poverty of Ecology: Stealing an NGOs credibility

Blog entry by Ruth D’Costa | June 12, 2014

I have done some street fundraising for Greenpeace. Let me tell you what it's like. A fundraiser is the person you see outside a railway station wearing a Greenpeace jacket and ID card. They approach 8-9 people saying, 'Excuse me, do...

The Power of Individualism

Blog entry by Anasua Sen | June 12, 2014

It was 37 degrees in the City of Nawabs on 11th June. I had just reached an area called Kondapur, when I got to know that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has sent out a report listing Greenpeace as one of the foreign-funded NGOs and also...

Greenpeace = People Power

Blog entry by Komal Singh | June 11, 2014

The recent Intelligence Bureau report calls Greenpeace, "A threat to national economic security". Not only that, it states that, "It (Greenpeace) is assessed to be posing a potential threat to national economic security... growing...

Mahan’s chota sipahi

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 9, 2014

He caught my attention when he introduced himself as "main yahain ka sabse chota sipahi hu" and in my short stay I saw that this wasn't just an empty statement but he lived up to it. When kids his age were running around playing...

Five forests of the world that need our urgent attention

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | June 9, 2014

Green canopies around the world are facing serious environmental threat. If not protected in time, we could risk losing a huge chunk of the forest cover at an alarming rate. Five forests face growing risk. Find out below: 1. ...

On World Environment Day, Let’s Start Close To Home

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | June 5, 2014

Not far away from the dusty town of Waidhan, the forests of Mahan envelope you in a cloak of ease with the buzz of insects, a gentle breeze and the play of light and shadow. Joy becomes simple. It's in the spotting of a brilliantly-hued...

Empowered to fight for their rights

Blog entry by Phiroza Tafti | June 4, 2014

My overall impression is that the women of Amelia have developed a unique sense of confidence. I definitely attribute this with the exposure to Greenpeace activists one can see that approximately one third of the villagers attending...

Sumilya, her day and her year in Mahan forests

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 4, 2014

I met Sumilya, a friend I made from Amelia during the Mumbai protest we did some 3-4 months back. She took my palm in hers and pressed it slightly as a physical gesture signifying her happiness at seeing me again. We were re-living the...

Bio-diversity in Mahan

Blog entry by Phiroza Tafti | June 3, 2014

My observations about the biodiversity in and around Amelia were varied and interesting. When we reached the  tola where we would be staying one of the kids who surrounded us was hiding something behind his back. On insisting that...

The Rallying Cry for Revolution in Mahan

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | June 3, 2014

It is late evening in Uttar tolah (neighbourhood) in Amelia village. The sun begins its descent over the green hills and the lights of the closed Essar plant twinkle faintly in the distance. There is a tangible buzz in the air as...

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