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"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

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Farmers will look to the skies, not for clouds anymore but for the sun

Blog entry by Manish Ram | October 17, 2012

The phone at the Greenpeace office in Patna rang non-stop for a week. More than five hundred farmers from all over the state of Bihar were calling to know more about solar based irrigation system. This phone-call-frenzy was caused...

Tigers at the door

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 16, 2012

At Greenpeace India we are always looking for the most effective ways to communicate our messages – today in the hi-tech world of modern media that includes tweeting and texting, blogging and subvertising. But there are times when...

As an Indian, I speak out against Coal Crimes

Blog entry by Amala Akkineni | October 15, 2012

'Lights, camera, action' are three words I have become used to in my professional career. If my stint at Charminar is anything to go by, then 'Arrested 'is going to be a new phrase I will become accustomed to as an activist with...

Pick tigers over coal

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | October 12, 2012

Few countries can boast a national animal with the status as India. The tiger, as a symbol of India, is as recognisable as the Taj Mahal and as loved as Mahatma Gandhi. Yet this iconic emblem of India is under threat and perhaps most...

India must get its own house in order on biodiversity

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | October 11, 2012

It's hard to throw a party and expect your guests to behave better than you do. Yet that is exactly what the Indian government is doing as it hosts a major international conference on biodiversity in Hyderabad. There's a word for that...

Children of Koodankulam

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | October 9, 2012

September 25, 2012 Today, rather than sleeping in the parish house I decided to sleep with protestors under the pandal.  The young men sleep around the border of the pandal to protect the women and children in case there is an...

Coalgate Part II – the Fuel Supply Agreements

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | October 5, 2012

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his friends in the UPA government just don't get it. Instead of being chastened by the coal scam and at least attempting to conceal their crony capitalism, the Prime Minister's Office and the Coal and...

What will we leave for our future generations?

Blog entry by Velagapudi Rajesh | October 4, 2012

I've been in the Chandrapur forests right from the start of this tree occupation activity. One of my tasks was to help build a secure tree house, before Brikesh came to live in the forest. I've been here for one and a half months and I...

Meeting SP Udaykumar

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | October 3, 2012

Ever since I came to Idinthikarai, I have been looking for SP Udaykumar, the man who has been leading the movement. He has tremendous support from the people and is fondly called the people's leader. Soon after my arrival, I was...

"What will you achieve by saving tigers?"

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 30, 2012

The highlight of the day was a visit from Western Coal Field employees. The guy to my right in the white shirt who is looking very angry was actually very angry. Over the last 27 days I had more than 800 people visit me and not a...

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