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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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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...

To be the change

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 29, 2012

My name is Sumanth Shetty and I am volunteering with Greenpeace to save Junglistan. Prior to this I worked as a fund raiser with Greenpeace for a year. I have been in the forest from August 16 with Brikesh, Rajesh and Teju helping them...

Let's not let them destroy forests

Blog entry by Teju Erappa | September 28, 2012

We are facing a big, big problem which has not been given enough attention and now this problem is growing and devastating everything in its path. There are some dirty people who are blasting mother Earth and digging deep inside for...

Nothing goes to waste in the forests

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 28, 2012

I had the oldest visitor at the tree house on Day 24. Meet Anandrao Sambhaji Kamble born on the 12th of February 1942 which makes him 70 years old. He said he is preparing a speech to give at the CBD in Hyderabad if given an...

Good news for Tadoba’s tigers

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 27, 2012

The Adani group has been trying to revive its Lohara coal mining project near the Tadoba Tiger Reserve ever since a Group of Ministers announced last year that the "no go" policy was scrapped. This mine was rejected back in 2010 after...

An unnamed stream, another victim of coal mining

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 25, 2012

Okay, tell me honestly don’t you think this image reminds you of Yin & Yan? It's close isn’t it? Well almost! Okay, somewhat there?  Never mind.   This morning we ran out of drinking water in our pots and because of previous night's...

Local MP visits Junglistan Nivas

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Finally after 22 days of occupying the forest I had the local MP Hansraj Ahir visit me at the tree house. He was accompanied by two big shots from Western Coal Fields Limited (WCL). They are the guys who own and operate the mines in...

Junglistan diaries: booster shots of inspiration

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 24, 2012

Sisters from St Mary's convent and Montfort convent visited the tree house. I was amazed by their energy and enthusiasm. A lot of visitors who are half their age shy away from climbing up the tree house but all the sisters climbed...

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