Greenpeace Extra

Greenpeace Extra

Greenpeace Extra or GPx, is a free online petition site that allows anyone to start, run and win campaigns on local issues that concern people and their lives directly. It can be big or small, heroic or ordinary. This is about giving power to the people. From saving 274 acres of Botanical Garden Reserve Forest to rescuing Appu (a young elephant) and finding a proper channel to dispose garbage in Tamil Nadu – GPx campaigns vary depending on the need of the hour.

So far, Greenpeace India has been campaigning on issues such as stop climate change, promotion of sustainable agriculture and the use of sustainable energy. But GPx is the solution to the challenge of balancing national campaigns with local needs, as it allows individuals to work on issues that have an immediate effect on their lives. GPx also assists local campaigners with resources as well as a strategy to get their issues known to a much larger audience.

Janet Vrinda, Online Campaigner with Greenpeace India works directly on campaigns featured on GPx and helps people like you and I start campaigns, literally walking them through decisions like, ‘who should it be directed to, what to ask, the timeline and why is the issue important’.

She explains, “GPx is a tool for people to work on issues beyond Greenpeace India’s scope. GPx acts as a trigger and an effective platform to facilitate a positive change. Protecting the environment and providing solutions towards sustainable progress is an important factor for a growing economy like India, as making people conscious, aware of issues and getting them to act on them is the biggest challenge we face today.”

To start your own campaign on GPx, visit http://www.greenpeacex.in/

The latest updates

 

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 24, 2011

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Mourn the dead; fight for the living. Solidarity and protest

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | March 23, 2011

There I was standing, amongst the 400-odd people who had gathered at India Gate, overwhelmed by mixed emotions. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Just weeks after the triple tragedy struck humanity in Japan, people from all...

Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 22, 2011

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the...

Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 21, 2011

It's been 10 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant . As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 20, 2011

Earlier today, we told you about a build up in pressure at reactor #3 that could result in the venting of radioactive air and steam into the atmosphere. According to reports from NISA, that release was not necessary and didn’t happen.

Fukushima update: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken nuclear facility

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 19, 2011

While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider implications and impact of the nuclear disaster are becoming clearer. Traces of radioactive...

Fukushima update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 18, 2011

After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions. Radiation levels remain high around the plant. All efforts are being focused on...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 17, 2011

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

Daily News: On Nuclear Debate

Blog entry by Angela S | March 16, 2011

Top News: Our thoughts remain with people of Japan today as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached another critical phase. Radiation is feared to have leaked after apparent hydrogen blasts at two more reactors. The...

Nuclear crisis in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. Radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now...

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