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/

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An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 4, 2013

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 27, 2013

Action at IPCC in Stockholm © Greenpeace / Christian Åslund Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to...

Hope in the era of climate change

Blog entry by Siddhartha | September 13, 2013

This is not the place to dwell at length on climate change, but a few facts would bear mentioning. There are indications that by the end of the century we might witness the emergence of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of...

Ignoring human rights abuses and coal’s uncertain future, big banks line up for piece...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 9, 2013

Jeetlal Baiga in the Sasan Moher block forest area, stands near his broken down home, from where his family was displaced by the Sasan coal mine project Green is in on Wall Street. Or so you’d think, if you believe the...

Threats don't deter the people of Mahan

Blog entry by Gopika Nangia | July 30, 2013

The Mahan forest that is spread over 1182.35  hectares, and that close to 60 villages are dependent on, will be largely destroyed due to allocation of various coal blocks within the forest. In Amelia village if you swivel your head,...

Meeting and being inspired by Kumi Naidoo

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | July 16, 2013

Kumi Naidoo (left) joins activists at a rally in Istanbul calling for an ‘end to the age of coal’ Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International recently said, “Mahatma Gandhi once said, first they ignore you, then...

One positive step from the World Bank, many to follow

Blog entry by Paul Horsman and Shiwang Singh | July 3, 2013

Rampaging floods in Uttarakhand,India, Mindanao, along Europe's famed Danube, in large tracts of Canada, and in America's Midwest. Toxic smog in Singapore, Malaysia, and China's industrial heartland. Melting glaciers in the Alps,...

Floods in Uttarakhand: people and ecology suffer

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj and Paul Horseman | June 24, 2013

Today in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, we are witnessing one of the worst man-made calamities in recent times. A disastrous cycle of events has led to floods that have already killed many people and displaced many more from their...

The struggle for water continues in Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 13, 2013

A half constructed catchment pond. Considering the severity of the drought situation in Maharashtra, one would think farmers and people living without water would be given top priority. But in a strange turn of events, water has...

In Maharashtra, drought is causing migration to cities in large scale

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 7, 2013

A child plays in front of a locked house whose residents have migrated. An old man was sitting on his front porch in the afternoon. The fields were barren and empty and so was the village. We were in a small village of Chandrod...

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