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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Internet activism, mobilisation and revolution

Blog entry by James North | February 28, 2013

Building online communities to change the world.   Sometimes campaigning for change in the world feels so futile. Like being swept away by a tidal wave of advertising for products that we don't need, whose manufacture destroys...

At least 12.2 % of India’s reptiles threatened by extinction

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | February 20, 2013

Stay up-to-date on news related to the environment. In a recent study the Zoological Society of London and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) species survival commission found that upto 19 % of the world's...

Kerala launches ambitious solar project

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | February 13, 2013

Stay up-to-date on news related to the environment. Kerala has become the first Indian state to create a very ambitious project to generate over 10 MW of solar power through over 10,000 roof-top solar power systems of one kw each.

GM corn: a looming threat to our food and farming

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | February 8, 2013

Monsanto's Bt corn is the new Bt brinjal. No, it is not up for approval to be authorised for the market. Yet it has reached the stage of large-scale open field trials at six locations across the country from early 2010 until late 2012.

PM creates climate change panel

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | February 5, 2013

Stay up-to-date on news related to the environment. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has established a panel of secretaries from several different ministries along with the cabinet secretary to support the PM’s Council on Climate...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 5, 2013

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

Supreme Court questions Centre's right to allocate coal blocks

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | January 25, 2013

Stay up-to-date on news related to the environment. The Supreme Court has questioned the Central government’s authority to allocate coal blocks to companies and has sought legal explanation as the statutory Act empowers only the...

PM calls environmental clearances the new ‘licence-permit-quota raj’

Blog entry by Ignatius Joseph | January 18, 2013

Stay up-to-date on news related to the environment. PM calls environmental clearances the new ‘licence-permit-quota raj’ At the Union Cabinet meeting on January 10 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated that environmental...

When humans take over. The story of Uttrakhand

Blog entry by Bipasha Majumder | January 16, 2013

Imagine a place with green rugged hills, deep valleys, sparkling blue rivers, apple and cherry orchards, sleepy little towns and villages and friendly and humble people. Travel further up and let this place open up to the ever...

Governments must confront climate change in 2013

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 14, 2013

Blog also published on the Guardian's Sustainable Business Blog. I hope I am wrong. But in 2013, we can expect to witness more devastating extreme weather events, fuelled and supercharged by the destructive power of a warming...

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