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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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...

Tsunami Colony: a story of despair, disturbance and displacement

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 24, 2012

The protest against the Koodankulam nuclear plant is one of the longest peaceful movements in the history of India after the Gandhian movement. Even among the many anti-nuclear movements globally, the Koodankulam protests are seen as...

What is breakfast for a snake?

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 21, 2012

I know I've repeatedly mentioned that there are a lot of snakes around this area, but substantial evidence has been missing all this while. This morning I was presented with an opportunity to provide you guys with evidence that...

Junglistan Nivas: a new hangout for the village kids

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 19, 2012

My caricature, my family and the artist Harish. Day 16 It was one of the busiest day after 1 st of September when I climbed up this tree. Around 170 people from schools, colleges, NGO’s, came to visit me.Among them was an...

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | September 19, 2012

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Forest vs coal. I choose forests

Blog entry by Rachita Taneja | September 19, 2012

When my colleague told me that I was going to go to the forests to work on a tree house- I gave myself a mental high five. What could be cooler than chilling in a forest for a week? I was to accompany three activists, who had helped...

Junglistan Diaries: routine visits and some special ones

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 18, 2012

It's been two weeks in the forests. These buffaloes and the Cattle Egret are regular visitiors to the stream now. Or perhaps I am the visitor for them. I had some very special guests from the nearby village. The women had taken...

Phasing out, cracking up and shutting down – a bad week for nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | September 15, 2012

Historic news that Japan will phase out nuclear power has rounded off yet another terrible week for the global nuclear industry. Japan's decision to end its reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s means it will join countries such...

Junglistan Diaries: the writing's on the wall

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 14, 2012

If you can read your name here then you are a hero. Today I started writing names of all the people, who have signed the petition, on the tree house. Every time I feel a little low, I'll look at these names and take inspiration...

A living room in the forests

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 13, 2012

I saw this beautiful moth sitting on the neighbouring tree. It's the Indian Silk Worm Moth, its scientific name is Antheraea Paphia. © Brikesh Singh / Greenpeace. Twelve days already. I’ve had a fish spa, showers in the rain,...

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