The Rainbow Warrior in Mumbai waters

About Greenpeace India:

Greenpeace India was founded in 2001, and is a legally registered society with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai. We have an Indian board of governors made up of notable Indian citizens and an Indian Senior Management Team (SMT) who lead an organisation of 350 (approx.) Indian staff.

Greenpeace India does not accept donations from governments or corporations, and relies on the donations of 77,000+ Indian citizens to fund our campaign work. In addition we are supported by a national network of Indian volunteers and 11 lakh online and 18 lakh mobile activists [2015]. We have an annual income of around 17 Crore Rs.

Greenpeace India campaigns to protect India’s forests, for clean air and water, to promote solar power, to prevent the dangerous impacts of climate change and nuclear power, for safe food and ecological farming and to protect freedom of speech. We also provide tools and resources for you to plan your own campaigns on issues you care about.

Greenpeace India is an independent organisation connected to a network of other Greenpeace offices in over 55 countries. We share the name, vision and our belief in non-violence, personal action, bearing witness, global solutions and financial independence. Please get involved.

About Greenpeace:

Greenpeace started in 1971 with a small group of volunteers organising a music concert to raise funds to sail a boat from Vancouver to Amchitka to protest against US militarism and the testing of nuclear weapons. The tests went ahead but the protests gave birth to a new idea – Greenpeace.

44 years on each Greenpeace office decides its own campaign priorities working together to create a global framework;

  1. Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change. In India we actively campaign to promote solar power.
  2. Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
  3. Protecting the world’s ancient forests the animals, plants and people that depend on them. In India we have successfully campaigned to protect the forests of Mahan.
  4. Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
  5. Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing. In India we actively campaign to reduce dangerous air pollution and to deal with urban waste.
  6. Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming. In India we actively campaign to promote ecological farming, living soils, safe food and to reduce the use of pesticides in our food and tea.

As a global network we do not believe that environmental problems stop at national boundaries. However in India we perhaps focus more on local environmental problems than other offices. There are plenty of domestic issues that need your and our support - India’s national problems are often global in scale. We’re a big nation and we need the help of people like you more than ever - please get involved.

The latest updates

 

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,...

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...

Indonesia: the land of pristine forests

Blog entry by Pari Trivedi | May 9, 2013

The Sentani lake with the Cyclops mountain in the background 'The mist is the breath of the forests', said Godi Utama, my Indonesian colleague when I met him last year in Bangkok. We were having a discussion about Indonesia's...

Uphold the Forests Rights Act

Blog entry by Nikita Saha | April 26, 2013

A watering hole in the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve. © Dhritiman Mukherjee / Greenpeace The Forest Rights Act (FRA) is a legislation which covers a variety of environment related causes, one of them being the rights of the forest...

Australian coal: the view from India

Feature story | April 21, 2013 at 4:54

My name is Arpana Udupa, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace India. I’m on board the Rainbow Warrior, travelling up the Queensland coast.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef threatened by coal mining

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 20, 2013

Image: Darren Jew/Greenpeace I joined the Rainbow Warrior III in Townsville, a city in the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. After catching up with my Australian counterparts on the campaign and tour, I found myself in a...

Urbanisation destroying natural habitats & killing wildlife

Blog entry by Natasha Adlakha | April 15, 2013

March, 2013: An elephant died after being hit by a goods train near Ghatagon in Keonjhar district  January, 2013: Three elephant’s dead and one critically injured in the Jalpaiguri district December, 2012: Six elephants run...

Mahan Sangharsh Samiti gathering more local support for forest rights

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | April 4, 2013

The sound of tribal songs filled the air, Sela - a tribal dance, set the atmosphere for more than 250 devotees from the village; they began offering prasad from the puja of 'Dih Baba' (forest God). Simultaneously, the Mahan Company...

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