Project Aurora - a Journey to Save the Arctic

A group of young people has just returned from the North Pole, where they went to declare it protected on behalf of all life on Earth. Backed by millions, they planted a flag for the future on the seabed and called for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.

Meet Team Aurora. They belong to a movement which is almost three million strong. Together, we are calling for world leaders to protect the Arctic and fight climate change. We believe melting sea ice is a warning, not simply a chance to drill for more oil.

Sign the Arctic scroll to get involved.

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Three strikes and you're out

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | April 10, 2013 3 comments

This morning, two polar bears scaled the Statoil oil rig West Hercules bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...

Snubbed by the Arctic Council, we forge ahead on the ice conveyer

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | April 10, 2013 10 comments

I’m standing up here at the top of the world, 89.7 degrees North . It’s -31 degrees Celsius this morning and my fingers are frozen — but my blood is boiling.  Like thieves in the night, the Arctic Council have snuck in and left...

Bearing witness to Statoil's Arctic oil drilling madness

Blog entry by Martin Norman, Greenpeace Nordic | April 10, 2013 1 comment

I’m eating butter straight out of the package to keep my body fat high enough to withstand the cold and to resupply myself with sufficient energy. But this morning I’ve received an energy boost far better than any free-roaming cow can...

Sami Lessons in Caring for Nature and Love

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | April 10, 2013

I'm leaving soon. My mother is worrying; she doesn't say much about it but she has been knitting me a lot of warm socks since I joined the expedition team. She is the foundation of why I am doing this, as she has given me the gift of a...

Interactive Map of the Arctic

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | April 9, 2013 3 comments

Into the Arctic is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our...

Carrying the warmth of Africa

Blog entry by Monica Davies, Greenpeace Africa | April 9, 2013

Africa and the Arctic. It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter. One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at...

North Pole Expedition Continues

Slideshow | April 9, 2013

Spare a thought for us, and our frozen fingers

Blog entry by James Turner | April 8, 2013 4 comments

We touched down at Barneo base Friday afternoon, a small outpost of humanity in the middle of this great frozen ocean. It's created each year to serve polar explorers, scientists and now, Save the Arctic activists. Our arrival was...

Arctic at the Crossroads

Blog entry by Kelly Rigg | April 8, 2013 5 comments

As a small team of youth ambassadors for Greenpeace's Arctic campaign begin their trek to the North Pole, I'm reminded of the campaign to save the Antarctic (below), which I led on behalf of Greenpeace in the 1980s. While politics...

#2ThePole: declaring the Arctic a global sanctuary

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | April 8, 2013 1 comment

On skis across the ice, towing their packs and equipment on sleighs during a week-long expedition to reach the geographic North Pole, a team of 16 campaigners are braving the remoteness of the Arctic to declare it a global sanctuary.

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