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A Greenpeace activist dressed in a polar bear suit holds up a sign advocating the Kyoto Protocol near an entrance to the Forbidden City.

Protests and direct actions

Carbon dioxide, the most significant global warming gas, is odourless, invisible, and an easy thing to ignore as our world heats up to dangerous levels. At Greenpeace, it's part of our job to make the invisible impossible to ignore. Often this means going to the source of the problem - hanging a banner on a coal plant's giant smokestack, for example. Other times, it means reminding decision makers they have a higher responsibility than the corporate bottom line.

(See our Take Action page for how you can help.)

Always we are guided by the principles of non-violence, and our activists have the best possible gear and safety training. We also aren't above using a little humour to get our point across. But as you read about our protests and direct actions, keep in mind that they all depended on individuals, usually just regular people, who made a personal choice to help save their world - even if it meant dressing up like a polar bear!

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Martha Stewart

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

What's Esso afraid of?

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

What's Esso afraid of?

Two humpback whales breaching.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Two humpback whales breaching.

Coal-fired power generation.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Coal-fired power generation.

Genetic engineering produces franken foods

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Genetic engineering produces franken foods.

Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico inspects maize grown in an area known to be contaminated by genetic pollution.

GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would have to eat at least 12 times the normal intake of 300 grams to get the daily recommended amount of provitamin A.

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity.

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods plants young rice into soil that has been recently flooded.

Wheat.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Wheat.

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