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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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Greenpeace activists help to install solar

Image | 6 June, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists help to install solar panels on houses in Docklands, London.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists in an action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school

Image | 3 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school.

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato

Image | 22 April, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato experiments, Ministry of Environment.

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than

Image | 1 April, 1997 at 1:00

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than half its total in 1850. © Fagre, Glacier National Park archives.

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace

Image | 18 March, 1997 at 1:00

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace inflatable.

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics of Round Up Ready soya and encourages farmers to use it.

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