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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Gold-rush at Cebit

Blog entry by jmi | 7 March, 2008

My colleagues Omer and Giona strolled a little bit around at Cebit. They visited the famous Green IT Village , had a look at the brand-new and much-hyped Lenovo X300 laptop and the Asus “Ecobook” with parts out of Bamboo – but not...

Hans Monker

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 March, 2008 117 comments

You would never pick out Hans in a bar as a hero. He just didn't have the look. But he went places most people wouldn't dare go, to do work beyond most of us - for Greenpeace, Médecins Sans Frontières and other groups. He was born...

Cebit not so green

Blog entry by jmi | 6 March, 2008

Over at the official Cebit blog Sascha is wondering about an exhibitors’s huge Humvee car (blog post in german) and whether some companies take “Green IT” really that seriously. We wondered too. That’s why we – that’s me and our ...

The whole Cebit should be a Green Village

Blog entry by jmi | 6 March, 2008 1 comment

… claims our Greener Electronics campaigner Zeina Al-Hajj in an interview she gave to the Cebit Channel on Youtube . Please watch it, blog it, spread it.

Save the planet -- eat a whale?????

Blog entry by brianfit | 5 March, 2008 2 comments

It's hard to know whether to pity or admire an opponent when they're up against a wall and start throwing out the desperation arguments. In 2006, when the Competitive Enterprise Institute was finding it increasingly hard to buy...

Vlog from CeBIT: xBox

Blog entry by Salvatore | 5 March, 2008 1 comment

Hi, this is Casey, reporting Greenpeace's first video blog from CeBIT. Here, I am showcasing the Greenpeace e-waste exhibit and am on the hunt for a comment from Microsoft, whose CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Monday that the...

Buy it, Use it, Break it, Junk it, it's Toxic

Blog entry by jmi | 5 March, 2008

The work of long nights, just published on Youtube and screened at our booth at Cebit: Our new video on (not yet) Greener Electronics.

“CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go”

Blog entry by jmi | 5 March, 2008 2 comments

That’s the title of our today’s press release . We did a press conference at Cebit this morning, releasing our “Searching for Greener Electronics” survey . Some pictures of the very well-attended conference you’ll find at our photo...

Claymation Creature Comfort criters to the rescue

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 March, 2008 2 comments

From Treehugger : Animal Planet has teamed up with the makers of Wallace & Gromit to produce a series of 10 short clay animation films that demonstrate how everyone can make a difference by changing to a greener lifestyle. Narrated...

CeBIT: Booth up, running and online

Blog entry by jmi | 4 March, 2008

After a long Monday of setting up our booth at CeBIT – world’s largest computer trade fair –, a lot of press and visitors attended already and discussed with us about Greener Electronics , from news agencies Reuters and AFP , german...

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