Brian Fitzgerald is Head of Digital Networking & Mobilisation at Greenpeace International.
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I've been an activist with Greenpeace for 30 years. In that time, I've delayed a nuclear weapons test, hung a banner on the Statue of Liberty, sailed on four oceans, lived in six countries, saved whales and learned to pilot a hot air balloon for the cause. I was setting up email communications with alligator clips in Moscow in the mid 1980s, online activism websites in the early 90s, and jumped all over twitter when it debuted at SXSW in 2006. As an early adopter, I learned how to spot technologies Greenpeace might bend to activist purposes and organizational needs, and developed some skills in getting them adopted.
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Many a marriage and many a romance have blossomed aboard our ships, but I think this is a first.
Po Paul, a deckhand onboard the Arctic Sunrise, just proposed to his girlfriend via a banner placed on deck and transmitted via the ships' webcam. She sa... Read more >
What kind of person climbs the roof of the UK parliament building to demand politicians take action against climate change?
Well, these kinds of people:
People like you.
You don't need to scale a building to make your own statement.... Read more >
Dear climate activist,
Last night the Danish Government invited heads of state from every nation on Earth to attend the Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December. More than a million of us have already made this demand through the tck tck tck campai... Read more >
Rex Weyler is a big picture guy. He was an ecologist back in the 70s when he hooked up with the rag-tag bunch of hippies that was Greenpeace then, and he's an ecologist still. He's a believer in the mind bomb -- those events and messages that g... Read more >
Now, what's not to love about Misty Oldland singing a song about CO2 emission targets with a personal shout-out to each of the G20 leaders, accompanied by a very large toy gorilla in sunglasses, for the 9.9.9. it's time campaign.
Peop... Read more >
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