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  • Susan Sarandon is back! The energy revolution rolls on ...

    Blogpost by laurak - 19 March, 2009 at 14:21 1 comment

    Last week Greenpeace launched a new version of the first of three 'Reasons to Believe' videos narrated by Susan Sarandon, to coincide with the launch of the Energy [R]evolution in the USA. The video got close to 2,000 views on YouTube within the first... Read more >

  • Twitter live panel feedback

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 March, 2009 at 0:10

    Twitter live panel feedback

    I liked this. The "Using Mobile Phones for Good" panel at tech conference SXSW in Austin put the audience twitter stream live on the screen in the panel room. The panel was primarily about how UNICEF is partnering with Mobile Phone companies to h... Read more >

  • Al Gore doesn't think nuclear power is the answer

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 17 March, 2009 at 14:54 3 comments

    It's always nice when people agree with you. We've maintained that nuclear power is a dangerous distraction to the real solutions to the climate crisis for a long time now. It's dirty, it's unsafe, it's a threat to world peace and it is terribly, terr... Read more >

  • real climate leaders wantedIt's nice when occasionally big political institutions agree with you. Last week we launched our IT Climate Leadership Challenge, looking for IT leaders to raise their game on tackling climate change. Yesterday the EU Commission followed with a new pr... Read more >

  • Guerilla wallpaper

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 March, 2009 at 17:44

    Stick a few bullheaded, single-minded, action-oriented Greenpeace oceans campaigners in a suit or a smart outfit, and send them into the hallowed halls of a cautious, diplomatic, slow-moving United Nations agency like the Food and Agricultural Organiz... Read more >

  • Revolution in the USA

    Blogpost by laurak - 11 March, 2009 at 14:31 3 comments

    Greenpeace USA is launching a revolution today - an Energy [R]evolution, with the official release of Greenpeace USA's Energy Revolution scenario. The US Energy Revolution is part of a sustainable global energy outlook, with an original report which i... Read more >

  • UPDATE: EU finance ministers fail to bail

    Blogpost by Lisa - 11 March, 2009 at 13:16


    As we feared - the EU finance ministers avoided making any kind of decision on climate funding after hundreds of us blockaded their meeting in Brussels yesterday. This pathetic outcome means it's now up to Heads of States and governments to step up an... Read more >

  • Bailing out the planet- Video

    Blogpost by Jess - 10 March, 2009 at 21:45 1 comment

    Here's some video from the inspiring action today in Brussels. More than 340 activists were arrested and the activists were able to block the exits of the building for more than 2 hours. All of the activists have been released from jail and while... Read more >

  • Bailing out the planet in Brussels

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 March, 2009 at 15:28


    I woke up at 6 o'clock this morning to save the climate - the kind of climate that you and I are so accustomed to - the kind of climate that sustains the diversity of life on this planet - the climate that is on the brink of total destablisation. And ... Read more >

  • Twitter updates on climate action in Brussles

    Blogpost by Andrew - 10 March, 2009 at 13:04

    Here's a feed from Lisa (ecotist) on the ground, plus updates our team in Amsterdam are posting (people are calling in and we're putting the news on Twitter).

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  • 340 activists call for global climate bail out in Brussels

    Blogpost by Jess - 10 March, 2009 at 11:48

    More than 300 activists from 20 different countries are in Brussels this morning to take action and demand a financial commitment to tackling climate change. The activists have surrounded the building in Brussels where finance ministers are discussing... Read more >

  • Green Refrigerator crosses into US via Mexico

    Blogpost by brianfit - 10 March, 2009 at 7:00

    Good ideas just keep marching forth. Greenfreeze is Greenpeace's market proven, environmentally friendly, refrigeration technology, which we've been pushing as an alternative to fridges which run on climate-killing chemicals. Over the weekend, 15 yea... Read more >

  • Fox news on the toilet paper question

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 March, 2009 at 19:38 2 comments

    I love it when they guy goes, "Did I blow it?" after he guesses wrong about which toilet paper is recycled. It's a funny clip all the way through. Good job by Rolf Skar from Greenpeace USA. Fox news certainly isn't always the friendliest network for... Read more >

  • Connecting climate change and economic recovery

    Blogpost by Lisa - 6 March, 2009 at 18:15

    In this video interview, economist Nicholas Stern discusses the downturn and its effect on the climate change agenda.

    If you're like me - and don't understand economics all that well - this video is actually an easy way to get a bit of a grip on how we... Read more >

  • If Earth were a bank, they'd bail it out

    Blogpost by eoin - 6 March, 2009 at 18:07 1 comment


    © Falk Heller/argum/Greenpeace

    Greenpeace activists have been targeting European Finance Ministers this week, in advance of next Tuesday's EU meeting about a global green deal.

    Well, it should be about Europe's financial commitments to help developing countries tackle climate change (read more about it here). But some European governments are uneasy (or even dead set against) taking the lead.

    Danish activists today dropped a large banner at the Ministry of Finance calling for a commitment to pay Denmark's share (6 billion Dkr, 800,000 EUR per year) of a green recovery package for the planet.

    On Wednesday, activists in the Netherlands put a huge banner with the picture of the Dutch Finance Minister on a 2 Euro note (the equivalent of the Dutch contribution per person per week). The day before, while Dutch Prime Minister was visiting Brazil, a similar note was handed over by a local climate campaigner.

    Other actions in Germany, Luxembourg and around Europe this week should leave Finance Ministers in no doubt: It's time for a recovery package for the planet!

    December's UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen will be a historic opportunity for world leaders to prevent runaway climate change. The European Union can prepare for this opportunity through domestic investments in a green recovery and by pledging around EUR 35 billion a year to help economies in the developing world to cut emissions, protect tropical forests and adapt to the effects of climate change. Read more >

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