Making Waves

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  • Social media can save the planet

    Blogpost by Laura K. - 25 May, 2010 at 13:01 10 comments

    Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains.

    With this example on han... Read more >

  • Arctic drilling next? Hell no!

    Blogpost by Juliette - 24 May, 2010 at 20:42 5 comments

    John Hocevar is an oceans campaigner with Greenpeace USA. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster strong in everyone's mind, once again, oil drilling must be opposed:

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and a group of Senators were visiting the Gulf today to... Read more >

  • Bluefin’s Mediterranean holiday romance - Will it last?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 20 May, 2010 at 18:15 6 comments

    From Willie MacKenzie, Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner.

    Imagine you are an Atlantic bluefin tuna. You’ve been out at sea most of the year, in cooler waters, feeding away, and you know generally getting on with being a big ol’ fish at the top of y... Read more >

  • Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    May 2010 -

    Rex WylerThe Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sa... Read more >

  • Mr Hayward – this is not a ‘tiny’ matter...

    Blogpost by Juliette - 19 May, 2010 at 17:13 1 comment

    Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read his previous Deepwater Horizon blog here.

    In a clear attempt to downplay the impacts of BP’s latest oil spill, chie... Read more >

  • When purse-seining goes bad

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 18 May, 2010 at 19:32 7 comments

    Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner Willie Mackenzie tells us what's wrong with the way most tuna are caught.

    Greenpeace is not against purse-seining. That may surprise some people. Sure it’s a big industrial-looking fishing operation, involving huge ... Read more >

  • Do orang-utan's party when their forests are saved?

    Blogpost by Brian - 18 May, 2010 at 12:10 4 comments

    OK peeps, help us settle a discussion we had in the office yesterday about how we're visually celebrating our win of the Kit Kat campaign.  (You know, the one where Nestlé agreed to stop buying palm oil from those who level Indonesian rainforests to p... Read more >

  • One Drill Too Far

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 May, 2010 at 14:04 2 comments

    Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.


    Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just ‘meet’ the sea so much as the... Read more >

  • Bad days for bluefin

    Blogpost by LisaV - 14 May, 2010 at 21:12

    Here's another post from Willie, one of our oceans campaigners in the UK:

    Now is not a good time to be an Atlantic bluefin tuna.

    I mean it’s bad enough that rampant overfishing has already decimated the species, to a mere sliver of its former abu... Read more >

  • More catastrophic oil spills to come

    Blogpost by Brian - 8 May, 2010 at 21:15 6 comments

    As we tap out the last of the Earth's "easy oil," exploration moves into more experimental territory. Riskier territory. More remote and, too often, more environmentally vulnerable territory. 

    As our world continues in its fire-breathing-vampire-of-p... Read more >

  • Your tuna is too cheap

    Blogpost by LisaV - 4 May, 2010 at 18:56 4 comments

    A report from the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels last week - by Willie Mackenzie, Greenpeace UK oceans campaigner.

    In the shadow of the improbably-shaped Atomium, thousands of people gather to buy and sell seafood. Five vast halls in an i... Read more >

  • EU: Stop Spain's overfishing!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 4 May, 2010 at 18:07 2 comments

    We are destroying our oceans: around 75-80 percent of the world’s fish stocks are already at dangerously low levels. And without urgent action, we may experience a future without fish.

    The EU, which has the third largest fishing fleet on the pla... Read more >

  • We won TWO Webby Awards!

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 4 May, 2010 at 17:11 3 comments

    screen shotWow! THANK YOU everyone who voted in the People's Choice competition for our climate site, Love Letters to the Future, to win a Webby award -- we just found out we won, not just the People's Choice,  but the Jury award as well!!! A sweep in the Gree... Read more >

  • Welcome to your new Greenpeace website

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - 4 May, 2010 at 17:08 7 comments

    Screenshots - old and newThanks for visiting.  This website is made for you. 

    Specifically, this site is first and foremost for our supporters - that small percentage of people who not only wish the world was a better place, but are also ready to do something to make it a be... Read more >

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 29 April, 2010 at 16:58 6 comments

    Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.


    Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion

    Five times more oil a day than previously believed is spreading into... Read more >

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