Making Waves

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  • On activism

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 1 June, 2010 at 14:22 3 comments

    Alberta Views, a magazine from Alberta, Canada, has just published an article on activism in general, and the tar sands in particular. While we have said plenty on the tar sands themselves, it's interesting to look at their take on activism.

    The way ... Read more >

  • Keep Lake Baikal alive

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 31 May, 2010 at 9:35 4 comments

    Greenpeace Russia has been working on defending Lake Baikal, the world's larget fresh water lake, for many years. As that unique site is treatened once again, they are asking for your help.

    Lake Baikal is a place of superlatives: the deepest, the o... Read more >

  • Watching Obama at the Whitehouse on Facebook

    Blogpost by Brian - 28 May, 2010 at 10:00

    It was great to see Obama saying some very strong stuff about BP, the oil industry, and the future of energy in America last night. It was great to see him defer further permits on offshore oil drilling, not so great to see him fail to ban drilling i... Read more >

  • Esperanza in the Arctic!

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 27 May, 2010 at 19:44 5 comments

    Dave Walsh, Greenpeace comms officer and blogger, writes from our ship in the far North.

    It’s a long, long way from Germany to Svalbard, but the Esperanza has arrived at Ny Ålesund, just 1,231km from the North Pole, for the start of the Arctic Unde... Read more >

  • Where have all the tuna gone?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 26 May, 2010 at 18:11 2 comments

    The latest from oceans campaigner Willie MacKenzie in the Mediterranean. 

    We’re out here in the middle of the Mediterranean. But at the moment, the bluefin don’t seem to be here. 

    The fishing boats are here. The tugs and support vessels are here. ... Read more >

  • Toxics message delivered to Dell HQ

    Blogpost by Eoin Dubsky - 26 May, 2010 at 18:10 3 comments

    Photo at Dell HQ on May 26, 2010

    Greenpeace activists are hanging right now from Dell's global headquarters just outside Austin, Texas with a banner for the computer company founder and CEO: “Michael, What the Dell? Design out Toxics!” You can support them by writing to dell right ... Read more >

  • What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 26 May, 2010 at 17:22 7 comments

    Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic, tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon.

    Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud cover has not let us b... Read more >

  • It smells so fishy

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 May, 2010 at 18:24 1 comment

    UK oceans campaigner Willie MacKenzie - tells us why we need to be picky when it comes to buying tuna.

    There’s a well-known model of how dodgy big business deals with campaigns against them. To summarise, it goes a bit like this:

    Company X gets so... Read more >

  • Bluefin: an endangered icon

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 May, 2010 at 18:02 1 comment

    Willie - one of our oceans campaigner - writes from the Mediterranean Sea.

    At lengths upwards of three metres, a bluefin tuna is one of the giants in the world of fish. It’s about as long as a small sports car, but it can accelerate even faster.... Read more >

  • 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 >

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