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  • GreenPeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Three

    Blogpost by Cheryl - 9 January, 2009 at 19:22

    Here's more about our adventures from our intrepid team of canvassers here at CES 2009. Overall, the response to Greenpeace's rap about greener electronics has been well-received by conference attendees who seem electrified and glad that we're here. T... Read more >

  • CES 2009: Where is the Greener Gadgets Tech Zone?

    Blogpost by Cheryl - 9 January, 2009 at 18:19

    Our team from Greenpeace have looked high and low for two days in vain to find the much-touted "Greener Gadgets Tech Zone" at CES 2009. We heard from the Discovery Channel video crew the same story - searching for an hour and a half with no luck. Abov... Read more >

  • Greenpeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Two

    Blogpost by Cheryl - 9 January, 2009 at 5:24

    Today Martin Hojsik, GPI Toxics Campaigner, and I sat in on the "Going Green: More Than a Label" which featured execs from big companies like Panasonic, Sharp and HP. A smaller, younger company was also on the panel -- Greenzer, which is a site that h... Read more >

  • Why greener gadgets matter

    Blogpost by tom - 8 January, 2009 at 17:55

    When you're buying a new electronics products there's lots to consider, a few years ago there was practically zero information if you wanted to make an environmentally sounder choice. The huge problems caused by the dumping of old electronics in place... Read more >

  • UFO attacks wind turbine!!!!!!!!!!

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 8 January, 2009 at 16:24

    They want to destroy the Earth. And what better way to do that than to stealthily take out the renewable energy industry and let global warming slowly cook our planet, until it reaches temperatures better suited to their homeworld?

    It's.... The Day ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day One

    Blogpost by Cheryl - 8 January, 2009 at 3:16

    GP US Media Officer Daniel Kessler reports in the video above from the floor of CES 2009 – check it out. There's a lot of early buzz here at CES about green gadgets. There's even an expanded Greener Gadget Tech Zone on the exhibition floor for 2009. I... Read more >

  • Jay Leno's garage gets a wind turbine

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 January, 2009 at 16:53 1 comment

    Dang! Look at that. Never knew Jay was a energy tech geek. Like he says, "Anytime we can get free energy, I say 'why not?'" Apparently he's already got solar panels and some other wind turbines, but this ones better because it's magnetic. Eliminate th... Read more >

  • Greenpeace new employee induction speach

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 January, 2009 at 16:36

    It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the blogs of your work colleagues. I should really do it more often. There's a great post on Brian's blog with his standard "new employee induction speech" (thanks for the tip Eoin!). Guess Brian was too shy... Read more >

  • What no greener Apple product line?

    Blogpost by tom - 6 January, 2009 at 21:11 5 comments

    Several people in the Greenpeace office follow every Apple keynote like millions of other devoted Mac fans. Today a few extra of us were tuning in, expecting an annoucement that Apple had eliminated the worst toxic chemicals across their entire produc... Read more >

  • State of the world

    Blogpost by Andrew - 5 January, 2009 at 16:43

    Bruce Sterling and company are doing their yearly "state of the world" ruminations over on The Well. They're covering an lot of ground (financial crisis first and all that), but this is the quote that got me... Read more >

    When you can't imagine how things are goi...
  • Who is your hero?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 December, 2008 at 16:06 4 comments

    emily.jpg Emily is my hero - who is yours?

    As it's coming up to the end of the year I've been clearing out the closets in my laptop and tying up loose ends on our website. As a result I have found myself reminiscing about things that have happened over the last... Read more >

  • BP - energy mix or PR fix?

    I'm reposting this piece from the Greenpeace UK blog by my esteemed colleague Joss.

    The tension built as the judges deliberated. Then at last the results were were all in and - ta-da! It was time to announce the winner of the first annual Greenpeace 'E... Read more >

  • Save Santa!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 December, 2008 at 12:27 5 comments

    Thanks to our New Zealand office - here's the English version of the video Andrew posted below. Lovely vid to share on Facebook and the like. Hint hint!

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  • Meeting Paddy Hart, ex-whaler and Greenpeace activist

    Blogpost by Dave - 17 December, 2008 at 20:16 2 comments


    Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Paddy Hart, a Dublin-born, Australian ex-whaler. "What is going on?”, you may well ask. "Is Greenpeace now consorting with whalers?". Note that I said "ex-whaler" - Paddy was in Tokyo, Japan to ... Read more >

  • Ho, ho, ho - funny Christmas video

    Blogpost by Andrew - 15 December, 2008 at 15:24 7 comments

    From our German office. It's a tongue and cheek update of this video.

    I don't speak German, so no idea what the text says. Probably "happy holidays" or some such. Translation welcome (please post in the comments).

    Update: Thanks for the translations! ... Read more >

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