Making Waves

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  • How do a bunch of hardcore activists take a break from saving the planet, kick back, and relax? They take a few Santa outfits, hitch themselves into their climbing gear, and perform a ballet on the climbing wall in the Greenpeace Action Warehouse in ... Read more >

  • [Cue drum roll] Greenpeace in LIBYA!

    Blogpost by Salvatore - 15 December, 2007 at 23:29 3 comments


    It is cold, its rainy, and its dark!! No, I am not pulling a late one in the office in Amsterdam. I am looking over the city of Tripoli, the capital of Libya. To the naked eye, the city looks almost like all Mediterranean cities, its green, welcoming,... Read more >

  • Physics continuing to ignore Bush climate rhetoric

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 December, 2007 at 16:57

    It's the final hours of the UN Bali climate conference, and it looks like delegates will be up all night. Hope remains that they can overcome the US government's obstructionism.

    But no matter what they end up with in Bali, they canna' change the laws ... Read more >

  • Mister Splashy Pants. Precisely who is responsible for this nonsense?

    Blogpost by brianfit - 14 December, 2007 at 16:10

    Magnificent animal gets silly name in internet vote, and every digital punk on the planet thinks they can claim credit because they posted a Vote for Mister Splashy Pants link on their blog.

    Well, for the enlightenment of a few of you Spartacus wannabe... Read more >

  • Nintendo response

    Blogpost by tom - 11 December, 2007 at 22:00 18 comments

    Nintendo has yet to respond directly to us about their recent low ranking score. However several people have forwarded their PR response to customer queries. Here’s our response:

    Nintendo: We were surprised by the content of the Greenpeace report, ... Read more >

  • Boring conferences as bedtime stories: Episode one, Bali

    Blogpost by tom - 10 December, 2007 at 11:45

    From responses to our collaborative Message in a Bottle climate video one user submitted this:

    Great idea, well made and the line - "what does that mean?" is perfect. I can see this spawning a series - Boring (but important) conferences as bedtime stor... Read more >

  • A flower for Al Gore

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 10 December, 2007 at 8:38

    From this morning's mailbag:

    Oslo 9 Dec 2007

    Little Håkon, the 3 year old son of a Greenpeace campaigner in Norway, Truls Gulowsen, delivered a wild wood anemone to Al Gore in Oslo today. Håkon and his father found the spring flower by the river bl... Read more >

  • Drowning Islands & Stolen Fish - is this THE END?

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 December, 2007 at 9:10 2 comments


    After a week of negotiations at the WCPFC with over 360 people from many corners of the planet you would think that we would be able to come to at least SOME agreements on how we're going to save the Pacific yellow fin and big eye tuna stocks right? ... Read more >

  • The action's all in Bali

    Blogpost by Andrew - 7 December, 2007 at 13:33 1 comment

    Right now, our team is in Bali for the UN climate conference. It's what I've heard described as, "probably the most important meeting about a meeting that will happen in your lifetime". :D

    Ok, ok, joking aside, if we're going to beat this global warmi... Read more >

  • Congrats Paulo!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 6 December, 2007 at 14:57 1 comment
    Greenpeace Brazil campaigner Paulo Adário has been named one of the country's 100 most influential people by Globo's magazine Epoca. Paulo's been using that influence for years to help protect the Amazon. You can read stories about his work: in Englis... Read more >
  • Aye, very like a whale...

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 5 December, 2007 at 22:31

    Graph of Mister Splashy Pants Fan's Clicking Mister Splashy Pants' characteristic dorsal fin is clearly visible in this snap of visitor statistics to this weblog.

    Get yer Mister Splashy Pants gear here:

    And if you haven't voted for your favourite whale name... Read more >

  • The good, the bad and the fishy

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 December, 2007 at 10:23

    Early Monday morning I arrived at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting not as a human but as "SheSeeMe" the bigeye tuna. I passed out leaflets that laid out clear solutions to the increasing problem of overfishing in the Pacifi... Read more >

  • Nintendo ranking creates a stir

    Blogpost by tom - 4 December, 2007 at 15:34 6 comments

    Greener electronics version 6.jpg

    Last week we published our latest Guide to Greener electronics with new companies added - Microsoft, Sharp, Philips and Nintendo. Nintendo being new and coming our bottom with 0/10 certainly made the biggest splash with many big news sites, tech blogs... Read more >

  • Google aims for renewable power cheaper than coal

    Blogpost by Andrew - 4 December, 2007 at 14:59 2 comments

    This one slipped by me until I saw it on eco-geek just now. As their press release says, Google is going to, "develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal".

    Looks like wind, solar and "adva... Read more >

  • Unusual Xmas gifts

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 December, 2007 at 12:43

    WEBfinal-paradise_forest_tr.jpg Greenpeace Australia has launched a gift giving website for the holiday season where you can buy stuff more interesting than t-shirts and other normal Greenpeace gifts. (Although we all still like t-shirts.)

    Pictured at left is the Protection for one ... Read more >

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