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  • 8 Reasons to Detox our Water

    Blogpost by Robin Perkins - March 25, 2014 at 12:45 3 comments

    Last weekend marked the 21st World Water Day - a moment to celebrate the precious water that pours from our taps, runs in our rivers and sustains all life here on earth. It was also a timely reminder that this scarce and essential resource needs prote... Read more >

  • Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

    Blogpost by Joao Talocchi - March 24, 2014 at 18:56 3 comments

    Colgate commits to No Deforestation

    Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO.

    Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London.

    And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to clean up their act... Read more >

  • Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

    Blogpost by Kiera-Dawn Kolson - March 24, 2014 at 18:00 1 comment

    On the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, as the Arctic Council gathers to meet in northern Canada and Exxon is getting set to drill in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace is preparing for a fresh fight with a familiar foe.

    In an effort to stop h... Read more >

  • Facing up to the climate reality

    Blogpost by Kaisa Kosonen - March 24, 2014 at 13:20 4 comments

    In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week.

    They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is already causing ac... Read more >

  • Defining deforestation. And why General Mills should do it.

    Blogpost by Joao Talocchi - March 22, 2014 at 16:41

    General Mills announced a revised palm oil sourcing policy last Friday, joining the growing movement of companies that have taken steps to clean their supply chains from deforestation. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble is still lagging behind and backing ... Read more >

  • Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

    Blogpost by Elsa Lee - March 21, 2014 at 12:00

    Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to make sure they ... Read more >

  • 4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

    Blogpost by Greg Norman - March 21, 2014 at 1:00 3 comments

    We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. Read more >

    1. 300 million of us depend on fore...

  • Breakthrough! Japanese retailer AEON champions sustainable seafood

    Blogpost by Oliver Knowles - March 18, 2014 at 14:00

    They said it couldn't be done. They said you couldn't change Japanese attitudes to eating seafood. They laughed when we said we planned to change the way some of Japan's biggest corporations, retailers, wholesalers and restaurants buy their seafood. L... Read more >

  • Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper - March 17, 2014 at 10:30 4 comments

    Today, we launched a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic.

    The 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation" from the Russian Federat... Read more >

  • Blow against Monsanto. No GE (or GM) soy allowed in Campeche, Mexico

    Blogpost by Silvia Díaz Pérez - March 14, 2014 at 14:00 1 comment

    "The government secretariats of SAGARPA (Ministry of Agriculture) and SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment) must guarantee that no genetically engineered (GE) soy will be grown in the state of Campeche starting from the 7th of March 2014".

    This is the v... Read more >

  • Is there a future for Greenland without Arctic oil?

    Blogpost by Jon Burgwald - March 14, 2014 at 11:30 1 comment


    For the past four years I've been visiting the beautiful country of Greenland, trying to prevent dangerous oil drilling that would cause havoc to the unique and fragile wildlife and nature here.

    But ever since I started working in the cold north, t... Read more >

  • The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

    Blogpost by Neil Hamilton - March 12, 2014 at 15:19 11 comments

    Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic.

    It’s not going to change things overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our movement of over five... Read more >

  • Why trees need to stand together

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - March 12, 2014 at 11:53

    Aerial Documentation in Central Kalimantan. 02/24/2014 © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    Tropical forests are home to more species than nearly any other ecosystem on the planet, but increasingly this biodiversity is threatened. When forest is cleared, there is a reduction in forest area, which affects biodiversity.

    There is also anothe... Read more >

  • Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns…

    One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual. This is the difference between Mars and Procter ... Read more >

  • GAP: 971 days without Detox

    Blogpost by Rose Lai and Ashov Birry - March 10, 2014 at 11:58

    Action at GAP Flagship Store in Taipei, Taiwan

    Last Friday, GAP officially opened its first ever store here in Taiwan. Not wanting to miss out on the party, we decided to mark the occasion by giving GAP a little reminder of its unresolved toxic problems. As the ribbon was cut at the sparkling ne... Read more >

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