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  • And the Detox Oscar goes to…

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - March 3, 2014 at 16:51 2 comments

    Olga Kurylenko & Kellan Lutz at the Oscars. © Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S Read more >

    Never mind the catwalks of New York, Paris, Milan and London, the red carpet at the Oscar’s is the place to check out the latest high fashion trends. Who is wearing what has become almost as important as who takes home the coveted golden statuettes....

  • Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - March 3, 2014 at 13:41 1 comment

    Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we are pushing bran... Read more >

  • Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen - March 3, 2014 at 12:44

    Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many people’s calendar.

    Activists from Greenpeace France uncover a shipment of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the French port of Caen. They paint the message "Bois Illégal" on the logs and also seize a log as evidence. This timber is sold by Sicobois in DRC and is illegally imported by French group Peltier Bois. Greenpeace is calling on the French Ministry of Agriculture to take appropriate legal action and seize the illegal timber.

    B... Read more >

  • On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the relatively weak fac... Read more >

  • Pulling back the shower curtain: Find out about P&G's dirty secret!

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - February 26, 2014 at 4:00 24 comments


    Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, among them the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. But what's not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an environmental scan... Read more >

  • Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

    Blogpost by Dannielle Taaffe - February 25, 2014 at 14:57 3 comments

    Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment: Protect Paradise. Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the endangered Sumatran tige... Read more >

  • The King's decree: toxic-free fashion for all

    Blogpost by Cecilia Preite Martinez & Nina Lesikhina - February 24, 2014 at 16:54 1 comment

    One week ago today, Greenpeace joined the little King to reveal the ugly truth behind the glamour and glitz of luxury fashion - that brands like Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dolce&Gabbana are polluting our rivers by using hazardous chemicals to make the... Read more >

  • Dolce&Gabbana, stop selling us toxic lies

    Blogpost by Gabriele Salari - February 23, 2014 at 17:35 2 comments

    One week ago we opened Milan Fashion Week in style - revealing the toxic truth behind luxury fashion. As the highlight of the fashion calendar; the glamorous catwalk shows organised by brands like Dolce&Gabbana, from Milan to Paris, is the place to re... Read more >

  • Versace: enough lies! We want fashion we can be proud of

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - February 20, 2014 at 16:20 2 comments

    Toxic-free Fashion Action at Milan Fashion Week Opening

    Milan Fashion Week is a circus of beauty and style - the stage on which the fashion world brings its dreams to life. This year, however, Greenpeace Italy opened proceedings with drama of a different kind: climbers unveiled a 100 sq metre banner in t... Read more >

  • Opening Milan Fashion Week in style

    Blogpost by Stefano, Greenpeace Italy volunteer - February 19, 2014 at 7:59

    While you are reading this I am joining the thousands of people standing up and taking action on behalf of children everywhere to demand toxic-free fashion.

    Action at Milan Fashion Week. 02/19/2014 © Greenpeace

    As a parent and a Greenpeace Italy volunteer I am here at the very heart of the fashion ind...

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  • Healthy earth, healthy people, happy people

    Blogpost by Aleira Lara Galicia - February 18, 2014 at 13:00

    Corn National Day. 09/29/2013 © Greenpeace / Diego Uriarte Read more >

    "We have a commitment to protect what we have. Here, we grow everything we need: corn, pumpkins, chiles, flowers for our bees - and at the same time we respect and take advantage of natural cycles. We never run out of food, we don't have any food sh...

  • Great news for the 120,000 people demanding forest-friendly products!

    Blogpost by Areeba Hamid - February 17, 2014 at 14:21 2 comments

    Nearly 120,000 of you amazing people have signed the Tiger Manifesto just six days since it launched globally. This is incredible! And we have some good news to share with you….

    Delhaize commits to No Deforestation

    ….Today, we are one step closer to forest and tiger-friendly products:... Read more >

  • A little story about a fashionable lie

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - February 17, 2014 at 11:00 6 comments

    Part of storytelling project that involves the retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson classic, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the image depicts the Queen mother inadvertently offering toxic fashion to her son

    When I was a child my mother used to tell me stories before going to bed. One of my favourites was “the Emperor’s New Clothes”, a tale of truth, lies and fashion.

    Today I want to tell you another little story this time about the hazardous chemicals...

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  • Top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - February 14, 2014 at 9:00 1 comment

    It’s Valentine’s Day. To offer you a sugar-free, non-commercialised way of celebrating here are our top ten reasons to LOVE the ocean.

    1. A whole lotta heart

    Octopuses have three hearts. That’s good news when you’re a sucker for tangling your tentac... Read more >

  • The movement for tiger-friendly products starts today. Are you in?

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - February 12, 2014 at 4:00 9 comments

    Protect Paradise

    Today we are drawing a line in the sand to protect our forests.

    Thousands of concerned consumers in Indonesia and around the world are joining celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Wesley, Gillian Anderson and Kellan Lutz who are saying enough ... Read more >

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