2012

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We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

Blog entry by Greenpeace | October 16, 2017

In the words of David Attenborough, “Our planet is a blue planet”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were still believed to be too...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 15, 2017

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

Capitalism's moral maze

Blog entry by atobert | October 12, 2017

Life as a consumer is very different to what we’re told. We’re told it’s easy, it’s effortless. That life flows better with Visa. We’re sold an image of smash avo on toast; of beautiful, thin, white women laughing at salads; of...

Activists around Europe #RiseUp for a cleaner future

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | October 10, 2017

It was only two years ago when, during the Paris Climate Conference, we displayed our first giant Sun in Paris to demand that our world leaders tackle climate change by replacing dirty fossil fuels with clean renewable energy. ...

How pioneering brands are slowing down fast fashion

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | October 9, 2017

The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies heavily on our addiction to overconsumption and feeds the destruction of the planet. There is one way to...

Election 2017 ENGO Letter to political leadership

Publication | October 1, 2017 at 11:39

A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government.

The superhero two year old who represents thousands affected by the air pollution crisis

Blog entry by India Thorogood | September 26, 2017

“It was really distressing to see her working so hard to breathe. She’s so small.” It’s a parents’ worst nightmare to see their child being rushed in and out of hospital. Yet Sephie’s parents - Bo and Amii - have all too often seen...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | September 21, 2017

"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | September 19, 2017

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying...

5 reasons the car industry needs to change its ways now

Blog entry by Richard Casson | September 19, 2017

Today the world’s biggest motor show gets underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Motorshow is the moment many of the world’s best known car manufacturers get together for a grand display of vehicles that have been polished so hard it’s a...

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