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48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Blog entry by sara_a | July 21, 2014

Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory. Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic...

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Blog entry by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar | July 21, 2014

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy...

Reactions to the Climate Voter freedom of speech court case

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 18, 2014

The Electoral Commission has said Climate Voter may be in breach of the Electoral Act so along with the other 5 groups who launched the intiative, we’re going to the High Court to test the Electoral Act . This is an important free...

High Court Action Over Climate Voter

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 14, 2014

Over 20,000 New Zealanders have now signed on as Climate Voters and in doing so signaled to our politicians that climate change will be in the forefront of their minds when they vote on the 20th September this year. It's a powerful...

6 myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Blog entry by Richardg | July 14, 2014

Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. But these destructive companies are telling fibs to stop their customers deserting them. Here are APRIL's six biggest...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 13, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | July 9, 2014

Yesterday we released a  new video  asking much-loved toy company, LEGO to ditch its partnership with oil company Shell. The film depicts an Arctic made entirely of LEGO and imagines an oil spill in this beautiful and pristine part of...

A letter to the employees at LEGO

Blog entry by Ian Duff | July 2, 2014

Dear LEGO employee, As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company admired around the world. Millions of people associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination. At the same time,...

Polar Bear gets a Chilly Reception at the Nats’ Annual Conference

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | July 2, 2014

Over the weekend we visited the National Party’s annual conference, with a special Arctic visitor and a simple question: is climate change on the agenda? It’s hard to ignore a polar bear - but that’s exactly what many delegates...

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Blog entry by Sondhya Gupta | July 2, 2014

What has Lego got to do with the Arctic? Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year. Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is...

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