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Blog entry by Ana Mules | March 28, 2014

Momma do the laundry, momma pay the bills, momma cook the food, yo, I ain’t going nowhere. Simply because I can’t. Life has just got a bit too hard for our youth - growing up means death by debt. House debt, educational debt, iDebt.

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 27, 2014

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore:...

Lessons from Exxon Valdex, 25 years later

Blog entry by Richard Steiner | March 25, 2014

Monday was the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Now seems a good time to reflect on lessons learned, and lessons lost. 1.  Oil spill “cleanup” is a myth . Once oil has spilled, it is impossible to...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 25, 2014

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...

Bridges admits his ‘all of the above’ energy approach is just “good rhetoric”

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | March 24, 2014

On Thursday, our Minister for Energy, Simon Bridges, attended the National Energy Research Institute (NERI) organised Energy Conference in Wellington, in order to launch his Smart Grid Forum initiative. It would be great if this...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014

© Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace 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...

Stop the TPPA - join the nationwide day of action

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 21, 2014

This month is the fourth anniversary of the start of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPPA. To mark this occasion there are going to be protest rallies all over New Zealand on Saturday March 29 th , calling...

The Nuclear Security Summit fails to address the big hazards

Blog entry by Jorien de Lege | March 21, 2014

World leaders are coming together at The Hague in the Netherlands next week for the Nuclear Security Summit to talk about what Barack Obama called "one of the greatest threat to international security": nuclear terrorism. That does...

Group Leadership 101: An on-line skill share for volunteers around the world!

Blog entry by Jo McVeagh | March 21, 2014

Our global network of Greenpeace volunteers is feeling closer and closer as technology draws us in, giving us news ways to connect and communicate. Things move and change fast in this new world, and our potential is exhilarating. More...

Breakthrough! Japanese retailer AEON champions sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | March 19, 2014

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...

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