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  • Deep Green - April 2008

    Blogpost by Nick - April 13, 2008 at 10:13

    Lord of the Fruit Flies

    History shows that human society can change if some moral force (civil rights, women’s rights) challenges convention. However, before we can be optimistic about solving the environmental crisis, we must be realistic. Otherwise, ... Read more >

  • Al Gore does a sequel slideshow

    Blogpost by Nick - April 10, 2008 at 12:49

    Al GoreFollowing the success of his presentation / move 'An Inconvenient Truth' Al Gore has released another similar video presentation. Read more >

    In order to become optimistic (about climate change) we need to become incredibly active citizens in our democracy. In ord...
  • Last refuge for scoundrels

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 10, 2008 at 11:48 3 comments
    The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    The Rainbow Warrior in Wellington with the Beehive in the background (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    There is a worrying trend among our political leaders to use an age-old but completely nonsensical and deplorable excuse for doing bad things.

    And it is this... Read more >

  • Greenpeace balloon calls for more than hot air across the Tasman

    Blogpost by Nick - April 9, 2008 at 15:35
    Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia: At dawn this morning the Greenpeace hot air balloon flew over Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley, delivering a spectacular climate change message to the federal government: ?Save the climate - No future in coal?. (c)Greenpeace/Sewell
    Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia: At dawn this morning the Greenpeace hot air balloon flew over Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley, delivering a spectacular climate change message to the federal government: ?Save the cli...
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  • Extreme gardening

    Blogpost by Tia - April 8, 2008 at 11:16 14 comments
    Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our bodies and our hea... Read more >
  • Meanwhile in Wellington ...

    Blogpost by Suse - April 8, 2008 at 10:27
    Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE
    Dairy conversion near Taupo (C) GREENPEACE
    While our teams in Taupo did some extreme gardening, I went to the Landcorp headquarters in Wellington to deliver a letter outlining Landcorp's contribution to climate change and demanding that Landcorp halt i... Read more >
  • Spades in boots

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 8, 2008 at 6:00 2 comments

    All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the vagaries of onboard... Read more >

  • Rainbow Child for a Day

    Blogpost by Kathy - April 7, 2008 at 6:54 2 comments
    Robert the volunteer (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    Robert the volunteer (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
    - A volunteer's perspective

    Today I lost my environmental activist cherry. Although I've been a Greenpeace supporter for a couple of years, this was the first time I've put my face out there for the organi... Read more >

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