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Nick Young

Nick has worked with Greenpeace for more than 10 years and is now Head of Digital at Greenpeace NZ.

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  • Join a TPPA #TPPAwalkAway protest near you!

    Blogpost by Nick Young - August 14, 2015 at 10:15

    Over the coming days, thousands of New Zealanders will march against the TPPA in centres all over the country. 

    Join one if you can because if it goes through the secretive TPPA deal could be a real threat to our democracy, our society and our environment. 

    For example under the TPPA, a clause could be included that would prevent any future, progressive NZ government from strengthening laws to protect our coastlines from oil drilling or our national parks from mining, because foreign companies like Statoil or Shell could sue Kiwi taxpayers for the loss of profit. 

    It’s really important that as many people as possible get out on the streets to show the Government that we won’t take this lying down. 

    Join a rally near you - and send a message directly to the Government now to tell them that you... Read more >

  • UPDATE 8:01am PDT: The Fennica attempted to leave for the Arctic but the activists stood firm and it has turned around and headed back to port. They remain after 30 hours.

    What's happening?
    Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters. The climbers have enough supplies to last several days, and are prepared to stay in Shell's way as long as possible.

    Follow here for breaking updates from the bridge and don’t forget to say #ShellNo by telling President Obama to reject Arctic drilling.

    Live Feed


    What’s At Stake

    Why exactly have these activists chosen to put themselves in between Shell and the Arctic. Good question!

    Shell is almost ready to drill in the Arctic, but a ... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior visits Vanuatu

    Blogpost by Nick Young - June 4, 2015 at 8:19

    It’s been a big few weeks for the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu. Below are some beautiful images from where she is delivering supplies to the outer Islands effected by Cyclone Pam in March. A mixture of repairs, supply deliveries and village life captured by our photographer Steven Lyon.

    Children Depart the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu


    Hand Printing Shipping Containers in Vanuatu

    Campaigner Talking to Children in Vanuatu

    School Group Tours the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu

    Laone Village Locals Receive Supplies in Vanuatu

    Children from Point Cross Village in Vanuatu

    Rainbow Warrior Anchored off Ambrym Island

    Offloading Generator to Ambyrm Island

    Destroyed Building on Tanna Island


    Photo via our friends at ActionAid

    Local Population Greets the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu

    Unloading Supplies from Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu

    Local Population Greets the Rainbow Warrior in Vanuatu

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  • Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move, right now— and was even before the US government approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, across the Pacific, bound for the Arctic. And six bold people are following on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza.

    From around the world six volunteers — Jens, Johno, Miriam, Andreas, Aliyah and Zoe— are on board the Esperanza making #TheCrossing to act as ambassadors of our movement of millions against Arctic oil drilling.

    The six LoP

    The six are hoping that we can draw the world’s attention to Shell’s plans and expose the utter insanity of drilling for oil in the Arctic.

    Shell thinks its billions have bought it a free pass to drill in the Alaskan Arctic, but the one thing the company fears most is people power... Read more >

  • A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

    Blogpost by Nick Young - February 16, 2015 at 17:15

    Greenpeace activists block the outflow pipe at AKZO in Delfzijl. 03/07/1990 © Greenpeace / Benno Neeleman

    2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generation moment for the climate battle and Avaaz has just told their supporters that we have ten months left to save the world.

    What's going on?

    World leaders will meet in September to agree upon new goals for all of humanity: the Sustainable Development Goals. And, in December in Paris, another attempt will be made to deliver a global climate agreement. Both summits will be huge, and will get a lot of media attention. Some of our allies have called them "opportunities of a lifetime" and many, including Pharrell Williams, are starting to organize events to mobilize... Read more >

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