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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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  • Fonterra implicated in Indonesian forest fires

    For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across Southeast Asia.

    These forest fires were a legacy of decades of destruction by palm oil and paper companies. Despite 'no deforestation' promises held by companies, forests are still being trashed. 

    A recent investigation by Greenpeace International has shown forest and peatland destruction by so-called ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies, including Fonterra's PKE supplier Wilmar, is fuelling forest fires in Borneo.

    Here's 10 shocking facts showing the scale of Indonesia's forest destruction, and why it needs to stop now.

    1. Indonesia now has the highest rate of defores... Read more >

  • Join the most important movement in history

    Blogpost by Nick Young - November 19, 2015 at 14:30

    Very soon, in hundreds of towns and cities across the world people like you will march for the climate, for Paris and for our shared humanity.

    In the wake of appalling violence in Paris, political leaders will soon gather to decide what to do about something that impacts every living thing on the planet. Climate change.

    Climate talks are infamous for their lack of political courage to tackle the greatest challenge of our time. That's why what happens behind closed doors in Paris is not as important as what happens outside on the streets of the world.

    We, the People, will gather for something much bigger and more powerful.

    In dozens of cities and towns across the globe, people are rising in an unprecedented movement that is demanding real climate action and stopping polluting energy in i... Read more >

  • 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.

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    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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