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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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  • Australian toxic waste export stopped just in time

    Blogpost by Nick Young - January 10, 2011 at 8:56

    Greenpeace and a broad swath of civil society groups in Australia and Europe have successfully prevented solvents and explosives maker Orica from sailing tonnes of extremely harmful chemical waste from Australia to Denmark for incineration. In re... Read more >

  • A big win for people power

    Blogpost by Nick Young - July 20, 2010 at 9:49 8 comments
    Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining
    Lucy Lawless heads the March Against Mining

    Today the Government announced a complete u-turn on plans to mine New Zealand's best conservation land. There will be no mining in Schedule 4 land or any national parks now or in the future!

    This is a huge victory for the environment and for future generations. We saw the biggest protest in a generation and an avalanche of submissions. It goes to show that people power works, that when enough of us act together - we are unstoppable.

    The Government’s turnaround is a heartening example of people power in action. This is a historic victory for the record number of New Zealanders who stood up to protect our most treasured places and for a vision of a truly sustainable and progressive 21st century economy for New ZealandThis is a hugely signific... Read more >

  • No Scandal behind these gates

    Blogpost by Nick Young - February 8, 2010 at 9:43

    Since December there has been a glut of stories challenging the science of climate change as represented by the IPCC. Should we be concerned? Only about climate change.

    Lately there’s been a rash of stories all ending with the word “gate” and all ques... Read more >

  • 2010

    Blogpost by Nick Young - January 25, 2010 at 15:03

    At the beginning of 2009, faced with a climate in crisis, a Government not taking it seriously and the huge opportunity that the Copenhagen summit presented, we decided it was time to get a lot of people to step up and say yes, we want action on clima... Read more >

  • A moving video from Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Nick Young - January 22, 2010 at 17:13

    As the dust settles after Copenhagen, despite the disappointment we all feel at such a wasted opportunity, there is much to give hope.

    In the video below Tom Smith, a twenty-year old member of the UKYCC delegation that went to the climate summit, walk... Read more >

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