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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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  • 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 Zealand. This is a hugely signif... 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 >

  • It is not over yet!

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 22, 2009 at 12:48

    It's been an amazing year and we've come a long way. Our leaders failed us in Copenhagen but their failure will inspire action. We will not give up until John Key commits to a target of 40 per cent by 2020.

    It's important that the truth about Copenha... Read more >

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