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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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  • Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

    Blogpost by Nick Young - March 7, 2014 at 11:41

    If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you might have seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.


    WARNING: This film contains graphic and heartbreaking content. But this is a story that must be told. 

    Procter & Gamble claims to be a 'proud sponsor of moms'. But it buys palm oil from companies that are trashing Indonesia's rainforest, destroying the habitat of the last orangutans.

    Thanks to P&G and its palm oil suppliers, many orangutan babies no longer have a mother.

    We can't let Procter & Gamble get away with it. If you haven't done so yet, please let the company know how you feel - and share this film with your friends. Read more >

  • Banners on the beach for oil free seas

    Blogpost by Nick Young - November 25, 2013 at 15:16

    What an amazing turnout for Banners on the Beach!

    Little more than two weeks ago we put a call out for a mobilisation on the beach to support the Oil Free Seas flotilla.

    That’s not much lead in time but on Saturday we saw over 5000 people on more than 45 beaches get out and get loud!

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    There were haka and there were chants of 1 2 3 4 Anadarko Out the Door, there was laughter and there were banners. Lots of banners with lots of different slogans.

    But there was one clear message: Deep Sea Drilling is not welcome in NZ waters.

    Below is a collection of photos of the people by the people, and you can shoot over to facebook and tag yourself or your mates. (If you’ve got photos to add please email them to with the beach in the subject line.)

    And it’s not over yet ...

  • David 'Haussy' Haussmann is one of the 'Arctic 30' detained in Russia and charged with piracy for a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

    Below is a letter from David to everyone who's supported him over the past 28 days:

    To publish – post to everyone who has written to me / 13-10-13

    To my ‘big whanau’ out there,

    I can’t put it any more simply than thanks. Some of you I know, some I’ve heard of, some I’ll never even meet.

    Your kind thoughts, support and humour means a lot to me right now, it is the simple things in life.

    In the words of an old and trusted work mate and friend, “what is this monkey business?”

    I have no idea, just more questions than answers. The only thing I am sure of is the thing that ties us all together, the want of a ‘clean, green and peaceful planet’.

    It’s imposs... Read more >

  • We need 30 Twitter millionaires to #FreeTheArctic30

    Blogpost by Nick Young - October 4, 2013 at 11:32
    We just found out that our friends are being charged with piracy for standing up to Gazprom. It’s an incredibly serious charge and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in a Russian jail. Please tweet these people with millions of followers to help #FreeTheArctic30.

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    UPDATE: The Twitter millionaire tally is growing rapidly: showing their support for the Arctic 30 are Stephen FryRussell BrandAlejandro SanzEugenio DerbézMarcelo TinelliMurat DalkiliçJared LetoFrankie BoyleCafé TacubaNeil GaimanSimon PeggDavina McCallAnne-Curtis SmithJugs Jugueta, and Deepak Chopra.

     It’s an outrage. These 30 men and women were acting peacefully and with all of our futures at heart. Now it’s our turn to step up to help them. It’s time to create a global outcry - the ...

  • It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia.

    To mark this occasion, we are launching 'Down to Zero'. This is the extraordinary story of what you and millions of other people have helped us achieve for Indonesia's forests and wildlife in just one short decade.

    In 2003, Indonesia's rainforests were disappearing faster than any other forest on earth. Powerful, family-controlled businesses were destroying an area of rainforest the size of Belgium every year to make cheap paper, packaging, palm oil and timber.

    In the last ten years, you have been with us on every step of this journey: stopping ships carrying illegal timber, blocking the drainage canals that destroy Indonesia's peatlands,... Read more >

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