Take action #tellshell to get out of the Arctic !

Shell has spent $4.5bn buying its way into the Arctic, and the moment of truth has arrived. Right now, two giant drilling vessels are preparing to exploit melting sea ice to drill for more of the oil that is warming our planet in the first place.

The only thing that can stop them is people power, and we have over 800,000 names on our Arctic scroll ready to join us in the fight to Save the Arctic. Our politicians are not listening - they care more about the CEOs of fossil fuel companies than they do about us.

It’s time to take back the power and show what ordinary people can do.







This time of actions is all about your creativity against corporate greed. The little guys against the giants. Greenpeace will take on Shell across the world but we can’t win this one without you. Because of this we are going to share the tactics Greenpeace has collected over the past 40 years. It’s up to you whether you use them or make up new ones – it’s over to you!

It doesn’t matter exactly what you do as long as you join in. Whether it is hosting parties, hanging on the telephone, rocking social media, creative brand jacking or getting down to some good old fashioned protest we need you to #tellshell to get out of the Arctic.

Want to join all these activists?

We will admit that we do have a few surprises planned for the next days but we want you to be the first to know. Keep checking your emails, the Greenpeace website and facebook and twitter during the week. These are the moments when we can all join together around the world to #tellshell what we think of them. We promise to make sure your messages cannot be ignored.

This  is just the start, but with a growing global movement – people like you and me - drawing a line in the ice and saying: you come no further: we can get Shell out of the Arctic.

The latest updates


YouTube duo AsapSCIENCE travels with Greenpeace to Save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Ray To | September 9, 2016

Creators of popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, travelled aboard the Arctic Sunrise to learn more about Greenpeace's work in the Canadian Arctic. Mitch and Greg have garnered a following of...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 26, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very...

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | June 30, 2016

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

At 8 million strong, the Arctic story is just beginning

Blog entry by Trillia Fidei-Bagwell | June 23, 2016

The movement to save the Arctic has become a great story. It crystallises some of the big challenges of our time into something simple and compelling, a way for millions of people to make sense of the world and work together to improve...

Earth is in danger, but only we can save ourselves

Blog entry by Peter Willcox | June 20, 2016

I’ve been a captain for Greenpeace for 35 years, fighting for our environment in every corner of the globe. I’ve confronted polluters, poachers, smugglers, terrorists, criminals – both private and corporate – armies, navies, vigilantes...

Don’t look now, but there was just a mass exodus of oil companies from the US Arctic

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | June 13, 2016

With the departure of a Spanish oil company from the Chukchi Sea, only Shell still holds a drilling lease in US Arctic waters. Here’s why an Arctic oil boom never happened and why it probably never will. Now that Spanish oil...

A new chapter for Arctic oil? Not on our watch.

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | June 9, 2016

The 18th May 2016 was just an ordinary Wednesday for most. But for the petroleum industry in the Arctic, it was the "start of a  new chapter". If Arctic oil were a fiction novel it would make a particularly dark drama, with no...

What happens in the Arctic affects us all

Blog entry by Kirsten Thompson | June 8, 2016

The Arctic is a remote wilderness that is home to some of the most iconic, and threatened, wildlife on Earth, including polar bears, narwhal and Arctic foxes. Few of us have been lucky enough to explore the expanses of sea ice,...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | June 3, 2016

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

Shell’s Arctic Dreams End Up on the Scrap Heap

Blog entry by Tim Donaghy | May 31, 2016

Friends dancing on the helideck of the Noble Discoverer in Alang, India. Credit: K. Patel. Source: Facebook One year ago the drill ship  Noble Discoverer   was in Everett, Washington  preparing to head north as one of two drilling...

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