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


Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | September 7, 2015

We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to...

President Obama is visiting Alaska to talk climate: Here's what you need to know

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | August 31, 2015

President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. ...

26 politicians who, unlike Obama, got it right on arctic drilling

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | August 20, 2015

I’ve written quite a bit about the inspirational stories of the activists fighting Shell’s dangerous Arctic drilling plans. These activists and the millions of supporters along with them have made so much noise that drilling in...

10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | July 17, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | July 17, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

OSPAR victory: Arctic protection is one step closer

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | July 1, 2015

The Arctic Ocean is currently the world's most vulnerable ocean. But the hope is this will soon change. At a meeting held in Ostend, Belgium, last week, the  OSPAR Convention agreed to adopt specific measures  to protect its Arctic...

I'm Standing Between Shell and the Arctic. Join Me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | June 18, 2015

Editor's Note:  Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the...

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | June 16, 2015

Today, Shell Oil’s drilling rig — the Polar Pioneer — left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its  history of failures and safety violations , the Obama...

And the OSPAR goes to… the Arctic!

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | April 28, 2015

Yes, that is not a typo. The OSPAR Award. A long awaited Award that the Arctic well deserves. But, what is an OSPAR? The OSPAR Convention is an international agreement of 15 European countries (Arctic and non Arctic states)...

Shell is trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 10, 2015

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any jurisdiction over the issue?" With remarkable prescience, this question was ...

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