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Greenpeace Windmills on Michigan Avenue Carry Earth Day Message

Media release | April 22, 2009 at 10:49

On Earth Day, in the country’s Windy City, hometown to the President of the United States, Greenpeace installed wind turbines—a symbol of clean energy—on the Michigan Ave. bridge to underscore the crucial role wind must play in cutting global...

Global Day of Action 08

Feature story | December 5, 2008 at 18:00

After eight years of inaction and even outright denial of global warming by the Bush Administration, the global community is weary of America’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis. That’s why Greenpeace organized events across the country...

Leila Mendez-Our Voice Was Heard

Video | March 1, 2012 at 16:46

Leila Mendez of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization reacts to the news of the closure of the Fisk coal plant.

Faces of Chicago's coal fight

Blog by Edyta Sitko | August 5, 2011

This is a guest blog by Luis Arriaga, a Greenpeace volunteer leader in Chicago. Growing up next to a state park was a blessing. I got to experience nature first hand, but there is something off about Silver Springs State Park. ...

Chicago's City Council Steps up to Fight Coal Pollution

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | July 28, 2011 1 comment

This morning, one hundred people gathered at Chicago’s City Hall to announce the reintroduction of the Clean Power Ordinance. This precedent-setting city law would require Edison International’s Fisk and Crawford coal plants to...

Former Edison International CEO nominated for Secretary of Commerce

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | May 31, 2011 1 comment

A week ago, eight Greenpeace activists scaled a 450-foot smokestack at the Fisk coal plant in Chicago and painted QUIT COAL on the side. That same day, a different team of activists rappelled off a bridge and blocked a shipment of...

Greenpeace activists climb deadly smokestack at Fisk coal plant in Chicago

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 24, 2011 2 comments

Before dawn, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in Chicago. From the stack, they demanded that the operators shut down the dirty, dangerous Fisk and Crawford coal plants. The Fisk...

Greenpeace U

Image | October 23, 2009 at 18:00

Greenpeace U.S. Executive Director Phil Radford marches with activists and coalition partners in a Global Day of Action Rally in Chicago Oct. 24, 2009.

Hundreds of Chicago residents joined by Greenpeace International Director Kumi Naidoo...

Blog by Edyta Sitko | September 27, 2011 1 comment

This weekend, as part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action, Chicago’s Roll Beyond Coal rally and march brought people together from across the city to demand an end to the toxic pollution from the Fisk and Crawford coal...

New Video - I Can't Sit By: Stopping Coal in Chicago

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | June 15, 2011

On May 24th eight activists scaled and occupied the 450 foot Fisk coal plant in Chicago and painted "Quit Coal" on the smokestack. That same day, a separate team of activists blocked a coal barge headed for Chicago's Crawford coal...

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