Stories & Victories

  • The Day I Was Treated Like a Mobster and Served a $300 Million Lawsuit for Defending Forests

    May 15, 2017

    One Saturday last June, as I sat down in my home in Oakland, CA for a lunch of homemade Venezuelan arepas with visiting in-laws and friends, I was interrupted by an unexpected visitor knocking at the door. A process server delivered a 100-plus page lawsuit naming myself and three colleagues, in addition to Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace International, and

  • Hungary, Democracy, and the Freedom I Stand For

    April 11, 2017

    A new law proposed in Hungary places civil society organizations — like Greenpeace — at risk. Forty-year activist veteran Katalin Rodics explains what that could mean for democracy, free speech, and the future of our planet.

  • Love In the Time of Climate Change

    February 14, 2017

    Greenpeace Philippines climate justice campaigner Desiree Llanos Dee writes the stories of two women using love as a transformative tool in the face of humanity’s biggest heartbreaker.

  • Powering the Resistance, One Bold Action at a Time

    January 25, 2017

    Karen Topakian is one of seven Greenpeace activists who deployed a massive banner of resistance above the White House on January 25, 2017. Read why she's taking action to stop Trump's attacks on climate progress and how you can join the movement to protect people and the planet.

  • My Time at Standing Rock

    December 16, 2016

    It was truly an honor to be able to go to Standing Rock and represent Greenpeace in a humble way. Being surrounded by fellow Indigenous water protectors was grounding and allowed for the continued healing of ancestral trauma that many of us in Indian country have to deal with on a daily basis.

  • Victory! World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary Established Off Antarctica

    October 28, 2016

    It’s alive! Today, the largest ocean sanctuary in the world was born in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a huge victory for the whales, penguins, and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up to protect our oceans.