Stories & Victories

  • The View From the Bridge

    August 10, 2015

    On July 29, 2015, Greenpeace climbers suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel headed to supported the company's Arctic drilling plans. Mark Floegel was there, and his job was to talk to the police.

  • What It's Like to Be a Kayaktivist in the Way of Shell's Giant Rig

    June 29, 2015

    My colleagues and I put ourselves between Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig and its destination in the Arctic. I still feel the sway of the sea from spending the night on the Solar Pioneer barge, a floating organizing platform that serves as a beacon of hope in West Seattle. Even though the rig got through our blockade, I know our action was one of many to come as people around the world wake up to not just the dangers of Arctic drilling but the planetary suicide that our current fossil fuel dependent system spells.

  • Meet a Volunteer: Melissa Bergsneider

    June 29, 2015

    After witnessing deforestation in my hometown in Colombia, I decided to become a Greenpeace volunteer to prevent further environmental destruction.

  • Meet a Volunteer: Adam Wiley

    June 29, 2015

    I first started volunteering for Greenpeace in 2012 working on the "Ripping Up the Sea" tuna campaign.

  • Protection for Paradise Forests in Indonesia

    June 2, 2010

    In just eight weeks, a global Greenpeace campaign transformed Nestlé from a company driving rainforest destruction, to one pioneering an ambitious new policy to ensure its products have a zero deforestation footprint.