Stories & Victories

  • 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.

  • Greenfreeze: Refrigerants, Naturally

    June 29, 2008

    How Greenpeace and growing public opinion managed to jump-start the design of a revolutionary cooling device that avoids the use of natural gases, encouraging corporations to rally together and form “Refrigerants, Naturally!”

  • Global Ban on Driftnets

    June 12, 1992

    A voyage wrought with adventure and activism ends up in unlikely places and gathers enough evidence of the horrors of driftnets to curb public opinion, resulting in a ban on indiscriminate netting practices.

  • Creating the World Park Antarctica

    June 29, 1991

    How a few pioneers went to one of the most remote regions on Earth just to get a seat at the bargaining table of Antarctic Treaty Nations, then proceeded to convince global leaders to believe in the dream of having Antarctica protected as a world park.