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The Making of an Activist!

Blog entry by Devyani Kulkarni | August 21, 2014

I came to Greenpeace looking for a one month 'legal' internship, learn some new things, have some fun, get my certificate and move on with my life. Little did I know that this internship was going to change me, my life and my decisions...

Ecological farming is the reality!

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | October 15, 2014

Ecological farming is a mantra often thrown by environmentalists and sustainability advocates at the drop of a hat but has anyone wondered how ecological farming works - the economics of it, the research that has to go into it and...

The Indian Tea Industry Embarks On A New Journey... To Deliver Pesticide-Free Tea

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | October 8, 2014

It is no small matter. For the first time in history, the biggest marketers of tea in India have taken the first step towards ensuring pesticide-free tea in the future. Now, this calls for a celebration! Two months and 50,000...

India at 69. A 27 year old reflects.

Blog entry by Navdha Malhotra | August 12, 2015

When I was younger, Independence Day simply meant a day off school. A day where my mother would wake me up to listen to the Prime Minister’s early morning speech from the Red Fort. And then some of us would get together, climb to the...

TGBL’S COMMITMENT TO CLEAN CHAI IS PEOPLE’S VICTORY FOR SAFE-TEA

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 29, 2014

It was only last week that we had a meeting with the giants in the corporate world, the Tatas. We were meeting their team in Bangalore about our public campaign on clean chai. It had been over forty five days since our brave activists...

Thanks to you, Wagh Bakri rises to #CleanChai

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | September 26, 2014

Dear chai freaks and fiends, If you are an Indian, and a chai freak, you'll be thrilled to know that Wagh Bakri, the third largest tea marketing company in India has finally risen to #cleanchai. How did this happen? A few...

TATA clean up my cup!

Blog entry by Debanjana Choudhuri | September 17, 2014

Life is busy as hell! My day starts at 7 AM (which by many is a late start), but for me it's quite an early start, because I sleep at 12, and wake up every 2-3 hours to check on my baby girl. Yes, I am a working mother and I love my...

Why ideologies, ideas and sectors need to reinvent themselves!

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | September 9, 2014

Every generation has seen the death of an idea and those ideas which do bear some intrinsic value to the advancement of mankind have reinvented themselves. Communism and socialism were on their death knell in a previous era, but in...

Pesticide-free farming is the future

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | August 18, 2014

"Fruits and vegetables that Delhiites consume everyday are practically unfit for human consumption," noted the Delhi High Court on March 5th, 2014. This was following the findings of the High Court appointed expert committee on the...

Behind the scenes: Occupy billboard

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 13, 2014

Its 3 am in the morning. As our car passes through the famous sea link I can see the 7 billboards that are to be occupied. They are tall imposing structures of 80 feet each. Our mission is quite simple: Set the place up for the...

Ek Cup Chai – Sans Pesticides Please!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | August 11, 2014

It’s a wet, lazy Saturday afternoon. I stretch under the covers before I pull myself up, and get the newspaper. And make myself a cup of tea. Piping hot with a sprig of mint, just the way I like it. The thought of the weekend ahead,...

Pushing the limits is what I do!

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 3, 2014

It was just another day for me back in Bangalore until my phone rang (tring- tring). On the other end was Alpha 1, that's when I knew this was "the call". Yes, this is when we realised that there's a cocktail of pesticides in our chai.

Inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places!

Blog entry by Sudesh Pillai | August 18, 2014

My system just cannot work without 3-4 cups of tea each day and of late we have umpteen options to choose from as we come across commercials regarding the varieties and health benefits of tea such as green, black, herbal and white tea...

Clean up my Sulaimani!

Blog entry by Arvind Shivakumar | August 13, 2014

For the last 10 years I have been vegan and I have been drinking a lot of Sulaimani (lime) tea. As I am vegan, I assumed drinking Sulaimani was being compassionate towards the environment and myself. Turns out I was completely wrong. A...

Dharnai – The (Sun)light at the end of the Tunnel !

Blog entry by Rahul Prasad | July 24, 2014

We all have been hearing about the solar micro-grid in Dharnai, Bihar, which will provide electricity access to the village deprived of power, for the last 30 years or so. It gives a sense of fulfilment and great accomplishment to us,...

Growing organic teas in India, a tea estate visit

Blog entry by Snigdha Manchanda | September 5, 2014

Sometimes you feel as if the ancient wisdom had it all figured out. At times it is just propaganda. However, the mystic charm of the ancient texts remains intriguing nonetheless. I hadn't heard of Vrikshayurveda until recently. It is...

Hanging in the Mist: Mercury Contamination in South India

Blog entry by Colin Todhunter | October 30, 2013

Mercury Rising in Kodaikanal. © Ignatius Joseph/Greenpeace Mountains rise. Fog rolls. The plains below bake. On a plateau at 2,133 metres in the Palani Hills, South India, Kodaikanal nestles in the mist. It's a place where...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 8, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

Dharnai Success Inspires Bihar’s Energy Dialogue

Blog entry by Naveen Mishra | August 20, 2014

Energy is the life blood for the development of any country or state. Bihar which is on a path of tremendous growth, is suffering from extreme energy deficit. The energy deprivation will directly or indirectly impact its pace of growth...

My Journey so far with Greenpeace as a Volunteer

Blog entry by Debu Nayak | November 26, 2014

First of all, I sincerely would like to dedicate this to my parents and family who have been a constant source of my energy and motivation. My involvement with Greenpeace was not an accident but purely purposeful. Initially, through...

A Day Out in Summer Camp

Blog entry by Sohini Mahapatra | October 27, 2014

At Greenpeace, every day we talk, interact, inspire and mobilise people to be the change and to bring a change in the environment by their good deeds. Last year, I met one such individual in Pune who is a donor of Greenpeace and runs...

My Experience with Greenpeace

Blog entry by Nanik Balani | October 27, 2014

Today at sixty-two, when I look back on my life, I find my journey has been an eventful one. Driven by a desire to discover the unknown, I have always been thrilled at the idea of exploring new spaces, doing new things, taking on yet...

Tale of Two Worlds – Sun’s message from Dharnai to Marshall Islands

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | October 16, 2014

Sometimes, borders and nationalities just become mere lines on a map. They are identities that do not define people. Sometimes, people are closer than ever because of their shared beliefs. The story of Dharnai and Marshall Islands is...

Victory – India introduces e-waste law

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | June 15, 2011

When we started our campaign to tackle the global e-waste crisis in 2005 we went to India  to document the terrible environmental and health effects of toxic e-waste being dumped across  Asia and Africa . Just 6 years later we have...

Facebook and the Earth Day Challenge

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | April 22, 2011

Readers of this blog know the campaign to get Facebook to Unfriend Coal .  Since we first asked Facebook to power its services with renewable power in 2010, over 700,000 Greenpeace supporters have joined us. This campaign is about the...

Saving Sumatran Tigers: Learnings and State of Affairs

Blog entry by Avimuktesh Bhardwaj | September 29, 2014

It is a common argument today that development can only happen at the cost of environment. And we must cut forests, pollute air and water, and keep increasing our dependence on chemicals to push industrial growth rates. However,...

It’s Tatas Who Need To Wake Up!

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 11, 2014

I still recall the image of activists, holding up for fifty hours on seven billboards, through the hot sun and the notorious Mumbai rains. I remember having a feeling of admiration for their perseverance, as I watched them stay strong...

Chase your dreams, Greenpeace is a platform for that

Blog entry by Prageesh E Prakash | October 1, 2014

My name is Prageesh. I am from Cochin, Kerala. I would like to share my Greenpeace experience with you. I started my career in Greenpeace as a Fundraising Recruiter at Hyderabad in June 2013 after I completed my MSW from Amrita...

Is defending human rights a crime?

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 16, 2014

Dr. Udaykumar was on his way to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a meeting organised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights defenders, when he was stopped at the Delhi Airport by the Immigration authorities. The immigration...

Dharnai’s Grid-ready Microgrid: A Solution for Energy-starved India?

Blog entry by Kartikeya Singh | August 28, 2014

The story of the rise and fall of Bihar may seem unbelievable. Through the ages, the region was once the seat of power of mighty kingdoms, a source of intellectual thought, and leading industrial growth. In the recent past, decades...

What does a 140,000 pile ton of dumped chromium waste look like?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | August 31, 2011

Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causing,...

Twitter debate on genetically modified food

Blog entry by Rachita Taneja | February 26, 2013

One hundred and forty characters seem like nothing- but on Twitter, they can mean a lot. Being able to reach out to thousands of individuals (and maybe some bots) within a couple of minutes is a boon. If you can use this concept for...

Environmental Laws Cannot be Toothless Tigers

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | September 11, 2014

A term that has gained common parlance in the media in the past few years is ‘policy paralysis’. It is especially common when industrialists and business houses talk about environmental laws blocking projects or in reference to the...

The Story of Broke: New video and interview with Annie Leonard

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | November 9, 2011

Are you sick and tired of corporate polluters not only destroying the environment but actively blocking the creation of a green economy for the 21st century? So is Annie Leonard, the film maker who has inspired millions with the...

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