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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...

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...

The Sweet Taste Of Victory

Feature story | September 29, 2014 at 19:32

Less than two months ago, Greenpeace India launched a report titled, Trouble Brewing, highlighting the presence of a cocktail of pesticide residues in tea. The day the report launched, seven Greenpeace activists climbed the billboards on Bandra...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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