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The Perils of Throw-Away Economy

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | January 10, 2018

The Plasticky Problem 500,000,000,000 per year. Wondering what that figure is? It’s the number of plastic bottles produced by the beverage industry around the world every.single.year. 500 billion bottles lovingly filled with...

MoEFCC: For People Or For Thermal Power Plants

Blog entry by Diya Deb | December 18, 2017

Last March, my family forced me to pay a visit to our doctor at Chittaranjan Park in Delhi for a diagnosis of my dry cough. It had been lingering for over two months. The doctor gave me a concerned look from behind his specs and asked...

India's Burning Issue

Blog entry by Grace Saji | February 8, 2017

Waste burning is the most inadvisable first choice of waste disposal practice and yet, backyard waste burning and open waste burning near landfills are sights too familiar for an Indian. The contribution of open waste burning to the...

There Is No Need For Genetically Modified Mustard, Thank You!

Blog entry by Shivani Shah | December 23, 2016

Genetically modified crops do not increase production, so there is no need, period. Au contraire. A 2013 study comparing yields between North America, which adopted the same GM technology in Indian mustard and Western Europe, which in...

Why I Volunteer With Greenpeace

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | October 4, 2016

45 years ago, a bunch of activists embarked on an iconic journey in 1971 that would change the face of the environmental movement and formed what was to be Greenpeace. Our work today revolves around protecting forests, increasing use...

The Kedia Model Is Here

Feature story | July 14, 2016 at 14:31

13 July 2016: Kedia, Jamui district, Bihar: Farmers in Kedia village are adopting ecological agricultural practices. It's a sustainable model and steadily being known as the "Kedia model".

IEA Corroborates Greenpeace India’s Findings On Air Pollution

Feature story | June 27, 2016 at 21:06

New Delhi, Monday|27th June 2016| The International Energy Agency in its recent report “World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution” [1] has reaffirmed Greenpeace India’s previously-stated position on thermal power plants...

Switch On The Sun- Greenpeace India Applauds Delhi Government Adoption Of Solar...

Feature story | June 7, 2016 at 19:03

New Delhi | 7th June 2016| Delhi got its much awaited solar policy on Monday. The Delhi government unveiled and approved the solar policy in the cabinet meeting.

Greenpeace Publishes New Report On Nuclear Safety

Feature story | June 7, 2016 at 17:43

New Delhi | 7 June 2016: Greenpeace India today released a report titled ‘Red Alert – India’s nuclear disaster plans, outdated and inadequate’. The report assesses India's nuclear disaster plans and concludes that India’s plans do not offer a...

Greenpeace Launches Food For Life Campaign On World Environment Day

Feature story | June 5, 2016 at 17:11

05th June, New Delhi/Mumbai/ Bangalore : In the middle of the ongoing agricultural crisis devastating lives and fields across India, comes a story of incredible hope, from Kedia village in Jamui district of Bihar. On the occasion of World...

How India’s Coal Power Expansion Triggered An Air Pollution Crisis

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | May 25, 2016

In New Delhi, where drivers routinely turn on their emergency indicators to be seen in the winter smog, the air pollution debate has largely focused on two sources of air pollution: cars inside the city and agricultural waste-burning...

Greenpeace India Launches Report - Out Of Sight

Feature story | May 24, 2016 at 13:27

New Delhi 23rd May 2016| A report released today by Greenpeace India, “Out of Sight - How coal burning advances India’s Air Pollution Crisis” reveals coal as the largest overlooked source of air pollution, and identifies air pollution emission...

National Clean Air Action Plan Is The Need Of The Hour: Greenpeace India

Feature story | May 16, 2016 at 16:13

New Delhi| May 12, 2016| The most recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), released today, has re-emphasised the immediate need to address the air pollution menace in several Indian cities such as, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and...

Greenpeace Welcomes Phasing Out Of Aging Coal Power Plants

Feature story | May 11, 2016 at 19:10

New Delhi 9th May 2016| Greenpeace India welcomed the Central Electricity Commission Chairman’s statement that indicated phasing out aging coal-fired power plants and called it a ‘step in the right direction’.

Statement From Greenpeace India On The Signing Of The Paris Agreement At The UN

Feature story | April 23, 2016 at 14:13

New York/ New Delhi |April 22 2016|Even as Officials from over 120 countries, including India, gather to sign the Paris Agreement today at New York, latest scientific data reinforces the urgency for action. The first three months of 2016 were the...

Analysing the National Air Quality Index Platform

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | April 6, 2016

6 th April 2016 marks the first Anniversary of the launch of National Air Quality Index (NAQI) platform. The platform was adopted from similar platforms working in other regions such as the US, China and the EU. NAQI addresses the...

Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

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...

Delhi High court orders MHA to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic accounts

Feature story | May 27, 2015 at 17:45

The Delhi High Court today ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its existing funds.

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival

Feature story | May 5, 2015 at 17:05

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival with the threat of an imminent shutdown looming large. The NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about a month. Calling it...

VICTORY: Coal Ministry confirms Mahan will not be auctioned!

Feature story | March 21, 2015 at 11:39

The Ministry of Coal confirmed in a Right to Information reply that the Mahan coal block will not be auctioned, pursuant to the MoEF’s recommendation that it be kept off limits to mining. The move comes as another blow to Essar Energy, which had...

Mahan forests inviolate– No Go for mining says MoEF

Feature story | February 24, 2015 at 13:08

India’s most controversial coal mine project may not go ahead, according to government documents acquired by Greenpeace through RTI.

Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai files writ petition in Delhi High Court

Feature story | January 27, 2015 at 17:13

Greenpeace activist, Priya Pillai has filed a writ petition on 27 January 2015, in the Delhi High Court challenging her illegal and arbitrary offloading at the Delhi International Airport on 11 January.

Nothing momentous in the Modi-Obama statement on climate change

Feature story | January 25, 2015 at 20:13

Greenpeace India expressed disappointment at the joint announcement by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama as it didn’t go beyond rhetoric and the usual platitudes.

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 3, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great victory requires great risk

Feature story | August 15, 2014 at 14:04

After spending 50 hours on a billboard, 80 feet above the ground, located on Bandra Reclamation Road, Mumbai, seven Greenpeace activists finally climbed down from the billboards a few moments after they were informed that two of the leading tea...

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...

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