The Rainbow Warrior in Mumbai waters

About Greenpeace India:

Greenpeace India was founded in 2001, and is a legally registered society with offices in Chennai, Delhi,  Bengaluru and Patna. Our governance structure has an Executive Board made up of notable Indian citizens, an Interim Executive Director Ramesh Singhmalla, and a Senior Management Team who lead a multicultural Indian team.

Greenpeace India campaigns to protect India’s forests, for clean air and water, to promote renewable energy especially solar power, to prevent the dangerous impacts of climate change and nuclear power, for safe food and ecological farming and to protect freedom of speech. We also provide tools and resources for you to plan your own campaigns on issues you care about.

Greenpeace India does not accept donations from governments or corporations, and relies on the donations of close to 60,000 Indian citizens to fund our campaign work. In addition we are supported by a national network of Indian volunteers as well as 7.5 lakh online and 19 lakh mobile activists [all figures March 2017]. As of March 2017, as part of our efforts to strongly focus our work on climate change and sustainable agriculture Greenpeace India is undergoing an important restructuring. For several years now, we have been supported by an able and committed team involved with raising public awareness on environmental issues and raising funds for the organisation. Over the years, this team has helped us inspire more than 3,00,000 individual supporters to join our mission and help us stay financially stable and independent. Under our new restructured model these critical functions have now been outsourced.  We have contracted Direct Dialogue Initiatives India Pvt. Ltd (DDII) whose mission is to raise funds ethically for environmental and social causes.

Greenpeace India is an independent organisation registered in India, connected to a network of other Greenpeace offices in over 55 countries. We share the name and the vision of Greenpeace globally, and are guided by the same belief in non-violence, personal action, bearing witness, global solutions and financial independence. Please get involved.

About Greenpeace:

Greenpeace started in 1971 with a small group of volunteers organising a music concert to raise funds to sail a boat from Vancouver to Amchitka to protest against US militarism and the testing of nuclear weapons. The tests went ahead but the protests gave birth to a new idea – Greenpeace.

44 years on each Greenpeace office decides its own campaign priorities working together to create a global framework;

  1. Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change. In India we actively campaign to promote solar power.
  2. Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
  3. Protecting the world’s ancient forests the animals, plants and people that depend on them. In India we have successfully campaigned to protect the forests of Mahan.
  4. Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
  5. Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing. In India we actively campaign to reduce dangerous air pollution and to deal with urban waste.
  6. Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming. In India we actively campaign to promote ecological farming, living soils, safe food and to reduce the use of pesticides in our food and tea.

As a global network we do not believe that environmental problems stop at national boundaries. However in India we perhaps focus more on local environmental problems than other offices. There are plenty of domestic issues that need your and our support - India’s national problems are often global in scale. We’re a big nation and we need the help of people like you more than ever - please get involved.

The latest updates

 

Study of Impact of the Presidential Directive to Coal India

Publication | October 4, 2012 at 14:09

Greenpeace commissioned Equitorials, a financial research firm, to do an independent analysis of the financial impact of signing Fuel Supply Agreements(FSA) on Coal India Limited. This analysis has been done in the context of the Presidential...

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Brikesh leaves the tree house

Image gallery | October 2, 2012

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to the forest

Feature story | October 1, 2012 at 17:36

Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh leaves the tree-house in the forests of Chandrapur today, on October 1. This was his home since September 1 when he decided to embark on a tree-top protest to save our forests. He will now make his way back to...

"What will you achieve by saving tigers?"

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 30, 2012

The highlight of the day was a visit from Western Coal Field employees. The guy to my right in the white shirt who is looking very angry was actually very angry. Over the last 27 days I had more than 800 people visit me and not a...

To be the change

Blog entry by Sumanth Shetty | September 29, 2012

My name is Sumanth Shetty and I am volunteering with Greenpeace to save Junglistan. Prior to this I worked as a fund raiser with Greenpeace for a year. I have been in the forest from August 16 with Brikesh, Rajesh and Teju helping them...

Let's not let them destroy forests

Blog entry by Teju Erappa | September 28, 2012

We are facing a big, big problem which has not been given enough attention and now this problem is growing and devastating everything in its path. There are some dirty people who are blasting mother Earth and digging deep inside for...

Nothing goes to waste in the forests

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 28, 2012

I had the oldest visitor at the tree house on Day 24. Meet Anandrao Sambhaji Kamble born on the 12th of February 1942 which makes him 70 years old. He said he is preparing a speech to give at the CBD in Hyderabad if given an...

Good news for Tadoba’s tigers

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 27, 2012

The Adani group has been trying to revive its Lohara coal mining project near the Tadoba Tiger Reserve ever since a Group of Ministers announced last year that the "no go" policy was scrapped. This mine was rejected back in 2010 after...

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