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11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

How New Zealand stood up to the fossil fools

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 March, 2016

Greenpeace New Zealand coordinated one of the largest civil disobedience climate protests in their country’s history... and it was a beautiful thing. More than 200 people descended on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference...

Activists Shut Down Whiskas’ Factory in New Zealand

Video | 20 May, 2016 at 9:07

Greenpeace New Zealand activists shut down the heart of cat food giant Whiskas’ Australasian operations, after Mars confirmed to the organisation that it sources tuna from Thai Union, a seafood company that has been connected to slavery and...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 August, 2012 32 comments

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

Protest at Darlington Nuclear Hearing

Image | 22 March, 2011 at 13:36

22 March 2011 - Canada. Greenpeace activists shut down environmental assessment hearings on a proposal to build new reactors at Darlington in response to the Joint Review Panel’s refusal to suspend the hearings until lessons are learned from the...

Gazprom Arctic Drilling Action in Moscow

Image | 7 September, 2012 at 15:51

Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears in a police car after they blocked the Russian energy giant Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow. Greenpeace demands that the company abandons its reckless offshore oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

Leiv Eiriksson Oil Rig Occupation

Image | 21 April, 2011 at 16:28

21 April 2011 - Turkey. In the early hours of the morning activists, intercept the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig as it attempts to leave Besiktas port near Istanbul and head to the Arctic to start exploratory drilling. Eleven activists scaled the 53,000...

Greenpeace block GMO potato warehouse

Image | 19 May, 2011 at 14:52

19 May 2011 - Sweden. It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato...

Smart Power Launch in Bangkok

Image | 22 August, 2010 at 11:02

22 August - Thailand. Around a hundred Greenpeace volunteers cheer in front of MBK mall at the launch of the Greenpeace “Smart Power” project. The volunteers earlier removed their t-shirts to call on all Thai people to “unplug from a nuclear...

Water Sample Collection in Thailand

Image | 10 August, 2010 at 16:43

10 August 2010 - Thailand. Greenpeace Water Patrol activists, wearing protective suits, collect samples of sediments from Samrong canal, which is located in an industrial district in Samutprakan province, 40 kilometres south of Bangkok. The...

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