Making Waves

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  • Being an activist

    Blogpost by Juliette - 25 March, 2009 at 12:44

    There's nothing like finding hidden gems. The amount of videos, photos, stories, blog entries and whatnot we deal with on a yearly basis is amazing. It's easy for simple things like the portrait of a Greenpeace Activist to be buried under piles of cam... Read more >

  • Last chance to protect deep sea habitats

    Blogpost by Lisa - 24 March, 2009 at 18:19

    Here's another post from Frida, oceans campaigner on the Rainbow Warrior in Norway and a short video interview with a coral scientist about the reefs they are documenting there, why they are so threatened and what needs to be done to save them.

    Norweg... Read more >

  • The Tokyo Two: Watchdogs of Democracy

    Blogpost by Dave - 23 March, 2009 at 21:30

    For all the Tokyo Two fans - this is a recent picture of Junichi of the Tokyo Two holding up a censored whaling document released by the Japanese government. As you can see, he's looking well, and is in this photograph showing off the extent of the ce... Read more >

  • Historic Yongding gate becomes site of climate summit countdown

    Blogpost by Jess - 23 March, 2009 at 21:21


    Greenpeace activists have turned to Beijing’s historic Yongding gate to call on the government for immediate action on climate change. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the ... Read more >

  • Deep sea research on the Rainbow Warrior - it's not easy!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 21 March, 2009 at 11:48 1 comment


    Here's another post from Frida, oceans campaigner on the Rainbow Warrior (see her previous post here).

    Sometimes when you depend on someone it is easy to become very annoyed and disappointed with them, even when they are not really to blame for the thi... Read more >

  • Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 March, 2009 at 19:12

    Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to species extinction... Read more >

  • I hadn't heard before how badly the police behaved at the climate camp protest last August. At the time, it was reported as "police clash with protesters". The reality that has come out is that it was really police harassing protesters and local resid... Read more >

  • Don't be a twit on twitter

    Blogpost by Lisa - 20 March, 2009 at 13:36

    We found this animation on Boing Boing and all of us here at the secret Greenpeace mountain laboratory fell out of our chairs with laughter.

    If you're on Twitter like me you'll know that there's a whole heap of s#!t out there but despite all the noise ... Read more >

  • TATA make nanos, threaten turtles

    Blogpost by eoin - 20 March, 2009 at 11:50 16 comments

    The campaign to stop TATA from wiping out an important habitat for Olive Ridley Turtles in India is growing. Over 1,000 blogs are campaigning for the survival of the olive ridleys, and Greenpeace activists are battling against all odds to try and save... Read more >

  • Saving Norway's cold water corals

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 March, 2009 at 19:46 6 comments

    Here is a post from Frida, one of our oceans campaigners, on the Rainbow Warrior - currently off the coast of Norway.

    Did you know that there are thousands of beautiful and diverse coral reefs in the northern seas, outside of Scotland, Norway and the B... Read more >

  • Susan Sarandon is back! The energy revolution rolls on ...

    Blogpost by laurak - 19 March, 2009 at 15:21 1 comment

    Last week Greenpeace launched a new version of the first of three 'Reasons to Believe' videos narrated by Susan Sarandon, to coincide with the launch of the Energy [R]evolution in the USA. The video got close to 2,000 views on YouTube within the first... Read more >

  • Twitter live panel feedback

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 18 March, 2009 at 1:10

    Twitter live panel feedback

    I liked this. The "Using Mobile Phones for Good" panel at tech conference SXSW in Austin put the audience twitter stream live on the screen in the panel room. The panel was primarily about how UNICEF is partnering with Mobile Phone companies to h... Read more >

  • Al Gore doesn't think nuclear power is the answer

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 17 March, 2009 at 15:54 3 comments

    It's always nice when people agree with you. We've maintained that nuclear power is a dangerous distraction to the real solutions to the climate crisis for a long time now. It's dirty, it's unsafe, it's a threat to world peace and it is terribly, terr... Read more >

  • real climate leaders wantedIt's nice when occasionally big political institutions agree with you. Last week we launched our IT Climate Leadership Challenge, looking for IT leaders to raise their game on tackling climate change. Yesterday the EU Commission followed with a new pr... Read more >

  • Guerilla wallpaper

    Blogpost by Brian Fitzgerald - 11 March, 2009 at 18:44

    Stick a few bullheaded, single-minded, action-oriented Greenpeace oceans campaigners in a suit or a smart outfit, and send them into the hallowed halls of a cautious, diplomatic, slow-moving United Nations agency like the Food and Agricultural Organiz... Read more >

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