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  • Feet on both sides of the border

    Blogpost by Jamie - 26 October, 2008 at 8:07

    Dorothy on board the Esperanza © Greenpeace/RanteOn the Esperanza, we've been sailing past and through some of the most wonderfully named parts of the world - Flores, Butu, Ceram, Halmahera and their associated seas - which for me conjure up images of trading ships at full sail, laden down with carg... Read more >

  • Lending a helping hand with a little first aid

    Blogpost by Jamie - 25 October, 2008 at 14:15


    Valeriy treats an infected leg in the Esperanza's sick bay © Greenpeace/Rante

    Even though we're in Indonesia to tackle big, global issues of deforestation and climate change, there's still time to help out with smaller problems as well. The Esperanza h... Read more >

  • Imagine paying someone to be a prick!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 23 October, 2008 at 22:16 1 comment

    Another coal video - this time a HILARIOUS one by our Australia-Pacific office. As an ex-child therapist I can fully appreciate the Wiggles parody! :-)

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  • Coal is not the answer

    Blogpost by Lisa - 23 October, 2008 at 21:22

    Love this clever ad done by the Sierra Club - a parody on the pro-coal ad being used during the election coverage lately in the U.S

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  • Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

    Blogpost by Jamie - 22 October, 2008 at 7:18

    Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

    If you're still trying to picture the destinations we've been to so far and the route we're taking through Indonesia as part of the Forests For Climate tour, you can now follow the Esperanza in Google Earth. Just download this Googe Earth layer and yo... Read more >

  • Symposium for Sustainable Sushi

    Blogpost by Dave - 21 October, 2008 at 0:10 2 comments

     International Marine Environment Symposium Tokyo

    © Greenpeace/Masaya Noda

    Who would have thought that prominent conservationists and leading members of Japan's fishing industry could come together under the banner "Marine Reserves for Sustainable Sushi? Or that one of the speakers used to represent J... Read more >

  • Quit Coal tour back in action - Update

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 October, 2008 at 20:30

    Yesterday, I promised you an update on the action going down as part of the Quit Coal tour in Italy. Turns out the action ended with some pretty good news. Activists stuck it out for 14 hours as they called attention to the plans that E.ON and the S... Read more >

  • Quit Coal tour back in action

    Blogpost by Jess - 19 October, 2008 at 16:40

    An update from Quit Coal tour in Italy

    Very early this morning, several teams of activists from the Artic Sunrise took action at the E.ON coal power plant in Sardinia. The activists stopped two conveyor belts carrying coal into the furnace of the plant... Read more >

  • Painting a bigger picture

    Blogpost by Lisa - 19 October, 2008 at 15:46 2 comments


    Inês - a volunteer from Portugal (above left - standing by for action with fellow crew members on the Arctic Sunrise) - writes about her recent experience .

    From day one, life aboard the Arctic Sunrise has been a roller coaster filled with constant thr... Read more >

  • Tanjona Tany starts here

    Blogpost by Jess - 19 October, 2008 at 15:28

    Oscar Soria was in Luxembourg to witness the launch of "Tanjona Tany", as Greenpeace and musicians come together to highlight the challenges we are facing with clean water.

    Voices, instruments and musical styles from different parts of the world mad... Read more >

  • Italian coal gets Greenpeaced!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 18 October, 2008 at 2:34

    Here's a great slideshow of the action in Italy yesterday against coal

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  • Manokwari, here we come

    Blogpost by Jamie - 17 October, 2008 at 15:55


    A dance troupe from Manokwari take a tour of the Esperanza's bridge © Greenpeace/Rante

    After nine days at sea, the Esperanza pulled into Manokwari harbour this morning - that's Manokwari in the Indonesian province of West Papua, not any other Manokwari... Read more >

  • Who's who in palm oil: commercial interests

    Blogpost by Jamie - 16 October, 2008 at 12:27


    See that yellow and black blob? That's Switzerland, about the same size as the area waiting to be converted into palm oil plantations

    As we saw from the helicopter flights yesterday (part of the Esperanza's Forests For Climate tour around Indonesia), p... Read more >

  • Poverty and environmental justice

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 October, 2008 at 2:53

    Today's Blog Action Day and the theme this year is poverty - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to bring up the concept of environmental justice. First a definition of environmental justice:

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    Environmental justice (EJ) is the confluence of socia...
  • Steve Jobs greener Apple update

    Blogpost by tom - 16 October, 2008 at 1:44 18 comments

    Design by Phil D, Creative commons

    Yesterday we were listening closely to Apple's announcement of their new MacBook line up - Steve definitely put a lot of emphasis on the green elements of the new MacBooks - reduced toxics, more energy efficient, less packaging. All good news, but in ... Read more >

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