Making Waves

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  • Why you shouldn't buy anything on Singles' Day

    Blogpost by Lu Yen Roloff - 10 November, 2017 at 14:10

    120,000 mobile phones sold in a minute, 1 billion things sold in one day - this is the reality of Singles' Day. It's the world’s biggest online shopping day and it's happening on November 11.  

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    Created by the Chinese company, Alibaba, in 2009, Sing...

  • Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - 10 November, 2017 at 10:55

    This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary.

    In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This is why four major c...

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  • Why we should MAKE SMTHNG instead of going shopping

    Blogpost by Lu Yen Roloff - 9 November, 2017 at 11:00

    Make something week

    MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world.

    From 2-10 December, at the start of the holiday shopping season, we want to invite you to make something with us. In cities around the world, makers are gathering to demonstrate how we can...

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  • Why is H&M burning new clothes?

    Blogpost by Kirsten Brodde - 7 November, 2017 at 14:06 2 comments

    Journalists in Denmark have revealed that H&M are burning new clothes. Since 2013, 12 tonnes of clothing has been burned per year in Denmark alone.

     Overproduction in Germany

    You might remember that H&M has been heavily promoting its recycling scheme. Whenever Greenpeace ca...

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  • 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

    Blogpost by Kristin Casper and Kate Simcock - 7 November, 2017 at 8:42

    Sarah Thomson, 26, a law student from New Zealand

    Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history.

    On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It found that climate c...

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  • Revealed: Investigation uncovers the plot to murder Berta Cáceres

    Blogpost by Cecilia Carballo - 6 November, 2017 at 17:23

    “We will use the full extent of our fiscal and legal influence to bring the individuals and the organisation behind these criminal, barbaric acts to justice.” — The chief of security for DESA, builder of the Agua Zarca dam project opposed by the late ...

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  • License to krill

    Blogpost by Casson Trenor - 6 November, 2017 at 9:51


    Graphic illustration of a krill.

    Two days ago, the gavel came down in an adjudication decision which may, more than any other recent hammer-strike, determine the future of fishing: The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) officially bestowed its blue-and-white fish-check label to a ...

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  • Climate leaders: the time has come

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - 3 November, 2017 at 14:31 1 comment

    A common thread throughout history is that great leaders did the right thing at the right time, with courage and integrity. The current climate crisis has thrust our generation into such a moment in history.

    Today, we face a threat and an opportunity...

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  • Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

    Blogpost by Giuseppe Onufrio - 31 October, 2017 at 16:11 2 comments

    It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland and Germany sto...

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  • Greenpeace hopes to make air clean in World Cup cities

    Blogpost by Richard Cassons - 31 October, 2017 at 12:45

    As football fans already know, next year is the World Cup. And this time, it’s Russia’s turn to host the world’s most popular sporting event. 

    With the countdown now underway to the opening match, Greenpeace supporters asked us to check the air quali... Read more >

  • Mazaska Talks: how you can help stop dirty oil projects

    Blogpost by Alex Speers-Roesch - 30 October, 2017 at 22:33 1 comment

    Last week, people around the world called on banks financing harmful fossil fuel projects to clean up their acts. Projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline and tar sands pipelines threaten a healthy environment and do not have consent from Indigenous c...

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  • 5 reasons why coal is on the way out

    Blogpost by Lauri Myllyvirta - 25 October, 2017 at 6:23 1 comment

    While some politicians  - ahem, Trump! - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world.

    People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never before!

    Burning c...

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  • We are all deeply feeling the loss of a friend and colleague

    Blogpost by Patrik Eriksson - 18 October, 2017 at 16:36

    It is with heavy hearts that we can confirm that our dear friend and colleague Carolina Nyberg-Steiser, 29, from Greenpeace Nordic has died in a tragic accident in the Amazon.

    Carolina Nyberg-Steiser

    Carolina was traveling in a small amphibious plane that crashed while la... Read more >

  • How green is your tech?

    Blogpost by Gary Cook - 17 October, 2017 at 11:30

    Do you know how this device, the one you are reading on right now, got into your hand or onto your desk?

    While it probably came out of a pretty box, if you could look through this screen back through the steps involved in making your shiny device, ...

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  • The Ocean Plastic Crisis

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 15 October, 2017 at 12:30 1 comment

    "Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate party to show h... Read more >

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