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The casts catch on

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 6, 2009

It was 2 months before Copenhagen, all was quiet at Key's house  nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. But in the dead of the night, teams of Sign Oners, Snuck about with a message: “C’mon John, or we’re goners!”   Come...

The naked truth about your favourite tipple

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 6, 2009

Greenpeace will go to whatever lengths it takes to save this poorly climate of ours - we'll even take our pants off. Over the weekend, 700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. The human art...

Polar bear builds Auckland fan base

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | October 5, 2009

Another busy weekend out on the mean streets of Auckland for the Sign On team.....

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 5, 2009

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions. Last week a...

High terror at NZ Embassy

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | October 2, 2009

A really bizarre thing happened today at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.  A group of people arrived to hand over New Zealand’s Fossil of the Day award, but that’s not the bizarre thing.  The strange thing about the event was the...

NZ, forever fossil

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | October 1, 2009

New Zealand got Fossil of the Day at the UN climate talks in Bangkok today after revealing that the Government’s 10% to 20% target is actually a nothing to 20% target. The Government’s Climate Change ambassador Adrian Macey admitted...

Asia leads in climate talks

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 29, 2009

After the first day of negotiations here in Bangkok it’s becoming clear that Asia is where the climate action’s at.  Japan has increased its target to 25%, which resulted in public praise from other delegations, in contrast to the...

What the R#dd!?!? Lucy Lawless has a Kev moment

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 29, 2009

While we’re all busy Signing On in NZ, across the Tasman they’re busy…..swearing. The Australian Greenpeace office recently launched a new branch of their Copenhagen campaign – it’s called Dirty Kev; the idea being that if Prime...

Sign On superheros gather at HQ

Blog entry by Gareth Hughes | September 28, 2009

Over the weekend, Sign On community organisers from across the country gathered in Auckland to plan the next 70 days - or should we say, the last 70 days in the countdown to Copenhagen . We have Sign On teams right around the...

Peace out (and Sign On)

Blog entry by Falk Hermenau | September 28, 2009

Sign On was out in force over the weekend, at the official kick off of the World March for Peace and Non-Violence in  Auckland.  And we had a little help from our friends; Ambassador Lucy Lawless was not only flying the peace...

Five elephants & a Chinese rock star

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 28, 2009

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable and least prepared regions of the world to face climate change.  So it’s very fitting that negotiators from around the world are gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, for the next two...

The blue cast in Paris

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 28, 2009

It's worse than we thought

Blog entry by Bob Harvey | September 25, 2009

My granddaughter Isla was christened recently. I stood by as she was blessed with prayers for her future, knowing her parents’ mix of pride and hope. Instead I felt fear. Fear for the world she would inherit. Fear she would never...

Activists hang off bridge at G20

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 24, 2009

Greenpeace activists have spelt it out for the G20 leaders meeting in Pittsburgh. They're hanging off one of Pittsburgh’s iconic bridges with a massive banner reading: "Danger. Climate Destruction Ahead. Reduce CO2 Emissions Now".

Greenpeace takes climate action in Tauranga

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 17, 2009

Check out what Greenpeace has been up to.  If you happen to watch TV, read newspapers or listen to the wireless, you'll probably know that 14 Greenpeace activists yesterday boarded a shipment of palm kernal in Tauranga, to protest...

The rehashed ETS - why it sucks

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | September 15, 2009

I’ve been resisting the temptation to write a blog for Sign On about the emissions trading scheme (ETS).  In fact, as I write this, I can hear Kathy from Greenpeace’s office in Auckland going “nooooooo!.”  But there’s some things about...

Pre-schoolers by day, Sign On super heroes by night

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 15, 2009

This just in – a blue cast photo of a group of Christchurch pre-schoolers, taken by Sign On supporter Tessa.  “It’s the children who will be affected the most by the carbon emissions target therefore I thought it should be their...

"I've never hugged so many girls in one day"

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 14, 2009

The unsung heroes of the Sign On campaign -  our committed volunteers- were at it again over the weekend, collecting hundreds of signatures out on the mean streets of Auckland. This time, they went polar. Donning Greenpeace's iconic...

Curious castings in the night

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 8, 2009

Q) What do past PMs, the Father of Wellington, a naked man teetering over water and a dog have in common? A) They're all doin' it for the cause! Overnight blue casts have popped up on iconic Wellington statues. Could this be the...

Dispatch from World Climate Conference

Blog entry by Jim Salinger | September 8, 2009

I'm just been at the World Climate Conference in Geneva. The information coming out of the conference suggests the situation with climate change is worse than we thought. We are now talking about a situation where 80 PER CENT...

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