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People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 29, 2012

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media.

Let’s give Levi’s 501,000 reasons to Detox

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | December 6, 2012

“From the way we make our products to how we run the company, we’re committed to restoring the environment. Consumers expect this from us, employees demand it, and the planet requires it.” This is a very honourable statement ...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | December 9, 2012

Wow. We are just over 36 hours into our campaign calling on the world’s largest jeans manufacturer to Detox its products and supply chain, and already Levi’s resolve is unraveling at the seams. This is all thanks to YOUR help: More...

Sharing the true facts about your jeans

Blog entry by JulietteH | December 12, 2012

The past few weeks have been slightly guilt inducing at Greenpeace for those of us who consider ourselves fashionistas. And since we launched our report " Toxic Threads " I’ve found it a little harder to slip into my jeans. It used to...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 14, 2012

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.   zoom   Levi's commits to Go Forth and Detox ...

G-Star commits to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | February 1, 2013

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. Today -- after ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling -- G-Star has committed to eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from its supply...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Bond Girl helps Detox the Oscars

Blog entry by Valeria Botte Coca | February 26, 2013

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. One such group of people is the team at Red Carpet Green Dress , who have been busy over the last weeks and months creating a beautiful gown...

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | April 19, 2013

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Pesticides: the secret ingredient in Chinese herbal products?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | June 25, 2013

Traditional Chinese herbs have a strong reputation for their medicinal benefits, but a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that these herbs are coated in a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, posing long-term health risks...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

What is the chemical that just contaminated West Virginia's drinking water?

Blog entry by Claudette Juska | January 13, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in West Virginia after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries, a Charleston-based chemical company, contaminated the drinking water of 9 counties in the state. So just what was the chemical...

Anadarko Face Largest-ever Clean-up Bill in the US, Plan to Resume Oil Exploration in...

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | November 11, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum face a clean-up bill of US$5.15 Billion, the largest-ever environmental cleanup bill in the United States. The money will fund a variety of clean up projects across 2,000 U.S. sites, including US$1Billion...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 4, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

Start your own petition

Hub | April 9, 2015 at 11:32

TOKO.org.nz is Aotearoa’s first ever people powered petition platform. It’s for you to use to make the change you want to see in the world. TOKO enables you to launch, run and deliver your own campaign petition on just about anything, with all...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | June 4, 2015

Four years ago, when we started challenging the fashion industry to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals,  we didn't know how far we could get.  Today, Detox is becoming a standard for textiles; something that brands are proud to be a...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by nyoung | July 6, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

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