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Taking action

Page | December 18, 2006 at 23:57

Greenpeace is synonymous with action. We do not just make comment on environmental wrongs, we take action and find real solutions to protect the environment.

Extreme gardening

Blog entry by Tia | April 8, 2008

Undoing dairy (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV It was a nippy morning and, coming from Auckland I could feel the difference moving down the island, but the physical labour returning over 1000 beautiful native trees to Papatuanuku warmed our...

Greenpeace blockades Eraring Power Station in Australia

Blog entry by Nick | July 4, 2008

An activist climbs down a ladder in a stairwell above the coal stockpile. © Greenpeace Our colleagues across the Tasman have just pulled off an audacious action at the Eraring Power Station. In a 5.5 hour blockade of the coal...

340 activists call for global climate bail out in Brussels

Blog entry by Nick | March 11, 2009

More than 300 activists from 20 different countries are in Brussels this morning to take action and demand a financial commitment to tackling climate change. The activists have surrounded the building in Brussels where finance...

Greenpeace Inspiring Action

Video | April 11, 2009 at 9:19

This fragile Earth needs action. It needs you. Join us.

A time comes

Blog entry by nick | June 2, 2009

Remember the six Greenpeace volunteers in the UK who made history last year when they were acquitted for defending the climate? They were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage to Kingsnorth coal-fired power station. Their...

Stopping Fonterra's climate crime #3

Video | November 16, 2009 at 10:27

Following recent action on Fonterra palm kernel imports , Greenpeace activists have once again highlighted a Fonterra climate crime - this time its use of dirty lignite coal in Southland.

For the Greater Good

Blog entry by Chris | March 26, 2010

Adrian Leason was one of the three ploughshares activists acquitted by a jury recently in the Waihopi Spy base story. Following the verdict, Leason summed up what has been a long and proud history of non-violent direct action in New...

Activists arrested after blocking coal to Clandeboye for 10 hours

Press release | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

Police have arrested four Greenpeace activists at Fonterra’s Clandeboye dairy factory near Timaru, after they succeeded in blocking coal deliveries to the plant for nearly 10 hours.

Big trouble for bluefin tuna

Feature story | June 14, 2010 at 0:00

By now it ought to be obvious to anyone - if we want bluefin tuna tomorrow we need to stop catching them today. But despite the clear scientific evidence and predictions of the bluefin's demise - our activists faced a 2 hour confrontation at sea...

Our core values

Page | August 4, 2010 at 16:59

Greenpeace's work is based on a number of key principles. They are reflected in all our campaigns, and they guide whatever we do, wherever we do it.

Behind the scenes on the Arctic Stena Don oil rig action

Video | September 9, 2010 at 7:51

Watch as Sim McKenna - climber and Greenpeace activist - prepares to occupy the Stena Don oil rig as it drills in the deep waters of the Arctic. Hear how his time in the Gulf of Mexico after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has helped drive him to...

Behind the scenes on the Arctic Stena Don oil rig action (SHORT VERSION)

Video | September 9, 2010 at 7:55

Watch the dramatic occupation of Cairn Energy's Arctic drilling rig. Four of our climbers scaled the rig and stopped the drilling for over 40 hours.

Activists occupy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico

Blog entry by nyoung | November 23, 2010

Four activists took action today, climbing 39 metres over the water at the deepwater oil rig “Centenario”, off the coast of the State of Veracruz, in Mexico. The activists scaled the rig early this morning to call for an end to...

2010 a year of action

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 10, 2011

Everything we accomplished and every action we took in 2010 was thanks to you, and millions of Greenpeace supporters like you around the world. Join us in looking back on a year of action, with 99 of the best images in less than two...

Pierre Gleizes

Video | February 9, 2011 at 9:15

In 2011, Greenpeace - the world's largest environmental campaigning organisation - celebrates its 40th anniversary. French photographer Pierre Gleizes has shot some of the organisation's best known photographs over the three decades he has worked...

2010 Highlights Video

Video | February 16, 2011 at 13:49

Highlights from a year of action led campaigning in 2010.

Live Action: Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 31, 2011

In the freezing seas off Greenland, activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are taking direct action against oil drilling in the Arctic. Luke and Sigurd are now hanging from the underside of Cairn Energy’s giant oil rig in our...

What makes Greenpeace tick?

Blog entry by nick | February 20, 2012

One of our volunteers has put together this video in which Greenpeace staff talk about the values that drive our work, and why our supporters are so important to us. We thought we'd share it with you, and thank you for making our...

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 29, 2012

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

How 30 Climate Warriors took on the world’s biggest coal port

Blog entry by Rosie Dickison | October 28, 2014

It’s no secret that I am an emotional person, and that nothing inspires me more than people standing up for what they believe in. Last week, as the Pacific Climate Warriors led a flotilla in the world’s largest coal port – even the...

UPDATED: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil...

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | November 16, 2014

Update - 18 November: The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has orderd the detention of the Arctic Sunrise . Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said in response... "It’s telling that the Spanish...

Greenpeace activists lock themselves inside Canterbury irrigation pipes

Press release | August 2, 2017 at 5:53

Greenpeace is bringing construction of an enormous irrigation scheme to a halt this morning.

The dairy farmer's daughter who locked herself inside an irrigation pipe to protest...

Blog entry by Rosemary Penwarden | August 26, 2017

I'm inside a pipe on the Canterbury Plains with Olga from Greenpeace. We each have an arm secured into a tube inside a two and a half metre irrigation pipe. We're in a ditch between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. Our pipe is one of...

Greenpeace uses lightning occupation to shut down big irrigation scheme

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 6:35

Greenpeace activists and locals have taken over a dam construction site in central Canterbury this morning - defying legal threats from a big irrigation company.

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