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Whales rot in Iceland

Feature story | January 23, 2007 at 0:27

OK, so let's get this right. Iceland announces the resumption of commercial whaling, kills seven endangered fin whales, but now can't sell the meat.

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 21:57

We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.

Green drinks II

Blog entry by Kathy | March 20, 2008

Waveney Warth (left) who has pledged to not create any household waste for a year, with Campbell Live reporter Natasha Utting, at Green Drinks on the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov It's a tough life working on a Greenpeace...

One of the Arts of Greenpeace

Blog entry by RobT | May 16, 2008

It's more than 15 years that I've now been working for Greenpeace, and normally my work involves making the near impossible high profile projects happen on budgets that are way too small with human resources that are far too few. This...

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | June 26, 2008 at 23:18

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

A new green iPhone by the end of 2008?

Blog entry by Greg | July 9, 2008

With typical hype and fanfare, Apple’s latest iPhone 3G is hitting stores on Friday. It promises to be faster, better and cheaper, but what have we heard about it being greener than its predecessor? Crickets. An Aucklander by the...

Apple posts iPhone 3G Environmental Status Report

Blog entry by Nick | July 16, 2008

Last week we called out Apple on the lack of any environmental info on the new iPhone 3G. Pre-launch publicity and specs for the new MacBook Air and iMac included info on how Apple was making progress on eliminating the worst toxic...

Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 21:19

Following a three-year undercover investigation, we’ve shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn't being responsibly recycled like it's supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and...

Success! Phillips make a recycling policy u-turn

Blog entry by bunny | February 27, 2009

An old Philips TV at a scrap yard in Ghana A Greenpeace Europe update: Last week we broke the shocking story about what actually happens to electronic waste in Europe; instead of being safely recycled in the UK or Europe where it...

Day 5: Paradise under threat

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | June 26, 2009

Kia Orana koutou katoatoa, Aitutaki is beautiful, the people are friendly and the land is plentiful. I would go as far to call it Paradise on Earth. Seeing the effects of climate change and knowing there's a possibility that the land...

Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

Feature story | October 1, 2009 at 23:16

Apple and Hewlett Packard get green points this month, as HP is rewarded in the latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics and Apple releases details of their greenhouse gas emissions. But the big points go to activist consumers for...

Social media can save the planet

Blog entry by nick | May 26, 2010

Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains. ...

Energy [R]evolution iPhone App

Blog entry by nick | June 11, 2010

A bright green future in your pocket. Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution report provides a practical blueprint for the world’s renewable energy future. Through this app you can find out the essentials of how the world can get from where...

To the first follower

Blog entry by Juliette | September 13, 2010

A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video: ...

Greener electronics guide updated

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 7:24

The latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics exposes the widening gap between companies that make good on their promises to clean up, and those that don't. While some of the top electronics manufacturers are failing to keep...

Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Crizel

Blog entry by JulietteH | December 21, 2010

I don’t think I’ve ever felt actually honored to write a blog, but today I am. Watching the video below, I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the urgency of so many environmental issues – issues that not only slowly destroy our planet, but...

Australian toxic waste export stopped just in time

Blog entry by Nick Young | January 10, 2011

Greenpeace and a broad swath of civil society groups in Australia and Europe have successfully prevented solvents and explosives maker Orica from sailing tonnes of extremely harmful chemical waste from Australia to Denmark for...

Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 17, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. “ For in the true nature of things, if we rightly ...

Nike & Adidas: Detox the world's water

Feature story | July 13, 2011 at 18:00

Game on, Nike and Adidas. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and eliminate...

XM3N mannequins reveal their mission: To challenge Nike and Adidas to "Detox"

Blog entry by Eoin - Greenpeace International | July 19, 2011

Having mysteriously quit their day-jobs as retail store mannequins to spend a few weeks appearing at some of the world's most iconic locations bearing the Chinese symbol for water on their bodies , the XM3N have had a busy 48 hours...

Hundreds striptease to challenge Nike and Adidas to #Detox

Blog entry by Eoin - Greenpeace International | July 24, 2011

Would you take your clothes off and dance in public for a cause? Well more than 600 brave people did just that today, outside Adidas and Nike highstreet stores in 29 cities in 10 countries--to challenge the sportswear leaders to...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Blog entry by Eoin | July 26, 2011

Hats off to Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, for publicly committing today to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its whole supply chain by 2020. The...

How to lose a foot on fieldwork

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | August 2, 2011

Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace China for over seven years. She writes about the undercover research behind  our latest report  exposing the terrible impact that  China’s growing textile industry is having on the country’s rivers .

Design for Detox: Challenge Nike and Adidas by getting creative!

Blog entry by Josh S | August 3, 2011

We’re giving you the chance to redesign the Nike and Adidas logos to better reflect their truly toxic practices, help them see the error of their ways and challenge them to become champions of a toxic-free future . A logo is one...

Create a revolution in your wardrobe - part one

Blog entry by Louise | August 4, 2011

Has our Detox campaign made you think about your clothes and their hidden consequences?  You may already heart second hand, throwaway fashion makes you ill, and your mantra is quality not quantity. But how else can you align your...

Create a revolution in your wardrobe - part two

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 11, 2011

In the second half of our tips on greening your wardrobe - to help you clean up your clothing inspired by our Detox campaign - we look at saying no to child labour, questioning distressed denim, avoiding greenwash, spring cleaning,...

The Detox campaign is in full-flow - but we still need your help!

Blog entry by Josh | August 12, 2011

We’re confident Adidas or Nike will commit to leading a Detox revolution in the clothing industry, but it takes time. In the meantime, why not start your own fashion revolution in your wardrobe? Check out our guide to help you make...

Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future

Feature story | August 18, 2011 at 9:14

The world's #1 sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 1, 2011

Adidas has just announced it's goign toxic free! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming...

40 years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 16, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

Clickers and Stickers Make H&M Detox

Feature story | September 20, 2011 at 18:00

Clothing giant H&M has responded to a torrent of tweets, Facebook updates, and Detox sticker actions last week with a public commitment to Detox. Hazardous chemicals are out. Transparency and transformational change are in.

Detox is SEO Hot Right Now!

Blog entry by EoinD | September 21, 2011

Will you help us grab a top position in Google for " Detox "? If everyone with a blog reading this would link to our Detox campaign page - using the link word Detox (just like that) - we could rise to a top spot in web search...

Surfing the Detox wave

Blog entry by Tamara Stark | September 30, 2011

As you’ve heard, we’re now seeing a growing wave of clothing companies committing to eliminate toxic chemicals from their production processes. Four major clothing brands have recently come onboard and we’re certain that more...

The oil is less obvious but the problem is spreading

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 16, 2011

The sun rose to lesser amounts of oil on the beaches of Tauranga. Even so, its removal was essential because it’s toxic and harmful to a range of wildlife and human health. The sunny day enticed hundreds of people out to help...

The Story of Broke: New Video and Interview with Annie Leonard

Blog entry by chris eaton | November 9, 2011

Are you sick and tired of corporate polluters not only destroying the environment but actively blocking the creation of a green economy for the 21st century? So is Annie Leonard, the film maker who has inspired millions with the ...

Google wrests control of Cool IT climate Leaderboard

Blog entry by Gary Cook | February 9, 2012

The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson.  Pitching global IT companies against each other to...

Newsflash: #PeoplePower is challenging corporate madness, and winning!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | March 15, 2012

“Consumers by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group... whose views are often not heard.” ...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | May 25, 2012

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

The power of knowing what’s in your water

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | October 12, 2012

The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia, supports agriculture, water supplies, fisheries, industry, sewerage and electricity. It’s the lifeblood of the community around it.  But like so many other waterways in Southeast Asia,...

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | October 25, 2012

Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters like you, we are able to achieve the sort of success story we are announcing...

A campaign that touches us all

Blog entry by Q'orianka Kilcher | November 9, 2012

You're going out. First thing you do is decide what to wear, right? You decide on your look, you check in the mirror, (maybe change and check in the mirror and again a few times...) and then you're ready. We do the same when we're...

Finland's biggest chemical catastrophe in history

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | November 13, 2012

Greenpeace Finland is bearing witness and taking samples at a toxic spill that began on Sunday in the north of the country. The Talvivaara metal mine, owned and operated by Talvivaara Mining Company plc, has been leaking water...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | November 20, 2012

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact...

The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | November 20, 2012

What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 26, 2012

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | November 27, 2012

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and...

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...

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