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Nick Young

Nick has worked with Greenpeace for more than 10 years and is now Head of Digital at Greenpeace NZ.

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  • New Zealand Story - Something to be proud of

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 20, 2012 at 16:54

    With the new Rainbow Warrior coming we got to thinking about her place in New Zealand history and about what makes us proud to be from this little nation at the far end of the world.

    With some help from Perendale Productions we made this short video to embody just some of the events and people through history who have defined us and made their mark on our world.

    As the year comes to an end, we hope this video will also make you feel happy and proud, and prompt us all to reflect on the sort of country we want to be into the future and how together we can write the next chapter in the story of New Zealand.

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  • Thanks to you, we're winning

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 20, 2012 at 12:05

    We achieved a lot this year in New Zealand and globally - and none of it would have been possible without the support we get from you and all the other people like you who make regular donations and contribute to our campaigning in so many ways.

    So here’s a little video we’ve made just for you to say a huge thank you from the whole crew at Greenpeace.

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  • Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 14, 2012 at 9:11
    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”.


      Levi's commits to Go Forth and Detox

    The world's biggest denim brand joins ten other clothing companies that have made credible commitments to Detox, including the world's largest fashion retailer, Zara.

    Levi's commitment comes just eight days after we launched our “Toxic Threads: Under Wraps” report in Mexico, and screened a documentary about a family struggling to hold factories in the region to account for the pollution they are causing, including suppliers of brands like Levi's.

    The brand is living up to its claims of being a leader. Competitors that have so far failed to take responsibility for the pollu... Read more >

  • People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

    Blogpost by Nick Young - November 29, 2012 at 15:07

    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. This is people power in action.



    Volunteers dressed as 'revolting mannequins' at Zara stores around the world on Saturday.


    Greenpeace campaigners began a dialogue with Zara (a brand within the Inditex group) in 2011 about eliminating releases of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and clothes. But it wasn't until this week that the fast-fashion giant caught on to the urgent need to solve its toxic pollution problem.

    Zara has now committed to eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by... Read more >

  • Sealord TV ad spoofed

    Blogpost by Nick Young - September 28, 2012 at 23:51

    In its new ad campaign Sealord says it looks after the ocean - because the sea means everything, that they take sustainability seriously, always take a conservative approach and aim to leave the oceans in a better condition than how they find them.

    That all sounds great, but unfortunately it's stretching the truth.

    In one video they say "Sealord tuna comes from stocks where the fish numbers are healthy". But yellowfin tuna has all but disappeared from New Zealand waters, and our own Government has been sounding the alarm internationally about declining commercial and recreational catches. What’s more, Sealord’s tuna is caught using one of the worst tuna fishing methods – a deadly combo of fish aggregating device (FAD) and giant purse seine net which catches and kills endangered sharks, turtle... Read more >

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