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Beyond rejection

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 10, 2017

It was a few minutes past 7 in the evening when environmental and civil society groups held a candlelight vigil in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office last Monday. Representatives from different...

Forty-five years of people power

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 15, 2016

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories – one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful world we need...

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests . Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

2015: Greenpeace Year in Pictures

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 24, 2015

2015 has been historic for Greenpeace. Together with you and the rest of our countless supporters – we have stepped up our game towards building a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable. Thanks to our team of photo...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

The strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Happy nuclear-free birthday to the people of Japan

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | September 15, 2014

Every birthday is special – but today Japan is celebrating something unique. Japan has been nuclear-free for one year. Nuclear-free – a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry,...

A Radioactive Ruse

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | June 20, 2014

For several years now, I have been watching with growing interest developments surrounding the controversial Lynas rare earth processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. As an activist who has worked on numerous cases of toxic waste dumping...

Volunteer Spotlight: Elmer Vestidas

Feature story | May 27, 2014 at 17:01

In 1992, famous Irish rock band U2 made an action to protest with Greenpeace against the THORP nuclear power plant in the UK. Elmer, a supporter of the band’s advocacies and a fan of their music, told himself, “I will join Greenpeace as a...

Earth Day Selfie Challenge

Feature story | April 15, 2014 at 15:57

There hasn’t been a more accurate embodiment of destructive growth than a typical city – a big polluting machine with a ravenous appetite for natural resources.

The 5 Step Detox Programme

Feature story | February 11, 2014 at 12:31

You might ask, what happens after a brand commits to detox? How do these companies ensure they meet their promises and credibly eliminate the toxic little monsters from their clothes and their factories?

Choices, voices and being heard

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | August 23, 2013

Every day we have to make choices. For many, the choice is whether or not to do something to protect our environment.   For a few of us, there is no choice at all. We do what we have to do to tell the world that there are wrongs that...

Hope from Fukushima

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, ED Greenpeace Japan | March 11, 2013

As we mark the second memorial of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, we see tragedy, but also hope in Japan. While people mourn for the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and children that were lost in the earthquake and...

Making up for lost time

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2013

The pronouncement that February 25 is a working holiday is a clear indication that the significance of the first EDSA People Power Revolution is no longer in the collective consciousness of many Filipinos in recent years. I cannot...

More than words...

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 31, 2012

This year was a blast in the Southeast Asian region —  and globally —  as we have achieved a lot which makes us a bit closer to the future we want: a green and peaceful planet. None of it would have been possible without the support...

54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 4, 2012

With tomorrow’s scheduled shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can. All of...

Remember Japan... Keep Southeast Asia nuclear-free!

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | March 11, 2012

A year ago this day, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of north-east Japan that caused catastrophic meltdowns at a nuclear plant. We witnessed the disaster, video after video, heartbreaking...

A year ago today...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 11, 2012

A year ago today the world was awakened in shock after a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi, nuclear power plant, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | February 20, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free,...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

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

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | November 8, 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 ...

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | August 10, 2011

Our team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan. This, along with the news that the Japanese government covered up the true extent of radiation releases...

Greenpeace organizes first ever eco-tour to BNPP

Feature story | June 11, 2011 at 19:04

Morong, Bataan – The controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) may finally open soon, but not – thankfully – as an operational power plant. A mixed group of journalists, nature and outdoor club members, travel bloggers, photography...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 11, 2011

Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones, those who face an uncertain future and those who are still unable to return home because of the deadly...

Chernobyl 25 Years later: A stark reminder of Fukushima's future

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 27, 2011

To date, Chernobyl still stands as the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident. But the unfolding disaster in Fukushima, Japan, demonstrates that no amount of technological sophistication or safety culture can prepare any country or...

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon nukes on Chernobyl anniversary

Feature story | April 26, 2011 at 12:52

Greenpeace marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster with a call to governments of Southeast Asia to abandon all plans of developing nuclear power plants in the region to ensure the safety of its citizens. Greenpeace is...

A Lenten Earth Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 22, 2011

Earth Day in the Philippines will not be as lively, festive and jubilant this year. The annual commemoration of the day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment incidentally falls this year on...

This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on Earth

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 19, 2011

Last week, I lighted a candle amidst a thousand origami cranes to express solidarity with victims of the earthquake, tsunami and the still unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. We were there...

Greenpeace candlelight vigil calls for an end to nuclear age

Feature story | April 12, 2011 at 12:12

Around one hundred Greenpeace activists and supporters called for an end to nuclear power during a candlelight vigil at the Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani shrine in Quezon City. Volunteers hoisted a thousand paper cranes to express solidarity with...

Learning from history

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 29, 2011

I once read a book, entitled “ The Poverty of Memory” and one of the main theses of the book is that the Philippines is what it is today because of being guilty of one particular sin -- the sin of forgetting. The major reason...

I want a nukes-free future!

Blog entry by Veronica Rodriguez | March 24, 2011

The next day after I was born, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded. I remember how thankful I was that I am a Filipino born and living in the Philippines. I was thinking how I would survive if I was born in Ukraine,...

Flickering candles at dusk

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 19, 2011

Dusk signals the beginning of darkness in the evening . An opportune time to gather in the spirit of shared identity in the struggle against nukes. In the dusk we congregated to pray and light candles for those who’ve been struck by...

Earthquake in Japan

Blog entry by Justin | March 11, 2011

Greenpeace offers its condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and to those who have lost loved ones. Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on...

Nuclear Power Forum an expensive and risky distraction from real solutions

Feature story | December 10, 2010 at 11:22 1 comment

Greenpeace today held a protest at the opening of the Nuclear Power Forum Philippines in Manila, to call upon President Aquino’s government to abandon its pursuit of nuclear energy in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures to...

Mga Miserable: '95 protest action in the Philippines

Blog entry by Mitch Rosal | December 6, 2010

Long before the Greenpeace office formally opened in Manila, Greenpeace volunteers were already campaigning about environmental issues significant to Philippine society. In 1995, a protest action by perhaps the first Filipino...

Let’s get to work….

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 11, 2010

The past week leading up to last week was a rush. It has been quite a while since we have seen ourselves as part of something bigger, but then again it’s easy to be anaesthetized if much time is spent working within the framework of...

Anti-nukes road show Pangasinan leg

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | August 22, 2010

Last week, I joined Greenpeace on its Anti-Nukes Roadshow, a public awareness tour about the dangers of nuclear energy and to promote the Energy [r]evolution our campaign for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency practices, to...

Say you want a [r]evolution?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 16, 2010

Lately there’s a lot of clamour for energy sources that can meet our electrical needs in the face of catastrophic climate change. At the same time, this has also been taken up by the nuclear lobby in order to push forward their...

Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 25, 2009 1 comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI30KOXMBzA] The bike ride that began in the far flung town of Morong, Bataan concludes with thousands of concerned Filipinos sending a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject...

Solidarity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 27, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace staff, volunteers and supporters marched in solidarity with the people of Bataan to oppose the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant during the church-led rally in Moron The word ' solidarity ' rarely strikes...

Of Hope and Nay-sayers

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | February 23, 2009

Yesterday, I joined the hundreds who created the "NO TO BNPP" human banner as a solidarity message against the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Witnessing around 800 people join the activity made my hopes so high. After the...

Grasping at Straws?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | February 6, 2009

After a few days of browsing online forums and social networking sites, forum threads and news articles tackling the issue of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant's, (BNPP) revival, are not so difficult to ' Stumbleupon ' if you're an...

The Asian Destruction Bank?

Feature story | May 7, 2007 at 6:00

When one of Asia’s leading institutions says it’s serious about funding the solutions to climate change that makes us happy. But when we discover that this commitment goes no further than a glossy brochure, we can't let that pass.

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