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The community takes the lead as activists return to the camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Ashish, a Campaigner from India, who has finally arrived at the camp: We got into the Climate Defenders Camp late Friday night, the yellow Greenpeace banner emerging out of the night as our boat crossed the river from Teluk...

Rainforest a vital and sustainable 'supermarket' for local communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

After what she describes as two very emotional and intense weeks at the Climate Defenders Camp in Sumatra, Corinna Hölzel, Forest Campaigner from Germany has now left Indonesia. Corinna had intended to stay in the camp much longer but...

Every cloud has a silver lining

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009 1 comment

When both you and the journalists who are accompanying you start getting arrested and deported it's usually a sign that you're doing something right. At least that's the case if you work for an organisation that takes direct action...

More intimidation as Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community targeted

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

The 11 foreign activists who have been deported over the last few days. Indonesian authorities have ramped up Intimidation tactics against Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community members supporting our...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

From Sarah Burton, now in Jakarta: I have learned that in campaigning things can change overnight, of course, and in this campaign, I have learned that things can change two or three times overnight.  Here's what happened overnight. ...

I am because you are

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 16, 2009

Kumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International From Making Waves In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

Sarah applauds the local communities for their efforts to protect their forests and thanks them for their support of Greenpeace. ©Ardiles Rante/Grenpeace Well, when I finished writing yesterday, I really thought that I would be...

Climate defenders to stay - Police reverse eviction order under pressure from communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

What an amazing day we have had here in Indonesia today... Community supporters arrived by the hundreds. ©Will Rose/Greenpeace In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district has revoked yesterdays...

What happens when the good people do good

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Here is an update from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, which is now being shutdown by the police. From Sarah Burton: Today I arrived in Pekanbaru, second largest city in Sumatra and a mere 4 1/2 hours away from the...

VIDEO: Climate Defenders in Action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Great footage from the ground in Indonesia - where our activists have been taking direct action at the frontline of forest destruction. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/7596669] >> Check out the full action story here . >>Join the Climate...

Fresh evidence of land clearance reveals APRIL's lies

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

In response to a letter from Greenpeace that voiced concerns - both from local communities and Greenpeace itself - regarding active clearing in the Kampar Peninsula, pulp and paper company APRIL stated that they had yet to begin active...

Staying positive in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 9, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Hi! My name is Pablo, Greenpeace activist from Spain, and I'm writing this e-mail from the Climate Defenders Camp , that Greenpeace set up in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has been pretty depressing to see...

Musicians going Green

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009 1 comment

From Making Waves In 2007, Aussie musician Missy Higgins and her band toured the US in a Prius, participated in Live Earth and helped PETA campaign against animal abuse. That same year, KT Tunstall also jumped on the green...

Mission Possible: Restoring the Peatland

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009

I am now on the peatland area of Semenanjung Kampar, half an hour away by boat from Greenpeace Climate Defender Camp. As far as I can see are bushes, grasses, several trees, and bushes again. Man, this is not the rainforest. Here I am...

Mélanie Laurent enjoys the spirit and friendship of Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2009 1 comment

Mélanie Laurent witnesses forest destruction - where climate change starts - in Indonesia. From Hikmat, media officer at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia No flashlights. No red carpets. Don’t talk about fancy five-star...

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

Must we paint them a picture?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 15, 2009 3 comments

A delivery truck turned upside down, after typhoon Ondoy caused heavy flooding in Barangay Sto. Nino in Marikina. People say that pictures are worth a thousand words... how much more would it be if the pictures came in the form...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 1: Full of Sh*t

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Albert Lozada, Philippines This is our last day in Ancient Siam, which means the last day of the Chang(e) Caravan project, which also means the last day with the elephants (Noooooooo!!  But that’s okay, we promise to visit them...

Stupid is what stupid does…

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 23, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act. One striking thing in the movie,...

tck tck tck ... count down, wake up!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 21, 2009

From the Climate Rescue Blog Hundreds of volunteers form a human countdown in Central Park as Climate Week kicks off in NYC. Image © Avaaz Global leaders have only three months to get their act together and sign a...

Lest we forget...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 21, 2009

Remember, remember the 21st of September... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feoq_W9GBcs] PHILIPPINES - Proclamation No. 1081 (Proclaiming a State of Martial Law in the Philippines) was signed on September 21, 1972 by ...

Obama to attend the Copenhagen Summit(!)...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 2 comments

We hope so... Faux-bama, Ilhan Anas, an Indonesian look-alike of United States President Barack Obama, holds a poster of the Greenpeace Chang[e Today's activity in Thailand is somehow close to the hearts of Filipino's...

Isa and the Chang[e] Caravan petition

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009 3 comments

Isa (Wiriya) is our cheerfully tireless media officer in the Bangkok office.  Here she's going beyond duty to help distribute the brochures which contain the petition we're running for the Chang[e] Caravan. The people we've met along...

Elephants, close up

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

You never get to know an elephant until you go on an elephant caravan. And we've been really up close with five of them in this journey. More on each of them later.... Meanwhile, here are some interesting close up photos from Tui... ...

Beautiful Moment #3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 17, 2009 1 comment

Here's another beautiful moment from the caravan: Passing by rice fields in Saraburi Province. Lea Guerrero

Beautiful Moment #2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009

The moment we saw this everyone called it the "perfect photo." It was taken just at the right time when the sun had newly risen. The elephants went for a dip before they set off for the second leg of the Chang[e] Caravan. The water...

FAD Watch (And It’s Not About Trendy Fashion)

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 1, 2009 2 comments

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2009 Location: High Seas Area 1, Western Pacific Ocean Weather conditions: Sunny day, clear skies, light breeze Objective: To look out for FADs A few days ago, we...

100 days! 100 Reasons! One Solution – Forests for Climate

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009 1 comment

To mark the launch of tcktcktck campaign , 100 days ahead of the crucial climate meeting in Copenhagen, Greenpeace called upon world leaders , especially President Obama to show courage and determination and ensure that there words...

Visiting Mama Sarah Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19IVrm_Ku-o&feature=player_embedded] An account of Solar Generation's trip to Kenya by Abi, Solar Generation Coordinator Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend...

Firefighting in action

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

An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently From Making Waves My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination. Recently,...

The gears are in motion

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 21, 2009 1 comment

Mama Sarah Obama flicks on the lights after a Solar power system was installed at her home in Kogelo Village, Kenya. It seems that almost everyone from the big oil industry ( in hopes of maintaining a fossil fuel dependent to...

Arctic expedition images

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 18, 2009

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Last month the Arctic Sunrise started sailing North than any other Greenpeace ship ever has to document ice break-ups and the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile...

Code REDD

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Discussions at these climate talks are often in a highly specialized language that some of us like to call “Alphabet Soup” – because it is conducted almost entirely in acronyms. One such cup o’ soup we’ve been hearing a lot about...

The story of CAP & TRADE

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 2, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvaoqRSshv0] December 1st marks the worldwide release of the 9-minute animated film The Story of Cap & Trade which takes a provocative but humorous look at cap and trade, the leading climate...

Crackdown on deforestation - not on Climate Defenders

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009

Greenpeace activists in the Philippines calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of harassing climate defenders The struggle for zero-deforestation has spilled beyond Indonesia as Indonesian authorities...

notes from climate ground zero

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 10, 2009 1 comment

Rodora Angeles, Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) Actions Coordinator ©Greenpeace / Ardiles Rante Writing you all a quick message from Indonesia. Internet is limited and oftentimes connection is difficult. We are after all,...

Solar Generation helps me make a difference

Blog entry by itchywitch | October 1, 2009

From Solar Generation-Pilipinas At nine o’clock in the morning my phone rang. It was Krissie, a journalist who had been contacting me all the way from Australia. She had a radio show and she wanted to interview me. INTERVIEW.

Share your Typhoon Ondoy story

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 29, 2009 4 comments

We'd like to hear your stories ... 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 6:46 AM murasaki - let's help one another for the cause of our world [: 5:05 AM Riczzyab - I think God really...

Ondoy

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 28, 2009 8 comments

a photo of our house surrounded by floodwater Note: I was supposed to publish this yesterday but the power in our area went out and was not able to get back until this morning, but I was not able to get online due to the many...

Quotes

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2009 4 comments

From the UN General Assembly special session on climate Change 22 Sept 09 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global...

All eyes on Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 20, 2009

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday. We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable...

People-Elephant-Forest

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

This is a photo of a People-Elephant-Forest talk which the TERF (Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund) usually conduct.  Their audience varies and this one that we conducted last Tuesday is the talk for school children. TERF...

You can never get tired of watching elephants taking a shower....

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 18, 2009

Elephants can suck up to 14 liters of water at a time.  Just imagine how much water a large creature such as the elephant needs. A poll released today by WWF, Greenpeace and 350.org shows that Asians consider water shortage the...

What do ancient elephant poachers and Greenpeace have in common?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 2 comments

A mahout elder stands before an elephant while waiting to perform a Pa-Kam ritual, a traditional ceremony to call on mahout ancestors for for good luck and safety before an elephant journey. September 12, 2009 We launched the ...

Um

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 1 comment

After walking 3 days under the scorching sun for the Chang(e) Caravan, I am welcoming the thunder storm that is raging while we seek shelter under the roof of a Buddhist temple at Nakhonratchasima Province in Thailand. For 15 days, I...

The future depends on what we do in the present

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2009 1 comment

September 12, 2009 Om Jai Shri Ganesha! As is the practice amongst millions of believers, especially the Hindus, the blessings of the elephant-headed god, aka Ganapati, the remover of obstacles and god of all beginnings, were sought...

Finding our place in the save the world symphony

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 29, 2009 9 comments

“What I often say to my audiences is that now is the time to play the Save the World Symphony. It is a vast orchestral piece, and you are but one musician. Yet you are not required to play a solo, but you are required to figure out...

Whatever happened to Mr. Burns?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009 1 comment

Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns, is the intensely evil owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer Simpson's boss. He is a caricature of Corporate America in his unquenchable desire to increase his own wealth and power,...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:33

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Picture shows...

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo

Image | August 29, 2009 at 18:36

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo today to launch the "yoU-Turn the Earth" campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Here, bikers...

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