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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...

5 Greenpeace Facebook moments to remember

Blog entry by JulietteH | February 5, 2014

The social networking giant, Facebook, turned ten today, but what does that have to do with Greenpeace? Well, whether you’ve signed in or not, Facebook has become a prime mover in digital activism. It's played a role in, and...

Greenpeace advocates for the rights of Filipinos not corporations

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | August 12, 2013

Over the past few weeks, there has been a series of articles claiming that Greenpeace is anti-science, that we oppose development and - even more outlandishly - that we are puppets whose strings are being pulled by European paymasters.

Connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 17, 2013

Why does Greenpeace exist? Honestly, I’ve been asking that for several years now and I have yet to come close to finding a definitive answer to the question. Although I have heard so many attempts at articulating what Greenpeace...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 8, 2012

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

We will return to the Arctic

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 19, 2012

The Arctic holds a special significance for Greenpeace. The campaign that gave birth to our movement over 40 years ago stopped nuclear testing in Alaska. Many people thought a nuclear test in Alaska wouldn't affect them. But if...

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...

Meta-narratives of inspiring action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 24, 2011

Part 2: Conveying the moral of the story Storytelling is the process of conveying events in words, images and sounds. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural...

Greenpeace 40 Years: A Conversation in Pictures

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 12, 2011

40 years after the founding of Greenpeace, International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler discuss where the organization has come from - and where it's going. ...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Manila to mark 10 years of Greenpeace in Southeast Asia

Feature story | November 27, 2010 at 16:03

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Manila for the final stop of her "Turn the Tide" tour of Southeast Asia. The ship's arrival marks the 10th anniversary of Greenpeace official presence in the region. Greenpeace is calling...

The Next Ten Years

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | November 27, 2010

Ten years have passed since Greenpeace made the decision to set up a formal presence in Southeast Asia.  The choice to expand and operate in the region was motivated by the realization that the battle for the future of the planet will...

Sarangani stands against coal, calls for "clean energy now!

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | November 20, 2010

The sight of more than a hundred fishing boats with "Clean, Sustainable, Peaceful Energy" flags sailing at sunrise with the Rainbow Warrior in one of the most beautiful bays in the Philippines is really something to marvel about.  It...

Ten years and counting...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 20, 2010

Greenpeace is now turning ten this year. It’s been ten long years of turning the tide for the environment. And I believe as an organization that is still not in the mainstream consciousness of society we have a lot to be proud...

Sarangani communities all set to knock out coal

Feature story | November 20, 2010 at 15:44

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior today sailed into Maasim, Sarangani in Mindanao to join thousands of fisherfolks and community residents seeking to ‘knock out’ a proposal to build a coal power plant in their area.

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Help us get P.Noy to sign on to 50% RE by 2020!

Mission accomplished!

Feature story | May 9, 2010 at 6:00

A week ago, only five presidential candidates had so far committed to our call for urgent water protection measures when elected.

Greenpeace activists arrested during “sleep in" at Gibo’s campaign headquarters

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 18:22

Seven Greenpeace activists have been arrested following an action this morning in which they “slept in” at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro. The action began before ten in the morning today. Police began the...

Greenpeace activists "sleep in" at presidentiables’ campaign headquarters, Demand...

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today warned those vying for the next presidency against sleeping on climate change issues that greatly impact on the everyday lives of Filipinos. The environmental group emphasized the warning by holding a “sleep in” at the campaign...

Updates From the Dam to the Farmlands

Blog entry by A.C. Dimatatac | April 27, 2010

As I walked in the 5 hectares of land in Brgy. Mangumbali, Candaba Pampanga, I can feel the land crumbling under my feet. The land is so dried that Mr. Numeriano Alabado was not able to harvest any rice crop that he planted in his area...

Greenpeace pursues Presidential candidates on water protection

Feature story | April 27, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today submitted letters of demand to presidential candidates to push them for their commitments to protect the country’s water sources. Greenpeace bikers delivered the letters, along with images of drought affected areas in the...

Angat’s tributaries already dried up

Feature story | April 19, 2010 at 6:00

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation of Angat Dam can worsen in the next few weeks, Greenpeace said today, following the results of an expedition in the reservoir conducted last weekend by a team of Greenpeace volunteers accompanied...

Greenpeace boat team: Saan galing ang tubig na iniinom nyo?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace boat team members, Tomas and Moss show us where our drinking water comes from. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrO6D087Jvw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pnowlyiozc] Chuck Baclagon

Water Watch: Day 5

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010

When the GMA news crew arrived at camp today, we had to make some quick decisions whether it would be prudent to bring them along with us to try and cross the Kamanoyo mountain to get to the main body of Matulid River on the other...

Can you count how many they are?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010 2 comments

View of the night sky from the Water Watch Campsite. Astronomers say that on a clear, moonless night in a place far away from city lights, you should be able to see about 2000 stars. The darker the skies, the more stars you can...

Greenpeace "Water Watch" camp stays vigilant

Feature story | April 16, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today stepped up its call for the need for urgent political action to climate-proof the country's water resources as water levels in Angat Dam breached its critical level.

Day 4 in pictures

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 15, 2010 2 comments

Here are some images on our 4th day on camp: The Water Watch team. Pioneering plant species establish in what used to be a river bed. Molluscs on dried up river beds. Dumagat...

Water Watch: Day 4

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 15, 2010 1 comment

The water level in Angat Dam breached the 180 meter above sea level (masl) critical point at around 3pm on April 13, and we got word that it finally made the news headlines this morning. A news crew from the GMA network, led by...

Water Watch: Day 3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 14, 2010 12 comments

14 April 2010 Dried up water tributary. It’s the third day here at the Greenpeace Water Watch Camp in Angat Dam. The night before had been a very clear, starry evening, unlike the previous drizzly night, but the day saw...

Water Watch: Day 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 14, 2010 2 comments

One of the volunteers waterproofing the camp. Early this morning our sleep was cut short by what started out as a drizzle of rain that suddenly became a shower that caught us all by surprise. Our day started with putting things...

What would it be like if everybody pitches in?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 13, 2010 1 comment

13 April 2010 Greenpeace volunteers waterproofing the camp. The first night at the Greenpeace Water Watch camp, we were met by light drizzling, which eventually turned into a considerable downpour at around 5:00AM and...

Water Watch: Day1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 12, 2010 2 comments

Dead fish that were landlocked when the waters subsided can be found around the water camp area The star-lit tapestry in the sky signals the end of our first day at camp. The day started at around 5AM when I was met in the office...

Is our water supply sufficient?

Blog entry by Jen Bernardino (Solar Generation - Pilipinas) | April 12, 2010 2 comments

From Solar Generation - Pilipinas I know that Sunday should be a rest day given the busy schedules we have weekly but seeing that the climate is continuously changing every second, we shouldn’t be taking a break from taking care...

Greenpeace to monitor Angat levels

Feature story | April 12, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today set up a “Water Watch” camp in Angat Reservoir, Metro Manila’s main water source, to highlight the urgent threat to the country’s water resources. Greenpeace is calling on the public to take every measure to conserve water and...

Green Groups Rank Presidential Candidates’ Platforms on Clean Water

Feature story | March 22, 2010 at 7:00

To mark World Water Day, the environmental advocacy groups Ecowaste Coalition and Greenpeace today disclosed their ranking of the presidential candidates’ platforms on clean water grading them 0 to 10, with 10 being the “greenest.” Activists with...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a break

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 18, 2010 6 comments

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – ' Have a break? ' We need your help to get the rainforests a break and to help you spread the word we’ve launched this video spoof. It exposes the true cost behind...

Nestlé drives rainforest destruction pushing orang-utans to brink of extinction

Feature story | March 18, 2010 at 7:00

Nestlé is using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands, in products like KitKat, pushing already endangered orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change, a new Greenpeace report reveals. (1)

Facebook, stay cool - just kick the coal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2010

Facebook offices on University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. Photo via Flickr Facebook’s first ever data center , full of state of the art and energy efficient equipment, will be built in Prineville, Oregon in the north west of the...

Greenpeace report exposes high costs of Genetic Engineering of crops

Feature story | February 3, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to promote and invest in ecological farming practices as a solution to the challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector. The call was made at the launch of a new report, "Counting the Costs of...

The 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 2, 2010 2 comments

"L'imagination au pouvoir." ("Imagination is seizing power") Written on the walls of the Sorbonne, Paris, May, 1968 During the 1960s, art and politics merged into a full-spectrum cultural revolution - a liberation of music and...

Pledging to destroy the climate

Feature story | February 2, 2010 at 8:37

The first milestone of the Copenhagen Accord came and went, and with it no sign of the kind of targets for cutting global warming pollution needed to steer the world off the path towards catastrophic climate change.

An open letter to Barack Obama

Feature story | December 17, 2009 at 13:19

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

Greenpeace calls attention to dangers posed by coal-ash dumpsites

Feature story | December 1, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists calling attention to hazards posed by coal-fired power plants found that hazmat suits may not be enough protection. Clad in protective suits against hazardous materials, the peaceful activists, seeking only to take pictures...

“GrEEn Christmas” launched in Makati City

Feature story | November 22, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Makati City administration yesterday launched the “grEEn Christmas” initiative as part of the Energy Efficient Makati project1 to get people of Makati to reduce their carbon footprint by following simple guidelines during the...

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...

Greenpeace blocks pipe from toxic chemicals company

Feature story | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today initiated an investigation into toxic chemical effluents and noxious fumes that have downed around 70 community folk in Silang, Cavite, about 55 kilometers south of Manila.

EU leaders must help SBY to protect Indonesia’s forests: Greenpeace

Feature story | October 28, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists placed two 20 x 50 meter banners with the portraits of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on recently cleared peat land in Sumatra, ahead of the European Union leaders summit that begins in...

ASEAN: Get serious about climate threat!

Feature story | October 24, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

Where will you be on October 24?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 22, 2009 3 comments

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Greenpeace and Iloilo residents expose illegal coal plant structure as “stupid”

Feature story | October 21, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists and Iloilo residents are urging the local government to pull the plug on a plan to operate a coal-fired power plant in this city. The group calls the illegal, premature back-filling of the proposed site, despite the obvious...

Greenpeace welcomes President Yudhoyono as the leader who will save our climate

Feature story | October 20, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today delivered a letter and a bouquet of flowers to congratulate President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his inauguration for his second presidential term, and for declaring his intention to take leadership in the battle against climate...

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