From the Executive Director
Whether you’re gazing out over a never-ending sea, billowing plains, or treacherous mountain terrain, it’s impossible not to feel small as the vastness of the planet envelops you. But we always have to remember the power that we have together, and that’s exactly what this issue of Compass reminds us.
In this issue of Compass, come with us, as we explore the depths of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica and make the case stronger for creating an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary with new science. If created, the sanctuary, will be the largest marine protected area in the world, a safe haven for whales, penguins, and seals, and designated off-limits to companies depleting Antarctic waters of its ecosystem’s heart, the krill almost every animal there forages on.
Take a deep dive into Greenpeace’s work to change the conversation on what climate action looks like and to push California’s governor to be a real climate leader by stopping the expansion of oil and gas drilling in the state.
And join us in victory, with Kinder Morgan now backing off from its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because of mass demonstrations against the project. It is with greatest pride that Greenpeace supports the Indigenous-led movement and celebrates this latest victory for First Nations and our climate, water, and wildlife.
Creating an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, raising the bar on what real climate leadership looks like, and convincing big companies like Kinder Morgan to put people and the planet before oil profits are not hopeless, lofty dreams. They’re achievable goals—and within reach, thanks to your generous support of Greenpeace.
Though the world is vast and, individually, we may be just smaller pieces of a greater picture, time and time again, you help us prove that people power works. It may sometimes seem impossible until it’s done, but your partnership always helps us stay the course. Thank you!
For a green and peaceful future,
Annie Leonard, Executive Director
Greenpeace, Inc. is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Please visit greenpeace.org to learn more about Greenpeace, Inc., and greenpeacefund.org to learn more about Greenpeace Fund, Inc.