Top Greenpeace Videos of 2022

by Peter Kapuscinski

December 22, 2022

Looking back on our top videos of the year that inspired action, solidarity, and hope.

As we approach the end of another very challenging year, we’re moving forward with a new understanding of our connectedness, and the importance of taking care of our shared home and each other. Let’s look back on our top videos of the year that inspired action, solidarity, and hope as we continue to fight for a greener and more just future for all.

2022 End of Year Video

Wherever you are on this big blue planet, whoever you are and however you live your life, one truth is universal: Earth is home, and it belongs to us all.

Planeta G

Planeta G returned for Season 2 for a 3 part mini series exploring Kern County, California and beyond. California is almost 40% Latinx (that is over 15 million people!). It is also where so much of the country’s agriculture happens, and where oil extraction operates dangerously close to schools, homes, and hospitals. Facing the simultaneous challenges of fossil fuel racism and being in the center of the climate crisis (experiencing extreme heat, fires, climate migration), Kern County farmworker communities face interconnected and deliberate capitalist crises on all fronts. This mini series explores what is happening and why, and what we can do about it.

Plastic is Everywhere

@greenpeaceusa PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE 👀 We need a Global Plastics Treaty Now! ⚠️sign the petition!⚠️ #BreakFreeFromPlastic #climatecrisis #plasticpollution ♬ original sound – Greenpeace USA

Yes, plastic pollution is destroying our planet and plastic starts polluting the moment it is created. We need a solution that matches the scale of the problem and a global Plastics Treaty is that solution. It means keeping oil and gas in the ground to turn off the plastic tap, it means big brands switching to refill and reuse systems, it means working in solidarity with frontline communities, and it means a better air and climate.

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Stranger Ocean Things


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Explore the REAL upside down. Stranger Things star, David Harbour, joined a Greenpeace expedition down to Antarctica back in 2018. The three-month expedition included scientific research, seafloor submarine dives, and sampling for plastic pollution to highlight the urgent need for the creation of an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary to safeguard species like whales and penguins.

How Industrial Tuna Fishing is Emptying our Oceans and Harming Workers

From destructive fishing practices to widespread allegations of forced labor, there’s no denying that the commercial tuna industry is harmful to people and the planet. The US is one of the largest importers of tuna. Tell Bumble Bee Tuna to protect workers in its supply chain and safeguard our oceans!

Save the Arctic


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The Arctic won’t exist as we know it for much longer. In 2020, sea ice melted to its second worst level, since records began. After a month-long scientific expedition in the Arctic, Greenpeace crew reflect on what saving the Arctic means for the future.

Oceans Projection on Brooklyn Bridge


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On August 15, the United Nations began negotiations to decide the fate of our oceans in New York City. Ahead of the meetings, Greenpeace USA activists shone a light on the Brooklyn Bridge displaying images of ocean beauty to show what’s at stake. After two decades of talking, the projections urged negotiators to act and finalize the strongest treaty possible. While a global oceans treaty wasn’t ultimately at this round of negotiations, we’re here to remind delegates that the world is watching.

Get Out the Vote With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

Actor and activist Jane Fonda teams up with her friend, actor and comedian Lily Tomlin, to show the importance of voting in midterm elections. Lily appears as her iconic character Mrs. Judith Beasley, who needs some convincing from her local canvasser, who just happens to be Jane Fonda.

4 Things You Need To Know About Sen. Manchin’s #DirtyDeal

Senator Joe Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” threatened our communities multiple times this year. Each new version was worse than the previous, adding to air pollution, extreme heat and flooding, and extinction. Senator Joe Manchin will likely continue to attempt to attach it to legislation in 2023. We must continue the fight and defeat the “Dirty Deal” once and for all.

The Truth About Plastics


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A new Greenpeace report shows that plastic recycling is a dead-end street. Year after year, plastic recycling declines even as plastic waste increases. From the surge of Black Friday plastic packaging, to the throwaway plastic that we see everyday, Plastic is EVERYWHERE. In less than 100 years of production, it has worked its way into every corner of the planet. Most plastic simply cannot be recycled, the report concludes. Despite this, big oil, in league with brands like Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Unilever, continue to push massive amounts of single-use plastic into the world.⁣ Help us end the age of plastics. Global Plastics Treaty Now!

Fire Drill Fridays: On the Road in Port Arthur, Texas

Earlier this year Jane Fonda went on the ground in Port Arthur, Texas, a frontline in the continued fight against environmental racism and the climate crisis. John Beard, Jr., Founder and CEO of Port Arthur Community Action Network, gives an on-the-ground look at oil wells, refineries, and petrochemical plants that are inundating the community with industrial pollution. They discuss ‘sacrifice zones’ and the continued legacy of strong resistance, including the current fight to stop new and expanding crude export infrastructure.

Fire Drill Fridays: Climate Emergency Rally

Jane Fonda and friends returned to the first in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally since going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Live from Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on December 2, movement allies and activists come together in the heart of America’s halls of power to sound the alarm that we’re facing a climate crisis and politicians better start acting like it. Join the Fire Drill Fridays community to stay up to date on the latest from Jane in 2023.

As 2022 draws to an end and 2023 heaves into view, let’s cherish the important things:

For the challenges ahead: courage. 

For the struggles within: peace.

And for every one of us who dreams, yearns and fights for a greener, more peaceful, and more equitable future for all: a very successful 2023.

Peter Kapuscinski

By Peter Kapuscinski

Peter Kapuscinski is a Senior Visuals Producer for Greenpeace USA, based in Washington, D.C. He enjoys producing social media videos, animations, documentaries, explainer videos, and other visual multimedia for Greenpeace campaigns.

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