Very early this morning a handful of us went down to Facebook’s London HQ, to leaflet and talk to Facebook staff about Greenpeace’s global ‘Unfriend Coal’ campaign. We’re asking Facebook to stop using dirty coal to power its servers, and commit to sourcing 100% renewable energy.
We got a good reception from Facebook staff, some of whom took our leaflets and stickers and agreed to give them to their colleagues. We also got a promise of a meeting with Facebook’s UK Vice President, which we look forward to setting up very soon.
This week Greenpeace broke the world record for the most comments on Facebook in 24 hours, asking Facebook to unfriend coal. So far, over 80,000 people have left comments, putting pressure on Facebook to lead the social media industry in taking responsibility for its impact on our climate.
Check out some of the other actions around the Unfriend Coal campaign:
Updates on the campaign website: facebook.com/UnfriendCoal