VIDEO: A VW stormtrooper sees the lights

Posted by jamess - 7 July 2011 at 4:42pm - Comments

Following last week's dramatic shutting down of our rebel communications channel (YouTube to you, humans), the Rebellion has bounced back. Our videos are now everywhere - thanks to you brave Jedi - and our ranks are swelling faster than we ever thought possible.

Promises have been made, but we still don't know how or when these promises will be kept, so it's time to crank up the pressure once more.

We had over 2 million views to our Volkswagen campaign films before they were banned: it's impossible to say how many we've received since then – we just know it's a lot. What we do know is that there are more than 190,000 Jedi in the Rebellion, calling on VW to change. And change they must.

Thanks to you, VW is getting the message that Planet Earth is not another Alderaan, to be burned up at the whim of a CEO here or there. Our planet is ours to defend and we will do whatever it takes to protect it.

To reinforce the point, earlier today Jedi in Germany unfurled a banner reading 'Save Our Planet' outside Volkswagen's HQ, while Stormtroopers swarmed around the giant building's entrances.

The message to VW couldn't be clearer: their policies are threatening Earth. But, as we've said before, we feel the good in Volkswagen - the conflict. We know they can do better, that it's possible to turn away from the Dark Side.

In fact, last week during the launch in London, one of the Stormtroopers (Brian, #258793) decided to do exactly that.

We need you to go and post Brian's film all over VW's Facebook pages (such as the VW International, VW UK and main VW pages) as a reminder of what we need them to do: stop opposing the environmental laws – on CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency – that we need to protect our planet.

Don't forget to comment on their posts too, so that VW supporters can see what the company is up to. And let us know if their corporate droids delete any of your comments.

Brian's in a difficult place right now. It's understandable - what he's done would be a shock to any Stormtrooper's system. So give him your full support by sharing the film and encouraging VW to change.

As Yoda says, 'do or do not, there is no try'.

Cut emissions !

Attack Tory MEP's!

Let the force be with us.

Losing is not an option.

Grow up Greenpeace, I'm disgusted that you are wasting our hard earned money that we have donated to you, on this pointless and badly aimed campaign. Focus on the real badies the American Gas Gusseler Manafacturers, or the oil companies who alleged safety standards in the north sea have only avoided a major catastrophie so far by "Luck" acording to the Guardian.

This is what we pay our money for, not for you to target a car manafacturer that is trying to do a good job in a challenging time.

 

@K

The focus of this campaign is to stop VW from spending millions on lobbying governments to stop new laws on reducing emissions and improving engine effeciency standards. If these new laws and standards are passed, then ALL car companies would have to change in order to reduce the amount of petrol their cars use, and spend more on reducing the emissions they produce.

Greenpeace could focus on the companies that produce the worst cars in terms of emissions, and after years of struggling get them to change maybe a few of their cars OR focus on getting car companies to support a reduction in the CO2 ALL cars will produce and lessen the need for oil, which costs money, lives, and natural ecosystems.

If you believe VW are diong such a good job, why are they investing to the contrary of what they are saying?

Greenpeace ARE targeting oil companies in the north sea and around the globe - click the "Go Beyond Oil" blog link on the right to see where your donations are going on the campaign.

 

Anon,

That i utter rubbish. All of it. The new laws would mean that industry would have to change from the agreed 20% CO2 reduction to 30% within the EU. VW rightly argue that this change would simply mean that anything carbon intensive - like smelting steel - would have to be done outside the EU in places that don't give a shit about the environment. It's a lose/lose scenario. 

Daithesci,

Again, utter rubbish from you.

You are arguing that a law to reduce CO2 is a bad thing in the first place, and not mentioning that it isn't just the EU that has carbon reduction targets. It isn't just the car industry that these reductions are targeting either.

The reason people are pushing for a higher reduction is because it has been shown that we are currently OVER target for 20% reduction, and that increasing it further would actually save money in the future as well as aid in reducting global warming and encouraging other countries to follow suit.

The other guidelines regarding fuel efficiency in vehicles you don't mention. Because VW put profit over the environment.

As I have asked you before, what are your suggestions to reducing emissions

Great campaign!

in order to post brian's film in VW facebook pages, I have to "Like" those pages, which feels a little weird to me... anyway, I was just saying something, nothing important at all.

Down with CO2 levals. O! YES... We all know its gona cost. Only scumbags would make money by cooking the planet.

Keep going guys!

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