Also by Eoin D

Greenpeace, the Yes Men and the inside story of #ShellFail

Posted by Eoin D — 12 June 2012 at 10:14am - Comments

Last Thursday somebody on Youtube called "kstr3l" posted a video from his phone of a Shell PR event gone horribly, hilariously wrong. By Friday afternoon it had already been watched 500,000 times, and was making the rounds with the tag #ShellFAIL. Then journalists who had covered the story received a threatening email to cut it out, calling the whole thing an environmental activist hoax and directing people to a website about the company's arctic oil drilling plans.

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Posted by Eoin D — 22 May 2012 at 10:40am - Comments
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22 year old actress Q'orianka Kilcher climbs from a makeshift platform on the anchor chain of the "Clipper Hope" cargo ship and returns to the Greenpeace ship "Rainbow Warrior"

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. The occupation is in its seventh day now and continues.

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition starts today

Posted by Eoin D — 22 March 2012 at 5:01pm - Comments
The Rainbow Warrior in the Amazon
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The Rainbow Warrior in the Amazon

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change.

Victory! Facebook becomes friends with renewable energy

Posted by Eoin D — 15 December 2011 at 3:01pm - Comments

After nearly two years of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this possible! Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy, and move away from coal power.

Top spot goes to HP in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics

Posted by Eoin D — 9 November 2011 at 11:46am - Comments
Guide to Greener Electronics Nov 2011
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Guide to Greener Electronics Nov 2011

We've just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by Dell, Nokia and Apple.

Detox hat-trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in ditching toxic chemicals

Posted by Eoin D — 31 August 2011 at 11:34am - Comments
Adidas is given the yellow card in Hong Kong for the use of toxic chemicals in t
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Adidas has agreed to play clean and has committed to removing toxic chemicals from its products

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced!

This is great news for our environment, rivers, and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture.

Greenpeace research reveals toxic chemicals in biggest clothing brands

Posted by Eoin D — 23 August 2011 at 3:30am - Comments
Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle - 300 dpi
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Dirty Laundry: Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle

Our latest research reveals that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) - chemicals that are effectively banned in clothing manufacturing in Europe - which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP), a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting substance. 52 out of 78 garments from 14 global clothing, brands sold in the UK and the continent, tested positive for NPEs, including four Adidas articles.

Ask Facebook to ♥ renewable energy in photo competition

Posted by Eoin D — 17 February 2011 at 7:10pm - Comments
Facebook Unfriend Coal photo competition entry
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Enter the next round of the Unfriend Coal photo competition

The first round of our photo competition asking Facebook to ♥ Renewable Energy (and thus Unfriend Coal) has just closed but the entries have been so amazing we're launching another round straight away.

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