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Michael and Emily Eavis join the Rainbow Warrior for the day

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 11 November 2011 at 10:58am - Comments

Michael and Emily Eavis joined the Rainbow Warrior III yesterday for a trip up the Thames. Glastonbury Festivals gave a generous donation to help pay for the new ship and the ship's mess has been dedicated to Michael Eavis (he didn't know about that until he got on board). Here's a look behind the scenes of their journey.

Clickers and stickers make H&M detox

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 20 September 2011 at 10:08am - Comments
Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng, China
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Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng, China

Clothing giant H&M has responded to a torrent of tweets, Facebook updates, and Detox sticker actions last week with a public commitment to Detox. Hazardous chemicals are out. Transparency and transformational change are in.

40 years of Inspiring Action

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 15 September 2011 at 9:30am - Comments
Kumi Naidoo on the way to the Leiv Eiriksson
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Kumi Naidoo on route to Cairn's oil rig drilling in the Arctic earlier this year.

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our planet.

Breaking: we're taking action at VW forecourts across Europe

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 10 September 2011 at 10:56am - Comments
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Watch the live map of our action here.

It’s on. Moments ago Greenpeace volunteers across the UK, France and Germany arrived on VW forecourts to challenge Volkswagen – Europe’s biggest carmaker – to change its ways.

Visit your local VW dealership today (or tomorrow)

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 10 September 2011 at 9:39am - Comments

Our activists are protesting at VW forecourts across the UK, France and Germany, but we need your help to reach as many VW dealerships as possible. Volkswagen has so far solidly refused to stop lobbying against cuts to CO2 emissions and increases in car efficiency that we need to combat climate change.

Video: Kumi Naidoo scales Cairn's Arctic drilling rig

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 18 June 2011 at 9:16am - Comments

In a small boat launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International crossed into an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland.

BREAKING: Kumi Naidoo boards Arctic oil rig demanding an end to Arctic drilling

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 17 June 2011 at 10:28am - Comments

Our International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo is right now braving freezing seas to scale an Arctic oil rig. He's taking direct action to demand an end to Arctic drilling.

Revealed: the businesses blocking European climate ambitions

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 18 May 2011 at 12:30pm - Comments
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Businesses hold a huge sway over our governments. Stating the bleeding obvious, I know. So it’s probably not surprising that some major companies are lobbying to sabotage efforts to improve European climate targets.

We’ve got carbon emissions targets we can still be proud of

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 17 May 2011 at 5:38pm - Comments

David Cameron stepped into a cabinet row this week and accepted the recommendations from the government’s independent climate advisors for ambitious targets that would lead to a 50% cut in carbon emissions by 2025.

Rainforest protection plans are rewarding industries that destroy forests

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 6 April 2011 at 4:57pm - Comments
Destruction in the Indonesian Rainforests
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Destruction in the Indonesian Rainforests

You’d be forgiven for remembering the UN Copenhagen climate talks (in December 2009) only for their epic failure to deliver a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. But there was at least one important issue agreed which has the potential to have a significant impact on the climate - as well as protecting biodiversity.