Imagine zipping past the seaside as the sun sets after a hard day at work. There are not many things that can cheer you up, not even the sunset at the seaside. Suddenly out of nowhere you see a man-size polar bear wandering around the road side. What a perfect sight to cheer you up whilst you just want to rush home.
On a usual day when cars are just flowing past the shady Shell owned fuel station, it was an eye catching site for the commuters. The idea was to grab the attraction of the public towards the immoral drilling of oil by Shell in the Arctic. It has caused major climatic changes resulting in melting of the ice which is home to the polar bear, one of the many inhabitants of the Poles.
We started by sticking posters against oil drilling in the Arctic around the pumps and the entry and the exit points, a move that wouldn’t please the owners but probably the best way to attract the sight of customers. Almost every car passing through the carriage way honked at us with thumbs up gesture. The Greenpeace hoardings and posters we were carrying were enough to create an awareness of our campaign.
It’s a shame that we as a society instead of protecting the natural beauty are more interested in reaping the monetary benefits out if it. No spare of thought is shed for the inhabitants of the Arctic, especially animals who unlike us humans can’t migrate. What’s worse is that we never have considered that how would it affect us. The melting down of the ice in the Poles means the water level in the sea will always be on the rise.
We not just as members of Greenpeace but as inhabitants of this lovely planet have to take up a serious initiative and make sure we try our best to stop industries invading our natural resources. Shell has time and again prioritised its business over the health of this planet and it’s only our determination and solidarity that can stop them from their motive.
If you'd like to join a Shell protest near you then please visit the Greenpeace Getactive pages, join a local webgroup, contact the local coordinator and offer to help out.