Clean-energy demonstrations in 175 countries, 2,000 of them, stimulated by 350.org were or are underway today. Here’s more, plus 10 great photos.
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Today is Greenpeace’s 40th birthday. Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, wrote the email below on the matter. Greenpeace has accomplished a ton in the last 4 decades, but we are facing bigger challenges than ever today and we need the organization more than ever. Check out this letter from Kumi and get involved:
Along with the many top activism stories I’ve shared in the past couple weeks, here are several more I keep forgetting to get to because I was saving them on email and not in my normal places. Check them out:
Greenpeace is doing some fundraising for a new boat, the Rainbow Warrior III, “the world’s first custom-built, cutting-edge environmental campaigning vessel,” to replace the 52-year-old Rainbow Warrior. The great organization it is, Greenpeace has gotten a ton of celebrity support to help with the fundraising. There are a ton of great options for donors. Just to name a few, you can…
Artist John Quigley has travelled to the Arctic sea ice and drawn Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous sketch the ‘Vitruvian Man’ onto the Arctic Ice as a way to show what humans have done to the planet.
Some tip green activism news of the past few days for you:
Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested.
Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison.
Greenpeace has a pretty huge campaign geared at getting Volkswagen (VW) to drop it’s anti-climate-action efforts that I’ve covered a couple times now.
If you haven’t seen these videos yet, here are two great videos by Greenpeace, part of its campaign to address Volkswagen’s anti-environmental lobbying in the EU. Great filmmaking and good campaign, in my humble opinion.
Over 600 people across 10 countries coordinate an international striptease to bring awareness to environmental pollution by large clothing manufacturers, including Adidas and Nike.
Greenpeace investigation shows Mattel, Disney, Hasbro, and Lego are all participating in rainforest destruction. Who’s willing to change?
Some activism news from around from the past week or so….