Iris Cheng had an interesting piece over on Greenpeace ‘s Making Waves blog last week. It delved into the utter stupidity of money-hungry politicians and oil companies. In particular, it discussed the oil drilling race in the Arctic.
Greenpeace wrote an update on the Facebook Unfriend Coal campaign, its progress to date, and how Facebook has responded yesterday. Here are some highlights
Greenpeace has been pushing Facebook continuously to “Unfriend Coal,” as we’ve covered from time to time here on Planetsave. The last time I updated you, last week, I mentioned that Greenpeace was going to attempt the World Record for the highest number of comments on a Facebook post within a 24-hour period.
From Kelly Mitchell – Greenpeace Coal Campaigner You have 24 hours to set a world record on Facebook and help get the social network to start powering their website from … [Read full article]
Joe created an excellent cartoon to go with Greenpeace’s latest Unfriend Coal video last week, as well as a nice little write-up of the campaign and where it’s at. But we didn’t actually share the video. Here it is.
Back in February 2010, Greenpeace called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centers, giving them a deadline of April 22 (Earth Day) of this year. Since then, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters have called on Facebook to take action and according to Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, Facebook is listening (atleast the founder’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg is).
The EU’s Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, has announced that the union will conduct a series of stress tests upon its nuclear power stations later in the year. He described the tests as “extraordinary” and said they would include the impact of earthquakes and high water.
The tests will also be conducted on the nuclear power stations of neighbouring non-EU countries, including Switzerland, Turkey and Russia.
This is a story I think I’ve touched on in the past on here and surely one I will be covering continuously in the next month or so. It also … [Read full article]
On the heals of a momentous new study on the true cost of coal released by leading Harvard economist Dr. Paul Epstein, Greenpeace engaged in some trademark direct action in … [Read full article]
Well, it doesn’t seem like Harvard Medical School will be getting any donations from the fossil fuel industry any time soon. A new study that is soon to be released … [Read full article]
Jeremy Bloom of our sister site Red, Green, and Blue reported yesterday on Japanese whalers’ apparent retreat in the middle of this year’s whaling season, and shared the news here … [Read full article]
Here’s a great video from Greenpeace on this important topic. As it notes: “the melting permafrost not only affects the way of life of the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, but … [Read full article]
Some of the top green living, activism, and clean energy stories from the past day or so: Activism Greenpeace Gives Facebook “Unfriend Coal” Deadline Greenpeace has been pushing Facebook to … [Read full article]