‘Shark‘: it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack.
‘If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.’ (Bill McKibben, founder 350.org) The Australian National University (ANU)’s decision to sell its shares in seven unethical resource companies has hit the headlines over the past week. Suddenly ‘divestment’ is splashed across the front pages and the government is up in Continue reading →
Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved brands to clean Continue reading →
‘Look, a polar bear!’ He might be a Head of State, but even the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, could not hide his excitement at seeing one of these magnificent animals in the wild. The young male polar bear was sitting on an elevated rocky ledge looking down at us with curiosity – perhaps Continue reading →
When it comes to resource extraction and the political process — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal-ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world.
Greenpeace recently revealed that one of Australia’s most prestigious universities, the University of Sydney, has a million dollar stake in the company responsible for the largest coal mine currently under construction in Australia. But what happens when the university shows their commitment to fossil fuels by letting Whitehaven Coal build a coal mine inside the Continue reading →
So many inspiring pictures are flooding in from the People’s Climate March events around the world. Spread the word to turn up the heat on politicians attending the UN climate summit this week. Were you there yesterday? Share your photos with us in the comments
Try as they might, climate change deniers have been unable to convince Australians that extreme weather events aren’t increasing, and that fossil fuel companies are innocent bystanders to global warming. Check out the results of new Australian polling below. Image via @geeksrulz on Twitter
By John Keane, University of Sydney Pushed and pulled in different directions by government policies and market forces, modern universities try hard to be public institutions for the public good. Fond of proclamations, their efforts are impressive – sources of hope in times when many people feel things are not going well. The historic Quadrangle Continue reading →
The People’s Climate March will take place this coming Sunday. And with around 2,000 events planned, including huge rallies in New York and London, this may well prove to be the large climate rally in history. But what is the People’s Climate March, and why is it happening now? Some background… In the final week Continue reading →
MUST SEE: Incredible footage caught on tape as a tourist records an ‘iceberg tsunami’ heading towards his boat in Greenland. You’ll never believe what happens next…
Greenpeace is working towards creating a green and peaceful world for the children of today and tomorrow, so we love receiving letters from kids who are passionate about the work we do. Recently, we received some beautiful illustrations from 8-year-old Samuel Kelso, advocating for saving trees and a switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With Continue reading →
From the national headlines to the private board rooms of Sydney Uni, people are talking about us. Do you know why?
Emma Thompson recently went to the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. She wrote these words after walking out onto the fragile sea ice for the first time alongside her 14 year old daughter Gaia. We’re told that it is all our fault, global warming — we want the fuel, we want our cars, and that Continue reading →
Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, our Arctic Sunrise is home! To celebrate this news, we’ve put together 16 stunning images of the Arctic Sunrise in peaceful action.
There’s something about Australia’s sandstone universities – they’re grand, prestigious, and a little mysterious. But the University of Sydney’s million dollar investment in Whitehaven Coal and their destructive Maules Creek Coal Mine isn’t just mysterious – it’s downright dodgy.
Want to know whether your power company is really green and not just a wolf in green? You’re not alone. Since Greenpeace kicked off our campaign to stop the big three power companies – EnergyAustralia, Origin and AGL – wrecking Australia’s Renewable Energy Target we’ve had a stream of people asking, ‘If I want to leave Continue reading →
Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, the Arctic Sunrise has finally left Murmansk! From the helm, Captain Daniel Rizzotti said: “We sail home with with the voices of 5 million Arctic Defenders in our ears. This is a new beginning.”
After spending two months in a Russian prison for taking part in a peaceful protest drawing attention to the dangers of oil drilling in the Arctic – it’s no wonder that the Arctic has a special place in my heart. But before I went to prison, or even the Arctic, I felt the Arctic was Continue reading →