Taking Action

  • It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

    19 January 2017

    This Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when, around the world, the politics of hate, fear and division too often blossomed.

  • Naomi Klein: In Conversation

    16 November 2016

    Activism legend Naomi Klein speaks to Greenpeace's David Ritter about the "insanity" of government coal collusion, scenarios for the Great Barrier Reef, and her admiration for Australia's environmental movement.

  • Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

    9 September 2016

    Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the nightstand. My phone is my MP3 player, my camera, and my GPS system—all in one. I really believe that technology is a driving force for good in the world. It makes our lives better.

  • Breaking: Greenpeace climbers at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's office

    24 June 2016

    As you read this, I’m suspended from a streetlight, 15m off the ground, right outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney office. With fellow volunteer, Christina, who is on another streetlight next to me, we just safely hung a banner with a strong message that Turnbull can’t miss. Here’s what it looks like:

  • We Painted the Town White

    23 June 2016

    On the shortest night of the year, under a full moon, volunteers across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane braved the night to change the ads in bus, train, and tram stops. The new image shows the Australian public the devastating impacts the coal industry has on the Great Barrier Reef. They painted the town white, just like the coal industry has done to the reef.

  • How I ended up half naked in The North Face store.

    18 February 2016

    Blog post by Tim Gavin - Greenpeace Volunteer  I remember the first time I heard about the pollutants involved in the manufacturing of waterproof gear. I was working in a hiking store and contemplating buying a new rain jacket when a friend told me: “You know they’re really bad for the environment, right?”

  • 5 reasons why Thursday was awesome

    5 February 2016

    If you work in an office every day (like me) it’s pretty easy to get lost in the day to day challenges, and deadlines, and office politics, and making plans for future projects, and sneakily thinking about what you’re going to do on the weekend... You know. The usual.

  • The Good News

    25 January 2016

    Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let’s be honest, reading mainstream media at the moment will give you plenty of bad news, so let’s talk about the good stuff.