Taking Action

  • Living for a cause

    14 August 2012

    This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a leadership role in warning about the dangers of environmental destruction and climate change.

  • Latest: KFC campaign goes global

    30 May 2012

    Last  week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it’s supply chain.

  • Who knows where volunteering could take you...

    5 December 2011

    Monday December 5 is International Volunteer Day – and a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise those who have helped us achieve so much by donating their time to Greenpeace.

  • Kumi’s commitment

    20 June 2011

    Over the weekend Kumi Naidoo, Head of Greenpeace International, was arrested for taking direct action to stop drilling in the Arctic.

  • The toy sector and APP's deforestation problem

    15 June 2011

    It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging.

  • Be the voice on our tower!

    5 April 2011

    As Johnnie Farnham once wisely said "You're the voice, try and understand it. Make a noise and make it clear. Oh-o-o-o, whoa-o-o-o". So be the voice on our upcoming activity targeting ANZ!

  • Sunset takes on challenge in the jungle

    25 March 2011

    This October we’re running our first ever Sumatran Jungle Challenge with Inspired Adventures. The 13-day trek of a lifetime gives people the opportunity to match their environmental passion with adventure.

  • Col and Bill's most excellent climate adventures

    28 February 2011

    88-year old war veteran, Bill Ryan, and his son, Colin, 62, are committed climate activists. Although they’d prefer a peaceful retirement at home in Sutherland, they say the call for change is too strong.

  • What drives me to jump? An activists motivation

    15 November 2010

    Kristen McDonald is a trained Greenpeace climbing activist. Her latest pursuit was hanging a banner of ANZ’s HQ in Brisbane – urging the bank to take responsibility for its actions and stop polluting our world. Here in a two-part blog she talks about her motivations for taking action.

  • How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

    2 September 2009

    I’ve been thinking a lot about kids and climate change lately. I’m not just wondering, as I often do, what they’ll think of our response to the crisis and what they’ll do when they are adults. I’ve actually been trying to work out how to explain climate change to them without scaring their little socks off.