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Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil
 
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Sign the petition and tell big brands to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers: http://greenpeace.org/saverangtan Rang-tan's forest home is being destroyed to clear the way for palm oil - an ingredient used to make products for brands like Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé. If we don't act, more precious habitats will be ruined; Indigenous Peoples could lose their homes, and Rang-tan and her species could be lost forever. There's a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don't know what to do. She plays with all my teddies and keeps borrowing my shoe. She destroys all of my house plants and she keeps on shouting 'oo'. She throws away my chocolate and she howls at my shampoo. There's a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don't want her to stay, So I told the naughty Rang-tan that she had to go away. Oh, Rang-tan in my bedroom, just before you go, Why were you in my bedroom? I really want to know. There's a human in my forest and I don't know what to do. He destroyed all of our trees for your food and your shampoo. There's a human in my forest and I don't know what to do. He took away my mother and I'm scared he'll take me, too. There are humans in my forest and I don't know what to do. They're burning it for palm oil so I thought I’d stay with you. Oh Rang-tan in my bedroom now I do know what to do. I’ll fight to save your home and I’ll stop you feeling blue. I’ll share your story far and wide so others can fight too. Oh Rang-tan in my bedroom I swear it on the stars: the future's not yet written but I’ll make sure it's ours.
Views: 610479 Greenpeace International
The Story of a Spoon
 
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The Story of a Spoon charts the story of a plastic spoon, from the Big Bang to the Bin Bag, and aims to raise awareness of the effects of over-consumption in our society. This video is an appeal for people to take a moment to think about how the stuff we buy came into existence, and what happens to that stuff when we no longer have use for it. #overconsumption #storyofspoon For more information, please visit http://act.gp/2w5hakU
Views: 492513 Greenpeace International
Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion
 
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Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. United by a shared belief that the clothes we wear should carry a story we can be proud of, activists, bloggers, designers, scientists and models have been able to convince big brands including Zara, Mango, Valentino, UNIQLO and H&M to commit to toxic-free fashion. There is still a long way to go, but our successes so far prove that when we work together, big brands are forced to stand up and deliver. With special thanks to Nova Heart (http://nova-heart.com) for the use of their track "My Song 9" from the Beautiful Boys EP, and to Jeff Garner and Prophetik for the use of their footage in the making of this film. For more information or to find out how you can join the campaign visit: http://greenpeace.org/detox
Views: 1183209 Greenpeace International
A Homeless Polar Bear in London - Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead
 
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http://www.savethearctic.org - Our leaders won't listen to her, but they'll listen to you. What do you have to say to those who want to destroy the Arctic? Tell us in a comment! Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us at http://www.savethearctic.org
Views: 1075291 Greenpeace International
Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - Hands off the Antarctic (Greenpeace Exclusive)
 
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The newest track from Thom Yorke (of Radiohead fame) is a Greenpeace exclusive. Hit full-screen and enjoy ‘Hands off the Antarctic’ - with stunning footage from the Greenpeace ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’. Join the campaign to create the world’s largest protected area in the Antarctic: http://protectantarctic.org See more exclusive tracks from our Antarctic Ambassadors: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLClXnL5aHwxX5fe_vFuTx3_6aA9o6akr_ See more from Thom Yorke: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9BJwi8Q2AiLtLHdGlWqsrQ See more from Radiohead: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq19-LqvG35A-30oyAiPiqA
Views: 198413 Greenpeace International
Detox Fashion
 
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TOXIC IS SO LAST SEASON They say you can tell next season's hottest trend by looking at the colour of the rivers in Mexico and China. That's because global fashion brands like Calvin Klein and GAP are using hazardous chemicals and dyes to make our clothes. These chemicals poison our rivers, and traces of these hazardous chemicals also end up remaining in many of the garments people buy. But it doesn't have to be this way. Around the world, a growing movement of people are calling on clothing brands to make fashion that doesn't cost the Earth. Over half a million people have joined the campaign since November, resulting in the world's largest fashion retailer, Zara, and the world's largest jean manufacturer, Levi's, to commit to clean-up their supply chain and products. True People Power in action. Join fashion-lovers, activists, models and designers in exposing big brands' dirty little secret and demanding fashion without pollution: www.greenpeace.org/detox
Views: 472423 Greenpeace International
Greenpeace: Inspiring Action
 
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This fragile Earth needs action. It needs you. www.greenpeace.org Music by Hecq. Additional images from NASA and ESA/Hubble.
Views: 1847005 Greenpeace International
Earth Day: Give Earth a Hand - Greenpeace
 
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http://www.greenpeace.org/me2 This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you. Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org Many, many special thanks to: Avion postproduction, Barrandov Studios, Enzo Cinne, Panther Prague, Vantage Film Prague, and of course Stillking Films and Juraj Rothenbühler. Music and sound design by Hecq. Full credits to be found at http://www.danielbird.net
Views: 1227482 Greenpeace International
Greenpeace through the lens: Photographer Pierre Gleizes
 
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In 2011, Greenpeace - the world's largest environmental campaigning organisation - celebrates its 40th anniversary. French photographer Pierre Gleizes has shot some of the organisation's best known photographs over the three decades he has worked for Greenpeace. Some of these pictures have truly changed the way we look at our planet and the environment. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenpeaceVideo.
Dove Onslaught(er)
 
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http://www.greenpeace.org/kitkat You talked to Dove now talk to Nestlé. Ask them to stop using palm oil from forest destruction. UPDATE: Thanks to the staggering public support for our international Dove campaign in April 2008, Unilever has now agreed to play their part in saving the Paradise Forests of South East Asia. As the biggest single buyer of palm oil in the world, Unilever has a special responsibility to help clean up the industry that's behind so much forest destruction. They have agreed to support the call by Greenpeace for an immediate moratorium on deforestation for palm oil plantations. They have also agreed to urgently contact other major companies calling on them to support the moratorium. This is the first success in a broader campaign to secure real change on the ground in South East Asia -- to stop the palm oil industry from destroying the Paradise Forests. Greenpeace campaigners will work with Unilever for th next six months (starting May 2008) to bring together a major coalition of companies to make the moratorium a reality. We will see at the end of this period how things are progressing and if we need to change our campaign approach. About the music: The song's called "There They Go". It was made specifically for the Greenpeace video by a Czech band called Ohm Square. http://www.myspace.com/ohmsquare
Views: 1992819 Greenpeace International
Vicious Circle - narrated by John Hurt
 
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http://www.SaveTheArctic.org Today the Arctic is rising. The campaign was launched today because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe where on the summer solstice - June 21st - the sun doesn't set for a whole day. Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil giant Gazprom is also pushing into the offshore Arctic this year. It is time to Save the Arctic. Images from the film HOME, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, produced by Europacorp.
Protect Paradise: An Animation about Palm Oil
 
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Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day. But palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands - some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet - are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations. We don't have to clear forests for palm oil - solutions exist and some companies are on track to supply clean, responsible palm oil. But we need to take urgent action. We are calling on companies to guarantee their products are free from forest destruction. Clean, responsible palm oil is possible. Join the movement now, and help to Protect Paradise. protectparadise.org (Hungarian subtitles provided by http://infocracy.hu/en)
Views: 472639 Greenpeace International
Helicopter Pilot Blows Whistle On Tuna Industry
 
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Take action! Canada: http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/campaigns/Seafood/clover-leaf-canned-tuna/ask-clover-leaf-ocean-friendly-tuna/ New Zealand: http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/take-action/Take-action-online/Message-to-Sealord/ US: http://www.tunasecrets.com/ Australia: https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/index.php?cid=17&src=GP Italy: http://www.tonnointrappola.it/sondaggio A helicopter pilot speaks out about his experiences onboard a number of purse seine tuna fishing vessels operating in the Pacific. His gruesome footage shows how the use of Fish Aggregation Devices is resulting in the bycatch of all sorts of marine life and contributes to the depletion of tuna stocks. Greenpeace is campaigning for more sustainable and less destructive tuna fisheries in the Pacific Ocean.
Views: 225694 Greenpeace International
Ocean Acidification... in a nutshell
 
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Our emissions of carbon dioxide threaten to alter the very chemistry of sea water and change life in our oceans within the span of a single human lifetime. An animation by Leo Murray for Greenpeace.
Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Jailhouse Rockstar
 
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In Episode 6 of our web series of Stories from the Rainbow Warrior, Paul Simonon, formerly of the Clash, joins a Greenpeace ship as a crewmember, concealing his identity and taking on the role of assistant cook. When he scaled an oil rig to join our demand to stop Arctic oil drilling, he ended up in jail for two weeks. Here he is reunited with a fellow former prisoner who didn't know until hours before that he'd shared a cell with a rock and roll legend. Read the full web story here: http://act.gp/gp-clash Catch our web video series "Stories from the Rainbow Warrior" and see the maiden voyage of our newest ship through the eyes of our newest activists, the New Hands on Deck: http://act.gp/oI4nPx Follow their updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newhandsondeck and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Greenpeace/new-hands-on-deck Webcam: http://act.gp/rw-cam Episode Playlist:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00C0A8F56BD0F601 Snippets Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7FA33AB4FB22632E All episodes and snippets Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96148FB10FDFAA76 The opinions expressed in this video blog are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Greenpeace.
Greenbees (Greenpeace)
 
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Greenbees: Save the bees, save the humans. Greenpeace: http://sos-bees.org/greenbees The Greenbees are mobilising to protest against pesticides sold by agro chemical companies, which endanger not only their livelihood but also food production for the humans. One third of all food production relies on the pollinating role of bees. Take action to save the bees and agriculture as part of Greenpeace's international "Save The Bees" campaign. Sign Greenpeace's the #SaveTheBees petition today: http://po.st/SaveTheBees Read more about why bees need our help at http://sos-bees.org/
Views: 336459 Greenpeace International
The Arctic 30 thank YOU for your support
 
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http://savethearctic.org All of the Greenpeace "Arctic 30" have now returned home, having been detained in Russia for 100 days following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling in the Pechora Sea. Through this video, they would like to express their gratitude to all those around the world who have expressed their support for their cause over these challenging times.
The Ramin Paper Trail
 
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A year-long investigation by Greenpeace reveals how the world's third largest paper producer APP (Asia Pulp and Paper) is involved in gross violations of Indonesian laws. This includes the trade in ramin, an internationally protected tree species. Some of the international companies involved in APP's rainforest destruction scandal include Xerox, National Geographic and Danone.
'Ocean Memories': Greenpeace presents the world's most northerly ice music concert
 
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Turn your sound on! How to create the world’s most organic concert: find a spot on a glacier, further north than anyone has performed like this before. Find enough chunks of ice to carve a cello, ice percussion, horns and chimes. At dawn, play “Ocean Memories”. And when you’re done, leave the instruments back where they came from – the sea. Tell world leaders to create a strong global oceans treaty to protect our oceans: http://www.greenpeace.org/protecttheoceans Ice instrument quartet plays 'Ocean Memories' music concert on an ice floe in Svalbard, the Arctic 78°23.1 N 016°57.1 E 'Ocean Memories' Idea and concept by Terje Isungset. Music by Terje Isungset http://www.terjeisungset.no Ice carving by Bill Covitz http://icematters.com Thanks to All Ice Record, Norway Iceofone and ice horn: Terje Isungset Ice cello: Åshild Brunvoll Ice percussion: Maria Dahlin Ice horn: Andreas Andreas Hesselberg Hatzikiriakidis Greenpeace 2019
Facebook: Unfriend Coal
 
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A timely story about Mark Zuckerberg, a friendly blue giant, and dirty old coal. http://www.greenpeace.org/coalfacebook
Views: 611982 Greenpeace International
The Smartphone "Circus of I"
 
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7.1 billion smartphones have made our lives easier, but what about the planet? Greenpeace is calling on technology companies to become the greatest advocates for a circular production model and a renewably powered future. Join the movement here http://act.gp/2mobiAC
Team Plant
 
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It's time to eat less meat and Industrial meat and dairy production threaten our forests, water, climate, and health. So we asked ourselves when the grown-ups don’t step up, what would six-year-olds do? Call for change! lessismore.greenpeace.org Less meat and dairy now for a healthier future. Take action at - http://lessismore.greenpeace.org/
Greenpeace Shard protest. How it happened. (ft music from Alt-J)
 
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1 skyscraper. 6 women. No permission. http://savethearctic.org Music: "Dissolve Me", generously supplied by Alt-J, supporters of the movement to save the Arctic. At 4:20 in the morning, 11 July 2013, six climbers began a 15 hour climb of Europe's tallest building, the Shard, to send a message to the headquarters of oil giant Shell. This behind-the-scenes film captures the months-long build-up to the climb and the first hair-raising moments when things didn't go to plan. The climb was live-streamed from the activists' helmet cameras in a ground-breaking digital campaign roll-out that represented a "new paradigm", according to leading PR advisor Solitaire Townsend. A live audio commentary overlaid the footage for the whole day -- with Greenpeace presenters interviewing experts and taking comments from as far away as New Zealand (Xena actress Lucy Lawless called in to the show). #Iceclimb trended globally on Twitter and at one point six of the top ten trending topics in the UK were about the protest. In the last 30 years we've lost 75% of the Arctic sea ice volume. And as the ice melts, Shell and other oil companies want to drill there for more oil. Burning that oil only accelerates the melt. It is up to us to stop Shell's dangerous and destructive plans. The climbers: Ali Garrigan, 27 (UK), Liesbeth Deddens, 31 (Netherlands), Sabine Huyghe, 33 (Belgium), Sandra Lamborn, 29 (Sweden), Victoria Henry, 32 (Canada), Wiola Smul, 23 (Poland). What will you do to save the Arctic? http://savethearctic.org
Following the E-waste Trail
 
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Greenpeace has been investigating the immoral and illegal e-waste dumping in developing countries since 2002. After China, India, Pakistan and Ghana, this is the story of how one very broken TV managed to avoid being tested and recycled according to EU regulations and instead ended up in Nigeria as "second hand goods" Find out more about the Greenpeace investigation - http://www.greenpeace.org/bearingwitness/nigeria
Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior
 
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Please make a donation today. http://www.greenpeace.org/donate
A Journey to the Arctic
 
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Have you always wanted to meet a polar bear eye to eye? We’re excited to tell you that now you can... To best enjoy this virtual reality film, view it on your phone or a VR headset. Visit https://www.savethearctic.org/ to find out more
Arctic 30 members released on bail - joyful moments in Saint Petersburg
 
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Compilation featuring the emotional moments experienced by those members of the Arctic 30 who have this week been granted bail and released from prison in Saint Petersburg.
#2thePole: amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic - join them!
 
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This April, four young people will attempt something truly unique: to trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole. Leave a comment to encourage them on their gruelling journey, and follow their progress at facebook.com/arctic.rising The team is not made up of Arctic explorers but members of a global movement three million strong. They are Ezra Miller, actor/musician from New York, USA, Josefina Skerk of the Sami people in Northern Sweden, Keira Kolson, a Tso'Tine-Gwich'in youth from the Northwest Territories, Canada, and Renny Bijoux from the Seychelles. http://www.SaveTheArctic.org Timelapse footage Helheim Glacier: Gordon Hamilton / University of Maine
The Amazon's Silent Crisis - ft. Marion Cotillard.
 
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The Amazon rainforest is under attack. Loggers are stealing the forest. They abuse the system to launder illegal timber with official papers. Much of this timber is then sold all over the world, with two thirds of all timber exported from the Brazilian Amazon going to Europe and the US. A film by Brickwall and OneAnother for Greenpeace, with the special collaboration of Marion Cotillard. Take action at http://amazoncrisis.org
2014: A Year in Video
 
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A look back at some of our campaign successes of the last twelve months
Through the Lens: the Dalian Oil Spill
 
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In July 2010, Chinese photographer Lu Guang documented the oil spill at the city of Dalian for Greenpeace. The pictures he took portraying the death of firefighter Zhang Liang won a World Press Photo award in 2011 (third prize, spot news stories). Follow us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/GreenpeaceVideo.
10,000 Dance for the Climate
 
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http://www.greenpeace.org/dec12 10,000 people gathered on a beach to make this video - on December 12, 2009 you can join them in taking action by joining the Global Day of Action for Climate Change. It's time to wake up and get moving. Let's change climate change. Video directed by Nic Balthazar.
Apo Island marine reserve - an example from the Philippines
 
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Apo Island in the Philippines is one of the world's first marine reserves. This protected area has restored a previously degraded reef and is fully supported by the local fishermen.
The Daily life of Nenets Indigenous women in the Siberian Arctic
 
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The Nenets people are nomadic reindeer herders in North-West Siberia. They heavily depend on their herds for food, clothes, transport and shelter and have migrated for over 1000 years across their ancestral homelands. Currently the entire region and its inhabitants are under serious threat from climate change as temperatures are on a steep rise and Russia’s ancient permafrost is melting.
Electronic Waste in Ghana
 
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http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/poisoning-the-poor-electroni Ghana is the latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. Digg it: http://digg.com/world_news/Poisoning_the_poor_n_Electronic_Waste_in_Ghana
Views: 203222 Greenpeace International
The Great Contaminated Outdoors
 
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Eight Greenpeace teams travelled to well-known remote areas across three continents to collect water and snow samples, and test them for PFCs, the hazardous chemicals used to make outdoor gear waterproof. The expeditions took place far and wide: from China’s Haba Snow Mountains to the Swiss Alps; from the Italian Apennines to the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia; from the Golden Mountains of Altai in Russia to the stunning Patagonian mountains of Torres del Paine, and from Treriksroset in Northern Europe to Kaçkar Mountains of Turkey. PFCs are already found deep in the ocean, on mountain tops, and within nearly all living creatures. Once released into the environment during industrial production, PFCs persist for millions of years and future generations will continue to be exposed via contaminated water, air and food. Share your Ideas and help us to Detox the outdoor brands at www.detox-outdoor.org
Apocalyptica supports the energy [r]evolution
 
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http://www.greenpeace.org/sync-your-mind During the Rock in Rio 2008 in Lisbon, famous finnish band Apocalyptica signed our energy [r]evolution petition.
Tuna: Transhipment, Transparency
 
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On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Greenpeace International campaigners witness how tuna is offloaded from a longliner to a reefer. Known as transshipping, this is a fishing operation that has little monitoring. This can lead to reefers, owned by international companies, receiving unsustainably or illegally caught tuna.
PFCs: The Story of a Toxic Little Monster
 
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You might not realise it but our planet is swarming with chemical monsters, from your washing machine to the North Pole. Toxic Little Monsters, like PFCs, are still being used by big companies to make all sorts of products, despite the fact many of them are hazardous and can impact upon our health and the health of our planet. However, alternatives do exist, and forward-thinking brands are already implementing these solutions. Greenpeace's global Detox is calling for a toxic-free future, asking big brands to Detox their entire supply chains of the worst chemicals by 2020. Find out more and join the movement: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/water/detox/ Animation by Crop Motion: http://www.cropmotion.com/
Save the Arctic from Shell and Gazprom
 
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Join the movement at http://www.savethearctic.org/
Marine Reserves
 
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Learn More: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/oceans For too long, marine life has been largely open for the taking by anyone possessing the means to exploit it. Rapid advances in technology have meant that the ability, reach and power of vessels and equipment used to exploit marine life now far outweigh nature's ability to maintain it. If left unchecked, this will have far reaching consequences for the marine environment and for people who depend on it.
The Story of The Great Bear Rainforest
 
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The story of the campaign to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, and how a landmark agreement has so far secured the protection of half of the natural old growth forest - with a goal to protect 70 per cent by 2014. The Great Bear Rainforest campaign demonstrates that out of conflict and peaceful resistance, it is possible to work towards solutions. It inspires our work in the Amazon, the Congo and Indonesia today.
What are Nestlé doing about plastic pollution? #plasticmonster
 
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Nestlé has created a #PlasticMonster. In 2018 Nestlé produced 1.7 million tonnes of plastic packaging last year— a 13% increase from the year before! Greenpeace and its supporters around the world are calling on mega corporations like @Nestlé to stop polluting our planet with single-use plastic: www.greenpeace.org/write-to-nestle
Toxic sludge disaster Hungary
 
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On October 4th 2010, a flood of toxic sludge wrought havoc on villages and towns in Western Hungary. The spill left nine people dead and created a huge environmental disaster.
The Story of Climate Justice
 
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The ongoing Human Rights and Climate Change investigation turns the spotlight on the experiences of Filipinos. It’s a chance for their story to be heard. Add your name to support people and communities taking action on #ClimateJustice → https://act.gp/2IDSKsZ Illustrations by Desiree Llanos Dee Animation & Narration by Nityalila Music by www.bensound.com (royalty free)
Cats Save Tigers – Starring Lil BUB and friends
 
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www.Greenpeace.org/CatsSaveTigers For International Tiger Day Greenpeace teamed up with the biggest cats on the Internet to save the biggest cats in the wild. Are you a cat, or do you have one? Join the cause! Starring: Lil BUB, Captain Pancake, Nala Cat, Spangles, Boris the Kitty, Lazarus, Oskar and Klaus, Venus, Princess Monster Truck, Pudge the cat, City the Kitty, Cole and Marmalade, Richard Kitty and Hamilton the hipster cat. A special thanks to the Exotic Feline Rescue center in Centerpoint, Indianapolis.
Views: 226380 Greenpeace International
Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Setting Sails
 
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The Rainbow Warrior sails into a Force 7 gale to test her sailing rig against the elements. Catch our web video series "Stories from the Rainbow Warrior" and see the maiden voyage of our newest ship through the eyes of our newest activists, the New Hands on Deck: http://act.gp/oI4nPx Follow their updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newhandsondeck and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Greenpeace/new-hands-on-deck Webcam: http://act.gp/rw-cam Episode Playlist:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00C0A8F56BD0F601 Snippets Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7FA33AB4FB22632E All episodes and snippets Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96148FB10FDFAA76 The opinions expressed in this video blog are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Greenpeace. Music: Giovanni Dario Manzini, Regina Lund http://www.myspace.com/reginalund
BLACK ICE - the Story of the Arctic 30 [TRAILER]
 
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Watch the full documentary on the film's interactive platform: http://www.blackicemovie.net When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute.
1985 - Peter Willcox on the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
 
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The Rainbow Warrior prepares to lead a flotilla of ships from New Zealand to Moruroa to peacefully protest against French nuclear testing. French agents bomb and sink the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, killing Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira. Narrated by Captain Peter Wilcox.
Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Sailing in Biscay
 
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Greenpeace's first purpose built campaign sailing ship takes a little getting used to whether you're crew or campaigner. With five sails totalling 1288 square metres of sail area she can do 15 knots on wind power alone -- about as fast as the Esperanza can do under engine. That's a lot of sail to handle for a small crew but the modern hydraulic system that sets the sails makes it all manageable as you can see here.