Filed under: Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values, Life at work | Tags: Activism, Cyberactivism, greenpeacebuzz, new media, Online activism, PBA093qrnnp4, Philippines
For the past two days I’ve spent most of my time here in Jakarta talking about my work, and as I prepared to do the training module for New Media that we usually give to new Greenpeace staff I decided to write it down in the form of a letter which I thought would also be cool if it is published in this blog as a handy reference to people who are interested with how Greenpeace work online.
So here it goes…
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Civil Society, coal, Copenhager, G8, Mt. Rushmore
From Making Waves
What an insane day it was. Avaaz members strip in Rome. Greenpeace occupies four of the biggest polluting coal plants in Italy and puts Obama’s face on Mt. Rushmore. Oxfam puts on crazy big heads. WWF pokes fun at the G8 leadership.
This is not business as usual. This is civil society crying out for change.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: coal, Copenhagen, Direct Action, G8, Italy
From Making Waves
We’re at the G8, and a lot of other places in Italy as well. Follow our occupation of four coal fired power plants here.
Filed under: Deep Green, Greenpeace, Stop climate change | Tags: Ecological Psycology, Ecology, Rex Weyler
As a global community, we often appear as a dysfunctional family. We bicker constantly, the strong abuse the weak, and alleged leaders behave like addicts, unwilling to change the destructive habits that are destroying our home. As in any abusive relationship, the powerful proclaim a taboo against protest and vilify those who cry out as the crazy ones.
Ten million people in our human family starve to death every year. Children serve as slaves and wither in factories, making trinkets for the rich. On top of this horrific injustice, we daily devastate the only source of real wealth: the Earth itself. We lose fertile soil, discharge CO2 into the atmosphere, scatter toxins, turn grasslands into desert and create islands of plastic garbage in the sea.
Our governments and captains of industry shrug off the signs of dysfunction, and promise to ‘change’, to become ‘more sustainable’, like the alcoholic parent who promises to reform, but never does. Marketing geniuses dress up business-as-usual in a ‘green’ disguise – printing pictures of the Earth on plastic containers of detergent – to ease our worries. The sanctioned voices of the status quo assure us that all is well. As rivers die and species vanish, some in our global family watch in horror, others in denial.
Filed under: Direct Dialogue, Venues | Tags: Direct Dialogue, fundraising, Greenpeace, greenpeacebuzz, Metro Manila, Philippines, Supporters
This July, our on-street campaigners will hit the following busy places so better be there if you haven’t been able to sign up as a Greenpeace supporter the past few months:
- Kusina Salud
July 9-18, 2009
- Glorietta 5
- Market! Market!
- Pacific Star Building
Filed under: Greenpeace, Life at work, The Greenpeace Fleet | Tags: Greenpeace activists, Rainbow Warrior
From Making Waves
We are excited about the creation of a new Greenpeace ship – the Rainbow Warrior III. Having just signed a contract for the build of this state-of-the-art vessel – three crew members from the Rainbow Warrior I and II take us back in time briefly – as we look forward to seeing this legend continue.
Filed under: Greenpeace, Life at work | Tags: forums, greenpeace international, greenpeacebuzz, louder than words, Online Communities, Philippines
This morning I was informed by a fan of Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page, that the Louder Than Words Community has been taken down by the start of July.