Greenpeace Southeast Asia

10,000 Dance for a Climate Deal by Chuck Baclagon
August 31, 2009, 9:16 am
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From Making Waves

10,000 people danced on a beach in Belgium to demand action at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December.

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Meet Your New Webbie For The Pacific Tour by fierymary

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific Blog

Hello! My name is Mary Ann and I am from the Philippines. As I write this, we are sailing over the big blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

It has been more than 12 years since I first got involved with Greenpeace. Way back in 1990, I first read about Greenpeace on a register at the National Library. There was a picture of a GP inflatable confronting a whaling ship. That struck me very deeply, I thought wow these guys were really out there at the forefront! I promised myself that I will volunteer for the organization by hook or by crook. This was the time when there was no Southeast Asian office yet and I didn’t know how I could even start, much less volunteer for an organization that wasn´t in my country yet.

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Finding our place in the save the world symphony by Chuck Baclagon

100 days and counting

“What I often say to my audiences is that now is the time to play the Save the World Symphony. It is a vast orchestral piece, and you are but one musician. Yet you are not required to play a solo, but you are required to figure out what your instrument is and play it as well as you can.
Because in the end – the environment is not just something else to worry about. It is connected to all things we already worry about – our children, our health, our homeland and love with all our hearts.”

Sandra Steingraber
The Obligation to Endure…Again…

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100 days! 100 Reasons! One Solution – Forests for Climate by Chuck Baclagon
August 28, 2009, 1:03 pm
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To mark the launch of tcktcktck campaign, 100 days ahead of the crucial climate meeting in Copenhagen, Greenpeace called upon world leaders , especially President Obama to show courage and determination and ensure that there words are translated into action to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

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Visiting Mama Sarah Obama by Chuck Baclagon
August 28, 2009, 11:15 am
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From Making Waves

An account of Solar Generation’s trip to Kenya by Abi, Solar Generation Coordinator

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100 facts you didn’t know about Copenhagen and the Climate Talks by Chuck Baclagon
August 28, 2009, 9:54 am
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From Making Waves

As we embark on the last 100 days before the crucial Climate talks in Copenhagen, Grist has put up a cool blog featuring 100 facts about Copenhagen and the climate talks you probably didn’t know.
They also have banner counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until the world’s leaders meet to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol.

Their 100 facts cover everything from environmental facts to not-so-climate-related facts (e.g: number 2: The climate talks could spur a mini-boom in prostitution in the city, and number 7: It’s now legal to go topless at Copenhagen’s public pools.).

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Whatever happened to Mr. Burns? by Chuck Baclagon
August 28, 2009, 5:17 am
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Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns, is the intensely evil owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer Simpson’s boss. He is a caricature of Corporate America in his unquenchable desire to increase his own wealth and power, inability to remember his employees’ names (including Homer’s, despite frequent interactions) and lack of concern for their safety and well-being.

For me the person of Mr. Burns can be seen in the people behind the American Petroleum Institute.

Below is an interesting video that might help you see the picture of what I am talking about

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Firefighting in action by Chuck Baclagon
An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently

An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently

From Making Waves

My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination. Recently, I coordinated the work that we did with community firefighting efforts in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia from 31 July – 6 August 2009.

Now, I’m back in the village of Kuala Cinaku, with my feet firmly planted in it’s yellow soil after over two-years. Not much has changed in this small village, but this time I’m fighting to breathe through the thick pungent smoke from the forest fires that annually blight the province of Riau on Sumatra’s east coast, opposite Singapore. I am here to check firefighting equipment and prepare teams for the peatland forest fires that are once again burning out of control here.

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Coming soon! by Chuck Baclagon
August 27, 2009, 6:31 am
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Oh yes it is...

Oh yes it is...

Hi ho hi ho, to the Pacific we go! by fierymary

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog

© Greenpeace/Hilton

After being instrumental in bearing witness, along with Climate activists, at the Hay Point Coal Terminal , as well as giving support for the call of the Pacific Island nations for Australia and New Zealand to cut their emissions by 45% at the recently concluded Pacific Island Forum (which turned out to be a major disappointment for the Island States) , the Esperanza will be embarking on another campaign that is the very lifeline of the Pacific: The Pacific Tuna.

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