Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: coal, Facebook, Greenpeace, Pacific Power
Facebook’s first ever data center, full of state of the art and energy efficient equipment, will be built in Prineville, Oregon in the north west of the US. Unfortunately the energy required to operate the data center will be supplied by the utility company Pacific Power, which is primarily fuelled by coal – the largest single source of global warming pollution in the world. We have called on Facebook to dump coal all together and instead use 100 percent renewable energy, taking the lead in being part of the solution to climate change.
Filed under: Eliminate toxic chemicals, Protect ancient forests, Stop climate change | Tags: coal, Copenhagen, fashion, Forests
From Making Waves
This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb:
Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath. Underneath your clothing that is. With its eco line of men’s and women’s underwear, companies like PACT, Obviously and Pants to Poverty and wants to start a social movement with eco-friendly underwear.
Websites such as The Frisky, Mother Nature, Urlesque, Bitch, and Eco Fashion World are all raving about eco-friendly underwear that takes your daily environmental act to another level.
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: Greenpeace, Life at work, Stop climate change | Tags: Activism, ADB, alien, Asian Development Bank, Climate Change, coal, greenpeacebuzz, Philippines
The discussion of the need to prevent climate change continues apace. Honestly, I am not fed up about the issue but I’m fed up reading what the deniers have to say about it through the social media. So, I visited some blogs containing other topics to somehow get off from the usual blogs that I follow.
After browsing a couple of blogs, I came to stumble upon a quote that’s quite striking. It says, “You cannot f*ck the future, sir — the future f*cks you.” It came from a theology blog but then upon reading the quote, the issue on climate change began crawling inside my mind. Though I’m not sure of what the quote’s context is, I came to concoct my own understanding of it. Hell yes, nobody can mess up with our future here in this planet but I guess the future itself will eventually give its final say whether we’re going to have a f*cked up one or not. In my humble opinion, what we need to do now is to welcome the choice of a solution that might actually motivate some action for once, even on alien’s method, rather than standing vainly in its stead.
Filed under: Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values, Stop climate change | Tags: coal, DENR, Earth Day, PBA09472s14p, Quit Coal, Youtube
It was in 1970 when U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, founded the first celebration of Earth Day as an environmental teach-in, years later countries all over the world started celebrating April 22 as a special day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: climate defenders camp, coal, iloilo city, Metrobank
Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn’t always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days.
When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the Rainbow Warrior and headed with mixed feelings towards the Climate Defenders Camp on the shore.