What an end to our Quit Coal ship tour in the Philippines… After talking about the effects of Climate Change on the Philippines for several weeks, I experienced them first hand with “Frank” or internationally better known as Typhoon Fengshen. The Rainbow Warrior left just in time from the island of Boracay where we had launched the “Save the Climate, save Boracay” initiative with local resorts. Just hours later the typhoon struck the island.
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: Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values, Life at work, Stop climate change | Tags: Activism, Online activism, Quit Coal, Volunteers
From Making Waves
There’s nothing like finding hidden gems. The amount of videos, photos, stories, blog entries and whatnot we deal with on a yearly basis is amazing. It’s easy for simple things like the portrait of a Greenpeace Activist to be buried under piles of campaigns to push, cyberactions to take etc. Yet, yesterday, while uploading high quality videos on YouTube, Tulio in the video department found this one.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Quit Coal, Rainbow Warrior, Renewable Energy, Thailand, wind
Although this song reminds me of dreamy hippies, here in Southern Thailand it is reality.
The Rainbow Warrior has arrived in Thailand and was greeted by traditional Thai dancers. My heart beat faster when the ship came into port. I still think it is such an amazing sight and a symbol of hope. Slowly it made its way into the berth (actually slowly because we figured out when low tide came, that the berth is not deep enough and the Rainbow Warrior is sitting in the mud, rather than floating.)
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Philippines, Quit Coal, Rainbow Warrior
We all felt hopeful by the time the Rainbow Warrior has faded down into the horizon off to continue the struggle for a greener and peaceful future that’s free from coal.
Looking back we cannot help but feel hope at the prospect of freedom from coal. Two days before the Philippine Independence Day we lit the night sky of the Jaro Cathedral grounds in Iloilo to manifest our aspirations as beacons of hope and it is with the departure of the Rainbow Warrior that we are hopeful that the candle lights that illuminated that dark night sky has sparked a flame that would carry on until genuine and lasting freedom from coal is realized.
This is not yet the end…
Stay tuned for the Rainbow Warrior’s arrival in Thailand…
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Boracay, Philippines, Quit Coal, Rainbow Warrior, Renewable Energy, Typhoon Frank
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: climate defenders camp, iloilo city, Philippines, Quit Coal, Rainbow Warrior, Renewable Energy
Greenpeace yesterday established their Climate Defenders Camp at the exact site of a proposed coal-fired power plant in Barangay Ingore, Iloilo City. The camp consists of a tower and tents on a seaside area that was previously used for fish ponds but now allocated for the said coal plant. Banners with messages saying ‘Quit Coal, Save the Climate’ and ‘Coal causes Climate Change’ are hung around the camp, located a few kilometers away from the center of the city. Since yesterday, Greenpeace activists who are staying in the camp have been transmitting messages and images of the protest to a global audience and seek support to stop the proposed coal-fired power plant. The activists are joined by local volunteers, representatives from RISE (Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy), and crew from the organization’s flagship Rainbow Warrior, currently in the Philippines for its ‘Quit Coal – Save the Climate’ ship tour. The Rainbow Warrior is anchored near the Climate Defenders Camp, providing support to Greenpeace volunteers on the ground.
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The weather today is fairer than yesterday and what’s good about it is that its not so hot as it was yesterday just before it rained. We had a lot of visitors today, that’s why we spent most of our day taking photos of people in a project that we have fondly called: “Read my lips: QUIT COAL!”