As a Toxics Campaigner, John works with lawmakers, coalition partners, activists, and the media in Greenpeace's efforts to protect vulnerable communities from dangerous chemical facilities.
Polar bear cubs’ warm coats ruined by crude oil. Seal dens crushed by icebreakers. Whales inhaling toxic fumes. These aren’t just scary scenarios from environmental groups. They’re analysis ...On November 18, 2014 / By John Deans
With the media flurry since the West, TX explosion it would seem that chemical disasters are somehow a new issue. Yet, communities near these facilities and workers who ...On October 21, 2013 / By John Deans
The disaster at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas Wednesday night has killed and injured many people according to news reports, and our thoughts are with those impacted ...On April 19, 2013 / By John Deans
Greenpeace activists dressed as mannequins staged a “mannequin revolt” outside Levi’s flagship store in San Francisco, Dec. 6, 2012, to demand Levi’s commit to eliminating all hazardous chemicals ...On December 6, 2012 / By John Deans
Well, what do you know? Mango, another fashion brand based in Spain has made a commitment to Greenpeace to eliminate toxic chemicals. One more win for #peoplepower! ...On December 5, 2012 / By John Deans