One of the most rewarding things about my work is that I get to meet people almost everyday who are inspired by Greenpeace.
I met Pennsylvania fine artist Justin Ballew over twitter a couple of weeks ago. Inspired by our save the Arctic campaign, he tweeted us this illustrated poem. The poem is fun and simple, and I emailed him to ask him what inspired him to do this. Here’s what he said: Continue reading →
We’ve been saying this all along with our save the Arctic campaign – the oil industry needs to stop their risky drilling practices now. Old equipment, old technology, old theories about how to clean up an oil spill, and old ways of producing energy just can’t cut it anymore. The Arctic is a pristine place that just can’t take this sort of uncertainty.
A South Korean official at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) just stated that growing whale populations are eating up their fish stocks. This strangely implies that humans, who do not live in the sea, have a greater right to fish than a mammal that actually lives in the sea.
Last time I checked, whales could not get onto land and go hunting for food to eat or grow their own farms for that matter.
Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaigner Phil Kline with one of the many whale billboards around the city.
I’m happy to say there are whales everywhere in Panama City! In preparation for the IWC meeting, Greenpeace teamed up with NOAA and local NGOs to place billboards of whales everywhere. You can’t miss these billboards right now — everywhere you turn you see one. Continue reading →
Despite overwhelming public support and powerful speeches from supporting countries, the IWC failed to pass the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary this afternoon. This comes to me as a big disappointment after yesterday’s great showing of enthusiasm for the whale sanctuary. Continue reading →
Local Activists hold banner saying "Sanctuary Now!" in Spanish, before International Whaling Commission meetings begin next week. Greenpeace is asking for a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
Today, in a town called the City of Knowledge within Panama City, we had a whale fiesta. Locals came out from all over to join us in asking the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. Continue reading →