Papuan traditional dancers pose infront of the Rainbow Warrior in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia,
I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura is certainly the wild west.
It’s an obscure and isolated part of the world. Wild, green and untamed, this part of the world is home to one of the earth’s last glaciers in the tropics and some of the richest biodiversity on this planet. Continue reading →
Greenpeace has dramatically stepped up its campaign to stop Australia’s biggest contribution to climate change from getting any bigger. This morning six volunteers boarded a bulk carrier filled with thermal coal, leaving Australia bound for Asia. Continue reading →
The February 2012 Photo of the Month by Michael Nagle captures the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, backlit by the setting sun as it sails by the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sails past the Statue of Liberty
The silhouette and shadows of the ship etched against the sea, Lady Liberty tall in the glow of a winter sunset, is breathtaking. In the background, plumes of archaic, industrial smoke of New Jersey on the far horizon provide compelling contrast to the ship’s contemporary power and speed. Continue reading →
Volunteers on the new Rainbow Warrior in Fort Lauderdale
Have you ever dreamt of riding a Greenpeace zodiac out into the sunset?
This weekend, 25 lucky South Florida Greenpeace activists got the chance to do just that.
Four Greenpeace volunteer Community Coordinators, Tracy, Nick, Sara and Kat (a Greenpeace Semester Alum), put together a phenomenal training on board Greenpeace’s new eco-campaigning ship the Rainbow Warrior. They were some of the very first Floridians to board the custom-built ship, and the first to receive onboard grassroots organizing training. Continue reading →
Dan giving a tour on the bow of the Rainbow Warrior.
It’s not everyday the Rainbow Warrior, a 190 foot sailboat, shows up in the small quiet town of Southport, NC, but this last weekend that’s exactly what happened. The boat was so large, instead of docking, Captain Willcox had to anchor the ship in the middle of the Cape Fear River. Hundreds of North Carolinians lined up to be chartered over to the ship and given a tour. While others stopped traffic on coastal roads so they could get out and take a full frame picture of the ship. Continue reading →
Baltimore is perhaps the sweetest stop yet for the new Rainbow Warrior. To celebrate the ship’s maiden US voyage this month, Charm City Cakes, the same shop featured in Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, specially made us a meticulously designed cake that looks just like the ship! They presented it to us yesterday here at our berth at Fell’s Point, Baltimore.
This edible replica of our courageous Warrior comes complete with zodiac boats driving alongside the ship, activists rappelling off the ship’s hull, a blue whale swimming around the ship!
I sat down with Geof Manthorne and Graham Coreil-Allen of Charm City Cakes to learn a bit about the making of the cake. Continue reading →