by Markus Power, Greenpeace Nordic Volunteer Coordinator
Today is the biggest “Day of Action” we have ever done – with 2,000 volunteers taking part in 20 countries from Canada to Switzerland to Chile to Australia!
Starting today, volunteers on the streets of 200 cities will talk to tens (and maybe even hundreds!) of thousands of people. One by one, we’ll invite these people to be part of a growing global movement. Our dream: A global sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the North Pole, and a ban on oil drilling and industrial fishing in Arctic waters. Yes, it’s a big dream, and we’ll need a lot of people to help make it happen. Continue reading →
The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice and put the Arctic out of the polluters’ reach – forever.
This morning at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we joined forces with Paul McCartney, Penelope Cruz, Robert Redford, the world’s biggest boy band One Direction and dozens of other famous names to demand that the uninhabited area around the North Pole be protected by the UN and made off-limits to polluters.
More than 100 Hollywood actors, musicians, polar explorers and business leaders have added their names to our Arctic Scroll as a symbol of their determination to save the Arctic. Will you join them?