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 →
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 →
There’s a lot going on in the world these days. We’re facing environmental crises the likes of which mankind has never faced before: global warming, shocking rates of deforestation, dead zones and overfishing in our oceans, massive amounts of toxic e-waste being dumped in poor countries.
The only rational reaction to these crises, as far as I’m concerned, is to take action. Now is not the time to get depressed or feel hopeless. Now is the time to do whatever we can to build a clean, healthy, and sustainable future for all life on Planet Earth.
Greenpeace is on the frontlines of the fight to build a sustainable future, and we need you to join us. The environmental crises we’re facing are immense, but together we can solve them. It will take all of us working together, though.
That’s why we’d like to invite all of you to join us on June 17th for a Greenpeace volunteer meeting. Our field organizers are hosting these meetings in 20 cities across the country. Go here and search the drop-down menu for a city near you, then fill out the form to let us know you’ll be attending. The local field organizer in your community will be in touch to let you know the details of the meeting. (You can also visit www.greenpeace.org/volunteer and look for an organizer near you on our handy Google map.)
If you don’t see a city in the drop-down menu that is within roughly 30 miles of where you live, though, don’t worry! You can still get involved! Either click the link on that same page, or simply go here, then give us your info, and we’ll be in touch to let you know how you can help build a green and peaceful future.