The past few weeks have been slightly guilt inducing at Greenpeace for those of us who consider ourselves fashionistas. And since we launched our report “Toxic Threads” I’ve found it a little harder to slip into my jeans. It used to be that the random facts I knew about denim and jeans were their etymology (Pop quiz! What are the two Mediterranean cities that “denim” and “jeans” get their names from? Put the answer in comments!) but now I’ve learned some new facts about the hazardous chemicals which have been found in Levi’s clothes, and the toxic pollution these chemicals are causing in the environment. It’s an ugly story. Continue reading →
Yesterday, residents and volunteering occupants of Rockaway Park in Queens NYC gathered at hurricane relief hubs to share Thanksgiving dinner with one another. Here’s video of the afternoon feast, the solar arrays powering the event, and some speeches from organizers and residents:
Despite conditions that still feel alien—sand and dust and rubble under the brilliant sun—the community feasted away on turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes at a gathering powered by solar electricity and human determination. Continue reading →
In the last month over a eight hundred activists just like you took the time to create a beautiful message for Royal Dutch Shell and our leaders in Washington, DC: Don’t Destroy the Arctic.
Volunteers went to their schools and libraries, threw parties and put in so much hard work to build support for the Arctic. Not content with simply raising awareness, they also lent their creativity to make thousands of beautiful color in petitions. Continue reading →
The activists talked to over 150 customers who agreed that Barnes & Noble should stop selling rainforest destruction, and many signed our petition and asked the store manager to tell their manager that it’s time to get sustainable.
“Customers that are unhappy with Barnes & Nobles’ business practices are likely to find another bookstore until the company changes their ways.” Said Wendell.
They finished out the event by sending photos and a letter to Barnes & Noble CEO, to let him know that these events will continue until the company drops rainforest destruction from their shelves.
Many thanks to the fantastic LA Area Greenpeace volunteers who made this event a success!
Pictured above: Lauren K, Maryann A, Sarah T, Wendell C, Laura C, Sabina B, Mark S, and Phillip R (not shown)