I was browsing through Greenpeace images on Google tonight for a cover for my son’s school report, and found some cool stuff I’ve not seen before.
30+ years geek-tweaking Greenpeace, which has allowed me to combine my love of technology, globally people-powered trouble-making, hippy do-goodery, and boats.
I was reminded by a friend of this email, written by David McTaggart in 1992 and sent widely throughout Greenpeace at the time. The internal squabble it was intended to address is long a thing of the past, but the summation he gives of the organisat...Read more
Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to hang out with a fine bunch of rabblerousers. We talked about movement building, and the kinds of things that make some campaigns successful in attracting big, unruly crowds, and the kinds of things that turn t...Read more
Yes. It can. To everyone who tweeted, Facebooked, up-thumbed, blogged, emailed, IMed and otherwise digitally disseminated our “Give Earth a Hand” Earth Day video: YOU ROCK. We asked if we could beat pre-teen hearthrob JB’s vid...Read more
Grateful Child is a self-described elderly hippy living in Connecticut who pings all of us at Greenpeace with love every now and again. He sends encouraging messages when we save whales. He made up mugs and mousemats for the web team to say thanks f...Read more
Planet III — launched May 2010 It sounds like Sci Fi. But it’s the latest incarnation of the “Greenpeace Planet” website and Content Management System, which we launched today. It involved more than a year of effort, lots of sweat and blood and...Read more
Well whaddya know. Calgary Journalist Chris Turner has written an outstanding article about the phenomena of Mister Splashy Pants for the Globe and Mail. I say “outstanding” not just because I’m button-popping proud to see this b...Read more
You gain a new appreciation of the olive oil you slather on your salad or cook your vegetables in when you know that every litre is made up of 1,375 olives that took 47 minutes to pick. // // // ]]On Saturday I got to pick olives once again. Years...Read more
I'm here to tell you, kids, that your real parents were hippies. And guess what? It’s genetic. You're hippies too.Read more
Apple launches the new MacBook with a TV ad touting the MacBook as “the greenest” While I’m awaiting the reviews from our tech folks as to how much of that is greenwash and how much is substance, Ethical Corporation heaps praise on...Read more
Hi kids! Have you been watching the proceedings of ANY multilateral process (Earth Summit, Copenhagen Climate Summit, you name it) and wishing you could turn clear commitments to saving the planet into mush? Here's a handy guide to one of the greatest diplomatic tools ever invented: BRACKETS!!Read more
Chalk one up for Social Media, the megaphone of the world’s second superpower, Public Opinion. Over the weekend, Nestle conceded to worldwide demand that they stop using palm oil from rainforest destruction in their products. Our flagship tactic in t...Read more