Greenpeace launches campaign to create ‘largest protected area on Earth’

Greenpeace has launched a global campaign for an Antarctic Sanctuary, covering 1.8 million square kilometres of ocean, to protect whales, penguins and other wildlife. Following a failure to agree strong marine protection in the East Antarctic, Greenpeace has called for governments to show “greater vision and ambition” in the coming year and create the largest protected area on Earth: an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. The Antarctic Sanctuary would be five times the size of Germany, in the Weddell Sea, next to the Antarctic peninsula. “Over the next 12 months we have…

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Break Free from Plastic launch new campaign

A four-by-four meter dragon spitting single-use plastic was installed in front of the ‘Our Ocean 2017’ conference to highlight the global crisis of plastic pollution. The Break Free From Plastic movement is demanding that the main culprits, including fast-moving consumer goods companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo, stop producing single-use plastic and that policy-makers legislate against it. The ‘Our Ocean 2017’ conference brings together representatives of governments, civil society, science, finance and businesses from around the world to discuss ocean protection. This year they are…

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Peter Capaldi launches new Greenpeace campaign

A huge coalition of companies and civil society organisations including Greenpeace, WWF and the Marine Conservation Society have launched a new campaign by taking over Westminster tube station with posters on their walls and ticket gates with the message that electricity from offshore wind is half the price it was just two years ago. Launching the campaign in Westminster tube station, where ministers and MPs will be walking past striking images of offshore wind farms, Peter Capaldi (Dr Who, The Thick of It, Local Hero) said: “Great Britain is the…

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Companies cannot get complacent about plastic

This blog isn’t really about the marketing aspects of this, though I think the marketing aspects are touched upon but rather the general ethical viewpoint. Companies cannot get complacent about plastic, no matter how good and ethical they may be at other aspects of their business. Recently Unilever  were once again ranked first in the Personal Products sector of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – a list which calls itself one of the most credible and high-profile markers of corporate sustainability leadership. DJSI assesses and ranks the economic,…

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Greenpeace: SpongeBob Tells BP – Back Off The Amazon Reef Campaign

Don’t Panic Partners has created a new campaign for Greenpeace, in the wake of consortium of oil companies including BP and Total being weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill in the Amazon Mouth Basin, as the companies admit there is up…

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