Stars get on board to protect the strange things and fantastic beasts of the Antarctic Ocean

‘Stranger Things’ star David Harbour and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ star Alison Sudol are on board a Greenpeace ship heading for Antarctic waters. They will help make the case for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary backed by campaigners, scientists, over 40 international celebrities and 800,000 people around the world. Following a Twitter challenge, resulting in more than 200,000 retweets in five hours, David Harbour secured a place on the Greenpeace ship alongside singer-songwriter and actress Alison Sudol. They have joined an expedition to gather scientific evidence of the need for an Antarctic Ocean…

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Javier Bardem visits Antarctic seafloor and joins Greenpeace’s Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary Campaign

Just days after Greenpeace released rare footage of the Antarctic seafloor, Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem has dived in a two-person submarine to visit this remote location and call for the creation of a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. After a two-hour dive to the seabed, at a depth of 270m, near the Antarctic Peninsula, Javier Bardem described the ‘overwhelming variety of colours and life’ in the Antarctic. ‘It is an incredibly important mission to go down and document these species in all their colourful existence and to prove the importance of…

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Civil society unites to deliver a bold message to leaders at the World Economic Forum

Greenpeace Switzerland activists today projected messages from Amnesty International, European Trade Union Confederation, Fight Inequality Alliance, Greenpeace, International Trade Union Confederation, Public Eye, Attac Switzerland and the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice onto the hillsides facing the World Economic Forum. The messages are united in their demands to leaders for urgent changes to an unjust system that exacerbates inequality, damages the environment, threatens human rights and creates injustice. “While our messages are diverse, they speak to one truth. The current economic system is broken and corporations who do wrong must…

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Waddles of penguins around the world join the call for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

Groups of people wearing penguin papercraft masks have been popping up all around the world, as thousands of people join the call for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth: a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic. Huddles of penguins have appeared from London to Luxembourg, Hong Kong to Helsinki, Tokyo to Turkey, dancing, skating, leaping, racing and turning heads towards the new Greenpeace campaign for a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals in the Antarctic. As well as 80 penguins doing a tap…

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Penguins pop up across the globe in Greenpeace Campaign

As a groundbreaking expedition begins in the Antarctic, pop-up penguins have been spotted from London to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Sydney, and New Delhi to Washington DC, marching for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. The striking geometric sculptures have appeared by national landmarks across the globe, on local transport, and travelling to the Antarctic with suitcases in hand, including by the White House, Buenos Aires’ colourful Boca district, Sydney Opera House, and the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. The penguins are part of a new Greenpeace campaign calling for the creation of…

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