Why is everyone talking about whale poo?

Posted by Willie — 20 October 2016 at 4:55pm - Comments
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Whales are special. No, not for any stereotypical hippy la-la reasons, this is *science*!

Healthy oceans need lots of healthy whale populations: they keep things in balance, help disperse and mix nutrients, support entire ecosystems and help fight climate change.

Surprised? Read on…

Dear Mrs Merkel, please help - I’m afraid of commitment

Posted by Elena Polisano — 24 May 2013 at 4:36pm - Comments
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Of all the shoulders to cry on, it might seem strange to pick the German Chancellor’s. But that’s what the German car association (VDA) did this week when its president Matthias Wissman wrote to her to moan that long-term targets for cleaner cars could strangle the car industry. He asked her to take a strong position against the regulations which are currently being debated in Brussels.

The transport minister and the 20,000 people who demanded better

Posted by sara_a — 13 May 2013 at 6:41pm - Comments
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Com'on, Norman. Don't block the changes we urgently need.

When the alarm rang at 4.45am this morning, I was already awake. Nobody overslept or moaned about feeling tired. And after a quick pre-action breakfast we piled into the minibus, loaded with climbing equipment, a huge banner and our petition printed with the names of 20,000 UK campaign supporters. We were on route to Lewes, the constituency of UK Transport Minister, Norman Baker, who this Wednesday will represent the UK in a make-or-break moment for the future of pollution from cars.

The rocky road to efficient cars

Posted by Hugh Mouser — 24 April 2013 at 6:05pm - Comments

Something big went down in Europe today: MEPs voted on how efficient our future cars should be. This lays the foundations for rules that carmakers have to abide by.

VIDEO: There’s a badass in Brussels

Posted by Elena Polisano — 4 April 2013 at 10:35pm - Comments

There's something big happening in Europe right now. Politicians are debating laws that could drastically cut CO2 from cars. And less CO2 means less need for oil and a safer Arctic.

Let's smash CO2 emissions! Check out our latest video and tell our politicians that we want cleaner cars now.

5 reasons to make cleaner cars now

Posted by sara_a — 13 March 2013 at 5:18pm - Comments
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Now that VW, Europe's biggest and most powerful car company, has agreed to make cleaner and more efficient cars, it's time to convince the rest of Europe (and the world) to follow suit.

New year, new VW?

Posted by Hugh Mouser — 11 January 2013 at 5:52pm - Comments
Activists protest VW at the Vienna car show
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How’s your New Year’s resolutions list going? We’re waiting to hear how Volkswagen has begun 2013.

This morning more than 25 Greenpeace activists protested against the carmaker’s stance on the climate outside the Vienna car show. Handing out leaflets and making the point that VW can do better, we were hoping that the company makes some strong commitments.

How to make a green Golf

Posted by petespeller — 12 September 2012 at 2:35pm - Comments
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VW claim they are committed to becomming the "most eco-friendly automaker in the world". But if their new Golf 7 is anything to go by they aren't living up to their claims. Our report published before the launch of the Golf 7 shows how a greener, more efficient Golf is possible.

Golf 7 launched, and not a Jedi in sight…

Posted by petespeller — 5 September 2012 at 3:01pm - Comments
50 Greenpeace volunteers protest against the high fuel consumption of the new Vo
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50 Greenpeace volunteers protest against the high fuel consumption of the new Volkswagen Golf VII

Its been over a year since Greenpeace first asked VW to leave the Dark Side and stop lobbying against strong climate laws. Since then we’ve heard rumours that there is good in the company, that they are wrestling with their conscience and looking to improve their green credentials. Yet last night the company finally launched their new Golf7, and sadly it seems the Dark Emperor inside VW is clinging on.

VW's Dark Side: our campaign enters a new phase

Posted by jamess — 8 September 2011 at 9:40am - Comments
Volkswagen is lobbying against environmental laws
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Volkswagen is lobbying against environmental laws

Today our climbers scaled VW’s headquarters in Germany while other activists projected a massive message onto the side of London’s Battersea power station – where Volkswagen is participating in a green car show.

Our actions kick off a new phase in our VW campaign – we will not let the car giant’s lobbying continue to threaten our planet.

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