That was 2011: we couldn't have done it without you

Posted by jamie — 21 December 2011 at 2:55pm - Comments
The winter solstice is as good a time as any to look back over the last 11-and-a-bit months that were 2011. And what a year it's been, not just for us here in the office but for all our supporters and volunteers who've kept our campaigns going.

Making a connection and making a difference

Posted by mollybrooks — 13 May 2009 at 1:58pm - Comments

Molly and the whaleMolly is our online marketing coordinator and is next up in the blog relay, a whistle-stop tour of Greenpeace staff here in the UK. Click here to catch up on the other entries.

In January 2005, the Onilahy River in southwest Madagascar flooded. Nineteen people were killed and thousands left homeless. The cyclone that caused it was probably exacerbated by climate change; the landslides that followed were definitely made worse by extensive deforestation in the area.

The flood was little reported outside Madagascar. Similar events, caused or worsened by environmental destruction, happen all over the world on a regular basis, and most of them don't make the news. The only reason I know about it is because I was there.

Celebrate Earth Day in Second Life

Posted by jamie — 21 April 2009 at 1:36pm - Comments

Aboard the Second Life ship, the DoveAboard the Second Life ship, the Dove If you don't have any plans this Sunday and would like to hang out with some fellow eco-minded people, come along to the Earth Week event being held on the Greenpeace ship in the virtual world of Second Life.

There's a whole week of happenings to commerorate Earth Day and the Second Life Greenpeace supporter group will be celebrating the many successes we've had over the years, which (as with our new Inspiring Action video) will be helping to recruit new climate activists.

Drop by anytime between 6 and 9pm BST on Sunday 26 April (that's 10am to 1pm Second Life time) - just click this link to be taken to the embarkation point if you already have Second Life set up. I'll be there, trying to make sure I don't look like a complete newbie so come and say hello!

A virtual party on a virtual ship

Posted by jamie — 25 February 2009 at 11:27am - Comments

The Dove in Second Life Tonight there's a party being held on a Greenpeace ship to which everyone is invited. Go on board, look around, chat to the other guests. Just one small point - the ship isn't docked in the Amazon or Tokyo or Rotterdam, it's in popular virtual world phenomenon Second Life.

'The Dove', currently anchored off Commonwealth Island, is the creation of a group of Greenpeace supporters in Second Life and one in particular - who goes by the name of Anise Dollopofmayo in-world - has been doing the virtual equivalent of beating the panels and raising the masts. Along with the information hut which has been there for some time, the ship is going to act as a venue for events (such as tonight's party) and a recruitment point for new members.

The shindig runs from 7.30 to 9.30pm GMT (or 11.30am to 1.30pm Second Life time) and click this link to be teleported to the embarkation point. If you haven't used Second Life before (which you can download here), it's only fair to warn you that you'll need to go through an induction process when you first log in which can take some time.

It's certainly an experience, although my flying skills are not all they could be and I have a tendency to crash in spectacular fashion. Oh, the humiliation.

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