Save the Arctic

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 1:26pm

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

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How tiny plastic people protested around the world

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international...
Posted by jamie - 1 July, 2014 - 15:49
lego arctic scene with walrus and oil spill

Lego and Shell - FAQs

What has Lego got to do with the Arctic? Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year. Shell wants to drill...
Posted by Sondhya Gupta - 1 July, 2014 - 10:00
Lego mini protest in front of cathedral

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It’s just an endless...
Posted by ianduff - 30 June, 2014 - 17:45

Going to extremes - Shell and Arctic oil exploration

The Arctic is undergoing fundamental and rapid change. Temperatures are rising faster at the top of the world than anywhere else on Earth. Arctic ice is...
Posted by Sondhya Gupta - 30 June, 2014 - 17:27

Lego is keeping bad company

For over 50 years, LEGO has inspired children’s play and creativity. The company which was founded in 1932 is loved and admired not only for producing quality...
Posted by Sondhya Gupta - 30 June, 2014 - 17:18

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