1 minute to save the world?

Posted by jossc — 23 July 2009 at 11:57am - Comments
1 minute to save the world?

Lights, camera, action! Fancy making a film? 

Got a story to tell about climate change? About what's happening your area, perhaps - how you're neigbourhood is being impacted and how you're adapting, or what you think needs to be done? Can you tell that story in one minute?

1 Minute to Save the World is an international short film competition, and it's open to anyone who has something to say about climate change.

So send in your points of view, ideas or solutions. Films can be made in any format – video, animation or even on a mobile phone. Amateurs, professionals and under 18s from all over the world are encouraged to send in entries, and your films will be shown on the 1 Minute To Save The World website and also on Guardian Unlimited.  Greenpeace,  UNICEF, World Development Movement , New Economics Foundation and Stop Climate Chaos are all supporting the project. 

Video: Mili-band at Kingsnorth power station

Posted by reto — 15 July 2009 at 2:23pm - Comments

Video: From Sea to Shelf – fisheries for the future

Posted by reto — 14 July 2009 at 5:02pm - Comments

With around 80 per cent of fish stocks in trouble, species driven to extinction and ecosystems on the brink of collapse, it's time to rethink how we harvest our oceans. This new video shows how Greenpeace has been encouraging retailers to clean up their seafood shelves - by switching to a sustainable seafood sourcing policy they can change the world's fisheries and help to protect the world's oceans.

Video: Activists paint a coal ship near Venice

Posted by reto — 9 July 2009 at 5:48pm - Comments

Day two on the coal occupation in Italy. In Marghera, near Venice, the occupation continues, with activists on the coal conveyor and the chimney painting 'G8: LEAD OR LOSE'. More activists are also occupying the cranes on the wharf, stopping a coal ship – the Bulk Brasil – from unloading its cargo from South Africa.

Tell Ed Miliband what you'll do if he consents a new dirty coal plant at Kingsnorth in Kent: Sign up for The Big If

Glastonbury: are you in the no?

Posted by jamie — 29 June 2009 at 2:57pm - Comments

What do we say to bigger airports? © Vanessa Miles/Greenpeace

I decided to give Glastonbury a miss this year, but it looks like everyone currently stuck in a seven-hour tailback in the car park had a rollickin' good time. Not just because of the sunshine or Blur's barnstorming set last night (slightly jealous I missed that), but the Greenpeace field was once again a marvel to behold.

Video: 20,000 tonne coal shipment stopped from reaching Kingsnorth

Posted by jossc — 22 June 2009 at 4:22pm - Comments

Last night Greenpeace volunteers boarded E.ON's moving bulk freighter Sir Charles Parsons, carrying thousands of tonnes of coals to restock the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station.

They intercepted the freighter using rigid inflatable speedboats just after midnight as the ship sped up the River Medway towards Kingsnorth, then attached climbing ladders to the vessel and scaled the 15 metre hull. Three teams comprising nine people succeeded in boarding the ship. They then scaled the ship's huge funnel and the towering foremast to stop the ship from unloading.

Imagine a world without fish...

Posted by jossc — 13 May 2009 at 3:59pm - Comments

Hot on the heels of The Age of Stupid comes The End of the Line, a disturbing and powerful film about one of the world's most shockingly ignored problems - overfishing.

For centuries people have viewed the seas as an unlimited resource which can be tapped into at will, and one that will rapidly replenish itself regardless of how much we take from it. But the more we learn about what's happening in our oceans, the more we realise that this is no longer true, if it ever was.

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