Thursday, 9 June 2011

Wednesday, 8th June - Greenpeace



Despite still driving a car, I do try extremely hard to be green. Not just recycling, because I firmly believe that it's better to avoid using packaging in the first place rather than simply thinking that putting your newspapers and plastic bottles into the green bin is saving the planet.

So, it's about time that I finally considered an environmental charity for my 365 blog, and today I chose Greenpeace.

We are passionate about protecting the Earth – the only life support system we have. We are independent. That means we can tackle power, not problems. We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change through political lobbying, citizen action and consumer pressure. And we will take peaceful direct action to protect this fragile planet and promote the solutions for a green and peaceful future.


I think Greenpeace is perhaps the best known and most established environmental charities, in fact, it's 40 years old this year. It's played a pivotal role in: the adoption of a ban on toxic waste exports to less developed countries; a moratorium on commercial whaling; a United Nations convention providing for better management of world fisheries; a Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary; a 50-year moratorium on mineral exploitation in Antarctica; bans on the dumping of radioactive and industrial waste and disused oil installations at sea; an end to large-scale driftnet fishing on the high-seas; the adoption of the Kyoto protocol; and a ban on all nuclear weapons testing.

Luckily, I was able to make a donation via dooyoo.co.uk which is a review site where you can place your opinions on everything from scourers to books, so I've been tapping away until I reached the lowest payout which is £5.

"We take great pleasure in passing on your donation on your behalf, and you can be sure that the charity of your choice will be able to put your donation to good use.

You have just submitted a redemption request for 5000 dooyooMiles. You are redeeming them for: 'greenpeace'.

www.greenpeace.org.uk

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