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Greenpeace day of action on Climate Change

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, March 18th, 2016 - 6 comments
Categories: climate change, Environment, global warming, sustainability - Tags: ,

Greenpeace Peaceful disobedience
Message from Action Station
As you may know, our friends at Greenpeace have put out a call to climate action, specifically peaceful civil disobedience, next Monday the 21st of March.

They are calling for an escalation in protest tactics at the Oil Conference at SkyCity in Auckland this year because, despite years of public opposition and a total failure to find any oil, this Government continues to invite oil companies to do risky deep sea oil exploration in our waters. Searching for the very oil the world can’t afford to burn if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, and only three months after signing the agreement in Paris to limit global warming!

If you feel passionately about the need for real action on climate change and that our government should be respecting the agreement signed in Paris, then you can join Greenpeace to do a non-violent, peaceful act of civil disobedience, inspired by and in the tradition of Te Whiti and Tohu of Parihaka, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr.

You can check out the event on the Facebook event page or on this website blog.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with Greenpeace non-violent direct action and also to meet other people who feel strongly about the need for action on climate change.

They are asking those who want to attend the event come to a briefing session from 1pm on Sunday 20th March to prepare people for the activity and foster the essence of peaceful protest. This will also be a great networking/community building opportunity. The venue will be in central Auckland and the exact location will be announced via the facebook event page and website blog closer to the time, along with more details about the day. There are ride-share options popping up on the facebook event too. And if you don’t live in Auckland, or can’t make it along, perhaps you can forward this email to a friend who might be able to go.

If you have any questions you can communicate with the team via the facebook event or by contacting Greenpeace directly.

Kia kaha,

Laura on behalf of the ActionStation team

PS. We know that peaceful acts of civil disobedience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and we don’t expect everyone to want to be part of this. But we noted that you’ve taken action with us in the past to halt climate change, so we wanted to make sure you were aware of this opportunity for action too. We have guarantees from Greenpeace that this is a safe action designed for people of all ages and abilities to be able to participate.


More information:

  1. Greenpeace blog: Peaceful Civil Disobedience for Real Climate Action
  2. Petroleum Conference website

  3. Explore the possible impacts of a deep sea oil drilling blowout, NZ Oil Spill Map

  4. Low oil price hits exploration sector, Radio New Zealand, 15/02/16

6 comments on “Greenpeace day of action on Climate Change ”

  1. weka 1

    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

    I don’t think this very often but I wish I could be in Auckland next week. Please consider making the next one nationwide.

  2. Corokia 2

    +1 weka.
    Kia kaha Aucklanders, make us Southerners proud

  3. Ad 3

    We’ll be there

  4. But but but
    How is the 18 year old Green party voting Kiwi Saver going to get a payout from their investments, without a growing supply of energy? ‘We’ will have to burn every drop of oil to maintain growth, and to help the children being born today.
    ‘We’ have to produce as much food in the the time it will take the above mentioned Kiwi Saver to reach retirement – 47 years, as humans have done in the past 9,000 + years. As it stands at the moment, we can’t produce our food without fossil fuels, 9 out of every 10 calories is fossil fuel based.
    Until Greenpeace come up with a way of feeding 7 billion – 9 billion people, they are just pissing in peoples pockets, if they had a brain between them, they would be protesting outside the maternity wards, and butchers shops, and restaurants that serve meat. But hell no, do something to truthful will only lose donations, can’t tell the truth Greenpeace, that’s why Captain Paul Watson walked away from them, ….. they got turned grey, just like the so called environmental party we are stuck with, good on you Helen.
    GP has millions invested in the global banks/BAU/stock markets. Just like the NZ Green Party and their growth based retirement scams, The greens have painted themselves into a corner 🙂 They can’t tell the obvious truth, without admitting they have been lying .

    • Corokia 4.1

      Continuing to explore for more oil is madness and standing up and demonstrating against it is sound and sane. You have already told us many times that we are doomed anyway, so don’t pretend you are interested in feeding the world in decades to come.

      • Robert Atack 4.1.1

        You are right Corokia, I’m just trying to point out how fked it all is.
        Please tell me who you want to starve to death first? Because no fossil fuels equals no food, and in time frames that matter we can do nothing about it, except die.

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