Greenpeace: Doing Big Things

This week I interviewed Dan Cannon, the Student Network Coordinator at
Greenpeace. Dan was really interested in my project, and we discussed
ways college students can get involved with Greenpeace’s national
campaigns. Here is information that I found out about some of these
projects and links if you would like to get more involved.

Tar Sands Action – November 6th at the White House
http://www.tarsandsaction.org/
On November 6, 2011 Greenpeace invites students and other activists to encircle the White House. The protesters will ask President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would run from Alberta, Canada to Texas. The pipeline would destroy ecosystems, pollute water, and cause other environmental and public health hazards. Students can play an important role in speaking out and educating the public about the risks of building this pipeline, so click the link above you want to find out more about how to get signed-up!

100% Clean 100 Actions
http://www.wearepowershift.org/100actions
Students can work on Greenpeace campaigns for cleaner energy on college campuses. Across the U.S. student activists have worked to shut down coal plants on their campuses and promote clean energy options.

Greenpeace Semester
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/getinvolved/get-involved/semester/
The Greenpeace Semester is basically a study “abroad” opportunity, but with Greenpeace in Washington, DC. Students learn the fundamentals of grassroots organizing and run a Greenpeace campaign.

Greenpeace Student Network
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/getinvolved/get-involved/student-network/
If you want to get more involved in Greenpeace campaigns, this website can connect you with other student activists across the nation.

There are so many ways for students to get involved with Greenpeace campaigns. Everyone I talked to was excited to help out with my project and they are happy to help students find ways to get involved. If you are looking for an opportunity to do something big to help the environment, Greenpeace would be a great place to get started!

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