Save the Arctic

Help save the Arctic by generating signatures for a global sanctuary!

€5,500prize pool

Help save the Arctic by generating signatures for a global sanctuary!

Background

Oil drilling and climate change are threatening the Arctic, but Greenpeace is committed to protecting this unique region: on www.savethearctic.org already more than two million people worldwide are supporting the campaign to protect the Arctic. We want to further increase this number – which is why we need your help!

 

Shell and other corporations want to drill for oil in the Arctic, although oil drilling is particularly dangerous in this area due to the extreme conditions. There is no safe method to deal with oil spills in the freezing waters of the Arctic. 

 

Greenpeace activists are actively campaigning with protests against the oil companies’ Arctic projects. With the signatures on www.savethearctic.org Greenpeace wants to increase the pressure on politicians and corporations, in order to enforce an internationally recognized global sanctuary and ban offshore drilling for oil in Arctic waters.

 

The problem: The Arctic keeps the world climate stable and is therefore important for everyone in the world. But it is far away and doesn’t have much of a visible impact on the personal lives of most people. How can we manage to win over the people in Germany and encourage them to help protect this extraordinary region?

 

Greenpeace is a non-violent, independent and charitable environmental protection organization. Since 1971 Greenpeace has been dedicated on an international level to the protection of our natural environment. And its first priority is the principle of non-violence. The organization is independent from governments, political parties and economic interest groups.

Aim

Greenpeace is looking for fresh and unusual ideas that will attract attention to savethearctic.org and that will convince millions of people to sign the petition!

Task Definition

Develop clever and unusual communication ideas that encourage as many people as possible to sign the Greenpeace petition on www.savethearctic.org to protect the Arctic!

 

Your ideas can be:

  1. Ideas for classic online media (e.g. banners)
  2. Social media ideas that spread virally by themselves, e.g. web films, web applications etc.
  3. Ideas that are easy to realize and which encourage people to become active themselves and inform others about the Arctic campaign by Greenpeace and/or to collect signatures
  4. Ideas that support the 4300 volunteers from Greenpeace in their work at info stands on the street 

We are not looking for ideas for classic communication measures like print campaigns, poster visuals, TV or radio ads, as they would exceed the budget available.

 

Target Group

  • Of course every signature is just as valuable to the initiative and all signatures are welcome.
  • Experience shows, however, that people from the socio-ecological and ethically-oriented middle-classes (oriented on the so-called ‘Sinus-Milieus’ in Germany) are most likely to participate in the initiative, which is why they constitute the core target group.

Tonality

  • smart
  • emotional but not sentimental
  • proactive 
  • committed
  • authentic

Mandatory requirements

  • All ideas are welcome!
  • The petition website www.savethearctic.org must be included in your idea!
  • From text manuscripts down to a finished campaign, everything is welcome!
  • Ideas with good feasibility and low costs will have an advantage.

 

Halftime Feedback

 

 

Overall Feeback

Thanks a bunch so far! We have a lot of single good, interesting and unique ideas with a wide range – and  actually they are  from all over the world!

 

What is missing and we would like you to think of and work on is scalability, connectivity from on- and offline (think about connecting like urban guerilla events and Facebook) as well as the tonality in some ideas.

 

Scalability

1) Make sure that your key-visual and design is scalable,

So try to work with illustrations that can be used on pins, stickers and shirts as well as huge prints or projections on fascades of buildings

2) Scalabilty in the sense of efficiency and expanding the campaign from a small a test run to huge international scale, that can be used internationally if its a killer idea.

 

Efficiency & Connectivity

Keep in mind the goal of the project. The aim is to find and run unusual ideas that will attract a lot of attention to savethearctic.org and that will convince millions of people to sign the petition. Please think how you can create extremely high reach with your idea AND work on a smart connection to online media like Facebook to really GET millions of signatures.

 

Media

We think the full potential of SOCIAL and ONLINE media has not be en used yet. Please try to focus on Facebook, Twitter and banners to get millions of people engaged and sign the petition. The campaign website www.savethearctiv.org is run by international offices from Greenpeace in multi languages so it will be a bigger step and much more expansive to implement ideas there.

 

But - If you have an extreme killer idea, you can suggest ideas for the website as well. The most realistic way i would recommend you, will be to suggest a test run in germany, and it can be a small but smart killer idea, provide scalability and then, if its a big success, why should greenpeace not think of  expanding it internationally ? = )

 

Greenpeace suggested you could connect your idea with their existing media as well. Here are awesome videos, some of them have already been posted in the comments.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpF04nximI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFFtUiCvAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL_vqgJH3DY&feature=player_embedded

 

Tonality

Greenpeace is and its campaigns are political, active, emotionally strong, clear, direct and brave – campaigns take place where the origin of the problem is and confront the people that are responsible with their problem.

Actions and campaigns are not aggressive but provoking – and should be smart.  Usually they get high recognition – just think of activists climbing on a nuclear power plant to place a huge poster there – and have a strong connection between the action itself and media.

 

Yeah! = )

Thats a lot of feedback.  Please take the feedback as inspiration to sharp your idea – or create something new.  We would love to get to the point – that we finally created killer ideas to get millions of signatures to save the Arctic. Together.

 

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Comments

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Dear All,

I am excited and looking forward to work with you for such a meaningful project!

How can we get millions of signatures to save the arctic?

We are thrilled to see what you, creative talents from all over the world and many different professions will create to start a global petition avalange.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Lets make this an awesome, inspiring and successful project. Together. I am your project guide here on jovoto.com.

Yours Jesko

Yeah, let`s use our design talents for Mother Nature!

woah what a great project!!!

Welcome on board of the Rainbow Warrior III. = )

Save the Arctic, Here we go!!!!! :)

Yes really great project :D Will there be any kind of license fee in case of realization?

Dear dahu!

We are going to get back to your question as soon as possible.

Dear dahu!

We just talked to Greenpeace. In the last Greenpeace project "Creativity For The Energy Revolution" we had a symbolic 1€ licensing fee.

We want to enable Greenpeace to license as many as ideas as possible to create an awesome campaign and reach their goal and at the same time have fair conditions for creatives.

Within this project for Greenpeace its 500€ for licensing an idea.

Yours Jesko

Quite powerful and emotive. Good idea to post this :)

Awesome! Thanks a lot, DENKdifferent!

This one is focused on melting of the arctic, our project here is mainly focused to get as many signatures as possible to create a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the Arctic.

HEHEHE... I JUST POSTED THE SAME BUT ENGLISH VERSION... :)

Hi ALL, me too coming and joining you all for this very interesting campaign. still yet to illustrate the 'ideas' I have got a couple of them iright from the beginning before this uploading process started.. will soon illustrate and upload. I would call this rather a interesting serious task of saving our Mother Earth. Thanks.

Welcome! Looking forward to your submission! Good luck!

Dear kiranex2003,

thanks for your comment and welcome on board! I love to work for such meaningful projects, too. I had a look at your work you already submistted on jovoto and am excited to see what you will come up with.

Yours Jesko

WHAT A BASHING WKD... UNBELIEVEABLE!!! MY LAST 3 RATING RECEIVED CAME FROM BASHERS FOR SURE!!! HOPE THIS PROJECT DON'T GET LIKE VICTORINOX OR YOURFONE PROJECTS!!!... JUST SAYING... GOOD LUCK!!! :)

Dear Xavier,

I checked the ratings of your submission – there is no single bashing. The rank of your idea changed because of more ratings streamed in in total.

I know and have experienced myself that its hard to see ranks changing, but please try to be a bit more patient. = )

Yours Jesko

"I know and have experienced myself that its hard to see ranks changing, but please try to be a bit more patient. = )" Yes sometimes its like a rollercoaster ;-) It's very interesting to see how it all works ! =)

Dear All,

thanks a bunch for many great ideas already!

We just talked to Greenpeace about the license fee. In the last Greenpeace project "Creativity For The Energy Revolution" we had a symbolic 1€ licensing fee.

Here we want to enable Greenpeace to license as many as ideas as possible to create an awesome campaign and reach their goal – and at the same time have fair conditions for you.

So within this project for Greenpeace its 500€ for licensing an idea.

Yours Jesko

Cool! And the clients choice licensing idea winner get also a ride in Greenpeace's rubber boat? :D

The rubber boat trip is a special price awarded by Greenpeace and is not necessary connected to the licensed ideas. But lets see how much space is in the boat. = )

Normally eight seats. ;)

Wow! Thanks a lot PointsnPixels! I think here BBC brings the arctic and its fascination directly to the people.

A partnership between BBC and Greenpeace! Informations about the "save the arctic" project in the DVD/Blu Ray case for example....and of course augmented reality actions.

Send a letter to Canadian Ministerto stop oil drilling, also by greenpeace!

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/noarcticoil/

Some other link from people's artic movement

http://peoplesarctic.org/

See what 350org have achieved in worldwide masses movement, here 2 inspiration links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7lteZulzEM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=episodic&NR=1&v=0-HnrMrQ6Tw

That's why the Black Day(arctic day) Movement Manifesto(biking walking) can be done for sure and it's really feasable to get a lot of signature creating a viral flashmob buzz!!!

They use for their moving the planet woldwide events the tagging map so everyone could see where to unite to the movement or create their on movement around their cities or neighborhood!

Also I think that it's time for Greenpeace, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, BBC, even WWF, 350org, United Nations or any other "ONG" unite to co-participate within this campaign to Save the Arctic and make of it a global planetary sancturary!!!

What's wrong with the worlds leaders?... Where are the ONG's leaders that should collaborate between them?...

Aren't we in collaborative and crowsourcing era?...

5 million signatures won't have to be hard to achieve, it's just a matter of time, how much people does facebook has?, or google with gmail?, or twitter?... come on?... what are this social networks for?...

Just Collaboration between the GOOD people and ONGs that really LOVE this planet can save the arctic!!!...

:)

Thanks for your great inpirational links and passioned speech, dear Xavier!

Great to see you guys so engaged here!

@ Xavier - The desperate call to Save the Arctic in Your textual Vs visual interpretation apart is nevertheless appreciated. 'Hail Designer !' We shall and will make this a reality. Soon. :)

Dear All,

thanks a bunch for your great work in this project so far!

We have a lot of interesting ideas already to engage millions of people to sign the petition!

NEXT FRIDAY we will talk with GREENPEACE for the HALF TIME FEEDBACK.

Please use the following week to fine-tune your concept and presentation. The clearer your concept and the more awesome your design and presentation is, the more convincing it will be.

Lets save the arctic! Togehter.

Yours Jesko

Dear All,

We removed the date to thursday and are exited to talk with Greenpeace about your ideas!

Yours Jesko

DEAR ALL,

Thanks a bunch fro your great work so far!

I am grateful to guide this project and would like to invite you to be enthusiastic to make this a great success. For the Arctic. Togehter.

We had an awesome FEEDBACK talk with GREENPEACE on thursday right here in the jovoto HQ. I summarized a very fruitful discussion and merged it into the main criteria for you. We made a small videos with a short direct feedback from Greenpeace as well. = )

You will find the halftime feedback right here – above, at the end of the briefing – and on the blog: http://www.jovoto.com/blog/de/2013/05/greenpeace-halftime-feedback-2/

I will give some direct feedback, suggestions or directions to some ideas directly in the comment of some ideas.

Lets rock it! = )

Yours Jesko

Good day!

I have a question: Is it necessary that our idea must be linked to the www.savethearctic.org automatically in our idea, for example, click on the banner and link to the website? And I try to visit that site but, I can't. "500 ERROR Oh dear! How did we end up here?" displayed when i try to sign in.

Dear LKK1511,

i just checked www.savethearctic.org and everything works fine. Maybe try again with another browser.

Its up to you how your idea works to sign the petition, but the website is actually the place to sign it online. You could also work with a facebook idea, but in the end poeple would sign the petition on the website. So, yes it makes sense to link it directly, i we want to drive poeple signing it. = )

Yours Jesko

So If I understand the Halftime Feedback right, they don't want an Action/activity anymore? No streetaction like some ideas are? Now they are searching for a keyvisual or an Illustration? Right? Some ideas are not based on a strong Visual but on a strong idea to get much attention. So what is the important Thing for Greenpeace? The idea behind or the keyvisual?

Dear DENKdifferent,

thanks for your question!

No, i think you got it wrong. Scalablityin the sense of a key visual that can be used on stickers as well as huge prints or projections on fascades of buildings is just one part of the feedback. It means if you work with key visuals make them scalable.

The other important directions to think of are connectivity from on- and offline, efficiency to the goal of signatures, the potential of social media and tonality.

You are asking about "actions" and this is of course an important part of Greenpeace campaigns. Campaigns and actions try to take place where the origin of the problem is and confront the people that are responsible with their problem.

Did this make it clearer for you and answer your question?

Yours Jesko

Great question dear RAMONA and great answer dear JESKO!!! SUPER!!! :)

:D Ahhh. I think now I get it (I hope so). So if for example I have submitted an idea for only an reality action (offline) I have to search for an option to do this also online in internet. And if I submitted a strong keyvisual for a sticker, this visual should also work for "printing" on a house or on a webbanner in the internet. Right? :) So everything is possible and greenpeace want a "Eierlegende Wollmilchsau" ;)

good to know it, yes, great question and answer, indeed, thank you both :)

Dear DENKdifferent,

yes, i think you got it right, but i don´t think that it´s impossible. Its simply the mechanic and demands Greenpeace needs to run a campaign that reaches the goal of engaging millions of people to sign the petition.

If you have a look at the video Benjamin Borgerding says: "Something that is scalable and brings together on- and offline in a more integrated way".

If you have a great "action" that reaches some hundret poeple it should be good to connect it with social and online media to enlarge the campaign and scale reach.

Yours Jesko

I'm not much on the art side and don't plan to submit, but, I don't think I've ever seen an oil production/refinery/shipping facility that didn't leak. The current Alaska pipeline rate is ever quickly decreasing and plenty of leak pics are out there. (Emotive connections/future shock?) The US superfund cleanup cost will exceed 2B$ annually soon enough. Why isn't oil/energy profits paying the cleanup? (dis-incentives to polluting?) Natural Gas isn't much better, but the technology is there now to make the oil pump out as natural gas- it should actually be cheaper that way... (remove the incentives for the pollution?) random thoughts

Dear Kwazai,

thanks for your good thoughts here.

Yours Jesko

Dear all,

we want to apologize for the enconding-bug we are having at the moment. The developers are working on the problem right now and i hope it will be fixed quickly.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Yours Jesko

Thanks a lot to the developers for quickly fixing it on tuesday and sorry for any any inconvenience. Everything should be fine now.

Well well well.. 'All z Well' ;)) :D

I appreciate your projects from the head, it was very hard. Because my heart would like to support every idea in this competition. I want to say that all ideas are great because they are made from the heart and it i see in every job! I just wanted to tell you that my heart sees each work your heart! Respect for all! (HEART)

I truly agree with both of you!

@ Prodeoweb - Please allow me to copy those two words which is so remarkable. Well said Elina.

Dear All,

thanks a bunch for your passion, enthusiasm great ideas and awesome work in this project!

We will do the final rating monitoring, talk to Greenpeace tomorrow and announce the winners as soon as possible.

Yours Jesko

@ Prodeoweb - Please allow me to copy those two words :) which is so remarkable of You as well to mention. Well said Elina.

Dear All,

Thanks for all your kind words, comments, and criticism. It has been quite a roller-coaster ride on this platform and the voting community here. Hopefully my [Bear in Mind] concept would have better luck with the jury.

Good luck everyone and thank you for paying attention to my concept. I think that it is a start of a long road for some of us going forward.

Regards, TDS

Dear All,

Thanks a bunch for a your awesome creative work and heart headed passion in this project.

I just talked to Greenpeace again this morning!

Very good news: We are going to announce the winners and clients choice awards (!) tomorrow or on monday here in the briefing and the blog. = )

Yours Jesko

We are waiting for the results!:)

= )

Countdown is running.

I am right now writing and preparing the winner and clients choices announcement blog.

congrats to all the winners... for the future i have learned that i should never allow others to copy my ideas.. because in the end i will always be the looser .. i am simply too nice ...

indeed it's not fair, a pity!

HAVE NO WORDS!!! IT'S KINDA A PITTY!!! :)

Dear All!

Congrats to the 6 community winners!!

We are going to announce and publish the Community Winners and 7 Clients Choice Awards (!) on the blog – as well as an "Hello from the Arctic" - Video and a big thank you from Greenpeace as soon as some uploads are ready to go. = )

Yours Jesko

7 Clients Choice Awards? Cool! Congrats to all! All winners and all the other ones who spend a lot of time and do a lot of work for free :)

well congrats to the winners, but one more time the community rating isn't mine! Can't understand some votes/voter..... sorry, that unmotivates a lot....

well at least some deserved client choices... but...

Hope to see Client's Choice to compare them with Community Winners cause the idea here is to Save the Arctic for Real! The Final Results were totally unexpected! There are a lot of great ideas to select from! Let's See! :)

dear xavier, they are mentioned in the blog!

SAW THEM!!! SEEMS BETTER!!! BUT I'M STILL A BIT UNMOTIVATED DEPRESSING!!! :S

Dear All!

The blog with the winner and clients choice awards is online now! http://bit.ly/11AY1El Congrats to all winners!!

Yours Jesko

CONGRAAAAAAATS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND ALL THE CREATIVES THAT WORK HARD FOR THIS SPECIAL CAUSE!!! WE DEFINITELY HOPE TO SAVE THE ARCTIC AND MAKE INDUSTRIES TO STOP OIL DRILLING IN THIS BEAUTIFUL AND ONLY HOME CALL MOTHER EARTH!!! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US!!! :)

SO, AS THIS IS FINISHED!!! WE, THE ONES THAT WERE NOT SELECTED AS CLIENT'S CHOICE CAN USE OUR IDEAS TO SPREAD THE WORD TO REACH MORE PEOPLE TO SIGN THE PETITION?... IT'S ALLOW TO USE THEM?... SHOULD I TAKE OUT THE GREENPEACE LOGO OR I CAN KEEP IT?... PLEASE LET ME KNOW... THANKS!!! :)

Dear Xavier,

i´ll ask Greenpeace about it and get back to you this week.

Yours Jesko

JUST 1'842.166 LEFT TO REACH THE 5 MILLION TO SAVE THE ARCTIC!!! :)

There was cool! an Excellent work! I congratulate all participants. And especially winners! Excellent work!

Congratulate to the winners!

Wooow, great news, Huge congrats to all the winners and all participants, many great ideas to save the arctic :))))))

oh yes!! great news!! BIG congrats to all participants and winners! honestly it was an unexpected result (number 1... wow)... anyway, it's great to see so many excellent ideas together created to save the Arctic!! so, CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Dear All,

unfortunately we have to tell you that Greenpeace had to decide not to license quartermiss´ idea "Crime Scene Arctic" as they do not want to risk interferences.

A very similar idea has been run and published in London 2012 by animalequality. We discussed with Greenpeace if it is too close or not – but they definetly can not risk interferences.

We informed quartermiss as well and do not assume him to have created a copy as we know great minds can produce similar ideas. = )

Greenpeace is still overwhelmed by the results and might even came back later this year to license some more ideas.

Yours Jesko

i mean the last sentence is kool! the others not :/

Good News ! that Greenpeace may add more ideas licensing :)

Wo kann ich sehen wer den Sonderpreis gewonnen hat?

Dear catpower1!

Indeed, the special goodie – A ride in Greenpeace's rubber boat has not been announced yet.

We will get back to Greenpeace and you as soon as we have news.

Yours Jesko

1SKYCRAPER. 6WOMEN. NOPERSMISSION!!!

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE THE ARCTIC?!!!

http://iceclimb.savethearctic.org/

:)

coool! wow!!! brave women!!!!!

Dear All,

i just got news from Greenpeace!

*soft drumroll getting louder*

The special price RubberBoatRide goes to voto and resonatorcoop!

Are you going to send us some pictures, voto and resonatorcoop? = ) That would be great!

Congrats! – And thanks everybody again for your amazing work and great results!

Yours Jesko

congrats voto and resonatorcoop!!! please post sopme photos here after the tour =)

I DON'T GET GREENPEACE!!! 1st THEY SELECTED AS CLIENTS CHOICE WINNER AN IDEA THAT COPIED MY ARTWORKS AND MY MELTED CONCEPT!!! THEN THEY HAVEN'T USE ANY OF THESE AWESOME IDEAS TO PLACE THEM BUT THEY MADE SOME BEAR PET?!!! AND NOW THEY HAVE LAUNCH AND EVENT THAT IS A COPY OF MY BLACK DAY IDEA!!! DAMN!!!

THIS IS THE EMAIL:

Hi Xavier,

Want to see the world’s largest polar bear? Well, her name’s Aurora and you can walk with her as part of a giant global day to protect the Arctic.

Come have a fun day out in London on Sunday 15 September and join thousands around the world roaring for the Arctic.

The Arctic is melting at a rate that is unparalleled in recorded history and right now oil companies like Shell are lining up to exploit the fragile Arctic. As the ice reaches its lowest point of the year next month, thousands of us across the globe will come together in a global Arctic uproar to challenge these oil drillers. We can’t let these companies get away with profiteering from climate change.

We really need you to be with us on 15 September. It’s totally free and will be a LOT of fun.

Aurora is part protest, part performance - all Arctic. She is a giant super-puppet - the size of a double decker bus - and her fur carries the names of each and every member of the movement to save the Arctic. She will bring the voice and spirit of the Arctic and everyone defending it to oil companies on their home turf in an epic parade through the capital. At the same time, people in over 70 cities across the world will be joining us to create a massive global protest against Arctic destruction.

The parade will start at lunchtime on the 15th of September and will take us through central London. There will be lots of family-friendly activities and you can even interact with Aurora herself. And don’t worry if you don’t live in London - there will be coach services from other locations that will take you to the parade, or you can book your train ticket now to get a cheap fare.

This is a day you won’t want to miss. Sign up now to say you’ll be part of something epic and we'll send you further information about the day.

Hope to see you there,

Fran and the whole Aurora team

PS: If you’d prefer not to walk, you can join by bike, roller skates or any other form of pollution-free transport!

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!!! JOVOTO???

i'm curious to know who was the first:)

Dear Xavier,

thanks for sharing your concern. I had a closer look into it to see, understand and solve this issue.

• I do not see your idea being particularly copied in the licensed ideas. One idea shows an illustration that is indeed a bit close to yours but this is definitively not the key part of the idea itself.

• Greenpeace is still working with the licensed ideas to find the best way to put them into practise.

• You suggested an event on the streets called "Black Day Movement Manifesto"– Greenpeace London invited you to an event called "Aurora is coming", that will be a demonstration on the streets with a giant polar bear! I think thats completely different.

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/bristol-east/blog/aurora-coming http://action.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/aurora

In the "ps.:" they invite you to take part and join the demonstration with "bike, roller skates or any other form of pollution-free transport", right – but you can definitively not claim doing a demonstration, or taking part on a demonstration with bikes or roller skates as a level of uniqueness or new invention.

Dear Bonibom,

i can definitely not see justified interferences between pasted polar bears and oil rigs on a broken car window and the illustration. That is definitely not interferences of level of uniqueness. Secondly i think Greenpeace worked with this image way before the project on jovoto.

Yours Jesko

Its ok dear Jesko anyways it wouldn't happen anything about it... Cause it won't happened during the contest process... I mean the similar artwork the only difference is the yellow color and "stop shell and oil drilling", meanwhile mine says "savethe arctic, stop oil drilling"... The other stuff of that idea was taken from christin aka pointsofpixels idea... But as I told we don't care about it anymore... We just want that GP save the arctic... Lets see what will happend... :)

Your work always wonderful! It was quite sad and disappoint to hear about this incident! But, keep faith on your great work! May be it will attract other client. Good luck!

I think that many here would like to help Greenpeace and not getting the money. Just had Greenpeace posted by Xavier and Christine personally and asked about the possibility of using their ideas or their parts I think that such matters were not.

The same structure of my idea Black Melting, they just changed the name and kept their campaign colors... A of course, there will be a "bear" riding a bike... Prrr... http://savethearctic.org/iceride

I've talked with GP London (twitter: @savethearctic) and they told me that indeed it similar idea but they had never seen it before today, it was a coincidence... I do believe them... Now it's ok... They said they really like it and hope we all join this 15 sept into the ICERIDE!!! They are working hard to SAVETHEARCTIC!!! So, lets do it my jovotans friends!!! :)

I YOU GUYS STILL INTERESTED IN HELPING GREENPEACE TO SAVE THE ARCTIC PLEASE GO TO:

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/release-peaceful-protesters?js=false?source=em&subsource=sunrise02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=gpeace&utm_content=1+-+Please+send+an+urgent+email+to+the+Russi&utm_campaign=sunrise02

GREENPEACE ACTIVIST HAVE BEEN CAPTURE AND WE NEED TO MAKE A CALL BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO RUSSIAN EMBASSOR TO REALEASE THEM. JUST HAVE TO FILL THE FORM FROM THE LINK ABOVE AND SEND IT!!!

LET'S STILL HELP TO SAVE THE ARCTIC!!!

:)

PLEASE THE ARCTIC30 HAVE BEEN OFFICIAL CHARGED OF PIRACY!!!

GREENPEACE NEED OUR HELP!!! FOR THOSE WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT THIS, HERE IS THE LINK FOR WHAT THEY NEED TODAY AND NOW!!!

SOME DONATION NO MATTER THE AMOUNT!!! PLEEEEEEEEEASE HELP THEM!!!

http://act.gp/1aaDias

THEY DON'T TAKE MONEY FROM GOVERMENTS OR PRIVATE COMPANIES, JUST FROM HUMANS THAT REALLY CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE!!!

THEY ARE REALLY ARCTIC SAVERS!!! REALLY ARCTIC HEROES!!!

:)

THIS IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED:

Xavier,

A Russian court has just formally charged 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 freelance journalists with piracy. Two Canadians are among them.

If convicted, each could face up to fifteen years in a Russian prison. All for the crime of peacefully protesting oil drilling in the Arctic. It’s the most serious threat to Greenpeace’s environmental work since French secret service agents bombed and sunk the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior — killing a crew member — back in 1985.

But we didn’t back down then and can’t back down now — no matter how far those in power go to silence the people who speak out against Arctic oil drilling and environmental destruction. With your support, we can stop drilling in the Arctic just like we stopped French nuclear weapons testing three decades ago.

If you have been waiting for the right time to make a gift to Greenpeace, this is it. More than ever, we need your support to help save the Arctic and for all the work we do to protect the environment. Please chip in whatever you can today. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

The scene from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise three weeks ago was almost unbelievable.

Using a helicopter and ropes, fifteen armed Russian special forces agents boarded the ship and started rounding up everyone onboard, assembling them on the helideck and taking control of the ship. The crew was eventually moved to the main area of the ship and put under guard while the ship was towed to the Russian city of Murmansk.

It was in Murmansk where, just last week, the last of the Greenpeace activists were charged with piracy. They’re not pirates. Peaceful protest isn’t piracy. It’s the voice that our environment desperately needs right now.

Don’t let that voice and the voices of those charged with piracy in Russia be silenced. Please help support our work to save the Arctic and protect the environment by making a gift today.

Greenpeace doesn’t take money from corporations or governments so that we can stay independent and do what’s necessary to protect the environment. Especially when corporations and governments are the ones threatening our environment in the first place.

We rely entirely on financial support from people like you to do the work that we do. I wouldn’t want it any other way. Thanks for all you do.

With thanks,

Christy Ferguson Arctic Campaign Greenpeace Canada

P.S. A Russian court has just formally charged 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 freelance journalists, including 2 Canadians, with piracy for protesting Arctic drilling. Please make your most generous contribution today and support our work to save the Arctic and protect the environment.