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.
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!