Welcome to Brighton Greenpeace group! Greenpeace works internationally to investigate, expose and confront environmental injustice by corporations and governments and to encourage positive change. For anyone that would like to bring about positive change to protect the environment and to end social injustice then this group is for you. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month, at 7.30pm in the Eagle. All are welcome!
The Brighton Greenpeace group campaigns locally and nationally. Campaign successes in 2018 included; Campaigning against single use plastic - Consumer giants like Kroger and Ikea, along with food-service companies like Aramark, Bon Appetit, and Sodexo have all committed to significantly reducing single-use plastics across global operations over the next few years. Towns, cities, and counties across the country are banning plastic shopping bags, straws, and cutlery, too. The oil and gas behemoth Kinder Morgan bailed on its tar sands Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, selling it off to the Canadian government last spring. Kinder Morgan’s announcement was in response to heavy pressure from Greenpeace and mass protests around the world aimed at keeping the proposed 715-mile pipeline from being built. 1.3 million Greenpeace supporters spoke out for Indonesia’s rainforests and peatlands — and the orangutans that call these forests home — the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, was moved to take action. Wilmar issued a detailed action plan describing how it will eliminate deforestation from the 40% of the world’s palm oil it controls.
But it’s not all hard campaigning! We also organise and take part in fun events, including music nights, film showings, green fairs and our first meet up party! We have also volunteered at Glastonbury, Latitude, Out of the Ordinary, the Big Chill and Womad.