Act of the Week: Pledge to eliminate plastic

The Plastiki - a boat built from 12500 collected plastic bottles - because there’s more than enough of them in the ocean! But you don’t have to build a plastic catamaran to make a difference. Pledge to eliminate one or several plastic items from your life, or remember to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.

Pledge here!

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ACT OF THE WEEK: SAVE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

It has been called one of the seven great wonders of the world, and it was made a World Heritage Site in 1981. Still it is under constant threat from the coal industry, and now more than ever! Watch this video, see what the coal giants are planning to do and join the campaign to save the reef!

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BREAKTHROUGH! SUPER TRAWLER BANNED!
Another victory for the environment! Margiris, the worlds second largest super trawler that was en route to ravage the oceans outside Tasmania has been banned from Australian waters for two years! 
Greenpeace Australia says «It was the united action of community members, environmentalists and fishing groups that convinced the government to protect Australia’s fish stocks, marine wildlife and fishing communities.»
Still, there is work to do. Keep on supporting the ongoing campaigns to ban these trawlers for good. Everywhere. 
Check out your local Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Fish Fight or other environmentalist group to see how you can actively participate in saving the oceans.
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BREAKTHROUGH! SUPER TRAWLER BANNED!

Another victory for the environment! Margiris, the worlds second largest super trawler that was en route to ravage the oceans outside Tasmania has been banned from Australian waters for two years! 

Greenpeace Australia says «It was the united action of community members, environmentalists and fishing groups that convinced the government to protect Australia’s fish stocks, marine wildlife and fishing communities.»

Still, there is work to do. Keep on supporting the ongoing campaigns to ban these trawlers for good. Everywhere. 

Check out your local Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Fish Fight or other environmentalist group to see how you can actively participate in saving the oceans.

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ACT OF THE WEEK: STOP THE SUPER TRAWLERS

The Margiris is an over 100 meter long factory ship that sweeps up anything in its path, including endangered species. It just arrived in Australia, and several groups are now working hard to get this, and all other super trawlers, banned. In Australia and everwhere else. It’s time to stop the carnage on the oceans!

Join the Greenpeace campaign: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/

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Act of the Week: Take action for privacy in Australia!

The US and EU governments have applied legislations that severely affect our privacy on the phone and online. But it’s not too late to keep this from happening in Australia! Wherever on the planet you are, show solidarity with Australians and take part in the GetUp campaign!

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Breakthrough for the rainforests!

The use of palm oil was just sliced by 64% by the major food companies in Norway, after a campaign was launched by Rainforest Foundation Norway!

You can read more about the breakthrough here.

Keep supporting campaigns and causes you believe in!

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BREAKTHROUGH FOR FISH FIGHT!

It’s working! The EU Council has commited to a discards ban!


It’s right to describe today’s commitment by EU ministers to a discards ban as a ‘massive breakthrough’, and our Fish Fighters should be delighted that our message has been not only heard, but acted on,

says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, head of Fish Fight.

What’s your opinion?

ACT OF THE WEEK - JOIN THE FISH FIGHT!

Half of the fish in the North Sea are thrown back overboard. Dead.

Join the campaign to ban this practice. Right now the decisions are being made, and your support makes a real difference!

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ACT OF THE WEEK: TINY IDEAS, BIG IMPACT

Take an hour of your time to watch this documentary on the Tiny House Movement. Maybe it can inspire you to make the best of what you have or to downsize if you’re in the process of finding a new place to live? Or maybe it can raise new questions. How is reducing, downsizing and living a more simple life an act of solidarity?

shared acts

Bring it on! Just click on submit acts! to the left and send your actions and ideas. You can also send questions, thoughts and reflections on question solidarity.

Bex wrote:

#STOPKONY

I’m asking all of my followers on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BexLife) to “like”, tweet, or repost my link for the Kony 2012 video. For each “share”, I’ll donate $1 to the cause. Please help me drain my bank account ;) xo - Bex

Ranja wrote:

I write.

Most people in Norway, or Europe or the Western world, don’t know much about Africa, they don’t really care. And most of us are, sadly, misinformed on important matters. This bothers me and it bothers me deeply. So deeply, in fact, that I spend a lot of energy trying to spread different stories about Africa. I try to spread things I know through reading countless books and things I know through having lived in Tanzania for a few years.

For the most part I write.

I write blog posts and I put them out there in the world. You can’t force anyone to care, or to listen to or read your words. All you can do is put it out there and hope for the best.

Why is this so important to me?

In order for anyone to understand the world we are living in, we need to know what’s going on, and we need to know what has happened before, making things the way they are today. We need more knowledge to understand the world.

We need to respect other people. I strongly believe that all human beings are equal, but we are being fed a picture of Africans as somewhat less civilized than ourselves. This does not lead to respect.

There isn’t much I can do to correct all that is wrong in this picture, but I will do what little I can. If, say, one hundred people read a blog post where I talk about how tribes were, in large part, a colonial invention, maybe it can change the perspective of at least a few of them, at least a little bit, at least for a little while. It’s not much, but it’s something.

So I write.

Note: Please check out her blog Rotrock!

Shwan wrote:

I posted this map of Kurdistan on Facebook to protest their decision to sensor any support for the Kurdish people.

Dag wrote:

I used to work as a catering chef for film shoots, and whenever there was leftover food we would take home a big container, heat it and serve it to the homeless in my neighbourhood.

I also do graphic design, and designed the old website for Genser Uten Grenser, a project started by Leo who was in prison in India and experienced first hand what lack of warm clothing actually means. Friends, like myself, back in Norway collected 4 tons of second hand clothes and sent them to India where they were distributed. We all did this on a non-profit basis, naturally. This project has now grown, and is an active voluntary NGO.

Bertha-Cecilie wrote:

I signed this petition for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, imprisoned for defending women’s rights activists in Iran.

Karinella (yep, that’s me) wrote:

My simple act of solidarity was to shave my head when a friend of mine started chemotherapy and lost her hair. You can read the whole story under the post a simple act.