Global Day of Action on Forests and Palm Oil

Date:
17 November, 2018 - 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM GMT
Location:
Bristol - to be confirmed
Event type:
Street campaigning
Attendees:
3 persons are going

Please pencil in your diaries Sat Nov 17th for further action highlighting Palm oil and the subsequent deforestation in Indonesia. As soon as we get details they will posted here but do feel free to enrol for this date.  There has been quite a lot of activity happening in the build up to this campaign.  Some details below:

 

In August Greenpeace released an excellent video called Rang-tan, voiced by Emma Thompson.  This being made a focal point in Greenpeace Speaking events in primary schools up and down the country.  Greenpeace international stepped up the campaign by going after the Indonesian company Wilmar, the world’s largest palm oil trader. A new report has been released exposing Wilmar (and others) who are still supplying the world’s biggest brands with palm oil grown on deforested land.

 
 
As part of the campaign, Greenpeace has had street artists in cities across the globe produce murals to draw attention to the destruction of rainforests. 


 
Finally, Greenpeace activists from around the world (including the UK) carried out a direct action against on an Indonesian palm oil refinery. The action consisted of blocking a palm oil tanker, dropping banners and painting on the side of storage tanks and having the Indonesian band Boomarang perform on top of one of them: https://goo.gl/cZyXLy