Manchester Save the Indonesian Rainforest Day

17 November, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM GMT
Tony Wilson mural, Hilton Street Hilton Street M4 1LP
Event type:
Street campaigning
6 persons are going

The Indonesian Rainforest, the only home of one of our nearest relatives, the Orangutan, as well as many tribes of indigenous people, isn't dying, it's being killed. 

Since 2015 an area twice th esize of Singapore has disappeared, mostly to make way for palm oil plantations. This palm oil ends up in products we buy in this country, from shampoo to chocolates.

As part of Greenpeace's global campaign to get big brands to drop dirty palm oil we will be targeting a very particular UK brand and getting them to take responsibility.

We will meet in the Northern Quarter, at the junction of Hilton Street and Tib Street, near the Tony Wilson mural, and hold a street stall getting the people of Manchester to send a message to the brand that we want them to save the rainforest. This should be a fun day and a campaign that will interest people, and afterwards we'll find a cafe to chill out in.

Greenpeace's report on the Indonesian rainforest is here: