Ships have always been a big part of Greenpeace’s history, and no ship has been involved with that history more than the Rainbow Warrior.
Their new purpose built eco yacht, the Rainbow Warrior III, will be visiting the West Coast of the United States this fall, helping to spread the word about the organization’s mission, and opening its door for the public to take a look around, according to Ben Kroetz, Greenpeace Director of Online Strategy.
They’ve invited “Portugal. The Man” to perform in San Francisco while the ship is there to highlight their powerful Save the Artic campaign. “We’re offering one lucky winner and a friend the chance to come and hang out with the band and watch them perform,” says Kroetz.
The timing couldn’t be more important. Currently 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists are in a Russian prison for standing their ground to protect the Arctic. They were there to raise awareness around dangerous Arctic drilling.
Greenpeace is asking for more people to join the already 4 million others by signing this petition to protect the frozen North. By doing so, you’ll be entered to win a trip to catch an intimate performance with “Portugal. The Man” at the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in San Francisco, CA.
The science is clear, due to man-made climate change, the Artic sea ice is melting rapidly. This melting has led to the increase of extreme weather events around the world. Drilling for more oil in the Arctic will only make the problem worse.
“Together, we can win this campaign,” says Kroetz. “Finland’s government has already pledged support for our call to designate the high Artic a global sanctuary, a place where no oil company is allowed to drill.”
Over the next couple of years, the campaign plans to petition and lobby the other Arctic nations, including the United States, to convince them to follow suit. Meanwhile, Greenpeace plans to keep companies like Shell from drilling for oil in the region.
Stand with the brave Artic 30, jailed in Russia for taking action to save the Artic. By doing so, you could win a trip to San Francisco to see the show!