You Can’t Sink A Rainbow

You may remember I mentioned a little while back that I was planning on contributing to a very important cause and would reveal more at a later date? Well, that date is today, people! I’m delighted to announce that I will be putting together a ‘Rainbow Collection’ to be auctioned in the Spring to raise funds for the new Rainbow Warrior! Let me explain why the Warrior is so important to me…

There are a lot of charities and NGOs out there in the world, all doing wonderful and important things, but there is one in particular that has a special place in my heart and that is the mighty Greenpeace. Greenpeace defends the natural world and promotes peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions. A most noble and incredibly difficult mission!

Unlike the majority of organisations, Greenpeace relies entirely on donations from individuals like you and me to keep afloat, receiving no financial assistance from corporations or governments. This, for me at least, is part of the beauty of Greenpeace – it is accountable to no-one and thoroughly independent.

After 21 years as a Greenpeace ship the current Rainbow Warrior is heading for retirement and Greenpeace needs your help to replace her.

The new Rainbow Warrior will be one of a kind. As the world’s first purpose-built environmental campaigning vessel ever created, she will enable us to take action more often, more effectively and in more places around the world than ever before. That persistence and dedication is what enables Greenpeace to win important victories. And we need those victories more now than ever before.

As part of her role the new Warrior will work at the front line to:

  • Promote clean, green energy – blocking coal shipments and launching activists to draw attention to the desperate need for a global revolution in renewable energy.
  • Defend our forests – she will track illegal shipments of timber, collecting the evidence needed to prosecute rogue companies and bring about tougher government regulations.
  • Protect our oceans – her helicopter carrying facilities will enable us to spot illegal fishing operations from miles and bring criminals to justice and work towards establishing marine reserves.

The new Rainbow Warrior will be:

  • purpose built to the highest environmental standards, primarily using wind power instead of fossil fuels
  • custom-designed to campaign, educate and take action both at sea and in harbour
  • able to transmit compelling images of environmental injustice to the world’s media in minutes

Now, Greenpeace need your help to cover the costs of building the new ship. Please donate today.

For full details check out this amazing website: http://anewwarrior.greenpeace.org/

I’ll be updating regularly as I put my collection together but in the meantime why not stop by the Eshop and spend a Euro or two on some boat parts, or visit the donation page? It’s for a very good cause, after all 🙂

On a personal note here’s a picture that reminds me of a very happy day in 2009 when I was lucky enough to be invited aboard the Rainbow Warrior II, whilst she was moored on the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

Good times indeed and long may they continue. 😀

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PurpleT
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 22:52:44

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    Reply

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