On 19 September, 28 Greenpeace International activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer were arrested under armed guard off the Russian coast after a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. On 2 and 3 October, all 30 of them were formally charged with piracy and if convicted, they could face up to 15 years in a Russian prison.
This Saturday 5 October, thousands of people across the world will join a global day of solidarity for the Arctic 30. Will you join them? Our brave friends took a stand to protect the Arctic and our climate. Now they need you to take a stand for them and for our planet.
- Send a letter to
the Russian embassy in your country.
- Get to know the Arctic 30 – Read and share their profiles.
- Get the facts about the Arctic 30 – Read and share the
- Watch and share this video about Gazprom and
- Send an email to friends and family asking them
to send a letter to Russian embassies.
about the Arctic 30.
- Ask friends on Facebook to send a
letter to Russian embassies.
- Add a twibbon to your Twitter profile
- Change your Facebook profile picture.
an Arctic 30 banner on your website.
- Download a poster, print it and put it in your window.
- Ask your local shops or restaurants to put posters in their
origami for the Arctic 30 and share it on Instagram.
- Go to Shell’s Facebook page and ask them about
their partnership with Gazprom.
- Go to Gazprom’s Facebook page and ask about the
Shell and ask them about their partnership with Gazprom.
a letter to the editor of your local paper about the Arctic 30.
- Print these signs and get 15 friends, a camera
and tag an event.
a banner to your email signature.
- Write a blog about the Arctic 30 and share it with us.
- Write a song about the Arctic 30 and share it with us.
- Write to your representative, congressperson, national assembly
representative, and voice your concern about the Arctic 30.
- Organise a small vigil with a few friends in a local public park.
- Print and distribute a leaflet about the Arctic 30 – or leave it at the
check-out of a friendly local business.
- Write positive comments under online articles about the Arctic 30.
- Make and share social media images and memes.
- If you’re a student in high school or university, talk to your class about
the Arctic 30.
- Create your own poster.
- Help the Arctic 30 defeat Big Oil: If you still drive your car to work, pick
at least one day a week to commute by bike or public transport.
- Help the Arctic 30 protect the Arctic from climate change: If it’s possible
in your area, switch your electricity company to a renewable energy
Video – Greenpeace Global Day of Action to Free the Arctic 30
Neatherlands Seeks Release of the Arctic 30 Through ITLOS
Greenpeace Crew Arrested in the Arctic by Russian Agents
Russia Drops Piracy Charges Against Arctic Protestors
Video – The Arctic is Under Threat from Shell and Gazprom
Video – Greenpeace Confronting Russia’s Arctic Oil Exploration
The Race to Exploit the Arctic’s Resources Ignores the Costs
Why the Fate of the Arctic Should be of Concern to Us All
The Arctic’s Dangerous Combination of Environmental Toxicity and Genetic Vulnerability
Russia Lining Up Investors for Arctic Drilling
Global Warming Exposes Resources but Arctic Meeting Leaves Some Out in the Cold
Video – The Global Implications of Rapid Climate Change in the Arctic