Genitically modified crops, Electronic Gadgets, AC, Toxic Wastes - Earth taken for granted
Your support and continuous financial contributions are what give Greenpeace the strength to battle the dangerous global environmental threats facing our planet today. In order to preserve our independence and objectivity, Greenpeace does not accept funding from corporates or governments. This makes your support absolutely vital to our cause. While your financial support is invaluable, there are other ways in which you can support our campaigns.
1)--Greenpeace is working worldwide to prevent potentially harmful genetically modified crops from entering our food chain. As a consumer, you have the power to tell governments that you don't want to be subjected to this untested technology. Check the labels on the food that you buy and say no to genetically engineered food.
2)--Planning to buy a phone, a PC, or a laptop? Many electronics products manufactured in India contain extremely toxic chemicals and metals that are harmful to human health. Greenpeace is working to make computers and phones toxic-free. Companies like Dell, Sony, Nokia and recently Wipro have already agreed to do so. Make sure that you only buy electronic products that are PVC plastic free and are manufactured by clean production methods. Ask if the company will take the product back and recycle it when it reaches the end of its life.
3)--If you're planning to buy a refrigerator or an AC, buy one that doesn't release CFCs (Chloro Fluro Carbons) or HFCs (Hydro Fluoro Carbons). These compounds cause huge amounts of global warming. You can also visit our website to find out about more efficient ways to use energy, and ways to reduce your consumption of energy, thus reducing global warming and climate change.
4)--Greenpeace relies heavily on supporters like you to help us win our campaigns. Victories like sending the toxic ship Clemenceau back to France, getting Wipro to commit to clean production, creating rainforest reserves in Latin America and whale sanctuaries in the Antarctic would not have been possible without our supporters. You can get started by joining our campaign to protect our oceans. Please visit http://oceans.greenpeace.org and register as an ocean defender today.
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