Thank you to our 2,000,000 Facebook fans! Over the last six years together we’ve done some pretty awesome things together.
We’ve shared some good times and some rough times. Thanks to you there’s been a lot more of the good. Here are a few things we’re glad you shared…
You showed Nestlé the power of social media
1.1 million views, 200,000 emails and a global Facebook siege. That’s what it took to persuade Nestlé to stop purchasing palm oil from sources that destroy Indonesian rainforests.
You made LEGO listen
Recently, more than 1 million of you pitched in to Save the Arctic. Together we convinced LEGO end its 50-year partnership with Shell. That’s kind of a big deal.
You also helped make this video all kinds of viral and get it 7 million views.
You got Barbie to put down her chainsaw
Barbie manufacturer, Mattel, made its packaging deforestation-free, after a VERY public online break-up between the ultimate power couple, Barbie and Ken.
The Force has always been with you
Together, we made Volkswagen do a handbrake turn, and improve the fuel efficiency of its cars. Something they said they couldn’t do until you cried foul and made VW turn away from the Dark Side.
You made green fashionable
Every time you like, share, comment on, or promote one of Greenpeace’s videos it increases the pressure on companies to change their ways. A toxic-free world is possible. Together we can help create it.
You changed Facebook itself
Facebook ‘unfriended’ coal after you set the world record for the most Facebook comments on a single post in one day. The global campaign involved user-made videos, photo messages and an impressive amount of commenting.
Together, we’ve celebrated the massive growth in green energy. Since we joined Facebook in 2008, global investment in renewables has gone from $130 billion to $214 billion.
You’ve been there for the bad times.
The reasons why we do what we do are clear. Together, we’ve stood in solidarity with the victims of some of the worst impacts of climate change.
We’ve also helped to expose some of the worst environmental crimes on the planet.
We’ve scaled new heights together
We mean literally. Four women climbed the Shard, London’s tallest building, but it was the thousands of you watching the live stream, and sharing the news with your friends, that made Shell pay attention.
You’ve helped get 6 million to rally for the Arctic
And we delivered your signatures to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the UN.
And cried for joy when the Arctic 30 were set free.
You’ve supported activism across the globe
We’ve helped people all over the world stand up to the coal industry. Like the time 250,000 people joined hands (virtually) to tell the Indian Prime Minister ‘NO’ to coal.
And when thousands of you LITERALLY joined hands in a massive human chain across the German-Polish border to protest against a planned coal mine.
We’ve gotten naked together
And occasionally we’ve looked a little bit silly too…
(Yeah, it’s hard to dress humans up as renewable energy)
You’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly
Including some sad things…
….but you’ve also shared hope for the future.
You’ve been incredible and courageous
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