Here are some frequently asked questions about Greenpeace Community

What is the Greenpeace Community petition platform?

Greenpeace Community enables you to launch, run and deliver your own local or national campaign with a petition to support the Greenpeace mission.

What can I campaign on?

Greenpeace community is about enabling you to work towards goals that align with the Greenpeace mission so that together we can have more impact.

You can start campaigns that align with our mission to ensure Earth’s ongoing ability to sustain life and our vision of a more just and sustainable world.

The Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, but it has also delivered us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a huge leap forwards in overcoming the other, bigger, challenges we face: ecological collapse and the climate crisis.

Our key areas of focus are:

  1. Protecting and restoring nature with everything from stopping mining on conservation land, to replanting native forests, revitalising wetlands to restoring mussel and shellfish beds in harbours.

  2. Replacing the current industrial agriculture system with regenerative farming methods – where we farm in harmony with nature and don’t use synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. Regenerative farming involves growing a large diversity of crops, plants and animals. Synthetic inputs like nitrogen fertiliser are replaced with practices that mimic natural systems to access nutrients, water and pest control required for growth.

  3. Ending fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal as energy sources and replacing them with locally-produced and owned renewable energy. We can power our homes, transport and businesses using the sunlight that shines on our roofs and the wind that blows through our countryside, instead of importing oil or mining coal and gas from the land and the sea.

  4. Replacing unnecessary single-use products like plastic drink bottles with reusable and refillable options, including glass. Plastic bags, and bottles are just the tip of the iceberg. New Zealand desperately needs a comprehensive national strategy to eliminate single-use plastic waste.

I want to campaign on something different, what can I do?

ActionStation also has a similar platform and campaigns on a wide range of issues, or you can set up a petition on the Government website.

Who can run a campaign?

Anyone who wants to create a more fair, just and sustainable world can start a campaign. All you need to do is click ‘start a campaign’ on the top right hand side of the page.

How is Greenpeace Community funded?

This website is funded and supported by Greenpeace. 

Greenpeace receives no corporate or government funding and is not affiliated with any political party. Our work is possible thanks to donations by people like you. We’d love it if you could make a contribution now to help us continue our work.

Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

If it’s on this website does that mean Greenpeace endorses or agrees with my campaign?

We have created this platform for you to create your own campaigns that align with our mission, but campaigns here are not run or necessarily endorsed by Greenpeace.

Can I contact people who sign my petition?

This depends on the status of your campaign. You will not have direct access to their contact details but you may be able to email them en masse through the manage page. You will receive a link to this page when you start your campaign.

What if I have a complaint about some of the content on this site?

If you have a complaint about any content posted on Greenpeace Community you should notify us at  [email protected]. Once your complaint is received, we will forward the complaint to the author of the content within 48 hours of receiving your complaint. The author of the content will have a right to submit a counter notice to us within 48 hours. If no counter notice is received within the 48 hours provided (or the author consents to the removal of the content), we will remove or disable the content as soon as is practicable. If a valid counter notice is received in which the author refuses to consent to removal, we will: (i) leave the content up; (ii) notify you as the complainant; and (iii) if the author consents, provide the complainant with personal information that identifies the author.

What is your privacy policy?

These things take up a lot of space, so please read our privacy policy. If you have further questions please email [email protected]

Who controls the data on the site?

While you may be able to email your supporters through the website, privacy laws prevent us from sharing your supporters’ email addresses with you. The data collected on and through the site will remain the property of Greenpeace New Zealand and as per our privacy policy, we won’t sell or misuse this information.

Besides starting a petition, what else can I do in my campaign?

On Greenpeace Community you can start a petition, share it with your network and sometimes communicate further with your supporters via email. We also provide tools to help you take your campaign to the street. For instance, you can download a blank copy of your petition, collect signatures in person and then enter your data easily into the system. You can also download a finished copy of your petition to print and deliver to the campaign’s target. You can access all of these features from the ‘manage’ page.

Can I cancel my petition?

Yes. When you first created your petition, you received an email from  [email protected] with the link to manage your petition. Go to ‘manage’ and click on the ‘hide’ button. Your petition will now no longer be visible to the public.

How can I make my campaign better?

There are loads of different tactics that can help make a campaign more effective! Greenpeace New Zealand has a team who will contact you and help you improve your campaign.

How will signing petitions make a difference?

Petitions are a useful snapshot of the level of public support for an issue and provide a list of people who share a common commitment or concern. They don’t always need a big number to make a big impact – think about a local issue where a petition of 20 neighbours on one street would require someone to sit up and take notice.

Petitions can be the catalyst for conversations that change how people think. It’s most effective when you make a point of delivering your petition to your target in a personal, high-profile or creative way, explaining why supporters feel the way they do. But you probably won’t have much impact if you just start a petition and then walk away. You’ll need time, commitment and passion for your campaign if it is going to be a success.

Sometimes petitions alone can win a campaign but more often you will get better results with a variety of tactics of which petitioning is just one.

I no longer wish to receive updates on a campaign I signed up to. How do I unsubscribe?

It’s sad to see you go, but you can unsubscribe by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email you’ve received from us.

I have an idea for how this website would work better. How do I tell you?

If you have any feedback please write to us at  [email protected] and let us know your thoughts and suggestions.