Received the following note from Lucy - she is raising money for Greenpeace and the Rainbow Warrior III - As many of you are aware the first Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the French in 25 years ago and now Greenpeace want to launch another Rainbow Warrior. Lucy is a Greenpeace ambassador. More details about the auction as it comes to hand but here is Lucy's message:

I am auctioning a meet and greet as part of the Greenpeace Int'l auction to raise money for the Rainbow Warrior III. I am selling some artwork and personal jewelry. After all, it's not worth shit without a clean planet.

Auction is Aug 24 in NY.

I am on a mission to raise money so that the Rainbow Warrior III can battle 'The Oncelers', as Dr Seuss called them, that are raping our planet. A sustainable future is within our grasp. Evolve now!

Love, love, love,

Here is more info from Greenpeace about their auction efforts:

The legacy of the Rainbow Warrior is important to New Zealanders. When the original Warrior was bombed 25 years ago, in Auckland's harbour, Kiwis rallied to support Greenpeace. In 1989 we launched the Rainbow Warrior II, and now we urgently need to replace her.

As you're probably aware, the New Zealand office hopes to raise $400,000 to fund the new Warrior's "Rapid Response Centre". We've made some great progress towards that goal, raising approximately $150,000 so far. Hundreds of supporters have donated online at and many more have sent donations in through the mail.

Our fundraising auction in Auckland on October 20 was also a great success. Greenpeace supporters, spanning several generations, gathered at Webb's auction house in Newmarket to celebrate the achievements of the Rainbow Warrior and to help write the next chapter in her extraordinary story. There is not space to thank everyone individually, but we'd like to acknowledge the generous Kiwi artists, businesses and supporters who donated items, time and effort to help make this event the success it was.

We still have a funding shortfall, and just eleven months to reach our total. With the perilous state of our planet, the Earth needs the Warrior more than ever before and we're optimistic that our supporters around the country will dig deep to help us get over the line.

Please help spread the word and ensure we launch the Rainbow Warrior III. Donations can be made at, by post, or by phoning 0800 22 33 44.