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The Founding Voyage

Background | 15 May, 2007 at 15:31

In 1971, a small group of activists set sail to the Amchitka island off Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. The money for the mission was raised with a concert, their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. This is where our...

The Founders

Background | 29 October, 2008 at 15:11

There's a joke that in any bar in Vancouver, Canada, you can sit down next to someone who claims to have founded Greenpeace. In fact, there was no single founder: name, idea, spirit and tactics can all be said to have separate lineages. Yet, some...

Deep Green: Pillars of Greenpeace leave a legacy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 August, 2010 1 comment

In July, two Greenpeace founders – Jim Bohlen, 84, and Dorothy Stowe, 89 – passed away. Both lived full lives as agents of social change, that leave us much to ponder and to emulate. Social change often ignites on the fringe, in...

Hamba Kahle Dorothy Stowe

Blog entry by LisaV | 27 July, 2010 2 comments

Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, writes: I wanted to share with the broader Greenpeace family a small piece of my recent time with Dorothy Stowe. I feel deeply blessed that I had the opportunity to meet...

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