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The Founders

Page | October 30, 2008 at 3:11

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...

Amchitka: the founding voyage

Page | May 16, 2007 at 1:31

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...

We will return to the Arctic

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 19, 2012

The Arctic holds a special significance for Greenpeace. The campaign that gave birth to our movement over 40 years ago stopped nuclear testing in Alaska. Many people thought a nuclear test in Alaska wouldn't affect them. But if you...

It's our birthday and we'll go beyond oil if we want to!

Blog entry by Lisa | September 16, 2010

Lisa writes from the Esperanza ... Today is the 39th birthday of Greenpeace and we have just arrived in Aberdeen on the Esperanza. Back in 1971 on September 15th - the first Greenpeace ship set sail to protest against a US...

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