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About Us

Topic | 4 March, 2010 at 13:15

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

History and Successes

Background | 14 September, 2009 at 14:35

"A trip for life, and for peace": that’s how Irving Stowe, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace, described the plan to sail a boat to the Arctic Ocean to stop the testing of a nuclear bomb. Irving didn’t know it then, but the Greenpeace trip...

A Brief History of Environmentalism

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2018 4 comments

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." — Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers) Homo sapiens roamed the Earth. We can only speculate about how these early humans reacted, but migrating...

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...

Forty-five years of people power

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | 15 September, 2016

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful world we need...

Lyle Thurston 1937 - 2008

Feature story | 31 March, 2008 at 12:36

Lyle Thurston, one of 12 crewmembers on the original Greenpeace campaign, died of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Victoria, BC, Canada, March 26, 2008. "Doc" Thurston - a medical doctor, patron of the arts, and lifetime environmental advocate -...

The Greenpeace Chronicles

Publication | 15 September, 2011 at 16:30

In the year marking Greenpeace's 40th anniversary, we wanted to bring you a collection of stories and a selection of images that attempt to show you more about what Greenpeace is and what Greenpeace does.

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

Let's make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | 20 September, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. On New Years Day 2016, a Médecins Sans...

Rachel Carson - And the birth of modern environmentalism

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 27 September, 2012 2 comments

"The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology." ― Rachel Carson. Fifty years ago, on September 27, 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a culture-crashing exposure of...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

Feb 2010 - Real Sustainability

Background | 9 March, 2010 at 13:10

Cultural habits - like people - go through stages when they face death. Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross described this process as the 'five stages of grief' - denial, anger, bargaining and depression, before the final acceptance of reality. In human...

May 2010 - Cars

Background | 20 May, 2010 at 14:49

The Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sad icon of our age. Our modern industrial society remains stuck on growth and does not know how to stop. Like the runaway Toyota, we are headed for a crash. The car, however, is...

March 2010 - Net energy

Background | 20 March, 2010 at 14:54

As ecologists attempting to steer human civilisation back to a healthy relationship with the Earth, we benefit from understanding certain rules of nature, including the 'Net Energy' effect.

April 2010 - The car

Background | 20 March, 2010 at 14:54

The Toyota hybrid with a stuck accelerator and no brakes is a sad icon of our age. Our modern industrial society remains stuck on growth and does not know how to stop. Like the runaway Toyota, we are headed for a crash. The car, however, is more...

Deep Green Special #1: The Greenpeace Manifesto

Background | 10 September, 2009 at 15:23

Readers have asked if there exists a Greenpeace founding manifesto of original aims and principles. The 'Greenpeace Declaration of Interdependence', published in our newspaper in 1976 is a candidate,but this statement appeared five years after...

David McTaggart

Background | 20 November, 2006 at 15:15

Outflow Action Marchon Pipe Block

Image | 9 November, 1991 at 12:30

Greenpeace pipe blocking at Albright & Wilson's Marchon plant in Cumbria, NW England.

Greenpeace 40 Years

Image gallery | 14 September, 2011

Jan 2010 - The Amchitka Concert

Background | 8 February, 2010 at 13:22

During the 1960s, art and politics merged into a full-spectrum cultural revolution - a liberation of music and poetry, political street theatre, socially-conscious films and novels. A fresh political awareness swept around the world; the women's...

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