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The Founding Voyage

Background | 15 May, 2007 at 17:31

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 16:11

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...

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...

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...

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