Greenpeace began in 1971 when a concerned group of individuals protested against US nuclear testing off the west coast of Alaska. The courage and commitment of the first Greenpeace activists, and the non-violent nature of their protest, set an example which thousands of people have since followed as part of a shared mission to bring about a greener and more peaceful planet.
As a global organization, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet’s biodiversity and environment. Since our inception we have been successful in campaigning to reverse environmental degradation by ‘bearing witness’ to environmental destruction and exposing and confronting environmental abuse. Greenpeace research, investigations, information campaigns, lobby efforts and solutions work have been vital in informing policies by governments and changes in business practices to tackle environmental problems.
Greenpeace Philippines is part of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, a regional office with presence in four countries in the region, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Greenpeace has been actively working in the Philippines since the 1990s. In 2000, Greenpeace formally opened an office in Metro Manila following the first visit of our flagship Rainbow Warrior to the region for the “Toxic-Free Asia Tour.”
Since our founding, Greenpeace Philippines’ environmental investigations, scientific research, reports and lobby efforts marked with dramatic, non-violent direct actions have enabled our campaigns to help bring about critical change in attitudes of government and corporations, and have helped us achieve important victories in our campaign to protect the environment.