Rocking for the Environment
by Daniel Schreiber
August 31, 2012
While browsing the Greenpeace photo archive today marveling at the organizations rich history, I came across a few photos that I think you will dig.
For those of you unaware of our history, it all started when the US government decided to start testing nuclear weapons on an island called Amchitka off the coast of Alaska.The Quakers, pacifists, ecologists, journalists and hippies who were against dangerous nuclear testing came together and decided to do something about it. But what?
Then Greenpeace founder, Bob Hunter had this brilliant idea
Why not sail a boat up there and confront the bomb?”
And the rest is history.
From then on the Greenpeace movement continued to send shockwaves through the entire world for decades. So much so, that popular musicians at the time who were down with the cause decided to chip in and do their part to save the environment.