The most influential global environmental organization. It was founded in 1971 by 12 activists going on a boat up to Alaska to protest nuclear testing. Today it's comprised of approximately 3 million members in 48 countries. The organization works for a renewable, clean energy revolution away from fossil fuels and nuclear power, to sustain our oceans, seafood and whales, to protect our ancient forests, eliminate toxic chemicals, works for chemical security, mitigate climate change and expose environmental criminals and promote sustainable agriculture.
The Greenpeace flag has an ecology symbol on top and a peace sign on the bottom, between which it reads "Greenpeace". The organization has several ships which train and organize activists and citizens around the world and directly confront, document, clean up and stop ecological crime. The Rainbow Warrior II, Rainbow Warrior III, The Esperanza and the Arctic Sunrise.
Greenpeace USA's mission statement:
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protests and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
"Established 40 years ago, Greenpeace is now the world's most powerful NGO." -London Times
"Greenpeace!" "Oi!" "Greenpeace!" "Oi!" "Greenpeace!! Greenpeace!! Greenpeace!!!" "OI! OI! OI!!!" -Send-off chant heard from Greenpeace Frontline office
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