GREENPEACEGREENPEACE
Form 6 “A”Form 6 “A”
School 18School 18
Nyrkova ElenNyrkova Elenаа
GREENPEACGREENPEAC
EE
GREENPEACEGREENPEACE
In 1971, motivated by their vision of a greenIn 1971, motivated by their vision of a green
and peacef...
Their mission was to «bear witness» to US
underground nuclear testing at Amchitka, a tiny
island off the West Coast of Ala...
 Even though their old boat, wasEven though their old boat, was
intercepted before it got to Amchitka, theintercepted bef...
 Today, Greenpeace is an internationalToday, Greenpeace is an international
ecological organization that has 2.8ecologica...
 Greenpeace is a non-profit organization andGreenpeace is a non-profit organization and
nongovernmental. It unites people...
Greenpeace does not accept donations fromGreenpeace does not accept donations from
governments, corporations or political ...
 As a global organization, Greenpeace focusesAs a global organization, Greenpeace focuses
on the most crucial worldwide t...
 The goal of Greenpeace is to exposeThe goal of Greenpeace is to expose
environmental criminals, and toenvironmental crim...
THE ENDTHE END
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  1. 1. GREENPEACEGREENPEACE Form 6 “A”Form 6 “A” School 18School 18 Nyrkova ElenNyrkova Elenаа
  2. 2. GREENPEACGREENPEAC EE
  3. 3. GREENPEACEGREENPEACE In 1971, motivated by their vision of a greenIn 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small team of activistsand peaceful world, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an oldset sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. These activists, the founders offishing boat. These activists, the founders of Greenpeace, believed a few individuals couldGreenpeace, believed a few individuals could make a difference.make a difference.
  4. 4. Their mission was to «bear witness» to US underground nuclear testing at Amchitka, a tiny island off the West Coast of Alaska, which is one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions. Amchitka was the last refuge for 3000 endangered sea otters, and home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons and other wildlife.
  5. 5.  Even though their old boat, wasEven though their old boat, was intercepted before it got to Amchitka, theintercepted before it got to Amchitka, the journey sparked a flurry of public interest.journey sparked a flurry of public interest. The US still detonated the bomb, but theThe US still detonated the bomb, but the voice of reason had been heard. Nuclearvoice of reason had been heard. Nuclear testing on Amchitka ended that same year,testing on Amchitka ended that same year, and the island was later declared a birdand the island was later declared a bird sanctuary.sanctuary.
  6. 6.  Today, Greenpeace is an internationalToday, Greenpeace is an international ecological organization that has 2.8ecological organization that has 2.8 million supporters worldwide, andmillion supporters worldwide, and national as well as regional offices in 41national as well as regional offices in 41 countries. Its headquarters are based incountries. Its headquarters are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  7. 7.  Greenpeace is a non-profit organization andGreenpeace is a non-profit organization and nongovernmental. It unites people of differentnongovernmental. It unites people of different colours living in different continents andcolours living in different continents and speaking different languages. The commonspeaking different languages. The common mission of this organization is preserving life onmission of this organization is preserving life on the earth in its full variety.the earth in its full variety.
  8. 8. Greenpeace does not accept donations fromGreenpeace does not accept donations from governments, corporations or political partiesgovernments, corporations or political parties but relies on contributions from individualbut relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeacesupporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace does not support any political party.does not support any political party. Nevertheless, its members carry on a dialogue with all political forces and struggle for approving and passing laws for the welfare of our environment.
  9. 9.  As a global organization, Greenpeace focusesAs a global organization, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to ouron the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment. Itplanet's biodiversity and environment. It campaigns to stop climate change, save thecampaigns to stop climate change, save the oceans, stop whaling, say no to geneticoceans, stop whaling, say no to genetic engineering, stop the nuclear threat, eliminateengineering, stop the nuclear threat, eliminate toxic chemicals.toxic chemicals.
  10. 10.  The goal of Greenpeace is to exposeThe goal of Greenpeace is to expose environmental criminals, and toenvironmental criminals, and to challenge government and corporationschallenge government and corporations when they fail to live up to their mandatewhen they fail to live up to their mandate to safeguard our environment and ourto safeguard our environment and our future.future.
  11. 11. THE ENDTHE END

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