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Greenpeace

Part D: Where can Community Service Take Place?
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Brandon Pasquariello

on 1 June 2011

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Amchitka, a volcanic island in the Aleutian Islands, west of Alaska, where the United States was set to detonate a nuclear bomb. Amchitka was also the last refuge for 3,000 endangered sea otters, and home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons and other wildlife. What was their destination??? The year was 1971. A small group of activits set sail from Vancouver in a fishing boat they named Greenpeace. A Brandon Pasqua riello Presentation Mission • Prevent pollution and abuse of our oceans, land, air and water; Greenpeace seeks to: Promote peace and global disarmament. Protect biodiversity in all its forms • End nuclear threats; and Goal: To ensure the ability of Earth to nurture life in all its diversity. The History of Greenpeace starts right here in our home Canada. Vancouver to be exact AMCHITKA The activists- (the founders of Greenpeace), —hoped to halt the controversial test with their presence. Before Greenpeace arrived at Amchitka, the boat was intercepted by a U.S. navy ship and forced to turn back. The U.S. still detonated the bomb, but the voice of reason had been heard. Nuclear testing on Amchitka ended that same year, and the island was later declared a bird sanctuary. Founding Members In 1970 The Don't Make A Wave Committee was established; Its objective was to stop a second nuclear weapons test at Amchitka Island. Dorothy and Irving Stowe, Marie and Jim Bohlen, Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe, and Bob Hunter The members who are also the founders of Greenpeace are: Greenpeace is: an independent, nonprofit, global campaigning organization That Uses: non-violent, creative confrontation To Expose: global environmental problems and their causes. Challenging government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public since 1971! without a doubt make it a green peace. Today, Greenpeace is an international organization that prioritises global environmental campaigns. Based in Amsterdam, Greenpeace has 2.8 million supporters worldwide, and national as well as regional offices in 41 countries. What We DO!! Greenpeace works on major issues giving this fragile Earth a voice so change can happen. These Issues are : Climate Change Arctic, Oil, Quit Coal, etc Forests Threats, Amazon, Congo, Indoneisa Oceans Marine reserves, over fishing, pirate fishing, whaling Agriculture Genetic engineering Toxic Pollution Nuclear Peace and Disarment water, greener electronics saftey, waste, proliferation abolishement of nuclear weapons and of course: Greenpeace offers various ways to https://artclassdrama.com/.i/487nBv8iq3q3YayiqKE1LzHhL29gY3quqTAbC3L9o2EWA3OEEaydp28zMzIuqUIlMG1lMJkgMaH_3D GET INVOLED: Donate Volunteer Get a REAL job Sail aboard a Greenpeace ship! Make your life a little greener. Help recruit or or or or or Greenpeace has 3 ships for missions. they are: The Arctic Sunrise The Rainbow WArrior which was bombed and sunked The Esperanza Here are some of Greenpeaces Achievements : May 2010: Nestlé finally announced a break for the orang-utan - as well as Indonesian rainforests and peatlands - by committing to stop using products that come from rainforest destruction. Greenpeace Canada Greenpeace International July 2010: Following a ten-year Greenpeace campaign, Europe bans the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. March 14, 2008: After a campaign in Argentina, the government announces a ban on energy-wasting incandescent lightbulbs. May 2010: The biggest, most ambitious forest conservation deal ever is announced: The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. After more than seven years of hard-fought campaigning to end the on-going destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest, Greenpeace and eight other non-governmental organisations have agreed to a truce with the logging industry.
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