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GREENPEACE VOLUNTEER INDUCTION
Transcript of GREENPEACE VOLUNTEER INDUCTION
VOLUNTEERING AT GREENPEACE
About Volunteer Community
An independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
WHO ARE WE?
HOW DID GREENPEACE START?
In 1971, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat.
Their mission was to "bear witness" to USA's underwater nuclear testing at Amchitka, Alaska.
Their attempted journey triggered a flurry of public attention towards the issue, even though the bomb was detonated.
Nuclear testing on Amchitka ended the same year and the island was declared a bird sanctuary.
Personal Direct Action and Responsibility
GREENPEACE IN INDIA
Climate and Energy
Organising, leading, planning events.
Remotely setting up new groups
Lobbying with the target
Skill based contribution- photography, design, theatre, web tech skills, writing
Fund raising drives
Mass mobilization events
Online sessions: tweetathons, Facebook jams, Whatsapp storms.
Greenpeace staff (ME!)
Regular briefings, meetings and campaign material
Greenwire: Portal only for active volunteers
Regular Trainings and workshops
Content on Greenpeace channels
Interaction with vol. community.
Active for atleast 1 activity per month/ 4 hours.
Organise at least one activity on your own
Greenpeace collateral/ merchandize when needed.
Letter of acknowledgement- 40 hours
Zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment and corruption. Whistle blowing policy applicable too.
DISSENT IN A DEMOCRACY?
Non-Violent Direct Action trained activists
Groups in Delhi
Non reliance on fossil fuels like coal, oil.
Promote Renewable Energy
Central India- coal mining, human rights violations and land grabbing, human-elephant conflict
Congo Basin, Amazon, Indonesia
Clean Air Action Plan
Emissions standards implementation
Ecological Farming and Urban Solutions:
Focus on holistic farming
Reviving indigenous practices