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Greenpeace

AP Gov Interest Groups Project
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Anya Somsikova

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Greenpeace

Our History Oceans Green Peace founded in 1971 EXPOSE global environmental problems OUR GOALS PROMOTE solutions essential to a & future GREEN PEACEFUL and *Must live in the US an be at least 14 years of age to volunteer Volunteer We look for people who are... Passionate about our planet Leaders in their community Dedicated follow us on twitter @greenpeaceusa like us on facebook Green Peace USA Publicity If you get a job with Greenpeace... We offer several medical, dental, and vision coverage plans! subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world insurance coverage to employees who have 350 hours of continuous employment In 1971 small team of activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat Wanted to "bear witness" to U.S. underground nuclear testing at Amchitka U.S. still detonated the bomb, but the voice of reason had been heard
Nuclear testing on Amchitka ended that same year Bill Darnell came up with the name Many people are unaware, out oceans are in crisis whale slaughter puts endangered species at risk Pollution is also a major issue industries are turning our oceans into a dumping ground currently the Esperanza, a Greenpeace vessel, is defending whales in Japan Forests trees are essential in helping to preserve our air and wildlife We are working hard to maintain forests all over the world Fun Fact: Did you know that it takes 90 years to grow a box of Kleenex? Nukes and Toxics It is unacceptable that the U.s. is pushing for more nukes release,use, and trade of most synthetic chemicals is a global threat we believe that the gov't must require companies to cease using hazardous chemicals we are campaigning for a substitution with safer, and healthier alternatives General Info no endorsement of political candidates have about 250.00 members in the U.S. and 2.8 million members worldwide funding comes from individual contributions do not solicit contributions from the gov't or corporations there are several jobs available if you want to become an active member David McTaggart is considered one of the many leaders of Greenpeace Criticism Greenpeace exaggerate environmental probz unjustified attacks problems with illegal actions We know we are criticized but our actions are indispensable Facts that are kind of fun Our energy needs can be met by 95% renewable energy by 2050. The name 'Greenpeace' was given to the group by a newspaper journalist Bill Darnell China built (roughly) one windmill an hour in 2009. Success Feb 2010 Wipro announces the launch of a new PVC and BFR free computers (toxic free electronics) Nov 2009 chemical giant Clorox stops use and transport of dangerous chlorine gas in the US Bibliography Connolly, Sean. Greenpeace. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2009. Print. Shaiko, R. G. "Greenpeace U.S.A.: Something Old, New, Borrowed." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 528.1 (1993): 88-100. Print. "Greenpeace | Greenpeace." Greenpeace. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2013.
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