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Transcript of Greenpeace
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.