Happy Birthday Greenpeace | The Jackal

15 Sep 2011

Happy Birthday Greenpeace

Greenpeace is 40 years young today. The most excellent organization evolved from the peace movement and anti-nuclear protests in the early 1970s and has been a powerful force for positive change throughout the world ever since.

There's been a number of victories over the years, the most recent the Greenpeace Detox challenge, which was accepted by Nike in August this year. They've officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across the entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. Excellent!

Greenpeace's Mission statement:
  1. Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
  2. Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
  3. Protecting the world’s remaining ancient forests which are depended on by many animals, plants and people.
  4. Working for disarmament and peace by reducing dependence on finite resources and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
  5. Creating a toxin free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
  6. Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by encouraging socially and ecologically responsible farming practices.

Keep up to date and join Greenpeace here.