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Founders: A group of Canadian and American peace activists.
Year founded: 1971
Mission: Greenpeace is a global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment, and to promote peace.
- 250,000 members in the United States and 2.5 million worldwide
- Presence in forty-one countries
- Fleet of five ships that monitor every ocean and sea
Profile: The organization currently addresses many environmental issues with a primary focus on efforts to stop global warming and to preserve the world's oceans and ancient forests. Its specific campaign areas are:
- Stopping climate change
- Preserving the oceans
- Saving ancient forests
- Peace and nuclear disarmament
- Promoting sustainable agriculture
- Eliminating toxic chemicals
In addition to conventional environmental organization methods such as lobbying businesses and politicians and participating in international conferences, Greenpeace uses nonviolent direct action in many of its campaigns.
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room
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