Greenpeace

Greenpeace is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations. The headquarters of Greenpeace International are in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Gerd Leipold, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

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Directors

The directors of Greenpeace International, as of October 2009, are:[1]

Former directors

History

Greenpeace was founded in 1971 following a group of activists sailing an old fishing boat, the Phyllis Cormack, from Vancouver towards the island of Amchitka, Alaska in protest against proposed US underground nuclear testing. [1]

Current campaigns

Greenpeace focuses its activities on:

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Resources

  • Greenpeace operates a fleet of several ocean-going ships used in protest and awareness raising

Funding and expenditures

“… Greenpeace does not seek or accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties or any other source that could compromise its aims and objectives, its independence or its integrity. Greenpeace relies wholly upon the voluntary donations of individual supporters and on grant support from foundations.” [3]

They also provide a breakdown of their expenditure and income (about $350m in 2003 for Greenpeace international and all regional subsidiaries) [4]

Though there does not seem to be any information about the foundations that give them money on their website, the financial breakdown from 2001 for Greenpeace international alone indicates that 118m of 143m came from individuals with 3.9m from foundations, 4.2m from major donors and 4.4m other income. 12.5m was left in legacies and bequests, so foundations constitute a relatively small proportion of income, assuming that the same is roughly true of the subsidiaries.

Greenpeace has referred to “independent foundations” [5], but it’s unclear what makes them independent.

Books

  • Bob Hunter, Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement, Henry Holt & Company, October, 1979, ISBN 0030437415
  • David McTaggart, Greenpeace III: Journey into the bomb, Collins, 1978. ISBN 0002118858
  • John May and Michael Brown, The Greenpeace Story, Dk Publishing*inc ISBN 086318328X
  • Mark Warford (ed), Greenpeace Witness: Twenty-Five Years on the Environmental Front Line, Andre Deutsch, August 1, 1997. ISBN 0233990240

Contact details

Greenpeace International
Ottho Heldringstraat 5
1066 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel:
Fax: +31 20 5148151
Email: supporter.services AT int.greenpeace.org
Web: http://www.greenpeace.org/international
Web: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/about/worldwide Websites of national/regional offices

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. ? Greenpeace International, “Greenpeace International Board of Directors”, Greenpeace International website, accessed October 20, 2009.

External resources

External articles

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Greenpeace

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