Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Their vision is a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come.
Greenpeace investigates, documents and exposes the causes of environmental destruction. They work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And they take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of concerned individuals, who set sail to Amchitka island off the coast of Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. Their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. Today, Greenpeace is present in over 40 countries around the world. Their movement is growing every day and their commitment to realising our vision is as strong as ever.
The need to act to protect our planet has never been so urgent, yet governments and corporations are still dragging their feet. Greenpeace's mission is to promote radical changes and new solutions to the ways we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.