40 Years of Pain in the Ass #greenpeace

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 15-09-2011 19:42 | Category: Activism, Environment


An anniversary for Greenpeace. Some friends made this video for them because those annoying activist started on September 15, 1971.

Update: It was arranged by DDB Paris, the director was Peter Thwaites, the production company was Gorgeous Enterprises.

More historical background after the break.
Hat tip to Dennis.

This is how it started:

The birthplace of Greenpeace… Vancouver British Columbia Canada.
Someone once said “the birth of greenpeace was the start of the end of the cold war”

Video from Greenpeace Canada, celebrating the 40th anniversary

40 years after the founding of Greenpeace, International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler discuss where the organization has come from - and where it’s going.
Photographs of this conversation were taken by Ann Johansson.

The Guardian published an interactive timeline yesterday.
As this year sees the 50th anniversary of WWF and the 40th anniversaries of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, this timeline charts the birth of environmental civil society through the highs and lows of the three green groups


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