Greenpeace Presentation is made by Remizova AlinaForm 11 BTeacher: Kobzeva O.O.
Plan: The history of GreenpeaceThe headquarters of GreenpeaceGreenpeace in RussiaActivities How to get involved
The history of Greenpeace In 1970, the Don't Make A Wave Committee was established; its sole objective was to stop a second nuclear weapons test at Amchitka Island in the Aleutians. The committee's founders were Dorothy and Irving Stowe, Marie and Jim Bohlen, Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe, and Bob Hunter. It's first directors were Stowe, Bohlen, and a student named Paul Cote. Canadian ecologist Bill Darnell came up with the dynamic combination of words to bind together the group's concern for the planet and opposition to nuclear arms. In the words of Bob Hunter, "Somebody flashed two fingers as we were leaving the church basement and said "Peace!" Bill said "Let's make it a Green Peace. And we all went Ommmmmmmm." Jim Bohlen's son Paul, having trouble making the two words fit on a button, linked them together into the committee's new name: Greenpeace.Don't Make a Wave Committee members and Greenpeace founders (from left) Jim Bohlen, Paul Cote, and Irving Stowe
The headquarter of Greenpeace Greenpeace international is located in Amsterdam and has the following address:Greenpeace InternationalOttho Heldringstraat 51066 AZ AmsterdamThe Netherlands Fax: +31 (0) 20 718 2002Email: [email protected]: +31 (0) 20 7182000Greenpeace has national and regional offices in more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Greenpeace in Russia In USSR Greenpeace appeared in 1989 on the money after selling the album «Greenpeace Breakthrough», which was recorded by U2, Eurythmics, REM, INXS, SHADE, Bryan Ferry and other world famous rock stars. In July 1989 on the press-conference on the board of Greenpeace’s ship «Rainbow Warrior» Alexey Yablokov (at that time the Chairman of Ecology State Committee of the USSR) officially announced the establishment of Greenpeace in Russia - «the first official independent organization in the Soviet Union». In 2001 the branch in St. Petersburg was established.
How to get involved Make a donation. We don't accept donations from governments or corporations, so the money needed to keep our campaigns running comes from people like you. Become an Online Activist. Sign up and you'll get a monthly E-zine and action alerts full of ways you can be a one-minute activist. It's all free.Volunteer. We can use any skill: from envelope-stuffing to Amazon surival training. In some countries we provide action and non-violence training to folks willing to become activists. Join one of our ships. Sailing aboard a Greenpeace ship can be the experience of a lifetime. Many ask, few are chosen. We value maritime experience, safety training, and a wide range of skills in our professional crew.
Resources: Information from:http://www.greenpeace.org/international/http://www.greenpeace.org/russia/ru/http://sas-clan.ucoz.ru/news/2008-2 The Great Encyclopedia of Cyril & MethodiusImages from:http://www.greenpeace.org/international/ http://odni-pni.livejournal.com/ hppt://vkontakte.ru/club66871http://www.lesnadzor.ru/