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What does Greenpeace mean?

Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

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Greenpeace is an independent, nonprofit, global campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and their causes. Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace.

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In this regard, what is Greenpeace and what is their mission?

Greenpeace is an independent,campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

Likewise, is Greenpeace good? For the best part of half a century Greenpeace's constant campaigning on environmental issues has been an almost unmitigated success. Its effectiveness has brought it both astonishing wealth and almost unimpeded access to decision-makers.

Keeping this in view, what is the main goal of Greenpeace?

Environmentalism Peace

How much money does Greenpeace make a year?

27.47 million USD (2011)

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Is Greenpeace violent?

On its International website, Greenpeace defines its mission as the following: "Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

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What is the Greenpeace slogan?

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Why is Greenpeace successful?

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How many volunteers does Greenpeace have?

Today, we are 700 volunteers strong, across 5 countries in Africa; Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. Our volunteers are students, professionals, fishermen, and farmers who contribute their time and expertise to strengthen our campaigns. Join a local group.

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Is Greenpeace banned in India?

On April 28, 2015 Indian Government frozen the bank accounts of Greenpeace India and suspended its license for failing to declare details of donations from abroad under FCRA. However, the employees of Greenpeace India decided to work without salary in case funds run out.

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How does Greenpeace spend their money?

How is my donation used? According to our latest financial reports Greenpeace, Inc. spent 55% on campaigns, 21% on public information & education, 23% on fundraising costs and 1% on management and general administration. Monthly donors allow us to decrease our fundraising costs even more.

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Is Greenpeace an interest group?

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Animal rights groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) and environmental interest groups such as Greenpeace usually organize as public-interest groups. The most common type of interest group is formed around businesses, corporations, and trade associations.

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How many people are part of Greenpeace?

Greenpeace does not solicit contributions from government or corporations, nor will we endorse political candidates. Our 250,000 members in the United States and 2.8 million members worldwide provide virtually all of our funding through individual contributions.

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Who funds Greenpeace?

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Greenpeace European Unit is funded by the European offices of Greenpeace. Globally, Greenpeace relies mostly on the voluntary donations of around three million individual supporters and on grant support from independent foundations.

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What can we do to help Greenpeace?

There are lots of ways to get involved with Greenpeace. Help share our campaigns on social media, create your own campaign, contact the Greenpeace office in your country to see if you can volunteer or find a job in an office or onboard a ship.

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Why was Greenpeace founded?

Their mission: to protest underground nuclear testing by the US military at Amchitka, a tiny volcanic island off western Alaska. Though they were eventually stopped, these activists went on to create an organization called Greenpeace, with the belief that individual, non-violent action can create positive change.

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How many ships does Greenpeace have?

The new Rainbow Warrior will bring the Greenpeace fleet to six ocean-going ships, as big as the navies of many island states such as Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius.

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When did Greenpeace begin?

1971, Vancouver, Canada

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Why did the French bomb the Rainbow Warrior?

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior was caused by nuclear testing in the Pacific, New Zealand opposing to nuclear testing in the pacific, New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy and the anti-nuclear protests of Greenpeace. These events caused the French to bomb the Rainbow Warrior in 1985.

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Does Greenpeace support nuclear energy?

Greenpeace is against fossil fuel, nuclear and hydroelectric power. Those three technologies produce over 99 percent of world energy.

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What is the position of Greenpeace toward whales?

Greenpeace has been a leader in the fight to end whaling and defend our oceans for decades. We were instrumental in winning bans on high seas drift nets, which killed tens of millions of marine mammals, birds, and other creatures each year.

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What legislation does Greenpeace support?

Greenpeace is pledging to support anti-drilling legislation in the House and Senate and is calling for Congress to develop new climate legislation which commits the U.S. to ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas pollution and turns the country away from its addiction to oil.”

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Who are the members of Greenpeace?

Board Members
  • Elizabeth Gilchrist. Greenpeace Fund Board Chair. 1st Term (2018-2021)
  • John Passacantando. 3rd Term (2018-2021)
  • Ellen Dorsey. 2nd Term (2018 - 2021)
  • Deepa Isac. 1st Term (2018 - 2021)
  • Karen Topakian. 1st Term (2019 - 2022)