Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a
voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in
40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations
from governments or corporations but relies on contributions
from individual supporters and foundation grants.
As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial
worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.
We campaign to:
--Stop climate change
--Protect ancient forests
--Save the oceans
--Say no to genetic engineering
--Stop the nuclear threat
--Eliminate toxic chemicals
--Encourage sustainable trade
Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental degradation
since 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed
into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US Government
was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of
'bearing witness' in a non-violent manner continues today, and
our ships are an important part of all our campaign work.
We exist to expose environmental criminals, and to challenge
government and corporations when they fail to live up to their
mandate to safeguard our environment and our future.
In pursuing our mission, we have no permanent allies or enemies.
We promote open, informed debate about society's environmental
choices. We use research, lobbying, and quiet diplomacy to pursue
our goals, as well as high-profile, non-violent conflict to
raise the level and quality of public debate.
And we believe that the struggle to preserve the future of our
planet is not about us. It's about you. Greenpeace speaks for
2.8 million supporters worldwide, and encourages many millions
more than that to take action every day.
We take the name of our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, from
a North American Cree Indian legend. It described a time when
humanity's greed has made the Earth sick. At that time, a tribe
of people known as the Warriors of the Rainbow would rise up
to defend her.
As one of the longest banners we've ever made summed things
up, "When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned,
and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can't eat money..."
Circulated by Dr. Leo Rebello
28 Samata Nagar,