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The Greenpeace-Story

  • László Erdős


Greenpeace is the largest and one of the most respected environmental organisations in the world. Its story started in the 1960s with a handful of peace activists who gathered around the kitchen table and made plans to save the world. Initially the activity against nuclear tests was the principal focus of Greenpeace but soon the organisation’s scope widened and included anti-whaling and anti-sealing actions. Greenpeace’s rubber boats became world-famous. Every achievement of Greenpeace is a success for the environment, the Earth, human health, and our common future. Greenpeace is working for all of us.


Nuclear test Anti-whaling Anti-sealing Rainbow Warrior Human health 

Worth Reading

  1. Erwood, S. (Ed.). (2011). The Greenpeace Chronicles: 40 years of protecting the planet. Amsterdam: Greenpeace International.Google Scholar
  2. Brown, M., & May, J. (1989). The Greenpeace story. London: Dorling Kindersley.Google Scholar
  3. Weyler, R. (2004). Greenpeace: How a group of ecologists, journalists, and visionaries changed the world. Emmaus: Rodale.Google Scholar

Worth Browsing

  1. Worth Watching

    1. The Rainbow Warrior (1993)Google Scholar
    2. Greenpeace: Making a Stand (2006)Google Scholar
    3. Greenpeace: The Story (2011)Google Scholar
    4. Greenpeace: From Hippies to Lobbyists (2011)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Erdős
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  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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