The History of Greenpeace: Environmental Activists


The organization that is today known as Greenpeace evolved out of a protest against nuclear testing by the United States government in Alaska. Though they were unsuccessful at stopping their original target, the group decided to continue fighting for the environment. Today, Greenpeace is one of the most successful and well-known international environmental groups, with offices in over 40 countries. Raising awareness of important environmental issues, the group generally uses peaceful protest methods to illustrate its point. However, Greenpeace has come under fire throughout its history for unorthodox and controversial approaches, as well. In this video, learns more about the history and evolution of Greenpeace.


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