Greenpeace is a worldwide environmental organisation that campaigns on a wide range of issues.

Married couple, Dorothy and Irvine Stowe (who were both Quakers from Canada and the United States respectively), founded Greenpeace in 1972. This followed over five years of previous campaigning by the duo on the environment. Their home in Vancouver became a hub for what would become a global movement that would “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”.

Today, Greenpeace has offices in over 55 countries and a coordinating body in Amsterdam. The organisation focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues.

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