Surely you have heard of Greenpeace, the famous advocate environmental NGOs on more than one occasion. We refer to the environmental movement that emerged in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1971.
Greenpeace at that time consisted of a group of activists who protested against nuclear tests conducted in the archipelago of Amchitka (Alaska) north of Canada.
This particular group with their protest against nuclear testing was trying as much as possible to avoid a future earthquake which could be caused by seismic and unstable condition of that place.
While the organization at this time could not stop the nuclear test, if it got that this was the last test in that place because from then until the date Amchitka was transformed into an important bird sanctuary.
Greenpeace needed 25 years of constant work and opposition to atomic tests, because only in 1996 the United Nations managed to sign the "Ban Treaty" to such practices.
From these beginnings until today Greenpeace has been known for its strong commitment to defend the future of the planet, carrying out campaigns to halt climate change, reduction of environmental pollution, biodiversity protection, defense of ecological marina, and atmosphere.
Greenpeace could be defined as a global environmental organization. Its board is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but there are offices in 43 countries worldwide.
The financial support they receive is provided by its own members, volunteers and charitable events held for various causes.
Among its most famous activism can be highlighted: "opposition to hunting indiscriminately whale", "prohibiting release of toxic waste into the sea", as well as "the refusal to logging or logging of native forests."
Today the group is principally involved in the dissemination of information about the benefits of clean and renewable energy, highlighting its uses, effectiveness and implications regarding energy savings.
Likewise it is disseminating information on the use of transgenic products and trying to hinder their mass consumption that can cause severe damage to both human health and the environment.