We interviewed Andra Zommers from Greenpeace. The questions we asked were as follows: 1)
What is Greenpeace?
How is Greenpeace run/structured?
Why did you get involved in the environment? (Your motivation) 4)
In your opinion, where is the greatest concern?
Is there any Spiritual emphasis Greenpeace has or that you personally have? 7)
What is Greenpeace's vision for the future?
What gives you hope?
Taken from www.greenpeace.ca: "Greenpeace is an independently funded organization that works to protect the environment. We challenge government and industry to halt harmful practices by negotiating solutions, conducting scientific research, introducing clean alternatives, carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience and educating and engaging the public. Greenpeace seeks to: ·
Protect biodiversity in all its forms;
Prevent pollution of the earth's oceans, land, air and fresh water; ·
End all nuclear threats;
Promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence."
It is a global campaigning organization founded in 1971 and contains offices in 27 countries worldwide. They place a high emphasis on non-violent confrontational methods in the hope to raise education and awareness. This is often the motivation behind protests. They do this through lobbying, campaigns, boycotts, discussions and interviews. Their focus audience is the consumer. They hope to inform the consumer to change economic stance to support only companies concerned with the environment. Theoretically, the change in money flow should affect large companies approaches to the environment. Greenpeace is independently run in each country. Greenpeace Canada contains 7 board of director members (Peter Bleyer, Varda Burstyn, John Doherty (chair), John Foster, Karen Wristen) that determine priorities and the annual budget. The Executive Director, Peter Tabuns, handles day-to-day management. It is run solely on public donations and does not accept company of...
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