More About National Greenpeace Day 🌎

Greenpeace Day marks the day the organization was founded on September 15 in the year 1971. This happened when 17 activists were sailing on the Phyllis Cormack to try and stop the nuclear testing which was set to take place off the shores of Alaska. The testing proceeded however the protest that took place set in motion a movement that is still relevant and growing in today’s time. Thus, in honor of Greenpeace, the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, proclaimed September 15 as Greenpeace Day in 2011. Greenpeace undertakes several campaigns regularly to throw light on ecological concerns that need urgent attention. A non-governmental organization, it operates in a minimum of 55 countries and has an international coordinating group functioning out of Amsterdam, Netherlands. They also have over three million members which work actively towards achieving the mission of the organization. Greenpeace has also been involved in an initiative for almost 50 years known as The Greenpeace Fleet. This consists of three ships that sail around the oceans of the world and raise awareness for environmental justice. Greenpeace Day is celebrated across the globe in various ways. This is a perfect opportunity to start campaigning for your planet and make it a better place. In Vancouver, the home of Greenpeace, ​the celebrations include free family-friendly outdoor festivals, tree planting, workshops focused on activism, and environmental-centric activities. It’s not too late for anyone to jump on the wagon and do your bit for the environment. Be it a social media campaign or volunteering with Greenpeace, or making small changes in your daily life, you can honor this day in multiple ways.

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September 15, 2022

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