It is an environmental organization that aims at protecting and defending the environment, conducting researchs a non-violent direct actions to achieve valuable goals.
Greenpeace has its headquarters in Amsterdam, and has more than 40 offices around the world.
As an independent state organization it does not receive any contributions from corporations. Greenpeace is funded through contributions of more than 3 million people around the world who are concerned about the attacks carried out against the environment.
Greenpeace achieves its goals in different ways, but above all, it is the principle of creating a public precise tolerance as can be seen in various forms,
such as:

  • Campaigns of non-violent direct action: Through peaceful actions intended to draw world attention to wonder what other organizations or individuals do, and how it harms the environment.
  • Public Mobilization: Through campaigns on public streets, through the Internet and telephone lines.

In 1971, a group of people concerned about nuclear testing that the U.S. planned to develop at Amchitka, a tiny Alaskan island of great ecological value for birds colonies houses, decided to do something more than protesting against these tests. These activists rented an old fishing boat, the Phyllis Cormack, and put forward to Alaska. The goal was to stand between the American army and the island and thus stop them from taking out the tests.

The panel consisted of Dorothy and Irving Stowe, Marie and Jim Bohlen, Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe and Bob Hunter. They thought about combining two words to demonstrate their concern for the planet and its opposition to nuclear weapons and thus emerged the newgroup named: Greenpeace. One of the crew told reporters before departing: "We want peace, and we want to be green", that would be the spirit of the organization.
The boat and its crew never reached their destination. The coast guard stopped them before, and the bomb was detonated. The press was so important that, in the same year, the U.S. government announced the closure of its nuclear program.


  • Aotearoa - New Zealand
  • Australian-Pacific Region
  • Australia, Fiyi, Islas Salomon and Papua New Guinea


  • Germany
  • Belgium.
  • Spain.
  • France.
  • Greece.
  • Italy.
  • Luxemburg.
  • Montenegro.
  • Netherlands.
  • UK.
  • Czech Republic.
  • Switzarland.
  • Denmark, Finland, Norwey, Sweden.
  • Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Serbia.


  • Argentina: with local groups in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mar del Plata and Rosario.
  • Chile: in Valparaíso, Temuco, Concepción and Santiago.
  • Brazil: in Sao Paolo, Salvador de Bahía and Manaus.
  • Canad: in Montreal and Vancouver.
  • United States
  • Mexico: Aguascalientes, Ciudad de Mexico, Chihuahua, Delicias, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Morelos, Monterrey and Puebla.
  • Colombia: group of volunteers in Bogota, Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga and Pereira.
  • Peru: group of volunteers in Lima
  • Uruguay: Grupos voluntarios en Montevideo
  • Paraguay


  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Indonesia and Thailand.


Greenpeace has many campaigns to protect the environment.

  • Climate Change:
Energy Revolution
The Energy [R]evolution is the practical solution to our energy needs. It offers a sustainable path to quit dirty, dangerous fuels by transitioning to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, operated by BP, blew up on April 20th 2010, resulting in the dealth of 11 men and the worst accidental oil spill in history. The root cause of this disaster is the world's addiction to fossil fuels. Without an Energy [R]evolution, disasters like this are bound to happen again. Right now, a floatilla of activists are opposing deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand by confronting Petrobras and the Government of New Zealand.

Cool IT

The IT sector is uniquely positioned to help the world shift to a prosperous clean energy economy, and the Cool IT Challenge is urging IT companies to put forth innovation, mitigate their own carbon footprint, and advocate for significant policy changes in the mutual interest of business and the climate.

Quit Coal

Coal fired power plants are the biggest source of man made CO2 emissions. This makes coal energy the single greatest threat facing our climate.


Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.

  • Forests:

Around the world, lush tropical forests are being logged for timber and pulp, cleared to grow food, and destroyed by the impacts of climate change. Four fifths of the forest that covered almost half of the Earth's land surface eight thousand years ago have already been irreplaceably degraded or destroyed.


Protecting forests will not only preserve biodiversity and defend the rights of forest communities, it's also one of the quickest and cost effective ways of halting climate change. Greenpeace is campaigning for zero deforestation, globally, by 2020.


The mass destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands for palm oil and paper is the main reason why Indonesia is the world's third largest emitter of climate changing greenhouse gases. Greenpeace is campaigning for an immediate moratorium on forest and peatland destruction in Indonesia, and for zero deforestation by 2015.


The Amazon is the planet's largest remaining rainforest, teeming with more wildlife than anywhere else on Earth. But this majestic rainforest is caught between the twin destructive forces of deforestation and climate change. Greenpeace is campaigning for zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2015 and globally by 2020.


The Congo Basin's vast rainforest is home to forest elephants, rare antelopes and gorillas, as well as 3,300 endemic species of plants. This - the second largest rainforest on Earth - provides livelihoods for tens of millions of people and plays an increasing role in the global efforts to halt climate change.

  • Oceans:
Rainbow Warrior Tour

The Rainbow Warrior II, is visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea as part of the international Greenpeace campaign to defend the Pacific. A truly global ocean, the Pacific provides millions with food, jobs and a future. The once tuna-rich Pacific is now under serious threat by years of overfishing. The future of marine life and those reliant on the Pacific now hangs in the balance.

Marine Reserves

A growing body of scientific evidence that demonstrates what we at Greenpeace have been saying for a long time: that the establishment of large-scale networks of marine reserves, urgently needed to protect marine species and their habitats, could be key to reversing global fisheries decline.

Polar Oceans

The Arctic and the Antarctic, two of the greatest wilderness areas on Earth with ecosystems vital to the functioning of our planet, are under assault from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change, industrialization, and the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.


Tuna is one of the world's favourite fish. It provides a critical part of the diet of millions of people across the globe. It is also the core of the luxury sashimi markets. The five main commercially harvested tuna are: skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye, albacore and bluefin.


Many marine ecologists think that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing. Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans' ecological limits with devastating impacts on marine ecosystems. Scientists are warning that overfishing results in profound changes in our oceans, perhaps changing them forever. Not to mention our dinner plates, which in future may only feature fish and chips as a rare and expensive delicacy.

Pirate Fishing

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families - modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed.


Overexploit, cheat, deplete. The cycle of greed behind the global whaling industry drove one whale population after another toward oblivion. It is still not known if some species will ever recover, even after decades of protection.


Far too often consumers are left without answers when trying to find out if seafood products on their supermarket shelves have comes from sustainable sources. Inadequate labelling and a lack of publicly available sourcing policies have made it impossible for consumers and other market players to assess the sustainability of the seafood they buy and sell.

  • Agriculture:
The Problem

How harmful is Genetic Engineering? Is relying on toxic chemicals the only way forward? Can 'business as usual' in agriculture provide food for the future? Greenpeace is working on all this and more

The Solution

Genetic Engineering. Corporate control of people's food. Over reliance on pesticides and herbicides are not the solutions. So what is? Ecological Farming. It's safe. It's do-able. And it's happening now.

  • Toxic Pollution:

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst industrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.

Greener Electronics

Every year, hundreds of thousands of old computers and mobile phones are dumped in landfills or burned in smelters. Thousands more are exported, often illegally, from the Europe, US, Japan and other industrialised countries, to Asia. There, workers at scrap yards, some of whom are children, are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals and poisons.

  • Nuclear:

As the planet wakes up to the fact that global warming is a reality and that fast action is needed, the nuclear industry, having floundered for a few decades, has seized on the opportunity to promote itself as the answer to our energy fears.

Nuclear Waste

Nuclear waste is produced at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and enrichment, to reactor operation and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Much of this nuclear waste will remain hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years, leaving a poisonous legacy to future generations.


The UN International Atomic Energy Agency is dedicated to the worldwide expansion of nuclear power, but is also meant to be the watch-dog for illegal nuclear weapon development. That contradiction has been a key reason the proliferation of such arms has been unstopable.

No more Chernobyls

Time heals everything, doesn't it? It has been 25 years since the name Chernobyl became the infamous nuclear accident that devastated the lives of millions of people in Western Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. 25 years on, and the nightmare for thousands of people is still frightening.

  • Peace and Disarmament:
Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Make no mistake - nuclear weapons are still a problem today. Although some may consider them an unfortunate relic from the Cold War, the truth is that the nuclear weapons states are clinging to them as hard as they can, reinventing new roles and designs for them, and recently even proposals for "smaller useable" weapons. And all this despite plenty of speeches, promises and legally binding treaties to get rid of them!

Greenpeace_Symbol_4.JPGGreenpeace Argentina was officially opened on April 1st in 1987 and was the first office opened in a developing country.
The small group of volunteers who had started working in 1986, decided that it was important to start working on toxic waste, demanding a ban on the production, importation, sale and use of 12 toxic chemical compounds.That was the first campaign.
Since then, Greenpeace Argentina has grown and has become concerned on various environmental problems: overfishing, water pollution, destination of waste, climate change, clearing of native forests.
Today, Greenpeace Argentina is the largest environmental organization in the country, whose headquarters are located in the City of Buenos Aires, with groups of volunteers in Rosario, Córdoba, Mar del Plata and Neuquén


Iván Yurcic - Marcelo Ruíz - Emiliano Alvarado