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Greenpeace History The year 1996 is a year of celebration for greenpeace They arecelebrating their 25th year anniversary Everything startde in 1969 Members were part ofthe Dont make a wave committee in vancouver This committee was founded by JimBohlen He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materialsresearcher Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe he was a Philadelphialawyer A jew who had joined the Quaker religion Paul Cote a canadian lawyer in hismid twenties who had just gotten out of shool when he joined the committee During thisyear the United States had chosen to test its nuclear arsenal in Amchtka which is a smallisland off the west cost of alaska This was a home for many animals including eaglesfalcons endangered sea ottersetc These three men decided to produce means to endnuclear testing in AmchitkaNext they decided to sail a boat theyd name it Greenpeacebecause they wanted the earth to be green and yhey wanted peace It was Bill Darnellwho came upwith that name Suddenly more peaple joined the commitee to stop nucleartesting in Amchitka including Terry Simmons a cultural geographer Bohlen and Stowewere attracting journalist columnist writer anyone who had somthing to do in the mediaIt took them two years to get them ready for their journey towards justice for a landBohlen and cote were in charge of fiding a boat Meanwhile Stowe took care of fiding themoney He used contacts from the United States he was a very serious man and dideverything possible to get the money they needed he even organized a benefit concertwhich made seventeen thousand dollars The first boat they found Phylis Cormack wasfirst seen as old and used that wasnt going to be capable of sailing to Amchitka so theywerent sure of using this boat it would carry twelve crew members and the trip wouldlast six weeks During this year the Dont Make a Wave committee changed theirname to Greenpeace foundation The day of the Greenpeace
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