Washington, D.C

Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of activists standing up to nuclear testing off the Alaskan coast. These daring few effectively won a total ban on nuclear testing and launched Greenpeace’s legacy of “bearing witness” to environmental abuse. We continue to use non-violent direct action, creative confrontation, and grassroots organizing to build solutions to global warming, toxic pollution, the threat of nuclear energy expansion, and destruction of our ancient forests and oceans. Today, Greenpeace has 2.5 million members in 40 countries, and continues to lead the way to a clean and peaceful planet.