Greenpeace USA

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Greenpeace USA
Greenpeace logo.svg
TypeNon-governmental organization
FocusEnvironmentalism, peace, clean energy
Area served
United States of America
Methodcampaigning, lobbying, research, direct action
Key people
Annie Leonard (executive director)
Greenpeace USA activists hanging a banner, across the street from the Department of State, asking for government action on climate change.

Greenpeace USA is the United States affiliate of Greenpeace, an international environmental nonprofit organization


Greenpeace was first founded in the United States in 1975, when Greenpeace San Francisco opened, followed by groups in Seattle, Portland, and Denver. In 1979, these offices merged into one entity to become "Greenpeace USA."[2]


Project Hot Seat was a campaign started by Greenpeace. Its goal is to pressure members of the United States Congress to implement policies to curb and cut greenhouse gas emissions, and what Phil Radford, Greenpeace Executive Director said was "going to be key to making the environmental movement into a viable political force in Congress and around the country."[3]


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  2. ^ Rex Weyler. "Greenpeace History, Chronology, the Founding of Greenpeace". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  3. ^ Kate Sheppard (2009-04-15). "Greenpeace's new leader talks up need for a green grassroots".
  4. ^ "Americans Who Tell The Truth, Models of Courageous Citizenship". Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  5. ^ "Kristen Engberg, Principal". Grassroots Solutions. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  6. ^ "Meet Philip Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  7. ^ "Greenpeace USA Announces New Leader: Annie Leonard, Creator of "Story of Stuff" Video and Project". Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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