Everyone agrees that humanity has impacted the globe negatively, but around the world people are slowly sustaining our ecosystems through organizations and individual works. One organization that helps the ecosystem is Greenpeace Canada. Greenpeace is a non-profitable, global, and non-violent, independent organization that exposes global environmental problems and their causes. Greenpeace challenges the world to negotiate solutions that will better the environment. Greenpeace tries ensuring that Earth can nurture life’s diversity. Greenpeace tries to protect biodiversity, prevent pollution and abuse, end nuclear threats and promote global peace
History of Greenpeace Canada
In 1971, Greenpeace was created. A group of activists from Vancouver sailed in a fishing boat called Greenpeace to reach Amchitka- a volcanic island that was under danger as United States was to explode a nuclear bomb. The activists concerns were that the diverse species on the island would not survive. They called their ship the Greenpeace because it addressed the two main issues of the time- peace and earth. Although the island was set off, the reason and voice of these activists had been heard. Nuclear testing ended that year and then started the amazing works of this foundation. Throughout the 1970’s Greenpeace continued to establish and help the environment. There were many campaigns on environmental issues. In 1979, Greenpeace International was formed in Amsterdam. It is now the world’s visible environmental organization.
Greenpeace’s steps to sustain the environment
Greenpeace has helped other organizations and promote green campaigns and ideas. Greenpeace has made the aware the impact of humans by educating, working and pressuring government and businesses to do the right thing. They have worked with many international organizations and campaigns and locally to make a change to the environment and save our bio-diverse ecosystems. They have important campaigns such as climate change, tar sands, nuclear power, boreal forest, great bear, marine fish and GMO foods campaigns which take a look at current environmental problems and take steps to sustain the environment.
To find out more about Greenpeace campaigns & movements:
So are humans taking steps to sustain biodiversity of our ecosystems
Humans are considered the most invasive species as they impact the environment and living things in an ecosystem. Although humans are seen as the culprits to these changes, they can also be seen in another light. They are definitely taking steps to help sustain the environment. Small or big organizations such as these, works in order to make a change. The fact that humans realize their mistakes and correct them also shows human intervention is being used to positively affect the biodiversity of our ecosystems. Humans know the problems they cause and fix them with their actions. Many organizations prevent misuse of the world and impact humanity, biodiversity and living organisms for the better. Through Greenpeace, humans have demonstrated the great things they can do for the environment, and hopefully these works will continue.
- "The Environment and You : Get Involved." Tarnic.Home. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. http://www.tarnic.com/portfolio/web/environment/get_involved.html.
Blogs I commented on:
- "Mission | Greenpeace Canada." Inspiring Action for a Green and Peaceful Future | Greenpeace USA. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/About-us/Mission/.