By Lauryn Webber
It takes forty animals to make a fur coat but only one to wear it
By: Lauryn Webber
Greenpeace grows the keys to the environment. How would the world be without Greenpeace? Well there probably wouldn’t be a lot of forests or whales.Greenpeace helps the environment survive and grow.
I nominate Greenpeace for the Robert Burns humanitarian award. I think Greenpeace should get the Robert Burns Humanitarian award because they improve the lives of others by protecting the environment.
Greenpeace started when a group of people were against nuclear bomb testing on a small island. The founders of Greenpeace were Robert Hunter, Patrick More, Bob Cummings, Ben Metcalf, and Dave Birmingham. Greenpeace is the world’s largest international environmental organization. Greenpeace tries to make the earth a green and peaceful world.
In Greenpeace’s early days they would send fleets of workers on inflatable boats so they can stop people from whaling (killing whales for blubber or oil inside them) Greenpeace would send activists on boats to shield and save the whales. Greenpeace activists once stopped an ice breaking ship from killing seals for their fur by sitting in front of it.
Greenpeace believes that sometimes No trespassing rules might need to be broken to protect the environment. Greenpeace does not accept money from other companies. Greenpeace encourages other people to join them. Greenpeace trys to plan public protests.
Greenpeace believes that climate change caused by greenhouse effect is the biggest threat to the planet. Greenpeace campaigned to encourage government to reduce emmissions of carbon dioxide. Greenpeace also has a four part campaign to stop the problems caused by chemicals. Greenpeace tries to stop companies that make POPS (persistent organic pollutants).
Greenpeace improves the lives of others by protecting the environment. They protect the environment by saving whales and by saving forests.
I nominate my organization for the Robert Burns humanitarian award. I think Greenpeace should get the Robert Burns Humanitarian award because they improve the lives of others by protecting the environment. Greenpeace does a bunch of stuff like protecting whales, saving forests, and trying to stop climate change and a bunch more.
It takes forty animals to make a fur coat but only one to wear it.
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