Kelly Rigg began campaigning for Greenpeace in the US against offshore oil drilling in 1982. In 1984 she became the organisations's wildlife campaign director. She led Greenpeace’s successful Antarctica campaign from 1986 – 1990, with responsibility not only for the political campaign but also for the organisation's World Park Base on Ross Island, Antarctica, and its annual Southern Ocean expedition.     In 2010, she became the Executive Director of the Global Coalition for Climate Action.

Kelly Rigg began campaigning for Greenpeace in the US against offshore oil drilling in 1982. In 1984 she became the organisations's wildlife campaign director. She led Greenpeace’s successful Antarctica campaign from 1986 – 1990, with responsibility not only for the political campaign but also for the organisation's World Park Base on Ross Island, Antarctica, and its annual Southern Ocean expedition. In 2010, she became the Executive Director of the Global Coalition for Climate Action.

Bobbi Hunter (Innes) helped launch the first whale campaign, managed the first public Greenpeace office in Vancouver, and raised much of the money for the first whale and seal campaigns. As project manager for a cable company, she had tracked the workflow of hundreds of technicians, and she applied these skills to Greenpeace; Bobbi became a key figure in organising a disjointed Greenpeace group that was running three campaigns with modest income.

Bobbi Hunter (Innes) managed the first public Greenpeace office and raised much of the money for the first whale and seal campaigns.

A pregnant woman shows her "Detox" water tattoo during the preparation of a Greenpeace action.

A pregnant woman shows her "Detox" water tattoo during the preparation of a Greenpeace action where volunteers will perform a striptease outside the Nike store in central Amsterdam.

Greenpeace protest against whalers in the harbour of Paita, Peru.12/13/1982  © Greenpeace / Pieter Lagendyk

Greenpeace protest against whalers in the harbour of Paita, © Greenpeace / Pieter Lagendyk

Dorothy Stowe was the first president of her local civic employees union in Rhode Island, where she faced repressive McCarthy era attacks. She spent her wedding night at a civil rights dinner, campaigned against nuclear weapons, and immigrated to Canada with her husband Irving in protest against the US-Vietnam war. She helped launch the first Greenpeace campaign, and hosted early Greenpeace meetings in her home.

Dorothy Stowe was always passionate about environmentalism and humanitarianism; “Dorothy helped launch the first Greenpeace campaign, and hosted early Greenpeace meetings in her home.-Rex Weyler- Director of the original Greenpeace Foundation

We the women of Greenpeace are ready, willing and able to create a better world for everyone on the planet: women, children and men.  Listen to our voices here: http://act.gp/Z4LlBB

Greenpeace Women on International Women’s Day

We the women of Greenpeace are ready, willing and able to create a better world for everyone on the planet: women, children and men. Listen to our voices here: http://act.gp/Z4LlBB

Evangelina Carrozzo: The Carnival Queen of Argentina attended the EU - Latin American Countries Summit in Vienna to expose Greenpeace's concerns about the pollution of the Uruguay River.

Evangelina Carrozzo: The Carnival Queen of Argentina attended the EU - Latin American Countries Summit in Vienna to expose Greenpeace's concerns about the pollution of the Uruguay River.

Greenpeace Africa climate campaigner, Melita Steele.

Working for change

Emily Hall, one of the Kingsnorth Six, who took action against coal power stations with Greenpeace UK in 2010

Emily Hall, one of the Kingsnorth Six, who took action against coal power stations with Greenpeace UK in 2010

Denise Bell on the Rainbow Warrior.06/01/1979  © Greenpeace / Legrand

Denise Bell on the Rainbow © Greenpeace / Legrand

Girl guides Miryam Justo from Peru and Yvette Blankson from Ghana take to the ice close to the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during their stay on the ship as part of an international crew on a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic.

Girl guides Miryam Justo from Peru and Yvette Blankson from Ghana take to the ice close to the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during their stay on the ship as part of an international crew on a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic.

Sylvia Borren, Executive Director of Greenpeace Netherlands, occupied the office of Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser on July 13, 2012, symbolically taking over to stop Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Sylvia Borren, Executive Director of Greenpeace Netherlands, occupied the office of Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser on July symbolically taking over to stop Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Grace O'Sullivan, crew member on the 'Rainbow Warrior' at a houseparty in 1985.01/01/1985  © Greenpeace / Unknown

Grace O'Sullivan, crew member on the 'Rainbow Warrior' at a houseparty in © Greenpeace / Unknown

Rest in peace, Tati. You will be dearly missed.

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Homenagem à Tatiana Carvalho, do Greenpeace - SOS Mata Atlântica

Swedish activist Karin Flack, on-board the Arctic Sunrise. The Arctic Sunrise tours the Baltic Sea, as Greenpeace looks at issues concerning both oceans and toxics campaigns.09/05/2006  © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

Swedish activist Karin Flack, on-board the Arctic Sunrise. The Arctic Sunrise tours the Baltic Sea, as Greenpeace looks at issues concerning both oceans and toxics © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

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