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Greenpeace Inc

Rating: 3.33 stars   6 reviews 2,082

Nonprofit Issues:

Environment, Water

Address:

702 H St Nw Ste 300 Washington DC 20001 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Greenpeace is an action-orientated organization. They have the boots on the groud to do the things that other organizations won't do.

If we want to save the planet we can't just sit at desks and write reports. Someone needs to communicate directly with the Big Polluters and Greenpeace is all about action.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their campaign to make Costco move to sustainable seafood.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Greenpeace does not take any money from corporations or government, making it one of the only groups today that does not need to compromise its principles in exchange for money.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their work on whales to stop the US president from backtracking on reforms to the International Whaling Commission (IWC)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More work on protecting endangered Caribou.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In my humble opinion, Greenpeace and organizations like them, should look to promote the sustainable uses of our natural resources. For example cutting trees. Many or all of us own or use many things that come from trees whether directly produced or as byproducts. For example, in our homes there is generally a frame made from wood, many of us have cabinets, furniture, doors, wood moldings, flooring, etc. In our daily lives we uses paper in many different forms such as printing, kleenex/toilet tissue, and many others. Our school children use crayons, pencils, cellulose tape, glue, and many other products that come from wood or the byproducts of wood. In athletics we have hardwood floors for basketball, baseball bats, hockey sticks, and much more. The most important thing is to look at the statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We have 50% more forest land now than we did in 1950. Clear-cutting and leaving town is a thing of the distant past, and yes, organizations like Greenpeace are part of the reason for this change, but now we are in an era where sustainability means just as much to the companies (most of which are family owned multigenerational businesses) as to activists who say no cutting trees for any reason. On that note, a densely populated forest is much more likely to have intense fire (see California) and spread diseases that lead to large scale destruction of our forest lands. If a tree is cut and processed then the manufactured product stores the carbon of the tree for decades until it goes through the rotting process, which for trees that are disease reddened or burned happens much sooner. So my request is that we all, as Americans, support the use of one of our nation's greatest natural resources and industries the lumber industry.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Roadblocks in terms of legislation for those that manufacture wood products and support of other products more harmful to the environment such as steel and imported bamboo.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Become advocates of protecting our natural resources for the purpose of using them not isolating them.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Okay

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unsure

What is unique about this organization?

The amount of volunteers willing to give time and money to promote their cause.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

GREENPEACE is a joke. Sea Shepherd has saved 1000's of whales during the past 5-6 years, while Greenpeace has saved ZERO. Why aren't they sending their ships to the Southern Oceans to protect whales?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

follow them online

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Send their ships to the Southern Oceans to protect whales!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Greenpeace works incredibly hard and gets RESULTS. They train their staff better than any organization I've seen - coming out of that training I was and am ready to take on any activist pitch, get up on any stage, talk about causes for hours. The administrators are super dedicated. I think the hardest thing is just the stress of pounding the pavement every day wears people out. There isn't really a good way to retain talented people in positions that are more long term.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recruiting and maintaining donors off the streets, sending 75 cents on every dollar right back out to campaigns, making people see the immediacy of these issues. AND they're completely independent, no corporate money, every cent comes from individuals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Incredible boss, inspiring work, and if you can tough it out, the training to take you absolutely anywhere in the nonprofit world

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Mostly really dedicated and motivated individuals with a few pot smoking bums thrown in.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Focus on transitioning it's best staff into more long term positions

Ways to make it better...

There had been an option for occasional office work or just a break from the grueling pace of canvassing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Keeping an open dialogue with the public about what Greenpeace really is and does, that they are completely nonviolent and push hard on fairly mainstream issues rather than being as radical as they are perceived to be.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Next time you walk by a canvasser, give them a minute or two.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

While I'm not personally someone who subscribes to the more-radical tactics of GreenPeace -- and I really can't stand their endless clipboarding-on-the-sidewalk strategies -- the end result of their work is always attention-getting and, therefore, priceless. They are dedicated to their cause with no holds barred, and they deserve some kudos for that in a world of watered-down and smoothed-over nonprofit tip-toeing. Regardless of their obnoxiousness at times, it's truly refreshing to see organizations like this continuing to push the boundaries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

national media.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hold workshops on how to reach out to your average joe.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its entertaining radical tactics.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

finally pay its staff what they probably deserve.

Ways to make it better...

they'd stop hounding me if I'm not interested in signing the clipboard.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

overcoming its radical reputation...only if they want (which I don't think they do.)

One thing I'd also say is that...

at least they're shaking things up.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

 
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