2 Living for a Cause with Greenpeace

When Greenpeace calls you pick up the phone. Or in this case you answer the email (and pee your pants a bit that they actually found your blog and email).

I have never had the pleasure of working for an ENGO (Environment Non-Government Organization) so as much as I would love to I have no idea how they "work". I'm used to working in industry and I am about 9 million percent sure the inner workings are vastly different. So naturally I have always wondered what a day in the life of a Greenpeacer would be like. It's not all banner making, fall protection training and gassing up the Zodiak.

Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International has launched a series called 'Living for a Cause' that is aimed that giving people a look at the inner workings of Greenpeace.

Check out his blog here for further videos in this series. The book Greenpeace vastly changed my perspective and opinion on the organization so if you get a chance check it out (you can buy it here). 

What are your impressions of Greenpeace? It will be interesting to see if they change after this video series (or after you read the book).

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  1. I've always understood that it's the people who take drastic action who illicit change. We need people who are willing to put it all on the line ... even their lives ... for a cause because they swing the pendulum far enough in a positive direction that when it settles, we are better off than before. I don't know that I could do what they do ... but I appreciate them doing it. Thank you for sharing the video.

  2. So very true! What is great is that they have so many positions in their organization that not everyone needs to be on the front lines putting everything out there.