Permaculture Helps Greenpeace Celebrate Its 40th Birthday

Tony Rollinson
Thursday, 8th September 2011

Greenpeace is inviting people to share its 40th birthday with them in a variety of ways during September 2011. Below, Permaculture magazine presents a few suggestions for you to support their campaigns this month. We are sure some of our readers have plans of their own – if so we would love to hear from you and even see a photograph of your event.

Forty years ago this month, on 15th September 1971, a small team of activists set sail in a small fishing boat from Canada to protest about nuclear testing. Since then, the Greenpeace movement has grown to 2.8 million members around the world.

Here are a four things you can do to help Greenpeace celebrate reaching the big 4-0.

Bid on the experience of a lifetime

To raise money for the new Rainbow Warrior, launching this year, Greenpeace are running a celebrity auction. There's over forty items up for sale, from a Picasso print to the chance to meet famous faces such as Lionel Messi and Jay Kay. The auction runs until 21st September 2011.

Buy Greenpeace a birthday gift

They have launched a special edition Greenpeace Giving Gift. It's £10 and is llike a gift voucher. Your donation could be spent on any aspect of their work, and will be directed where the money is most needed.

Throw a party for Greenpeace

If you fancy showing off your baking skills you could throw a Flour Power party and raise some money for Greenpeace. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even have a 1971 theme with hippy 'Flower Power' fancy dress, again using the event as a fund raiser.

Flash the plastic

If you sign-up for a Greenpeace credit card in the month of September 2011, the Co-operative Bank will give Greenpeace £30, double the usual £15. They'll also give Greenpeace a further £2.50 if you use your card within the first 6 months, and 25p for every £100 you spend.

Contribute details

For details of how to contribute, bid, buy or donate to Greenpeace please visit their website:

Search Permaculture website for Greenpeace related stories

You can find other Greenpeace related stories here on our Permaculture website, simply type in Greenpeace in the Search Box on the top right of the green navigation bar and you will see a selection of related stories, such as the Guinness world record for Greenpeace's Earth Day campaign.