We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow. To that end we model courage, we champion courage, we share stories of courageous acts by our supporters and allies, we invite people out of their comfort zones to take courageous action with us, individually in their daily lives, and in community with others who share our commitment to a better world.
A green and peaceful future is our quest. The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that a better world is not only within reach, but being built today.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action. It needs you. Greenpeace is a people-powered, science-based, and action-oriented organization that does not take money from corporations or governments. This means we rely on individual donations from generous people like you to carry out our work to protect the planet and promote peace.
Greenpeace is present in more than 55 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Globally, we seek to:
- Protect biodiversity in all its forms
- Prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water
- End all nuclear threats
- Promote peace, global disarmament, and non- violence
Greenpeace comprises 27 independent national/regional organizations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. We have campaigned on every continent and sailed the world over.
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to be on the frontline of virtually any fight for the planet – whether it is conducting scientific research to prevent oil companies from destroying ecosystems or providing support that powers a new generation of environmental activism.
Our teams of world-renowned scientists, grassroots organizers, policy experts, documentarians and strategists expose environmental problems and promote solutions through the use of groundbreaking research and investigations, incisive policy analysis, grassroots and community organizing, inspiring creative communications, direct action and wide-reaching media work.
But, even more importantly, we are a collaborative community, working in concert across national boundaries, time zones and geographic divides to develop bold, global solutions to the problems we face.
How your gift will be used
Leaving a gift in your Will to Greenpeace is a way to put your beliefs into action, long after your lifetime. Any gift, large or small, will help our shared work to create a more green and peaceful future. In fact, in Canada, gifts in Wills now pay for around 1 in 3 of our campaigns.
Greenpeace never accepts money from governments or corporations, we rely entirely on the support of individuals like you to fund our campaigns, investigations and activism around the world. It’s this fierce independence that means we will use your legacy gift to hold those whose policies or actions pose grave environmental threats to account and advocate for the solutions our planet urgently needs whenever and wherever it’s needed most. For this reason, we ask that legacy gifts are directed for general use; however, if you are interested in designating a gift in your Will to a specific Greenpeace campaign, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.