RELG 270 - Ecoactivism

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RELG 270 Ecoactivism o Adaptations of deep ecological principles Greenpeace o Founded in B.C. in 1971 (Robert Hunter et al) o Dedicated to NON-VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION in defense of the environment o Famous for its anti-whaling campaigns Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force solutions for a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity --> deep ecology Self, urgency of applying deep ecology, political, "Our tactics of direct action are confrontational and interruptive, but in no way violent or destructive. We believe that many of our campaigns would not have been won had we not engaged in such activities…" Non-violent? Victimization o Cornerstone Principles We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non- violent manner; We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate; In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries; We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests; We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course RELG 270 taught by Professor Coreylabreque during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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