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How To Change The World

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD is the story of the early pioneers of Greenpeace who defined the modern green movement.

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Year: 2015
Time: 110 min

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Find out more about Greenpeace International‘s  work, and consider donating time or funds to their mission.

Find out more about, and consider contributing to, the work of Sea Shepherd, an active organization campaigning for marine wildlife conservation, that was founded by Paul Watson. 

Read Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World by Rex Weyler, photographer and one of the organization’s founding members featured in the film.

Watch ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON, a 2011 documentary on the life journey of Greenpeace founding member Paul Watson, the subsequent founder of Sea Shepherd.

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Interview With Director Jerry Rothwell

“Whilst researching a different project in the Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, I realized that Greenpeace was in the process of centralizing its film archive from its various national offices. They’d employed an archivist to look at the 1500 cans of 16mm they had in order to decide what was worth keeping.”

Read the full interview here.

Bob Hunter Obituary

“It was 1969, and America was about to detonate a hydrogen bomb on the tiny Aleutian island of Amchitka. Thousands of protestors, fearing earthquakes and tsunamis triggered by the blast, gathered on the Canadian-US border in an attempt to stop the test.”

Continue reading on the Guardian.

Greenpeace International

Want to know how to get involved, or find out about recent activities. Check out the Greenpeace International website.


Our interview with Director Jerry Rothwell.

Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader

“However you see yourself, whatever your age may be, as soon as you make that exciting first hire, you have taken the first steps in becoming a powerful leader.”

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Cold War History

“During WW II, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Americans had long been wary of Soviet communism and concerned about Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s tyrannical, blood-thirsty rule of his own country. For their part, the Soviets resented the Americans’ decades-long refusal to treat the USSR as a legitimate part of the international community”

Continue reading here.

Rebirth of the Environmental Movement

Watch Emily Hunter on TEDx.

25 Environmental Agencies and Organizations

“This list is certainly not comprehensive but does offer a well-rounded snapshot of some of the prominent, active, dynamic and notable environmental organizations currently working for many green causes, including wildlife preservation, land conservation and climate change prevention.”

Check it out Web Economist.

Japan Is Back in the Hunt for Whales

“Claiming purely ‘scientific’ motives, Japan’s political leaders are cynically planning to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean…”

Find out more on the New York Times.


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