Greenpeace: the roots of wrath

Greenpeace France
A history of dedicated service

David Eloy
Les liens qui libèrent, 2019 (published in French)

Publisher’s note

Recounting the history of Greenpeace in France is a review of modern history in the light of the environmental concerns that seem as unescapable today as they were nascent forty years ago. Going back in our lifetime, the inability of countries to apply measures responding to the environmental crisis had us cringe for our planet’s future. It is worth recalling that Greenpeace, the far-reaching organisation that we know today, was the brainchild of a handful of idealists who, in the 1970s, took it upon themselves to fight for a cause that they championed. The ensuing historical struggles played a large part in kindling an awareness of today’s environmental crisis. Battles were frequently waged, significant victories were secured. It was never easy. David Eloy, on behalf of Greenpeace France, gives us an illustrated account of the organisation’s history of committed action, beginning with its founding by a few activists, all the way to the most recent challenges that this NGO, dear to the French people, is committed to taking head on. Perhaps arousing callings for the future…

Translated from the French by Alan Johnson