Green in the City

The well-being of the environment isn't all up to President Obama or individuals after all. There is a very successful organization known as Greenpeace which was put together by a group of citizens in 1971. Their committed and determined mission to bring peace to the environment around us, started with their accomplished attempt to stop nuclear testing in Alaska.

I've had personal interaction with one of the organization representatives and she informed me about all the dangers that are brought in our lives through the simple daily products that we use such as Kleenex. She told me that the Kleenex company uses the trees from ancient forests to make their products. They are destroying as much as 6 soccer fields worth of trees every year. Greenpeace is in the mission to convince the Kleenex company to use recycled materials. According to the Greenpeace representatives, Kleenex is refusing to change its source for creating its products. They think that the people don't care where their tissue paper comes from. But I'm sure that once the people learn about how much Kleenex is responsible for the extinction of green forests, they will want to do something about it. Greenpeace is trying unite those people who do really care where their products come from and would not want to harm the environment. Greenpeace has traveled all over America demonstrating their goals and works, getting people to make donations and sign petitions. Greenpeace strongly believes that it can accomplish their goal to get Kleenex to be green friendly. In the past, the organization was able to change Dove's production plans to be environment friendly, in as little as 8 days with the support from the people.



More can be read about this organization and it's accomplishments and goals here:
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Views: 8

Comment

You need to be a member of Green in the City to add comments!

Join Green in the City

Members

Groups

Staff

Editors

Bushra Kabir, Northside College Prep

Bri'anna Moore, Waukegan High School


Managing editors

Brenda Becerra, Curie High School

Amairani Galvan, Farragut Career Academy


Photo editors

Jasmine Johnson, Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Kimani Smith, Noble Street College Prep


Multimedia editors

LeJohn Montgomery, Hales Franciscan High School

Morgan Selvage, King College Prep


Contributing reporters

Carissa A. Eclarin, Schurz High School

Vivianna Galvan, Farragut Career Academy

Daniela Jurado, Farragut Career Academy

Safiya Merchant, Lane Tech High School

Demetria Taylor, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Chad Wilson, Lindblom Math and Science Academy


Professional staff
Nancy Day, chair, Journalism Department, Columbia College

Workshop director:
Brenda Butler, media specialist and former Chicago Tribune senior features editor

Webmaster:
Rui Kaneya, managing editor, The Chicago Reporter

Mentors
Maudlyne Ihejirika, assistant city editor, Chicago Sun-Times

Charlie Meyerson, former Chicago Tribune online editor, now WGN-AM news director

Billy Montgomery, reporter, photographer, professor, Columbia College

Lynn Norment, former Ebony Magazine managing editor, now media relations specialist, Carol H. Williams Agency

Antonio Olivo, immigration reporter, Chicago Tribune

Nancy Traver, professor and writing coach, Columbia College

Avis Weathersbee, former Chicago Sun-Times assistant managing editor, now blogger and writer/editor

Cassandra West, former Womanews editor, Chicago Tribune, now writer and photographer

Mike Zajakowski, picture editor, Chicago Tribune

© 2017   Created by Columbia Links.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service