Past Event

Greenpeace's New Rainbow Warrior

Wed, Apr 21 2010 - 6:30pm

Greenpeace’s New Rainbow Warrior 

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

This event has been cancelled.

After dropping below the radar for several years, Greenpeace is bouncing back as a more mainstream advocacy organization. They still use nonviolent publicity stunts (remember the writing on Hewlett Packard’s roof about e-waste?), but they are also now playing an inside game. To a point. They didn’t join other Big Green groups who linked arms with heavy industries to form the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which created the blueprint for the struggling national carbon cap-and-trade system. And they recently launched a satirical Internet matchmaking site for pollution-loving senators with close ties to oil and coal. Do Greenpeace’s antics reinforce negative stereotypes of environmentalists, or gain public attention for the green causes they champion? Do they really inform people or change minds? New Executive Director Naidoo takes the helm of the grassroots group at a crucial point in the international environmental movement. Join us to discuss what kind of warrior he is and what he has up his sleeve. 
 
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking and hors d’oeuvres reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: This event is being co-presented by ClimateOne and INFORUM, divisions of The Commonwealth Club. Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.