Greenpeace Now and Then: A History of Environmental Activism - Rancho La Puerta
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Greenpeace Now and Then: A History of Environmental Activism

Week of June 8, 2024

Join us for a captivating program presentation delving into Greenpeace’s storied history of activism. From their courageous beginnings confronting nuclear testing to Greenpeace’s iconic campaigns defending whales in the 1980s and 90s, Greenpeace has remained at the forefront of environmental advocacy. Explore how Greenpeace’s legacy of action has evolved to address contemporary challenges, including their pivotal role in securing unprecedented conservation measures. Today, they spearhead the largest act of global conservation in history while steadfastly opposing the destructive forces of the fossil fuel and deep-sea mining industries. Discover how Greenpeace’s unwavering commitment to environmental protection continues to shape the world for a more sustainable future.


Carlos Prieto De-LeonBorn and raised in the humble embrace of San Antonio de Padua, a pueblo in the heart of Zacatecas Mexico, Carlos Prieto De-Leon’s journey reflects a lifelong ambition to activate individuals in protecting our planet. He found his calling at the intersection of environmental protection and social equity, recognizing that the two are intrinsically linked. His passion for championing the environment led him to Greenpeace USA, where he has served 10 years as a dedicated staff member, channeling his energy into connecting influential donors with the organization’s impactful initiatives. Within Greenpeace USA, Carlos plays a pivotal role in showcasing the tangible impact of environmental activism and forging meaningful relationships with key stakeholders and donors. Through his efforts, he ensures that the vital work of protecting our planet receives the support it deserves. Outside of his professional endeavors, Carlos loves hiking the majestic redwoods and finding solace listening to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, near his home in Santa Cruz, California.