Friday, February 18, 2011

Courage of Conscience Award Presented to Greenpeace, From The Peace Abbey

News From The Peace Abbey

Courage of Conscience Award Presented to Greenpeace

Saturday, February 19th 2PM

The award will be presented on Rowes Wharf where the Greenpeace ship Arctic North is moored. Students from The Life Experience School will be present as well as staff members and friends from The Peace Abbey.

Greenpeace is an international environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in the Netherlands.

Greenpeace states its goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

The focus of its work is on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, over fishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues.

Greenpeace uses nonviolent direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals.

The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, relying on more than 2.8 million individual supporters and foundation grants.

Greenpeace evolved from the peace movement and anti-nuclear protests in Vancouver, British Columbia in the early 1970s.

The captain of the Arctic Sunrise Joel Stewart will be present to accept the award on behalf of Greenpeace.

Emma Cassidy, former Clark University intern at The Peace Abbey and current Greenpeace staff member will be arriving for the ceremony.

The ship is open to the public from 10-4PM.

Everyone is Welcome!!

Where & When

Rowes Wharf
off Atlantic Avenue

February 19th

The Peace Abbey
2 N. Main Street
Sherborn, MA 01770-0216

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