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    annual report 2009–2010 greenpeace.org


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    GREENPEACE, INC. 2009–2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donald K. Ross, Chair Mission Statement Elizabeth Gilchrist, Treasurer Greenpeace is the leading independent Sharyle Patton campaigning organization that uses peaceful Valerie Denney protest and creative communication to expose Dan Rudie global environmental problems and to promote David Hunter solutions that are essential to a green and Jigar Shah David Pellow peaceful future. Bryony Schwan With over 40 offices located throughout the world, Greenpeace works to protect our oceans and ancient Additional Officers forests, and to end toxic pollution, global warming, Philip D. Radford, Executive Director nuclear threats, and genetic engineering. Tom Wetterer, Secretary Since 1971, Greenpeace has been the leading voice of GREENPEACE FUND, INC. 2009–2010 the environmental movement by taking a stand against powerful political and corporate interests whose BOARD OF DIRECTORS policies put the planet at risk. David Chatfield, Chair Peggy Burks, Treasurer Charity Rankings Elizabeth Gilchrist Greenpeace Fund is consistently ranked among the Ellen McPeake nation’s top charities—for our achievements and for the Karen Topakian high percentage of revenue that goes directly towards John Willis the protection of the planet. Jeffrey Hollender Greenpeace Fund is proud to meet all of the BBB Wise Additional Officers Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Philip D. Radford, Executive Director Daniel McGregor, Secretary Greenpeace Fund is recognized by Charity Navigator as having demonstrated excellent financial efficiency. Greenpeace Fund is proud to be a top-rated environmental charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy with an “A-.” Greenpeace Fund is proud to be part of the CFC and to carry the “Best in America” seal from Independent Charities of America. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.


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    Contents 2 From the Executive Director 3 Key Victories of 2009 and 2010 4–5 Climate Campaign 6–7 Forests Campaign 8 Toxics Campaign 9 Nuclear Campaign 10–11 Oceans Campaign 12–13 Whales—35 Years of Challenge, Persistence, and Hope 14–15 Global Impact 16 Looking Forward 2010–2011 17 From the Greenpeace Fund Board of Directors 18–19 Financial Statements 20–26 Donor Recognition 28–29 Greenpeace Worldwide © Christian ijlund/ Greenpeace Cover Photo: © Natalie Behring-Chisholm/ Greenpeace Page 1


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    From the Executive Director I am often asked how I stay optimistic about the future when so many challenges confront our planet. The answer is simple: “you.” You are passionate, principled, optimistic, and persistent. You believe we can conquer the irresponsible and greedy who view our rivers, mountains, oceans, and forests as resources to exploit. You believe we can convince captains of industry and world leaders to take transformative steps to protect our resources, even in the face of the worst kind of propaganda and dirty political tactics. You know it’s pos- sible to make change happen if we stand up and demand the highest level of accountability and leadership. Just look at what we accomplished together—even when lawmakers and executives failed to take responsibility for the fate of the planet: » We forced the world’s largest food and drink company, Nestlé, to commit to protecting one of the most important ancient rainforests in the world, Indonesia’s Paradise Forests, the last place where you can find critically endangered orangutans. » We helped Vermonters work to shut down one of the oldest, dirtiest, and most dangerous nuclear power plants in the country. It’s a tremendous start to a nationwide campaign to replace obsolete and polluting power plants with a clean energy infrastructure. » We convinced Trader Joe’s to stop selling products made from seafood at risk from overfishing, provide accurate labels for their seafood products, and support the creation of marine reserves. Trader Joe’s now joins several of the largest supermarket chains in the US in advocating for sustainable seafood policies and stronger protections for marine life. As you read more about our accomplishments over the past year, I hope you take as much pride in these victories as I do, because your support was essential at every stage. We still have so much more to do. We must end our dependency on fossil fuels and commit to a clean energy future. We must end the destruction of our ancient forests, a critical step in fighting global warming and in protect- ing endangered wildlife. We must create marine reserves that end overfishing and commercial whaling, once and for all. We must push for greater safety measures for our chemical plants. We at Greenpeace are nothing if not ambitious. But I am confident that we can achieve these goals because you— and millions like you across the globe—believe that principles and persistence are the ingredients for success. Thank you for your enduring and unshakable belief that we can lead the way toward a green, peaceful future. For the Earth, Phillip D. Radford Executive Director Page 2


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    Key Victories of 2009 and 2010 O ctob e r 20 0 9 D e c e mb e r 20 0 9 Ja n u a r y 2010 International cattle giants band together to Clorox puts safety first for 13 million Target discontinues the sale of farmed stop deforestation in the Amazon. Within Americans. After Greenpeace informed salmon. Spurred by Greenpeace’s months of Greenpeace releasing a report Clorox’s CEO of the risk posed to 13 million evaluation of the company’s seafood describing the horrific destruction of the Americans should seven of the company’s procurement policies and with additional Amazon rainforest to make way for cattle bleach factories fall victim to an accident information provided by Greenpeace and ranches, four of the world’s largest cattle or attack, the company announced that it the Monterey Bay Aquarium on the envi- traders agreed to stop purchasing cattle would no longer use highly volatile chlorine ronmental degradation caused by salmon raised in newly deforested areas of the gas at any of its US factories, switching to farms—Target took a leap forward for the rainforest. Traders faced enormous pressure a safer process for making bleach. entire supermarket industry by taking all when Adidas, Nike, and Timberland pledged products made with farmed salmon off its to cancel contracts with them if they shelves. Target is the first major retailer to continued to purchase cattle from ranches drop farmed salmon from its product line in the Amazon rainforest. in the name of seafood sustainability. © Ricardo Funari/ Lineair/ Greenpeace © Robert Meyers/Greenpeace © John Woods/ Greenpeace M ay 2010 M ay 2010 J u n e 2010 Millions across the globe convince Logging companies, government officials, The Obama administration stands up for Nestlé to end its role in destroying and environmental groups agree to end whales, derailing an attempt to overturn a Paradise. Exposed by Greenpeace as logging across more than 110,000 square 24-year-old ban on commercial whaling. a culprit in the destruction of one of miles within Canada’s boreal forest. Greenpeace mobilized activists around the the last ancient forests in the world, After initiating the first comprehensive, world when it learned that President Obama and shamed by millions of consumers collaborative planning effort to save tentatively supported a proposal to overturn who unleashed their outrage on the the boreal forest, Greenpeace, native the moratorium on whaling that Greenpeace company through Facebook and Twitter, leaders, and other environmental groups advocated so tirelessly for throughout the Nestlé committed to stop purchasing negotiated a historic agreement, ending seventies and eighties. More than 1.5 million palm oil from plantations that slash and all destructive logging in the threatened people contacted President Obama, and he burn Indonesia’s Paradise Forests. woodland caribou’s habitat, a piece of eventually reversed his position, strongly forest that is larger than Texas and New Hampshire combined. advocating for upholding the moratorium at the most recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission. © Scott Portelli/ Greenpeace © Simon Lim/ Greenpeace © Jiri Rezac/ Greenpeace Page 3


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    Global Warming Campaign— No More “Drill, Baby, Drill” Our leaders have failed us in so many ways in the fight No More Deep-Sea Drilling against global warming—from the failure to agree on a bind- The well at the bottom of the Gulf may be capped, but the ing treaty at last year’s international Climate Summit to the tragedy is far from over. Scientists and government officials failure to set substantive targets for reducing global warming simply do not know what the long-term ecological impacts pollution here in the United States. of the spill will be. Moreover, BP continues to try to mislead And now we know that the failure to put in place a sensible, the public about the amount of oil circulating in Gulf waters sustainable, safe, and clean energy policy runs much with the hopes of expanding deep-sea oil extraction across deeper… to the bottom of the ocean floor. the globe. The folly—and danger—of our current energy path hit home That’s why Greenpeace’s ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is touring this April when BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded the Gulf for three months (starting in August) with a host in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people were killed, and more of scientists onboard who will be analyzing the impact of than 200 million gallons of oil spewed out into ocean waters the oil and the dispersants, taking samples of plankton, for more than 100 days—coating marshlands and beaches, deep-sea corals, and blue crab larvae, and monitoring the smothering countless birds, sea turtles, dolphins, and fish, health and behavior of marine animals, including sea turtles, as well as crippling the fishing industry of the Gulf Coast for dolphins, and whales. years to come. Greenpeace will provide the scientists’ initial findings to the If only the estimated $32 billion needed to clean up the Gulf media, and the public at large, as part of a global campaign had truly gone to moving BP “beyond petroleum.” to stop the expansion of oil exploration, from the Gulf to the Arctic. Just as the Arctic Sunrise sails through the Gulf, In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, Greenpeace Greenpeace has sent another ship, the Esperanza, to chal- took a lead role in educating the public on the impacts lenge the oil industry to stop dangerous deep-water drilling of the oil spill. We are now helping scientists to conduct operations in the Atlantic Ocean. research and analyses on marine life that is absolutely critical to saving the Gulf. Rapid Response as the Oil Gushed Just days after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, Greenpeace was on the scene to make sure the world saw through BP’s attempts to minimize the scope of the disaster. Two of Greenpeace’s small and swift inflatable boats—the Billy Greene and the Patrick Grech—brought reporters, scientists, and Greenpeace campaigners out into Gulf waters for an independent assessment of the damage. We took photographs of the oil-soaked coastline, of dying marine animals and birds, and of the liberal use of toxic oil dispersants—in real time—while BP continued to downplay the level of devastation. We collected satellite images of the spread of the oil spill and compiled evidence on BP’s long history of taking unacceptable risks in its search for oil. We fed this information to the media—from The New York Times to Fox News and National Public Radio to the Associated © Daniel Beltrá/ Greenpeace Press—providing a complete picture of the disaster. By exposing the severity of the BP oil spill to the public, Greenpeace has once again “blown the whistle” on negligent behavior and opened the eyes of the public to the truth. We held BP and the federal government accountable to the world and, as a result, both are putting substantial Smoke rises from a controlled burn of oil near BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform. resources toward a recovery effort. Page 4


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    “We don’t really know what long-term effects the oil spill will have…. However, what we learn here could help confirm the dire effects of our addiction to fossil fuels.” — Dr. Jose Lopez of Nova Southeastern University, touring Gulf waters with Greenpeace onboard the Arctic Sunrise, studying the impacts of the catastrophic BP oil spill on marine life. © Daniel Beltrá/ Greenpeace © Daniel Beltrá/ Greenpeace A tanker in the area where oil is still discharging from the Deepwater Adult brown pelicans wait in a holding pen to be cleaned by volunteers at the Fort Horizon wellhead. The oil is visible on the sea surface. Jackson International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras. Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of © Marco Okhuizen / Greenpeace Greenpeace International commenting on the failure of world leaders to come to a binding agreement on cutting global warming pollution at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. “ We have seen a year of crises, but today it is clear that the biggest one facing humanity is a leadership crisis. Climate science says we have only a few years left to make the kind of rapid reductions that would give us the best chance of avoiding dangerous climate change. We cannot change that science, so instead we will have to change the politics. Civil society now needs to redouble its efforts. Each and every one of us must hold our leaders to account. We must take the struggle to avert climate catastrophe into every level of politics—local, regional, national, and international. We must also take it into the boardroom and onto the streets. We can either work for a fundamental change in our society or we can suffer the consequences. Page 5


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    Forest Campaign— Saving Paradise Two-thirds of all land-based wildlife depend upon ancient Taking a Bite Out of Nestlé forests for their survival, from unique plants like the rafflesia This year, Greenpeace exposed Nestlé’s role in destroying (the largest flower on earth) to the critically endangered forests with an eye-opening report, “Caught Red-Handed,” orangutan. Ancient trees, especially those found in tropical and harnessed the power of social media sites like YouTube, forests, are also an essential buffer to global warming, as Facebook, and Twitter to push the company towards they store billions of tons of carbon dioxide. reform. Yet, a network of global corporations has been more than A graphic video spoofing Nestlé’s advertising was an Inter- willing to tear down tropical forests to produce and sell net sensation with more than a million outraged consumers a wide range of products—from shoes and handbags to viewing it and then bombarding the company with demands soaps and candy bars. to stop purchasing palm oil derived from deforested areas in Such is the plight of the Paradise Forests in Indonesia, Indonesia. where an unscrupulous conglomerate, Sinar Mas, has been Greenpeace continued to apply pressure on and offline slashing and burning thousands of square miles of forest to by staging a protest at the company’s annual shareholder make way for palm oil plantations. Palm oil is a ubiquitous meetings and by encouraging activists to send a relentless ingredient found in everything from Dove soap bars to stream of Facebook and Twitter messages to the company. Nestlé Baby Ruths. In May, the company capitulated, announcing that it would Up until recently, huge retail companies, like Unilever and identify and exclude any trader in its supply chain that sells Nestlé, have looked the other way and purchased the palm materials, like palm oil, derived from decimated forestlands. oil with no questions asked. Well, not anymore. Greenpeace Nestlé also gave public support to Greenpeace’s call to is holding these global corporations accountable, convinc- protect peatland areas in the Paradise Forests and to put an ing them to make transformative change to the way they do end to all activities that further harm the forest. business. Nestlé joins Unilever in ending contracts with companies Nestlé is one of the world’s largest buyers of palm oil, using that produce and trade palm oil originating from devastated it in many of its products, including most of its candy bars. areas in the forest. Greenpeace will keep the pressure up It is also a company notorious for refusing to cooperate with on such companies, including Cargill and Sinar Mas, and on environmental groups. Until now. the Indonesian government to put an end to the destruction once and for all. © John Novis/ Greenpeace On October 27, 2009 Greenpeace established the Climate Defenders Camp in the heart of Indonesia’s Paradise Forests. Created to draw attention to the cost of forest destruction, a large portion of the camp was destroyed by a deliberately set fire in April 2010. Page 6


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    “In just weeks, Greenpeace pushed Nestlé in a direction that no other environmental group has been able to before. The biggest food and drink company in the world has made a 180 degree turn from a company ignoring the problem to one with a new worldwide commitment to protect rainforests.” — Rolf Skar, Greenpeace Senior Forest Campaigner © Natalie Behring-Chisholm/ Greenpeace Orangutans are one of mankind’s closest biological relatives, sharing 97% of our DNA. Next to humans, orangutans have the longest “childhood” in the animal kingdom. Orangutan young will nurse until they are around six and will stay with their mothers well into their teenage years. © Christian Aslund/ Greenpeace ©Natalie Behring/ Greenpeace © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/ Greenpeace Page 7


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    Toxics Campaign— Real Chemical Security Now “The only foolproof way to safeguard Greenpeace has also put pressure on individual communities from these plants is to use chemical companies to clean up their plants. In safer chemical processes that eliminate addition to discussions with company execu- the possibility of a catastrophic accident tives, we have issued a series of inspection reports, evaluating the safety of plants across or attack. Clorox is converting all of their the country. Discussions with Clorox were US plants to eliminate the risk. If Clorox particularly fruitful, with the company commit- can do it, why won’t others?” ting in November 2009 to eliminate the security —Rick Hind, Greenpeace Legislative risk for 13 million Americans by phasing out the Director, after two DuPont plants fail a use of highly unstable chlorine gas at all of their Greenpeace safety inspection. US bleach processing plants. Nearly ten years after the September 11th at- Chemical giant DuPont has been less coopera- tacks, the House of Representatives and one of tive, so Greenpeace has launched a highly pub- the country’s leading chemical manufacturers lic campaign to convince the company to follow are finally taking steps to address the enormous Clorox’s lead. We conducted an inspection risk associated with chemical plants across the along the Delaware River, where two DuPont country. plants that use chlorine gas in their processing activities are located. These plants in Delaware Millions of people are at risk should an accident and New Jersey put between 600,000 and or attack occur at any one of hundreds of 2 million people at risk. Greenpeace’s aerial chemical processing plants and water treat- inspection was conducted from the A.E. Bates, ment facilities across the country. Since 2001, a new 135-foot thermal airship, which flew Greenpeace has advocated for a new law over these plants with a banner reading, “Real to require the highest risk plants to use less Chemical Security Now!” volatile chemicals and put in place strict and comprehensive safety procedures. We’ve built a coalition of unions, physicians, county officials, first alert responders, and many others to push for legislation. Such a law has slowly moved through the halls of Congress— with our coalition keeping steady pressure on lawmakers. Until last November, however, a bill had never moved forward for a full vote in either the House or the Senate. Legislators responded to a variety of pleas from citizens and our coalition, including an online © Tim Shaffer/ Greenpeace petition and a series of media events in 18 key states where attacks on chemical plants could have a devastating impact on millions of people, and approved the Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009. The A.E Bates thermal airship, named in honor of the late Mr. A.E. Bates—a volunteer who gave over 25,000 hours of service to Greenpeace US —is the newest addition to the Greenpeace fleet of vessels. Page 8


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    Nuclear Campaign— Shutting Down the Oldest and Dirtiest “I’m no nuclear engineer, just Citizens had a unique opportunity to build a grassroots campaign to shut down the plant, a regular guy, but know that for Vermont is the only state in which the legis- we can’t have Vermont Yankee lature can authorize or deny a plant’s operating around any longer.” license. Entergy Nuclear sought such a renewal — Vermont State Representative as its 40-year license for Vermont Yankee came to an end, but faced fierce opposition from Paul Poirier local environmental groups, business leaders, Greenpeace isn’t waiting for Congress or the and concerned citizens. Greenpeace provided president to move forward with an energy support to the movement by sending student revolution. We have to act now to move away activists to help organize rallies, gather peti- from dirty coal plants that spew tons of global tions, and launch letter-writing campaigns in all warming pollution into the air, but that doesn’t parts of the state. We also sent the Greenpeace mean shifting to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy One World hot air balloon to several of those creates radioactive waste that, while invisible, rallies to get the attention of reporters and spur lasts for hundreds of thousands of years, and state lawmakers to act. with no current facilities for permanent disposal, is extremely dangerous when leaked into In February, the Vermont State Senate decided groundwater and soil. As the next transforma- to retire the plant by a vote of 26 to 4, and tive step toward a clean energy revolution, Vermont sent a clear message to President Greenpeace is helping communities across the Obama and the nuclear industry: a nuclear country shut down the oldest, dirtiest nuclear “renaissance” is dead on arrival. We must retire power plants. these aging plants and replace them with a clean energy infrastructure. We’re celebrating our first big victory this year: the retirement of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in the Green Mountain State. A host of problems plagued this particular plant, from missing fuel rods to the collapse of cooling towers to the uncontrolled and unmonitored releases of radiation into groundwater. © Andy Duback/ Greenpeace © Andy Duback/ Greenpeace Greenpeace activists stage demonstrations in Vermont, in an effort to shut down one of our nation’s oldest and most dangerous nuclear reactors: Entergy’s Vermont Yankee. Page 9


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    Oceans Campaign— Transforming the Seafood Marketplace Irresponsible and destructive commercial fishing practices Tackling Trader Joe’s have devastated the world’s fish populations—from pollock to This year, Trader Joe’s changed tack and joined our bluefin tuna. Without immediate action to end these practices sustainable seafood campaign. It’s a dramatic turnaround and to create marine reserves, most of the world’s fisheries for the company, which ranked at the bottom of our report will collapse in the next 50 years, putting hundreds of marine a year ago. At that time, we contacted company execu- animals at risk of extinction because they will not have a tives, who pointedly ignored us. reliable food source. Their position changed after months of protests in front of Over the past two years, Greenpeace has found an influential Trader Joe’s stores from coast to coast, with Greenpeace ally in the fight to safeguard our oceans—supermarkets. With student activists and consumers demanding that manag- Americans buying billions of dollars of seafood each year, ers remove products made with red-list seafood (those supermarket chains can be a powerful force in reforming species that are at severe risk as a result of overfishing) commercial fishing operations. from their shelves. Greenpeace also launched an attack on We’ve brought supermarket chains, like Whole Foods and the Trader Joe’s brand, using the company’s own mascot Target, onboard by keeping a close eye on procurement against it. “Traitor Joe” regularly Tweeted Greenpeace and selling practices. We educate consumers on the good activists about the company’s irresponsibility in selling and bad actions of these chains with our “Carting Away the red-list seafood. And at the Traitor Joe’s website, consum- Oceans” report, which includes a ranking of all the major ers got up-to-date information on the red-list seafood that supermarket chains that we update as companies improve the company was selling, and were given the opportunity their policies. We also work with consumers and Greenpeace to send messages demanding change to the company in activists from all over the country to push companies to creative and amusing ways. reform the way they do business in selling seafood and to Now, Trader Joe’s has committed to take all red-list join us in fighting for marine reserves. seafood products off its shelves by 2012, to provide accurate information on labels about the species of fish in products and the method of catch, and to join conservation organizations in supporting the creation of marine reserves. Greenpeace will continue to monitor Trader Joe’s to make sure it lives up to its commitments. We are now working to convince other chains, like Costco, to take similar steps toward selling sustainable seafood. © Kim White/ Greenpeace © Greenpeace Page 10


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    “After months hearing from activists, shoppers, and pirate pals how important it is that I stop destroying the oceans just to turn a profit, I finally turned over a new barnacle.” —Greenpeace’s “Traitor Joe,” announcing supermarket chain Trader Joe’s new sustainable seafood policy. © Gavin Newman/ Greenpeace © Robert Meyers/ Greenpeace © Christian Aslund/ Greenpeace © Alex Hofford/ Greenpeace Factory trawlers drag enormous nets across the ocean floor to catch fish. Some of these nets are 3,500 feet in circumference at the mouth—large enough to encompass three Statues of Liberty. Due to their size and irresponsible use, commercial fishing nets capture dolphins and sea turtles and destroy coral reefs in pursuit of unsustainable quotas. Greenpeace is campaigning to establish a network of protected marine reserves, which would cover 40% of the world’s oceans. Page 11


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    Whales— 35 Years of Challenge, Persistence, and Hope Thirty-five years ago—on April 27, 1975—Greenpeace founder Bob Hunter set sail on a tiny boat with Dr. Paul Spong and a brave team of activists to pursue enormous whaling vessels on the Pacific high seas. They set out on these treacherous waters to bear witness to the wholesale slaughter of the world’s most intelligent, social, and splendid creatures—and to stop it. It was a pivotal moment in the history of environmental activism, when people put themselves in grave danger to bring attention to the plight of the whale, which has come to symbolize the destruction that man can wreak on the entire planet. The voyage itself is also an enduring lesson in how important courage and persistence are in any fight for a green, peaceful future. © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace It was nearly a month into the trip before the Greenpeace team picked up a radio transmission from a Soviet whaling ship. As they drew close, the sea turned red and the enormous corpses of harpooned sperm whales floated in the choppy water. The Greenpeace crew immediately lowered high-speed inflatable rafts and zoomed towards the Soviet harpoon boat. They chased down the whaling ships and positioned the rafts between the harpoons and the whales. At one point, a harpoon fired just over Bob Hunter’s head, but the Greenpeace team stayed put. Eventually, the Soviet ships retreated for fear of a scandal. The pictures and video that the Greenpeace crew brought back shocked the world and sparked international outcry. It would, however, be another 10 years before a ban on the barbaric commercial whale hunt was put in place. Not until 1986, after intense lobbying, did the International Whaling Commission (IWC) pass a moratorium on commercial whaling. As a result, many whale species that were once on the verge of extinction have begun to recover. However, the fight is not over. A few countries, including Japan, continue to kill whales, using a loophole in the moratorium that allows for “scientific” whaling expeditions. Other countries, like Iceland, ignore the treaty altogether. This year, forces conspired to lift the more than 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling. Greenpeace made sure that this effort, originally supported by appointed officials in the Obama administration, would not go down quietly. Due to persistent creative communications, including a delivery of thousands of origami whales and 1.5 million petitions to the White House, and strategic conversations, Greenpeace secured a public statement from the Obama administration rejecting any proposal which would legalize commercial whaling. Once again, persistence led to success. At the meeting of the IWC in June 2010, Obama administration officials spoke in strong support of the whaling ban and delivered a written statement demanding the end of all commercial whaling and the enforcement of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. © Kate Davison/ Greenpeace It’s a long, hard fight, but that’s the nature of our work. In the coming year, Greenpeace will continue to encourage the US to use its diplomatic leverage to turn the IWC from a whale hunting commission to the world’s leading whale conservation body. Page 12


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    “For the first time in the history of whaling, human beings had put their lives © Paul Hilton/ Greenpeace on the line for whales.” —1975 article in The New York Times, describing the efforts of Greenpeace to stop Soviet whaling ships from slaughtering sperm whales. © Jiri Rezac/ Greenpeace © Jiri Rezac/ Greenpeace © Scott Portelli/ Greenpeace © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace


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    Global Impact Ja nua r y Febr ua r y M a rch Argentina. After years of Greenpeace Nigeria. Following a three-year Belgium. Three-hundred-and-forty applying pressure to decision makers undercover investigation, Greenpeace Greenpeace activists were arrested and engaging in peaceful protests, the exposed that electronic waste was not as they took their demand to “Bail out Forest Law to reduce deforestation is being recycled and was being shipped the Planet” to European Union finance now in effect. to Nigeria, disguised as second-hand ministers. The Greenpeace activists goods. Once there, it was sold, surrounded the building and called scrapped, or illegally dumped. on ministers not to come out without money on the table to tackle climate change, rather than to continue dish- ing out billions of taxpayers’ money for failed banks and carmakers. © Rodrigo Baléia/ Greenpeace © Eric De Mildt/ Greenpeace © Kristian Buus/ Greenpeace Jul y August Septemb er Brazil. Nike, Timberland, and Finland. After seven years of Green- Canada. Greenpeace activists Adidas announced a policy agree- peace pressure, a government-owned occupied two conveyor belts used ment with Greenpeace that will logging company agreed to leave the to transfer bitumen from an open pit help ensure the leather used in the ancient trees of northern Lapland mine to a processing plant demanding shoe companies’ products will not standing by signing a twenty-year the closure of the tar sands. Tar sands contribute to new deforestation in logging moratorium. development is the single largest the Amazon Rainforest. contributor to the increase in climate change in Canada, accounting for 40 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. © Ricardo Funari/ Lineair/ Greenpeace © Pim Korver/ Greenpeace © Greenpeace Page 14


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    A pr il M ay Ju ne Belgium. The European Parliament Japan. The Japanese court delivered United Kingdom. Greenpeace supported the recommendations of a series of setbacks to the pros- activists intercepted a coal freighter its environment committee to strictly ecution of anti-whaling Greenpeace bound for Kingsnorth power station, control timber products sold on the activists (the “Tokyo Two”) as a result raising awareness that the utility EU market. Greenpeace activists in of the Japanese government’s at- company is investing in dirty coal- Italy, the Netherlands, and France tempts to cover up an embezzlement fired energy. have been blocking shipments of scandal within the whaling industry. illegal timber from reaching port to On Monday, September 6, 2010 the raise awareness of the issue and to Tokyo Two were given a suspended urge the EU to take action. sentence of 3 years. © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/ Greenpeace © Matti Snellman/ Greenpeace © Nick Cobbing/ Greenpeace .O ctober N ovember December United Kingdom. As government Indonesia. Following a Green- Copenhagen. The eyes of the world ministers returned from summer peace protest to prevent Asia turned to Copenhagen for the 2009 break, 55 Greenpeace volunteers Pacific Resources International Holding U.N. Climate Summit. Greenpeace scaled the walls of the Houses of Limited (APRIL) from destroying forest activists mobilized on the ground in Parliament to call for the government peatlands in Sumatra, Indonesia’s Denmark’s capital, and in countries to meet the challenge of climate Forest Minister issued an order to tem- around the globe, demanding that change in the run-up to the Copen- porarily stop the paper giant pending a world leaders institute a climate treaty hagen climate conference. Once on review of the company’s permits. that was fair, ambitious, and legally the roof, they unfurled yellow banners binding. While the politicians failed to reading “Change the Politics, Save act, Greenpeace activists and allies the Climate.” continue to raise their voices, knowing our very future is at stake. © Christian Aslund / Greenpeace © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace © Greenpeace Page 15


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    Looking Forward 2010–2011 Global Warming & Energy The next step to avert the most catastrophic conse- quences of global warming is to free the US from the clutches of coal. Next year, Greenpeace will launch a massive grassroots initiative to free our country of its dependence on coal by targeting the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired plants in the © Will Rose/ Greenpeace US. Greenpeace will train community activists to lead campaigns to shut down these plants once and for all, and press for clean energy solutions, including wind and solar, and other efficiency measures to replace coal. Forests The next step to stop deforestation by 2015 is to stop corrupt companies from slashing and burning the tropi- cal forests of Southeast Asia, the Amazon, and Africa’s Congo Basin. Greenpeace will continue to expose the crimes of companies like Sinar Mas, an Indonesian conglomerate © JoÎl van Houdt/ Greenpeace that sells palm oil and paper pulp produced in scorched areas of the Paradise Forests. We will build strong coali- tions of socially responsible corporations that can end contracts with traders like Sinar Mas and pressure the governments of Brazil and Indonesia to place indefinite moratoria on the activities that drive deforestation. We will apply the lessons learned in the Amazon and Para- dise Forests to prevent such wide-ranging devastation from happening in the Congo Basin, a nearly pristine ancient forest targeted by unscrupulous loggers. Oceans The next step to safeguarding our oceans is securing permanent protection for fragile marine ecosystems at both ends of the world and changing the way seafood is sold in the US. In 2011, Greenpeace will build alliances among scientists, native communities, and environmental activists to push for permanent protection of both Arctic and Antarctic waters, pristine marine environments under threat from the oil and gas industry, and commercial fishing opera- tions. We will also continue to put pressure on major supermarket chains to remove red-list seafood products from their shelves and to become committed advocates © Nick Cobbing/ Greenpeace for marine reserves. We won’t rest until we have closed the loopholes in the commercial whaling ban and have saved the last great whales from extinction. Page 16


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    From the Greenpeace Fund Board of Directors Greenpeace is committed to the highest standards of excellence and accountability in the pursuit of a green and peaceful future. We are dedicated to innovative and cost-effective approaches to educate and activate the public and to promote environmental solutions, while our strict financial management policies have earned us praise and good rankings from watchdog © Mike Midgley/ Greenpeace groups. With this in mind, we thought it was important to explain the $12 million decrease represented in the Change in Net Assets line. A small percentage of the decrease represents real financial loss, as Greenpeace Fund, Inc., like many organizations, experienced a downturn in our invest- ment portfolio in 2009. However, the lion’s share of the decrease represents Greenpeace Fund, Inc.’s support of the global Greenpeace organization, through grants to Stichting Greenpeace Council, which is the entity that coordinates Greenpeace’s international efforts. In 2007, Greenpeace Fund, Inc. received a large bequest that increased its net assets. From these net assets, the Board decided to make larger grants in 2009 to © Ardiles Rante/ Greenpeace Stichting Greenpeace Council. Grants made by Greenpeace Fund, Inc. to our global efforts provide the organization and its donors the ability to support international campaigns. This is especially important for countries and regions that play a critical role in the global environment and where Greenpeace has a presence, but also where there are considerably less opportunities for fundraising. To read more about a few of our office locations and their local work, please see pages 28–29. We thank you for your continued support. Please know that we value your dedication and hold ourselves to the highest of standards when it comes to putting your generous contributions to the best use for the planet. For a Green and Peaceful Future, © Fredrik Naumann/ Felix Features/ Greenpeace David Chatfield Board of Directors, Chair Greenpeace Fund, Inc. Page 17


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    GREENPEACE FINANCES Greenpeace in the United States Greenpeace, Inc. Statement of Activities In the United States, Greenpeace fulfills its (year ended December 31, 2009) 2007 2008 2009 role in protecting the environment through Support and Revenue two corporate entities: Greenpeace, Inc., a Contributions and Donations $15,190,358 $20,755,850 $20,414,573 nonprofit organization formed under Section Investment Returns 33,489 -5,611 4,557 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Grants from Greenpeace Fund, Inc. 3,401,800 5,003,235 5,618,129 Greenpeace Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organiza- Grants from Stichting Greenpeace Council 800,000 0 0 tion formed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Licensing, Royalties and Merchandise 39,913 45,185 9,671 Internal Revenue Code. Asset Sale 0 7,000 0 Net Assets Released from Restrictions 850,000 175,468 284,532 Greenpeace, Inc. furthers its mission of Total Support and Revenue 20,315,560 25,981,127 26,331,462 protecting the environment through research, advocacy, litigation, and lobbying (direct and Expenses grassroots). The organization also bears Grants and Program Services witness to environmental degradation and Oceans Campaign 3,659,431 3,541,539 3,689,147 takes action to prevent it. Contributions to Climate Campaign 3,544,753 5,614,169 3,528,430 Greenpeace, Inc. are not tax-deductible. Forests Campaign 2,507,719 3,758,169 3,754,711 Action Resources 1,597,603 1,872,541 2,035,530 The mission of Greenpeace Fund, Inc. is to Outreach Campaign 743,310 1,191,103 3,508,948 promote and protect the environment through Toxics Campaign 1,442,231 2,203,083 2,254,636 research and public education. Greenpeace Public Information and Education 2,803,586 3,745,924 3,714,418 Fund, Inc. also makes grants to other Other Campaigns 10,724 2,085 67,563 nonprofit organizations for activities that are Total Grants and Program Services 16,309,357 21,928,613 22,553,383 consistent with its mission. Contributions to Greenpeace Fund, Inc. are tax-deductible. Support Services Fundraising 3,161,940 4,016,366 4,184,136 Greenpeace Independence Management and General 356,756 311,907 304,635 Total Support Services 3,518,696 4,328,273 4,488,771 To maintain independence, Greenpeace, Inc. and Greenpeace Fund, Inc. do not solicit Total Expenses 19,828,053 26,256,886 27,042,154 or accept funds from corporations or from governments. Financial independence is core Temporary Restricted Net Assets -850,000 284,532 -284,532 to our work and one of our greatest strengths. Change in Net Assets -362,493 8,773 -995,224 It gives us the ability to take on environmental Net Assets (beginning of year) 1,332,747 970,254 979,027 problems wherever and whenever they occur. Net Assets (end of year) 970,254 979,027 -16,197 This independence is possible because individuals like you are part of a family of more than three million members worldwide. Support and Revenue Expenses Fundraising Grants from Greenpeace Fund, Inc. $4,184,136 $5,618,129 Management and General $304,635 Total Grants and Program Services Contributions and Donations $22,553,383 $20,414,573 Page 18


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    Greenpeace Fund, Inc. Statement of Activities (year ended December 31, 2009) 2007 2008 2009 Support and Revenue Contributions and donations $8,374,948 $6,665,444 $5,654,702 Investment Returns 1,639,393 -7,314,547 -1,821,177 Grants 29,988,374 1,162,573 1,142,808 Asset Sale 0 -29,583 0 Other Income 0 0 2,500 Net Assets Released from Restrictions 205,000 Total Support and Revenue 40,002,715 483,887 5,183,833 Expenses Grants and Program Services Grants to Stichting Greenpeace Council Oceans Campaign 1,621,286 1,399,950 5,045,927 Forests Campaign 317,000 0 519,514 Climate Campaign 1,971,714 2,959,051 4,652,212 Greenpeace China 150,000 0 0 Amazon Work 67,000 0 Total Grants to Stichting Greenpeace Council 4,127,000 4,359,001 10,217,653 Grants to Greenpeace, Inc. Oceans Campaign 1,233,500 100,000 700,000 Forests Campaign 308,500 750,000 100,000 Climate Campaign 1,782,800 3,900,000 4,800,000 Leadership 77,000 0 Other 0 613,613 0 Total Grants to Greenpeace Inc. 3,401,800 5,363,613 5,600,000 Grants to Greenpeace Affiliates 15,000 3,000 0 Public Information and Education 30,677 10,481 339 Total Grants and Program Services 7,574,477 9,736,095 15,817,992 Support Services Fundraising 1,593,750 1,372,748 1,304,057 Management and General 551,689 543,508 503,165 Total Support Services 2,145,439 1,916,256 1,807,222 Total Expenses 9,719,916 11,652,351 17,625,214 Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 0 355,000 275,000 Change in Net Assets 30,282,799 -10,813,464 -12,166,381 Net Assets (beginning of year) 6,778,935 37,061,734 26,248,270 Net Assets (end of year) 37,061,734 26,248,270 14,081,889 Support and Revenue Expenses Fundraising Grants $1,304,057 $1,142,808 Management and General $503,165 Total Grants and Contributions and Donations Program Services $5,654,702 $15,817,992 Page 19


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    Gift Planning Over the years, millions of individuals have contributed the financial Gifts of Retirement Funds or Life Insurance resources that make the work of Greenpeace possible. We realize that, After a life insurance policy, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or similar qualified in addition to the desire to support the work of Greenpeace, many of our retirement plan has fulfilled its purpose of providing for you and your supporters are planning for what they will beqeath to their families or loved ones, you can donate the remainder to Greenpeace Fund. Ask your considering how to include philanthropy in effective personal financial plan administrator, insurance agent, or benefits manager for a change of planning. Because of this, we are dedicated to assisting those who wish beneficiary form to name Greenpeace Fund to receive all or a portion of to make gifts now and in the future in ways that can contribute power- the proceeds. fully to the mission of Greenpeace and be effective tools for managing your own money. The legal name and Tax ID number to use for beneficiary designations is Greenpeace Fund, Inc. Tax ID# 95-3313195. A broad range of flexible ideas is available to plan gifts whether you are single, married, raising a family, planning for retirement, or already retired. Giving Assets Other Than Cash If you own stocks, mutual funds or other securities that are worth more Wills and Living Trusts than you paid for them and you have owned for longer than one year, You can easily show your commitment to tomorrow by remembering you may wish to consider using them to make your gift to Greenpeace. Greenpeace Fund in your will or living trust, today. These gifts provide a Certain gifts of real estate can also make excellent charitable gifts. legacy of continuing support for Greenpeace Fund. Please contact us for stock transfer instructions or to discuss a gift of real estate. Here is an example of a way to phrase your intentions: “I give (specific amount, percentage, or residual estate) to Greenpeace If we can be of assistance to you or your advisors in your charitable Fund, Inc. currently of 702 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC gift planning, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And if you’ve made 20001 for its general purposes.” (Tax ID# - 95-3313195) Greenpeace Fund the beneficiary of your charitable planning, please let For more information, please contact us. us know. We would like very much to acknowledge your very special gift. Gifts that Provide an Income to You or Others Contact Us Combine your long-term financial and charitable goals with a Greenpeace Gift Planning Director: Corrine Barr Fund gift annuity or by setting up your own charitable remainder trust. These gifts provide payments to you or a loved one, create immediate tax Gift Planning Specialist: Tamara Lane savings, and leave a legacy to Greenpeace. Phone: 1-800-328-0678 or 1-800-621-6038 Email: corrine.barr@greenpeace.org or Additionally, a charitable lead trust can provide a substantial gift to tamara.lane@greenpeace.org Greenpeace over a period of years while ensuring that the assets used to fund the trust will ultimately return to you or your loved ones. greenpeace.aboutgiving.net Please contact us for a personalized illustration of how these types of Provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered gifts can work for you. legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Greenpeace Supporter Martha Vinick points out, “Supporting Greenpeace is the best thing I can do for my own fam- ily and for everyone else’s children and grandchildren. I’d like to leave something better for my grandchildren than stocks and bonds. I’d like them to inherit a healthy a beautiful planet.” © Kate Davison/ Greenpeace


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    Greenpeace Worldwide Greenpeace has a presence in over 40 countries across the globe. Stichting Greenpeace Council, a charitable foundation in the Netherlands, licenses each office to use the Greenpeace name. Although every Greenpeace office has full control over its own activities, they all share a commitment to eradicate the most dangerous threats to our planet’s biodiversity and ecology. Examples of Greenpeace’s efforts against such threats, internationally, as well as in the United States, are highlighted throughout this report. Greenpeace China In 2009, as part of their campaign to raise global warming awareness, Greenpeace China launched an iPhone application that allowed people to access real-time air pollution data. The application has been so popular that it made the list of top 10 free downloads in Hong Kong. Greenpeace Congo Greenpeace has identified the “Green Heart of Africa” as a key element in our campaign to achieve zero deforestation globally in the next decade. Members of Greenpeace’s Congolese office have furthered this goal by creating opportunities for everyday citizens to speak directly to the government officials and logging companies whose decisions are impacting their daily lives. Greenpeace India Greenpeace India’s “Living Soils Campaign” is an effort to protect the country’s soil from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers contaminate drinking water, pose a threat to human health, and contribute significantly to global warming pollution through their manufacture and use. Page 28


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    greenpeace.org Washington, DC 702 H Street NW, Suite 300 Washington DC 20001 800.326.0959 San Francisco, CA 75 Arkansas Street, Suite 1 San Francisco, CA 94107 415.255.9221 greenpeace.org greenpeacefund.org PRINTER: CHROMA GRAPHICS USES WATER BASED PRESS COATINGS. ALL PRESS AND BINDERY SOLUTIONS ARE ALCOHOL FREE. PAPER: THIS PAPER IS 100% POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED, WAS MADE USING BIOGAS ENERGY AND PROCESSED CHLORINE FREE. 100% Published September 2010 by Greenpeace US Book design by: Andrew Fournier Photo: © Nick Cobbing/ Greenpeace


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