Making waves

The last day of the weeklong Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Vancouver was for excursions.

I participated in the visit to the Vancouver Maritime Museum to have a special tour of the Making Waves: The Story and Legacy of Greenpeace Exhibit.

The added bonus was we were hosted by the curator of the exhibition as well as two seasoned campaign and communications experts with Greenpeace International.

It was inspiring to see how the organisation had grown from the early days of making and selling pins to fund campaigns to the reach they now have internationally.

Although not part of the Greenpeace exhibit, one image above was taken while on the deck of the St. Roch. It was the first vessel to sail the Northwest Passage from west to east (1940-1942), the first to complete the passage in one season (1944), and the first to circumnavigate North America. 

On the deck were COCE delegates from Canada, USA and Estonia (and Australia holding the smartphone) with Jess and Soenke from Greenpeace International.