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Adbusters Launches “Mind Bombs” Campaign

Adbusters Launches “Mind Bombs” Campaign

April 20, 2015

Adbusters, who sparked Occupy Wall Street and Buy Nothing Day, is doing their next big campaign called #MindBombs. Bob Hunter coined the terms “Mind Bombs” as a means of using broadcast media (or media tools in general) as a tool for change to spark a consciousness revolution. Appropriately today, Adbusters is trying to take back […]

Memorial Lecture celebrates Bob’s Life & Legacy

Memorial Lecture celebrates Bob’s Life & Legacy

April 1, 2015

This year’s Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture came full circle. Every year we celebrate Bob’s life and legacy at the University of Toronto where students who excel in their studies on climate change are given a scholarship in his name. This year, we brought in a new speaker and philosopher, Thomas Hart to share Hunter’s “mind […]

Our Film Hits Sundance

Our Film Hits Sundance

January 23, 2015

The highly-anticipated film about the story of Robert Hunter and the birth of Greenpeace has premiered at Sundance Film Festival with a bang. Called “How to Change the World” hit the screen for the first time with standing ovations, great reviews in Variety and IndieWire and the prestigious Special Jury award for best editing. The […]

In Loving Memory

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

“It was under Bob Hunter’s tenure that Greenpeace achieved its global reputation for daring, media-savvy campaigns. Using the most cutting edge technology of the day, such as short-wave radio, radio direction finders, Zodiacs and 35mm film, Greenpeace voyages sought to expose and bear witness to environmental malfeasance.”

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
TIME Magazine, 2000

In 2000, TIME Magazine named Robert Hunter one of the “Eco-heroes” of the twentieth century, recognizing him – along with the likes of Rachel Carson and Jacques Cousteau – as a co-founder of Greenpeace and a pioneer in ecological activism

TIME Magazine, 2000
Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder & Greenpeace Co-founder

“Bob Hunter, the first President of Greenpeace and one of the world’s great visionaries. If not for Bob Hunter, Greenpeace would never have survived after the initial campaigns to oppose nuclear testing. He embraced our plans to defend the whales, the seals and the planet. Not many people know that Bob and Bobbi Hunter put their home up as collateral for the first Sea Shepherd ship.”

Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder & Greenpeace Co-founder
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