A Legacy that Lives On

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"I found myself out at the bow, crying as I had not cried for years, with joy, the kind of crying people did during the war when news came through of a great victory. We all felt the kind of awe and love that mass movements inspire in those who take part in them, a feeling of UNALONENESS" - Bob Hunter

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Back In The Climate Thick Of It

Back In The Climate Thick Of It

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Bathrobe Blog | No Comments

I have been working away in the Bob Hunter Archive at Robart’s Library at the University of Toronto and it is getting really intriguing. You can catch up with what has been happening on that front by reading the Saturday Toronto Star interview and article that Marco Oved did last weekend: The Bob Hunter we never […]

Natural Capital-Appropriate and Conquer

Natural Capital-Appropriate and Conquer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Bathrobe Blog | No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a seminar, organized by UofT’s School of the Environment, on the 33rd floor of the TD Tower in Toronto. Given the nature and content of the lecture I gave for the Robert Hunter Memorial lecture last April Fool’s Day, I was a bit mystified as to […]

The Bathrobe Blog

The Bathrobe Blog

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Bathrobe Blog | No Comments

Welcome to the first Bathrobe blog posting! The 10th Annual Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture at the University of Toronto’s School of the Environment on April 1st came much faster than the two years of preparation makes apparent. And the 35 years that it took to create the feature length documentary based on Bob’s life and writing, ‘How […]

In Loving Memory

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
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
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