Vancouver Maritime Museum is proud to present:

Making Waves: The Story and Legacy of Greenpeace

Greenpeace is one of the most recognizable environmental activism groups of our time. With humble beginnings in Vancouver, Greenpeace has always had a strong connection to the sea. What began with a small group of Canadians and Americans protesting a nuclear bomb has become a global phenomenon. Over its five-decade history, the organization has protested many different causes: whaling, pollution, mining, genetic testing, and nuclear testing.

Today Greenpeace has grown into a multinational organization with offices in 40 countries. Much of their success has come from the provocative ways they draw attention to their causes. Now that Greenpeace is approaching a milestone of 50 years of activism, what is the legacy of the organization?

Making Waves begins by looking at the origins of Greenpeace and their first voyage from Vancouver to Alaska to protest nuclear testing. From there the display will explore how Greenpeace expanded its fleet and influence around the world and found new causes to support including the curbing of commercial whaling.  

Port Cities such as Vancouver are now dealing with the effects of a changing climate and are finding ways to adapt to this new demand. The final section of the exhibition explores how cities, government, and industry are developing new policies, and sustainable practices which must be implemented in order to preserve our environment.

Making Waves Opens July 14, 2018 and runs until September 7, 2020