March 28, 2005

3/28 - Why Greenpeace is tha' shiznit! (their fake menu stunt at the NOAA Fisheries dinner)

Oh, yeah! Take note all you ocean conservationists who thought entertaining forms of protest were a thing of the past. Last Thursday night in Washington D.C., as federal officials, members of Congress and fisheries industry representatives sat down for a dignified and elegant banquet banquet hosted by N.O.A.A., six Greenpeace activists dressed as waiters poured into the room and distributed fake menus titled, "Mismanaging Our Nation's Fisheries: A Menu of What's Missing" (you can download the entire menu on their website). And to keep things fun and happy, they released balloons that said, "Who Stole Our Fish?"

THIS is what the frequently dull world of ocean conservation needs more of -- well thought out publicity stunts that can capture the interest and imagination of the general public.

Nice job, Greenpeace!
Greenpeace Menu.jpg
CREATIVITY: What ocean conservation needs more of!

Posted by Randy Olson at March 28, 2005 01:07 PM

This is great! This stunt is just what's needed in today's NGO world. Kudos to Greenpeace for injecting some fun into the too serious world of environmental politics.

Posted by: Interested Party at March 28, 2005 05:07 PM