Pete Wilkinson helped establish Friends of the Earth in 1971, leaving after three years to join Greenpeace UK, then in its infancy.
His often fiery friendship with the charismatic father of the modern Greenpeace phenomenon, the late David Fraser McTaggart, and his naturally strategic mind saw Wilkinson appointed as one of the five members of the first Greenpeace International board of directors as the organisation struggled to survive and grow into the global behemoth it is today…
He ran what one journalist called ‘some of the most important and successful environmental campaigns of the 80s’. No government, company or industry was too big for Greenpeace to take on.
Even the corporate and political interests seeking to exploit Antarctica.
This is Wilkinson’s life story, beginning in southeast London, told in his own gritty style and containing his unabridged Antarctic diaries which build into a fascinating insight into the Greenpeace world as it was.
Contains 16 pages of photographs.