As you might have read, Greenpeace Co-Founder Jim Bohlen died Monday in Comox, British Columbia, from complications with Parkinson's disease. He was 84. Here, Treehugger describes how he first made a name for himself:
He first stepped on the world stage when he co-founded the Don't Make a Wave Committee in opposition to nuclear weapons tests in Alaska. The committee "leased the halibut fishing vessel Phyllis Cormack, and, after renaming it Greenpeace, sailed to Alaska." Thus history was made.
Photo of the Don't Make a Wave Committee (Greenpeace, via Treehugger) from left: Jim Bohlen, Paul Cote, and Irving Stowe.