For many people, it was public campaigning that defined the birth of the modern environment movement as it emerged just over 40 years ago. The 1970s saw a series of headline-grabbing actions by the newly formed Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, stimulating mainstream public debate on issues ranging from whaling and endangered species to packaging and toxic chemicals, nuclear power and acid rain, and much more besides.

This was a young and passionate movement shouting to make itself heard. And it was heard – partly because of the fresh new tactics, and partly because of the fresh new message.

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