July 24, 2014

“Greenpeace in Chaos as Staff Revolt Against Management”


Greenpeace is in turmoil after more than 40 staff signed a letter calling two of the group’s most senior officials to resign. The group faced ridicule last month after it emerged that Husting chose to regularly fly between his home in Luxembourg and work in Amsterdam, leaving a massive carbon footprint.

NL Times reports that staff members have now penned a letter to Husting and Greenpeace director Kuni Naidoo, calling for Husting’s sacking and also urging Naidoo to “consider his position”, adding that only their departure can repair the damage they have caused the environmentalist group.

The letter has spread among the group’s employees and has now been signed by almost all important campaign leaders and senior staff. Only Dutch director Sylvia Borren is missing, as she believes that dismissal is unnecessary.

Staff are also angry at Husting’s salary, believing it to be far too high. At €6,075 (£4,790/$8,170) a month, staff members say that the amount is “multiple times the average income and a lot of money for most of our supporters”.

The letter adds that there is no way for the group to recover its reputation unless both Husting and Naidoo go, as keeping them on will continued to undermine their credibility.

I hate to be the one to break it to the letter’s signatories, but Greenpeace’s “credibility” has already been significantly undermined. By the co-founder of Greenpeace.

But then, that’s just nitpicking. Because I hate the earth and such. And probably racism.

The one good thing to come out of all this, as I noted on Twitter, is that we can all sit back and giggle as protesters try to figure out a way to chain themselves to the air.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:32am

Comments (13)

  1. we can all sit back and giggle as protesters try to figure out a way to chain themselves to the air

    How about chain them to an outbound ICBM? Okay, maybe that’s too harsh. How about the bottom of a submarine?

  2. – This is a particularly bad time for any unrest at Greenpeace. They have this brand new “invisible black” footprint to obsess over so this is no time for distractions.

    – Greenpeace – obsessing psychotically over Gia every day so you won’t have to.

  3. – I can imagine the group arguing for weeks over who would actually get to write the letter, and finally agreeing that every willing anxiety panicked staff member would get to add a few words.

  4. – The key question here is did they write the letter on biodegradable paper?

  5. No. The key question is, were they exhaling? The poison belching hypocrites.

  6. it isn’t easy being green.

  7. Apparently, Husting is rolling in the green.

  8. ….Because really, it doesn’t matter if you’re intentionally lying, totally ignorant of the facts, or simply have your poodle haired head up your ass, the important thing is are you on the right side of the argument. I mean, after all she’s not from Nevada so how can you expect her to say things truthfully. That’s just not fair.

    – The Left cultivates some of the best morons government can buy.

  9. Jokes is on Husting, he is rolling in that Monopoly money they call Euros.

  10. obsessing psychotically over Gia every day so you won’t have to.

    You could do worse than obsess over Gia, Gaia, OTOH, not so much…

  11. It is also rumored that Hustings makes sushi using homosexual black whales.

  12. Carbon is poison. We are all carbon-based life forms. Work on that and see what their eventual goal might be.

    For the purity of intent. And gaia.

  13. it’s like Mozilla all over again, but I can’t uninstall Greenpeace