Greenpeace / Tim AubryPhil Radford spent his first day on the job as Greenpeace USA’s new executive director getting himself arrested by staging a bit of climate activism in the nation’s capital.
Several Greenpeace activists, Radford included, scaled a large construction crane located near the U.S. State Department building in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom and hung a large banner stating, “Too Big to Fail. Stop Global Warming. Rescue the Plant.” The message was aimed at attendies of the Major Economies Forum happening at State, a gathering where climate issues are on the agenda.
You can read all about the Greenpeace prank on the group’s website, and be sure to see Radford’s first post as Greenpeace’s chief.
Video from Greenpeace below:
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