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Peter Willcox

Peter Willcox

Peter Willcox has been a Captain with Greenpeace for over 30 years, making him the most experienced captain in the organization. An activist for nearly his entire life, beginning by marching in Selma behind Martin Luther King, Jr. with his family at age twelve, Willcox first became engaged with environmental issues when he served as the Captain of Pete Seeger’s Hudson River Sloop, Clearwater. Captain Willcox estimates he’s sailed over 300,000 miles in virtually every corner of the globe. As one of the most public faces of Greenpeace, Captain Willcox has appeared in hundreds of press conferences and interviews on outlets including the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, and CNN.

On The Blog

‘The last five years have not been great at Greenpeace’

Dawn was breaking when the campaigners used slingshots to fire ropes on to the rig. But as they began to scale the Prirazlomnaya, aiming to unfurl a banner denouncing Russia’s...