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Steve Sawyer, 1956-2019

A place to share memories of an unforgettable colleague and friend

“A man is not dead while his name is still spoken”

— Terry Pratchett

Steve passed away July 31st, 2019, of a sudden and aggressive lung cancer. We will hold a memorial for colleagues, friends, and family August 27th in Amsterdam. If you plan to attend, please confirm at the event registration by clicking here.

We are gathering stories with which we’ll celebrate his extraordinary life – simply leave a comment below, and do remember to either log in or sign your comment with your name.

The memorial will be streamed on live.greenpeace.org and will not require a log-in or password. To join visit https://watch.greenpeace.org/videos/livestreams/page1/ during the service and click on the event.

In keeping with Steve’s values, the family would prefer that money spent on flowers be put to better use by supporting young activists working for a safe climate and clean energy future.

Donations to this end can be made to the bank account below.

Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in consultation with Steve’s family, will ensure that these funds are used for projects or initiatives aimed at driving the kind of change to which Steve devoted his life.  

Bank: Rabobank
City Amsterdam
Account No: 150269803
IBAN: NL18 RABO 0150 2698 03
BIC/SWIFT Code: RABONL2U
Account Name: St. Greenpeace Council

Individuals making a donation must state: “Donation Steve Sawyer”.


7 August: The New York Times has published an obituary which can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/obituaries/steve-sawyer-greenpeace-dead.html

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