“Jim Bohlen, Led in Creation of Greenpeace, Dies at 84.” By William Grimes. New York Times. July 7, 2010. Jim Bohlen, whose snap decision to sail to Amchitka Island, Alaska, to protest an underground nuclear test led to the creation of the environmental organization Greenpeace, died Monday in Comox, British Columbia. He was 84 and lived in Courtenay, British Columbia. Today Greenpeace is an international organization with more than three million members that carries out environmental campaigns through its offices in 40 countries. Bohlen was a director of Greenpeace until retiring in 1993. His memoir, “Making Waves: The Origins and Future of Greenpeace,” was published by Black Rose Books in 2000.