Greenpeace New Zealand’s new political advisor, Geoff Keey is one of this country’s most influential environmental activists.
At Canterbury University in the early ’00s Keey was active in the Student Christian Movement, which despite its name is a leftist politico-religious organisation.
In Christchurch Keey worked to implement the UN backed Agenda 21, promoting the edicts of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
He also worked as a media worker for Christchurch Labour MP Tim Barnett.
In 2002, while bio-security officer for Forest&Bird, Keey represented the SCM at the Johannesburg Earth Summit.
While kept fairly quiet, Geoff Keey has in recent years been an active supporter of the Save Happy Valley Coalition. His role is believed to have been mainly been advisory, but it would have almost certainly brought him into contact with some of the several “Urewera 17” arrestees active inside SHVC.
Cosy little world, the environmental movement.