Momentum grows for Fossil Ad & Sponsorship Bans

Fossil ads seriously damage your health and our planet: Following the tobacco industry’s playbook, major polluters are using our public spaces and institutions to greenwash their image, delaying climate action by framing themselves as part of the solutions. In fact, a new report released last week, by DeSmog, found that an average of 63% of… Continue reading Momentum grows for Fossil Ad & Sponsorship Bans

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European subvertising campaign targets ad industry’s role in climate breakdown

More than 200 bus stop spaces were hijacked with spoof adverts in the UK, Paris and Belgium this weekend, as activists target the advertising industry over its role in propping up major polluters. The subvertising campaign, coordinated by the anonymous Brandalism network, was part of the wave of grassroots actions across Europe in protest against all… Continue reading European subvertising campaign targets ad industry’s role in climate breakdown

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Ad Hijacking in Paris

Paris, 2021-10-09: This Saturday, bus stops in Paris who continuously pester passer-bys with high consumption, cheap trips, cars and fossil fuel ads were hijacked by activists from Résistance à l’Agression Publicitaire (RAP) and Extinction Rebellion Paris / Île-de-France!

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Ad cover-ups in Bristol, England

An action in Bristol saw three advertising sites across the city put to better use on Saturday as part of the European days of action to ban fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships. Adblock Bristol, a group campaigning to prevent harmful advertising including for high-carbon products, covered up ads at a phone kiosk and standalone ad… Continue reading Ad cover-ups in Bristol, England

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Une centaine d’affiches contre la publicité fossile à Liège, Belgique

Mercredi soir 6 Octobre, des activistes du collectif Liège Sans Pub ont placardé une centaine d’affiches dans la ville avec pour cible la publicité des entreprises fossiles telles que les industries automobiles. Les affiches représentaient un modèle de voiture SUV de la marque Land Rover (une des plus polluantes au Royaume-Uni, qui a notamment été… Continue reading Une centaine d’affiches contre la publicité fossile à Liège, Belgique

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A hundred posters against fossil ads in Liège, Belgium

On Wednesday evening 6th October, activists from the collective Liège Sans Pub plastered about a hundred subvertising posters across the city of Liège in Belgium. The placards read “Ignore the kids, burn the planet” featuring a big SUV model from the brand Land Rover – the UK’s most polluting carmaker (the brand was recently accused… Continue reading A hundred posters against fossil ads in Liège, Belgium

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Greenpeace blocks Shell refinery in Rotterdam port

Greenpeace NL activists climb a Shell oil silo in Pernis, the Netherlands, and paste advertisements for fossil fuel industries. More than 80 Greenpeace Netherlands activists from 12 EU countries are using fossil fuel ads from all over Europe to block the entrance to Shell’s oil refinery. The peaceful protest comes as over 20 organizations launched a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) petition today, calling for a new law that bans fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship in the European Union. Actievoerders van Greenpeace Nederland beklimmen bij Pernis een olietank van Shell en beplakken de silo met reclames van de fossiele industrie. Actievoerders uit heel Europa blokkeren samen met Greenpeace Nederland de toegang tot de Tweede Petroleumhaven in Pernis. De vreedzame actie markeert de start van een Europees burgerinitiatief (EBI) waarin wordt opgeroepen tot een wet die reclame voor fossiele brandstoffen in de EU verbiedt.

Rotterdam, 4 October 2021 – More than 80 activists from 12 EU countries used fossil fuel ads from all over Europe to block the entrance to Shell’s refinery in the port of Rotterdam. The peaceful protest comes as over 20 organisations launched a European Citizens’ Initiative campaign today, calling for a new law that bans fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship in the European Union.

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Resources for taking action

We’ll be updating these web pages soon with all the information you need to take action on 7th – 10th October 2021. Resources will include: why take action against fossil advertising and sponsorship possible tactics suggested targets

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