Why Adfree Cities?

Adfree Cities is a network of groups across the UK who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy.

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Check out our resources on advertising and the environment, gender and body image, mental health and the impact on local economies.


The latest news from Adfree Cities and local Adblock groups, including press releases, blog articles and appearances in the media.

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There are Adfree Cities groups around the UK. Find out how you can get involved or set up a new group near you.

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Introducing our new series 'Shifting Views' presenting some key actors in the global movement to end harmful advertising. This first edition features our colleagues in Sweden @NewSverige who just set up their Badvertising campaign. See what they're up to👇 https://www.badverts.org/latest/shifting-views-newweather-sweden

Great piece by @AdBlockLeeds quantifying the social-environmental harm done by advertising which much outweigh the financial gains to the local authority. Well worth a read https://adblockleeds.co.uk/2021/06/04/the-financial-benefits-of-having-ads-in-leeds/

Check out this great blog from @AdBlockLeeds weighing up the cost benefit of outdoor advertising for councils & the local population & finding that it just doesn't add up! https://adblockleeds.co.uk/2021/06/04/the-financial-benefits-of-having-ads-in-leeds/?link_id=4&can_id=02e02cbae9d9ca807777cb2b1e7fa41f&source=email-june-newsletter-get-your-objections-ready&email_referrer=email_1193603&email_subject=june-newsletter-get-your-objections-ready

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