Adfree Cities newsletter – March 2023

There’s just one week left to apply to join our team as Adfree Cities’ Parliamentary Campaigner. We’re looking for a dynamic campaigner to join us in this impactful new role.

And, join us in Exeter on Monday 20th for the first of several events challenging fossil fuel advertising and greenwash, with practical tips for how to take action in your local area.

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Job vacancy: Adfree Cities parliamentary campaigner

Are you concerned about how the pressures of corporate advertising and consumerism are affecting our mental health, wellbeing, climate and urban spaces? Do you want to make impactful policy change towards ad-free cities, in line with climate and public health goals?

We’re looking for a dynamic campaigner who knows how to shape national policy, work in coalitions and build support among MPs. This role offers an opportunity to work with Adfree Cities and like-minded partner organisations as we take our campaigning to Westminster.

You would work with us to seek policy change in two areas: tobacco-style legislation to restrict advertising for high carbon products, and reforms to planning law regarding how new digital screens are granted planning consent or not.


This Monday: join us in Exeter to challenge greenwash

Adfree Cities are coming to Devon this Monday 20th March. We’re hosting an event in Exeter looking at:

  • How does advertising pollute our streets and our planet?
  • How can our councils control high-carbon advertising?
  • What would a fossil free Exeter look like?

Join us on Monday 20th March at Exeter Phoenix, 7:00pm – 8:30pm for this free event: Taking Fuel off the Fire: Challenging Fossil Advertising & Greenwash in Devon.

Adfree Cities’ Network Director, Charlotte Gage, will be joined by:

Attendance is free! Please register here and find more information about our event.

We were hoping to bring Darren Cullen’s Hell Bus to Exeter – it’s a mobile anti-Shell exhibition with artwork satirising Big Oil’s greenwashing tactics. But sadly we couldn’t find a place for it to park (it’s quite big!). We’re hoping to bring the Hell Bus to other cities over the next few months so please let us know if you can host it in your city.


Thank you for supporting Adfree Cities

If you are interested in Adfree Cities and the work we do, there are plenty of ways to get involved. We’re always interest to hear your thoughts: get in touch!

If you’d like to donate to our campaign as we tackle greenwash, stand up for our public spaces and take on the juggernaut of commercial advertising, you can do so here: adfreecities.org.uk/donate

In solidarity,

The Adfree Cities team

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