A lot of the outdoors advertising in Leeds never received approval through the planning portal. Instead, it appeared one day, it stayed long enough and after ten years received its legal status, under what is called “deemed consent”. In an initiative that we call “Adblock Detectives”, we screen the streets of Leeds for unauthorised ads…Continue reading Adblock Detectives on deemed consent ads
At What Cost? – The impacts of advertising and consumerism on human, community and planetary well-being How to use international law to challenge human rights violations and climate impacts, caused by excessive consumption and advertising. This comprehensive advocacy tool reveals how advertising promotes excessive and unhealthy consumption, indirectly causes climate and ecological degradation, and directly…Continue reading At What Cost?
Human rights and the environment are negatively impacted by advertising and consumerism in multiple direct and indirect ways. Furthermore, environmental impacts are closely linked to human rights impacts, and these are further explored below. The direct and indirect impacts of advertising on human rights and the environment: Multiple articles in human rights treaties provide protection…Continue reading International human rights treaty articles and examples of rights violated by advertising and consumerism
Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. …They have re-arranged the world…Continue reading Signs of progress
You can contact your local councillors and representatives if you are concerned about corporate outdoor advertising in your local area. You can find their contact details on your council website or at www.WriteToThem.com. WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLORS If you just want to write to councillors about adopting a Low Carbon Advertising Policy you can…Continue reading How to lobby councillors