This briefing highlights the serious impact of light pollution emitted by digital advertising screens including the impact on biodiversity and the environment, on people’s health, and what can be done about it using local and national policy and legislation. Find out more information on the specific impacts of artificial lighting on people’s health and wellbeing…Continue reading Light Pollution
1. Write to your Councillor to ban high-carbon advertising Councils in Somerset, Norwich and Liverpool have taken steps to ban ads for high carbon products such as polluting cars, SUVs, airline flights and fossil fuel companies. If you want to see change in your local area to exclude harmful ads, you can write to your…Continue reading Take action
The latest episode of the Message Recall podcast looks at gambling advertising….Continue reading Beyond a Bet: latest podcast episode looks at gambling advertising
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