Object to more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich!

As you may have heard, BT is applying to install ‘Street Hubs’ throughout the UK – including many in Norwich. This is being reported in the local press as if it’s an uncontroversial ‘good thing’: predictably, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Why are we objecting to the BT Street Hubs? A BT Street Hub…Continue reading Object to more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich!

Behind the Greenwash: Robert Noyes explains how advertising obscures the role of fossil fuel companies in climate change

Taken from a talk given by Robert Noyes, a researcher at climate and social justice collective Platform, and a coordinator of UK Divest – a nationwide campaign to end fossil fuel finance and build the movement for a fossil free world….Continue reading Behind the Greenwash: Robert Noyes explains how advertising obscures the role of fossil fuel companies in climate change

COP26: easyJet accused of greenwash advertising as climate talks unfold

A surge of greenwash advertising in the run up to the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow was predictable, and sure enough, some of the UK’s biggest polluters haven’t failed to impress. EasyJet launched a series of ads promoting the airline’s Future Flying programme, claiming: “We are championing a future of zero emissions flights”, with…Continue reading COP26: easyJet accused of greenwash advertising as climate talks unfold

Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

The digital billboard applications are coming thick and fast in Lambeth, with the billboard company Clear Channel proposing to replace an existing paper billboard on Wandsworth Road with a 48-sheet digital billboard. With the new Nine Elms tube station opening close by, there’s no doubt that the billboard companies will be looking for every opportunity…Continue reading Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

Take action against HSBC’s greenwash-by-omission “Sustainability” ads

Unsurprisingly, each advert fails to mention HSBC’s ongoing financial support to fossil fuel companies As the issue of corporate greenwashing continues to hit headlines in the run up to November’s climate summit, COP26, Adfree Cities is launching a complaint to the ASA against a series of misleading out-of-home greenwash advertisements for HSBC. Follow the instructions…Continue reading Take action against HSBC’s greenwash-by-omission “Sustainability” ads