an appeal to the enlightened consumers of the Western world who, determined to protect the common planet, often harm it unknowingly — Is there anything such as ethical consumption? Or do we need to abandon the consumerism altogether?
Melita Zajc - modern times review
Carbon offsetting is another weapon in a corporation’s artillery. Bad Carbon offsetting is rife, as companies claim that newly planted trees, which absorb 20x less carbon than fully grown ones, offset their emissions. Learn about the gold standard of carbon offsetting and which certifications can be trusted to offset your actions.
Client Earth have already challenged and won a suit against BP for greenwashing claims. Support their most attempts to put tobacco-style health warnings on advertisements for fossil fuel companies by donating here. Allow the truth about phoney environmental promises to come out and make sure the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), and other equivalent institutions across the world have the power to hold these corporations to account.
Call them out! I don't know about you, but I keep getting adverts on Linkedin from BP, trying to spout some supposed sustainability credentials — in this case there's absolutely no shame in trolling the sh*t out of them. Use the hashtag #greenwashing and quickly google some stats (e.g. for a fossil fuel company: how much they spend on fossil fuels vs how much they spend on renewables vs how much they spend on greenwashing campaigns) and leave a comment to let them know that we'll still trial their execs for ecocide. It's a small step but the more we call out the BS the less people will tolerate it.
Corporations are often thought of as faceless entities, swayed only by the invisible hand of the market. That is not true. These organisations have faces and people working behind the scenes, running their operations and making the ecocidal decisions that are destroying our earth. Make a web page which matches the faces of CEOs to their companies, raising the public profile of these people and calling on them to act.
all around the world, student activists are forcing their universities to ditch their support of fossil fuels.
Slow fashion is a fresh look for the industry, with fewer new clothes, better wages and less pollution. Why not try it on!
Colonialism has become neocolonialism, continuing its extractivist assault on land and people. How can reparations be made?