Call Out: Take action against aviation advertising
International week of action:
Saturday 10th – Saturday 17th September 2022
Join the Subvertisers International network and Brandalism in September 2022 to stand up against airline and airport advertising. As Europe burns under an unprecedented heatwave, major polluters and their advertising agencies continue to promote and normalise high carbon lifestyles through carefully crafted adverts.
From 10th – 17th September 2022, citizens, activists and artists around Europe will be taking action to call for a ban on advertising for fossil fuels, including ads for profiteering energy giants, airlines and massive status-symbol cars.
“We know oil, gas and coal fuel war and the climate emergency. Then, why do they continue to have so much power to influence our lives and politics? Thanks to their misleading advertising and sponsorships, fossil fuel companies earn the social acceptance and political access they need to block climate action and continue with business as usual.” >banfossilfuelads.org
As the movement to #BanFossilAds continues to grow, we will take action against advertising that is pushing extra flights in a climate emergency, using greenwash and promises of false solutions to drive up ticket sales, airport expansions and aviation industry profits. Aviation is one of the most climate-harming sectors with no meaningful commitments to reduce emissions or to securing a just transition for workers. Flying is an elite activity: our actions will call out the contradiction of advertising a polluting activity that is accessible to a minority of people but is harming so many more.
We invite you to participate in actions across Europe, as we seek to connect with groups to create a future beyond fossil fuels, greenwashing and the exploitative practices of fossil capitalism. Whether you choose to alter, replace or remove corporate ads, host a community workshop, or organise a demonstration at an airport or advertising agency – whether your tactics are open or clandestine – get in on the action.
Are you interested in creating artworks for this project before 12th August 2022? Check the artist brief and get in touch with email@example.com.
If you are in the EU, sign the European Citizens Initiative to #BanFossilAds.
Featured AirFrance artwork by Matt Bonner