See You in Court: The Rise of ‘Legal Activism’

In the last couple of weeks we have seen campaigners in court. Not for direct action that has long pushed the boundaries of what is lawful, but on the ‘other side’, challenging authorities for inaction on environmental issues.

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Can Corporates Credibly Campaign for Social Change?

Patagonia’s latest campaign “Vote Our Planet” is seeking to mobilise voters to choose candidates in local elections who support strong environmental policies. Patagonia – the US outdoor apparel company – is a company founded by an environmental activist and has a long history of campaigning. But it is not the first. Continue reading “Can Corporates Credibly Campaign for Social Change?”

Brandalism COP21

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The Brandalism campaign caught the attention of the press and the public with 600 posters critiquing the corporate takeover of the climate talks. Artworks installed in advertising spaces across Paris challenged the environmental credentials of car manufacturers, airlines, banks, fossil fuel energy companies and polticians involved in the climate discussions.

www.brandalism.org.uk/brandalism-cop21

 

The right sort of activism is essential to modern democracy – John Elkington

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