Badvertising – how to stop adverts fuelling climate chaos

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24 Feb 2024

Upper Hall Foyer, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ


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Join Andrew Simms and Leo Murray as they raise the alarm on the advertising industry

In Badvertising – the book and campaign – Andrew Simms and Leo Murray raise the alarm on an industry that is making us both unhealthy and unhappy, and that is driving the planet to the precipice of environmental collapse and climate breakdown in the process.

They ask what is the psychological impact of being barraged by countless advertisements a day? What are the weaknesses of regulation? How are car manufacturers, airlines and oil companies lobbying to weaken climate action? And most what can we do to stop it?

For this discussion, they'll be joined by campaigners from Adfree Cities.

The Fête of Britain is a four-day celebration of collaboration and imagination in the face of the great challenges of our time. From the climate crisis to the cost of living, nothing is off the table. The Fête of Britain takes over Aviva Studios from 22 to 25 February. Find out more: The Fête of Britain

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