Save the date: Adfree cities conference online coming up

Imagine a city free from corporate advertising…

Online conference, free to attend. Register to receive joining details.


11am – 12 noon. Stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency: How to persuade your local council to introduce curbs on advertising for high carbon products. Part of the ‘Badvertising’ campaign with New Weather Institute and Possible.

1pm – 2pm: Street art tour: Travel the UK with us (virtually!) to see some inspiring examples of people taking public space back from advertisers. See community arts billboards and murals celebrating local heroes. Hear from the artists who made them.

3pm – 4pm: Advertising as greenwash: high street banks and climate chaos: Advertising can be understood as a key tactic in maintaining corporate power (another being political lobbying). Companies are able to use adverts to ‘greenwash’ their public image and shore up their social licence to operate. Activists targeting the fossil fuels investments of high street banks have recently used ‘subvertising’ to speak back to these ad campaigns; and to expose the human rights and climate impacts of their policies. Hear stories from the latest UK-wide initiative and find out how you can support the ongoing action.

2 thoughts on “Save the date: Adfree cities conference online coming up

  1. Hi, I have come to you after taking part in the first part of today’s conference. I’d really like to be involved in the Leeds group but I’m not on Facebook, so how else can I be involved?


    1. Hi Helen, so cool that you were at the conference! One thing that we always need is people writing objections to ongoing applications, which you can find on the Applications section. But if you drop us an email at we could have a chat and let you know about other specific action that we are taking and how you could get involved!


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