causes of death and destruction for many varieties of marine life, including some that are already endangered.
Shell’s core - and growing - business is rooted in oil and gas production. It seems to have decided that pumping a tiny percentage of its profits into sponsoring places like the Natural History Museum (NHM) will divert your attention from this globally suicidal fact…
…which is hopefully where we come in, pointing a spotlight at the growing gulf between what they say (a language known as ‘greenwash’) and what they do. We run a campaign/exhibition called ‘Art Not Oil’. As part of it, we are working with Friends of the Earth to persuade the NHM and its visitors that Shell is an inappropriate partner for the Wildlife Photography Award. The campaign will include our own travelling photography exhibition in October 2006 and beyond, accompanied by speakers from Shell-affected communities. We will keep at it until Shell is no longer welcome in the NHM.
Things you can do:
* help get the word out, either with more copies of our postcard, or by contacting people – particularly photographers – who might be up for helping out or contributing images. That work could be images of wildlife affected by oil or threatened by climate change, or it could be of communities directly affected by Big Oil.
* Tell NHM boss Michael Dixon what you think of Shell (not to mention BP, which is a Museum ‘partner’): email@example.com, 020 7942 5000.
* keep reducing your emissions, and keep challenging the powers-that-be…
We believe there can be a greener and fairer future for the planet and its people, a future that will require in part the consigning of the oil industry to the history books. Our campaign hopes to be one small step in that direction.
Thanks for reading, and for anything you’re able to do.
Art Not Oil/London Rising Tide, c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES.
Tel: 07708 794665 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.shelloiledwildlife.org.uk www.artnotoil.org.uk www.londonrisingtide.org.uk
See also: www.remembersarowiwa.com
SHELL’S WILD LIE: THE TRUTH WILL OUT...