|Petition against Shell sponsorship|
|Wednesday, 07 July 2004 11:54|
Sign the petition to stop Shell sponsoring the Wildlfe Photographer of The Year competiton.
Shell is the third largest oil company in the world.
It is also the new sponsor of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Could you sign on to a statement opposing this sponsorship?
If you agree with us that this is a ridiculous situation, here’s what you can do:
Sign on to this statement which we will publicise online to help build the pressure on the Natural History Museum (NHM). Send your name to us at
The Petition Statement
'Despite attempts to ‘greenwash’ its reputation via blanket advertising and cultural sponsorship, Shell is still heavily implicated in producing ever-greater quantities of the oil and gas that are destabilising our climate to such an alarming degree. Climate change is set to wipe out millions of plant and animal species, and to devastate the poorest regions of the planet. Shell’s activities also result in oil spills which are major causes of death and destruction for many varieties of marine life. Lastly, Shell is currently constructing a massive development at Sakhalin Island in Russia which is threatening the survival of the Western Pacific grey whale.
For all these reasons, Shell should not be sponsoring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. We call on the Natural History Museum to end its sponsorship deal with Shell.’
What Else We All Can Do
Tell NHM boss Michael Dixon directly what you think of Shell (not to mention BP, which is a Museum partner ): firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7942 5000.
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 of communities directly affected by Big Oil.– 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 of communities directly affected by Big Oil.
Email the Wildlife Competition judges. See www.shelloiledwildlife.org.uk for more details.
Come to the public meeting on 16th October at LARC, London with speakers from Shell-affected communities in the Niger Delta, South Africa and County Mayo (Ireland).Vist the touring exhibition www.foe.co.uk/shell .