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Greenpeace mounted a satirical billboard on the highway near Shell’s Houston headquarters this morning. The billboard shows polar bears and proclaims: “You can’t run your SUV on cute. Let’s Go.”
The spoof is one of a handful of fake “Let’s Go! Arctic” advertisements on the ArcticReady.com protest website that drilling foes launched earlier this year. The website, which is modeled to look like an authentic Shell site and created by Greenpeace and the Yes Lab, includes an iceberg-zapping game and more spoof ads.
Greenpeace said it chose the ad on the Houston billboard from over 10,000 user-generated online submissions at the site. The do-it-yourself ads have an assortment of captions including “Turn the power on. It’s time to melt some ice” and “Birds are like sponges…for oil.”
The Houston billboard is just the latest move in a busy week for Arctic drilling foes, who have been staging protests around the globe to draw attention to Shell’s planned oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Activists in England, Holland, Germany and other countries unfurled “#SaveTheArctic” banners and blocked access to Shell filling stations earlier this week. The Guardian described some of the protesters’ tactics in England, which involved using an emergency-shut-off switch to halt flowing gasoline and then removing a fuse to keep it from coming back to life.
About 70 Greenpeace activists also blocked access to Shell’s headquarters in The Hague and hung a banner on the building proclaiming “Stop Shell, Save The Arctic” last week.

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sarahlee310:

Greenpeace mounted a satirical billboard on the highway near Shell’s Houston headquarters this morning. The billboard shows polar bears and proclaims: “You can’t run your SUV on cute. Let’s Go.”

The spoof is one of a handful of fake “Let’s Go! Arctic” advertisements on the ArcticReady.com protest website that drilling foes launched earlier this year. The website, which is modeled to look like an authentic Shell site and created by Greenpeace and the Yes Lab, includes an iceberg-zapping game and more spoof ads.

Greenpeace said it chose the ad on the Houston billboard from over 10,000 user-generated online submissions at the site. The do-it-yourself ads have an assortment of captions including “Turn the power on. It’s time to melt some ice” and “Birds are like sponges…for oil.”

The Houston billboard is just the latest move in a busy week for Arctic drilling foes, who have been staging protests around the globe to draw attention to Shell’s planned oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Activists in England, Holland, Germany and other countries unfurled “#SaveTheArctic” banners and blocked access to Shell filling stations earlier this week. The Guardian described some of the protesters’ tactics in England, which involved using an emergency-shut-off switch to halt flowing gasoline and then removing a fuse to keep it from coming back to life.

About 70 Greenpeace activists also blocked access to Shell’s headquarters in The Hague and hung a banner on the building proclaiming “Stop Shell, Save The Arctic” last week.

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