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Leaflet

2007 (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In August 2007, the campaign group Climate Change set up a Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow Airport. The camp was a mass gathering of environmental activists who opposed plans for the airport's extension. Protestors claimed that the growth of air travel was a major factor in greenhouse gas emmisions. Climate Change produced a witty series of leaflets and stickers advertising the camp and its aims. This leaflet mimicks a Royal Bank of Scotland credit card, on the reverse it provides information for protestors in the event that they get lost or arrested. Climate Camp was a major logistical operation and represented a new wave of climate action protest which was both large scale and organised.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
colour ink jet printing
Brief Description
Leaflet mimicking an RBC credit card, created for Climate Camp; Great Britain, August, 2007
Physical Description
leaflet, printed in colour, the from mimicks a credit card, the leaflet folds out to provide a three point guide to Climate Camp.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.5cm (Note: folded)
  • Width: 8cm (Note: folded)
  • Height: 5.5cm (Note: unfolded)
  • Width: 68cm (Note: unfolded)
Marks and Inscriptions
RBC/ The Royal Bank of Carbon/ CREDIT CARD/ 1230 0104 2009 0350/ VALID FROM 04/09/ EXPIRES 12/09/ MR FRED GOODWIN/ 00-44-75 94521290/ DISASTER CARD (Front)
Credit line
Given by Sophie Allain
Summary
In August 2007, the campaign group Climate Change set up a Camp for Climate Action at Heathrow Airport. The camp was a mass gathering of environmental activists who opposed plans for the airport's extension. Protestors claimed that the growth of air travel was a major factor in greenhouse gas emmisions. Climate Change produced a witty series of leaflets and stickers advertising the camp and its aims. This leaflet mimicks a Royal Bank of Scotland credit card, on the reverse it provides information for protestors in the event that they get lost or arrested. Climate Camp was a major logistical operation and represented a new wave of climate action protest which was both large scale and organised.

Collection
Accession Number
E.612-2014

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record createdJune 10, 2014
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