The London Olympics: Vote your Greenwash Gold

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 16-04-2012 21:00 | Category: Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Sport

Which dodgy company most deserves the Greenwash Gold medal in 2012? Who is covering up the most environmental destruction and devastating the most communities while pretending to be a good corporate citizen by sponsoring the Olympic games?

That’s the idea behind this new campaign in the form of a contest. It is organized by the London Mining Network, Bhopal Medical Appeal and UK Tar Sands Network.
Sport sponsoring is huge and events like the Olympic Games costs us consumers a lot of money. A good time to use our influence. There will be many debatable companies sponsoring the London Olympics this year. The organization behind the contest shortlisted three of them. Of course those who are close to the areas of interest of the three organizations.
The good thing about the three shortlisted companies: all three will win a medal :-)

The video above is made by director and designer Kris Hofmann. It is about the Dow Chemical Company who has a long, sordid, history of environmental crimes spanning many decades. Remember Agent Orange in Vietnam. Remember Bhopal.

Directed by Kris Hofmann
Sound/ music Alexander Zlamal
Director of photography Mirko Beutler

You can vote for the Vote for the Greenwash Gold 2012 here.

See the other two videos after the break. Videos about BP and Rio Tinto.


BP for Greenwash Gold 2012.
Directed and Animated by Angus Dick.

Rio Tinto, a massive British mining company, for the Greenwash Gold 2012.
Directed and animated by Irene Fuga
Sound and Music by Nathaniel Robin
Special effects and additional animation by David Lopez Retamero

Greenwash Gold 2012
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