December 13, 2013

Environmental activists in Berlin pranked event held by oil giant Shell on Wednesday. The local group reminded Shell that their plan to drill in the Arctic is potentially disastrous for the environment. Holding 'Green' conferences and pretending to support renewable energies is not good enough, said the group.

Shell opened the doors to the "Science Slam" event, hoping to present young scientists` ideas about renewable energies and bolster their public image of corporate responsibility. They definitely did not expect the group's prank.

While the group speaks in German in the video above, they still manage to get their point across.

From the group's website, SlamShell.com, they explain "What's so bad about Shell," "They [Shell] consciously create socio-ecological damage and show no real commitment to changing this. They work hard to make it look like they care about the impact of their endless quest for oil, distracting the public with showy PR events like the Science Slam. This is called Greenwashing. It is the opposite of responsibility. Taking actual responsibility would be Shell cleaning up its mess and taking action to prevent further damage. Taking responsibility would mean not fulfilling plans to drill in the Arctic."

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