Terrific news from our doughty friends at Culture Unstained:
'After coming under criticism in recent years over its prominent partnerships first with Shell and then BP, this year’s New Scientist Live festival – which takes place in Manchester this weekend – will have no fossil fuel companies as sponsors or exhibitors. This is understood to signal a shift in policy, after BP was also dropped as both a sponsor and speaker from a New Scientist Live online climate event last September when several scientists due to speak at the event withdrew in protest.
The arms company BAE Systems had previously been a lead sponsor of the New Scientist Live festival as well but has also not been listed for the upcoming event. However, another arms company, Thales, has been allowed to exhibit at the festival.'
New Scientist Festival Shuns Fossil Fuel Sponsorship After Campaign Pressure: