The Louvre, one of France’s most iconic and respected cultural institutions, is helping the fossil fuel industry to clean up its image according to a new campaign launched by 350.org France today.
And yet, by accepting corporate donations from fossil fuel companies like Total, the Louvre Museum not only stains its own reputation, but it helps foster the idea that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels without damaging our climate.
Today 350.org France launched a high-profile report revealing the recklessness of Total, in particular. If enough of us speak up, we can change the Louvre’s policy and kick fossil fuels out of the arts!
Last May, the Louvre had to evacuate some of its precious ancient artworks to save them from the rising flood waters across Paris. There’s a bitter irony that the fossil fuel companies driving drastic changes to our climate are the ones profiting from the veneer of respectability that their Louvre partnership gives them.
It’s time to end that relationship between fossil fuels and our museums – let’s start by making Le Louvre Fossil Free together.
Over the coming months you’ll hear more about creative ways to get involved in this brand new campaign. Until then, please help spread the petition by using the share buttons above.