Greenpeace has launched a print advertising campaign using boomerangs to remind French consumers that naive avoidance of environmental issues will come back to haunt them. The campaign, launched on April 15, 2009, provides warnings on the long term effects of nuclear energy, irresponsible use of water, and environmental apathy.
“In France we don’t pollute. We use nuclear energy.”
“I could take the subway to work but my car is so much more comfortable.”
“Me, I’m a bit fussy. I like to wash my car every week.”
“First, let’s fix the economic crisis, then we’ll do something about the environment”.
“I prefer to leave my computer on standby mode. Turning it on and off is too bad for it.”
“Genetically modified foods are great. We can eat any kind of fruit all year long.”
“The environment is OK. The government takes care of it”.
“In our company recycling is not a priority.”
“Two more degrees Celsus. So what? That’s not really the end of the world.”
“When I come home from work, I enjoy taking a bubble bath.”
“Les boomerangs” was developed at DDB Paris, France, by creative director Alexandre Hervé, art director Benjamin Marchal, copywriter Olivier Lefebvre, illustrator Augustin Camus, Moss 812, with photographer Eric Sauvage. Art buyers were Sophie Megrous and Bérénice Badobre. Retouching was done at B’Pong. Also listed in the credits are DDB deputy general manager Xavier Mendiola, account manager Axel Renaudin, Greenpeace advertising managers Pascal Husting and Adélaide Colin.