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Tools

Block Fossils Out is a set of digital activism tools for users to “block out” the online presence of fossil fuel companies and their financial supporters. It consists of:

Chrome extension

A Chrome extension

It blocks-out the websites and social media pages of European coal, oil, and gas companies, and the financial institutions that support them. It also highlights the names of the companies whenever they appear online, creating a popup box with campaign and action information. Download it here >>
Firefox add-on

A Firefox add-on

It blocks-out the websites and social media pages of European coal, oil, and gas companies, and the financial institutions that support them. It also highlights the names of the companies whenever they appear online, creating a popup box with campaign and action information. Download it here>>
Instagram filter

An Instagram Augmented Reality filter

With this users can target companies by creating Stories and social media posts in an engaging and interactive way. The filter applies a 3D virtual mask over the users’ face in selfie mode and they can choose a coal power plant or wind turbine as a background. Use it here>>
Facebook filter

A Facebook Augmented Reality filter

With this users can target companies by creating Stories and social media posts in an engaging and interactive way. The filter applies a 3D virtual mask over the users’ face in selfie mode and they can choose a coal power plant or wind turbine as a background. Use it here>>

Use the instagram filter

Share with your friends that you are taking action for the climate, and ask them to join you!

  • Follow @europebeyondcoal on Instagram
  • Click the face icon on our profile
  • Use the filter to create a Story
  • Use the #BlockFossilsOut hashtag
  • Tag your friends (and @europebeyondcoal to get featured on our page)
  • Spread the word! Ask your followers to try the effect too

Use the Facebook filter

Post your photo/video with this text:
We have a chance to make real progress on #climatechange, but fossil fuel companies and their financial backers, are holding us back. I’m going to #blockfossilsout until they stop fuelling the #climatecrisis, you can too here: www.blockfossilsout.com

  • Go to your Facebook profile
  • Take a photo or video in the Facebook camera using our effect
  • Post it to your timeline
  • Use the #BlockFossilsOut hashtag
  • Tag your friends (and @EuropeBeyondCoal to get featured on our page)
  • Spread the word! Ask your followers to try the effect too
European coal, gas & oil companies, and the financial institutions that support them.

Who is blocked?

Download the extension, then click on the logos of the companies below to block them out. Click and send your message to as many as you can!

Updates

PNB Paribas

BNP Paribas

July 22, 2020

BNP Paribas adopted a robust exit strategy for electricity produced from coal, by 2030 in EU and the OECD, and by 2040 in all other countries. However: BNP Paribas remains on the block list, as it continues to support oil and gas companies like Total.

UniCredit

UniCredit

August 6, 2020

UniCredit has been removed from the block list because it adopted a coal exit strategy by 2028 globally, setting a great precedent internationally.

About

Who compiled the list of the blocked companies?

The list of European fossil fuel companies was compiled with help and expertise from Europe Beyond Coal, Greenpeace, Food & Water Europe, and Share Action.

Privacy

Block Fossils Out does not collect any personal information or browsing data. Each URL you visit is checked against a database in your browser alone, and beyond this we only collect basic, anonymised browser data available through the Chrome and Firefox stores. This includes the operating system and browser the extension is installed in, the country and language of install, and time of install. For more information, see the full privacy policy for the tools, and our general website privacy policy.

What does the yellow cross of Block Fossils Out branding mean?

The yellow cross is a symbol used by groups in Germany, such as Alle Dörfer bleiben (All Villages Stay), to show opposition to coal expansion and the destruction of villages. It stands for “Energy Democracy and people power in the resistance against fossil fuels”. Share it with us in solidarity with them and others fighting for a better future without fossils.

Use #BlockFossilsOut

And get featured on our website and social media accounts

We are in a climate and health crisis, but fossil fuel companies continue to greenwash themselves. With these tools you can help send them a message that their voices are not welcome until they have a fossil exit plan that stops wrecking the planet.